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After gaining control of the Beach Boys' entire catalog (including all the band's post-1969 material), Capitol released two-fers covering their out of print '70s records and a Brian Wilson-selected compilation titled Classics, then later, this hits compilation -- the longest single-disc American collection ever seen. With all but five tracks coming from their 1962-1969 peak, and every one a Top 40 hit, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys is also the best, a worthy digital-age successor to previous classics like Endless Summer and Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Though the songs don't appear in chronological order, the compilers improved the concept of a hits compilation by bunching the disc into minisets -- one of classic adolescence songs ("Be True to Your School," "When I Grow Up [To Be a Man]," "In My Room"), one of surfing songs ("Surfin' Safari," "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Surfer Girl"), one of frat-boy classics ("Dance, Dance, Dance," "Barbara Ann"), and another including selections from their masterpiece Pet Sounds ("God Only Knows," "Sloop John B.," "Wouldn't It Be Nice"). Nearly any compilation on an important artist can be argued, but it's the rare one that covers as many bases and leaves out so few classics as Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys.
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1
California Girls (Remix/Remastered 2001)
00:02:46

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Leon Russell, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Blaine, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Kaye, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Wilson, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Al Jardine, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

2
I Get Around (Remastered)
00:02:14

Joe Gaswirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

3
Surfin' Safari (Mono/Remastered 2001)
00:02:06

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Murry Wilson, Producer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

4
Surfin' U.S.A. (Remastered 2001)
00:02:28

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Venet, Producer - Chuck Berry, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Murray Wilson, Producer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

5
Fun, Fun, Fun (Remastered 2001)
00:02:21

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

6
Surfer Girl (Remastered)
00:02:28

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

7
Don't Worry Baby
00:02:49

Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Roger Christian, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1964 Capitol Records, LLC

8
Little Deuce Coupe (Remastered)
00:01:41

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocals, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Hal Blaine, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Christian, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

9
Shut Down (Stereo/Remastered 2003)
00:01:50

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - MARK LINETT, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Saxophone, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Roger Christian, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2003 Capitol Records, LLC

10
Help Me, Rhonda (Single Version/Remastered 2001)
00:02:47

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Al Jardine, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Britz, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

11
Be True To Your School (Remastered)
00:02:09

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

12
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (Remastered)
00:02:04

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

13
In My Room (Remastered)
00:02:13

Brian Wilson, Producer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

14
God Only Knows (Remastered)
00:02:53

Tony Asher, ComposerLyricist - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Sandoval, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

15
Sloop John B (Remastered)
00:02:59

Steve Douglas, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Al Casey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Billy Strange, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Migliori, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Blaine, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Capp, Glockenspiel, AssociatedPerformer - Lyle Ritz, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Kaye, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jim Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Al De Lory, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Sandoval, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chuck Britz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Nimitz, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Cole, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ron Swallow, Tambourine, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

16
Wouldn't It Be Nice (Remastered)
00:02:33

Tony Asher, ComposerLyricist - Steve Douglas, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Larry Knechtel, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Ray Pohlman, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Plas Johnson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Migliori, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Blaine, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Capp, Bells, Timpani, AssociatedPerformer - Lyle Ritz, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Kaye, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Barney Kessel, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Al De Lory, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Sandoval, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Marocco, Accordion, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Pitman, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carl L. Fortina, Accordion, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Cole, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Caton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

17
Getcha Back
00:03:01

Terry Melcher, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Steve Levine, Producer, Keyboards, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Gordon Milne, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Grainger, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Graham Broad, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Greg Laney, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Julian Lindsay, Keyboards, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer - John Alder, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Brother Records Inc

18
Come Go With Me
00:02:07

Clarence Quick, ComposerLyricist - Brian Wilson, Vocal Arranger, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Al Jardine, Producer, Vocal Arranger, Music Production, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Peters, Mastering Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ron Altbach, Producer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1978 Caribou Records

19
Rock And Roll Music
00:02:31

Steve Douglas, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, Producer, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Love, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berry, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Gene Estes, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Wilson, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Al Jardine, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Nimitz, Clarinet, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Billy Hinsche, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ed Carter, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marilyn Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Altschol, Clarinet, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Dreith, Clarinet, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John J. Kelson Jr., Clarinet, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Lee Miller, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Stephen Moffitt, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1976 Brother Records Inc

20
Dance, Dance, Dance (2003 Stereo Mix)
00:02:03

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - MARK LINETT, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2003 Capitol Records, LLC

21
Barbara Ann (Remastered)
00:02:13

Brian Wilson, Producer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Fred Fassert, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC.

22
Do You Wanna Dance? (Remastered)
00:02:20

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Dennis Wilson, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Freeman, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

23
Heroes And Villains (Remastered 2001)
00:03:40

Van Dyke Parks, ComposerLyricist - Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

24
Good Timin'
00:02:14

Bruce Johnston, Producer - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Brian "Big Bass" Gardner, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Guercio, Producer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1979 Brother Records Inc

25
Kokomo
00:03:37

Scott McKenzie, Composer - Terry Melcher, Composer, Producer - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Phillips, Composer - Mike Love, Composer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Keith Wechsler, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1988 Elektra/Asylum Records/Touchstone Pictures

26
Do It Again (Remastered 2001)
00:02:20

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Producer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

27
Wild Honey (Remastered)
00:02:39

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

28
Darlin' (Remastered)
00:02:14

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

29
I Can Hear Music
00:02:39

PHIL SPECTOR, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Producer - Jeff Barry, ComposerLyricist - Ellie Greenwich, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC.

30
Good Vibrations (Remastered 2001)
00:03:36

Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, Inc.

Album Description

After gaining control of the Beach Boys' entire catalog (including all the band's post-1969 material), Capitol released two-fers covering their out of print '70s records and a Brian Wilson-selected compilation titled Classics, then later, this hits compilation -- the longest single-disc American collection ever seen. With all but five tracks coming from their 1962-1969 peak, and every one a Top 40 hit, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys is also the best, a worthy digital-age successor to previous classics like Endless Summer and Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Though the songs don't appear in chronological order, the compilers improved the concept of a hits compilation by bunching the disc into minisets -- one of classic adolescence songs ("Be True to Your School," "When I Grow Up [To Be a Man]," "In My Room"), one of surfing songs ("Surfin' Safari," "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Surfer Girl"), one of frat-boy classics ("Dance, Dance, Dance," "Barbara Ann"), and another including selections from their masterpiece Pet Sounds ("God Only Knows," "Sloop John B.," "Wouldn't It Be Nice"). Nearly any compilation on an important artist can be argued, but it's the rare one that covers as many bases and leaves out so few classics as Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys.
© John Bush /TiVo

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