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50 Big Ones: Greatest Hits

The Beach Boys

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In many ways, the Beach Boys have been the most American band in the history of rock & roll, merging cars, surfboards, endless summer days and nights, Chuck Berry riffs, Four Freshmen harmonies, and a vision of California as a kind of never-aging paradise into one of the most recognizable sounds in pop music. Their back catalog has never really been given a real shine-up, though, so it's a pleasure to see that Capitol Records is finally doing that in 2012 to honor the 50th anniversary of the band's formation. This two-disc, 50-track set compiles most of the band's hits and important album tracks, and also features many selections from the band's later years, a period many Beach Boys compilations often bypass, all of which makes this the best compilation of this important band currently available. One can quibble about things that aren't here, like Brian Wilson's last truly great studio production, "Breakaway," for instance, or things that are here, like the 2012 reunion single "That's Why God Made the Radio," but it's hard to argue with the breadth of this set. The sequencing seems a bit random (is it really wise to follow "California Girls" with its near cousin "Do It Again"), but having lesser-known tracks here like "Wendy," "All Summer Long," "You're So Good to Me," "This Whole World," "All This Is That," and "Friends" pretty much sells the deal. Short of getting all of the band's albums, or the box set Good Vibrations, this set presents more of the fascinating Beach Boys recording story than anything else out there.
© Steve Leggett /TiVo

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1
California Girls (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:46

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

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

2
Do It Again (Remastered)
00:02:19

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

3
Surfin' Safari (Mono/Remastered 2012)
00:02:06

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Murry Wilson, Producer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

4
Catch A Wave (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:11

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

5
Little Honda (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:01:53

Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

6
Surfin' U.S.A. (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:29

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Venet, Producer - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berry, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

7
Surfer Girl (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:28

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

8
Don't Worry Baby (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:50

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Roger Christian, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

9
Little Deuce Coupe (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:01:40

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Blaine, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al Jardine, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Christian, ComposerLyricist - David Marks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

10
Shut Down (2003 Stereo Mix/Remastered 2012)
00:01:50

MARK LINETT, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Venet, Producer - Brian Wilson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Saxophone, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Roger Christian, ComposerLyricist - Chuck Britz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

11
I Get Around (Mono/Remastered 2012)
00:02:13

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

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

12
The Warmth Of The Sun (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:53

Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

13
Please Let Me Wonder (2007 Stereo Mix/Remastered 2012)
00:02:51

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

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

14
Wendy (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:21

Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

15
Getcha Back (Remastered)
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

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

16
The Little Girl I Once Knew (Remastered)
00:02:35

Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Britz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

17
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (2012 Stereo Mix/Remastered 2012)
00:02:05

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

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

18
It's O.K. (Remastered)
00:02:12

Brian Wilson, Producer, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Earle Mankey, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jules Jacob, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Wilson, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Al Jardine, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ricky Fataar, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Marilyn Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Dreith, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Wood's Wizzard, Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

19
Dance, Dance, Dance (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:04

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Glen Campbell, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

20
Do You Wanna Dance? (2012 Stereo Mix/Remastered 2012)
00:02:22

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Dennis Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Freeman, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

21
Rock And Roll Music (Remastered)
00:02:29

Steve Douglas, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - 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

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

22
Barbara Ann (Remastered)
00:02:13

Bruce Johnston, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - MARK LINETT, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Love, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Al Jardine, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Fassert, ComposerLyricist - Dean Torance, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

23
All Summer Long (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:10

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

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

24
Help Me, Rhonda (Mono/Remastered 2012)
00:02:47

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Al Jardine, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

25
Fun, Fun, Fun (Mono/Remastered 2012)
00:02:16

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

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

DISC 2

1
Kokomo
00:03:36

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

℗ 1988 Elektra/Asylum Records/Touchstone Pictures

2
You're So Good To Me (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:15

Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

3
Wild Honey (2012 Stereo Mix)
00:02:38

Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - BILL HALVERSON, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jim Lockert, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

4
Darlin' (2012 Stereo Mix)
00:02:11

Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - BILL HALVERSON, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jim Lockert, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

5
In My Room (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:02:13

Gary Usher, Composer, ComposerLyricist - Brian Wilson, Composer, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Maureen Love, Harp, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

6
All This Is That (Remastered)
00:03:59

Mike Love, Composer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Composer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Al Jardine, Composer, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Stephen Moffitt, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

7
This Whole World (Remastered 2009)
00:01:57

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Michel Colombier, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Stephen W. Desper, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2009 Brother Records Inc

8
Add Some Music To Your Day (Remastered 2009)
00:03:33

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Michel Colombier, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Stephen W. Desper, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joe Knott, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2009 Brother Records Inc

9
Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) (Remastered Stereo Mix)
00:03:15

The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Al Jardine, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - RED RHODES, Pedal Steel, AssociatedPerformer - Huddie 'Ledbelly' Ledbetter, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

10
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (1996 Stereo Mix / Remastered 2012)
00:03:22

Tony Asher, ComposerLyricist - Tommy Morgan, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Douglas, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - MARK LINETT, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Pohlman, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Tanner, Theremin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Plas Johnson, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Migliori, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Blaine, Drums, Unknown, Other, AssociatedPerformer - Don Randi, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Capp, Percussion, Timpani, AssociatedPerformer - Glen Campbell, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Barney Kessel, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Melvoin, Harpsichord, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ralph Balantin, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Larry Levine, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobby Klein, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

11
Sail On, Sailor (Remastered)
00:03:17

Ray Kennedy, ComposerLyricist - Van Dyke Parks, ComposerLyricist - Gerry Beckley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Producer - Tony Martin, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Tandyn Almer, ComposerLyricist - Blondie Chaplin, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Billy Hinsche, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Rieley, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Moffitt, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rob Fabroni, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

12
Surf's Up (Remastered 2009)
00:04:14

Van Dyke Parks, ComposerLyricist - MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Stephen W. Desper, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2009 Brother Records Inc

13
Friends (Remastered)
00:02:33

Brian Wilson, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dennis Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Al Jardine, ComposerLyricist - Jim Lockert, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

14
Heroes And Villains (Stereo/Remastered 2012)
00:03:39

Van Dyke Parks, ComposerLyricist - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

15
I Can Hear Music (Remastered)
00:02:37

PHIL SPECTOR, Composer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Barry, Composer - Ellie Greenwich, Composer - Larry Levine, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Desper, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

16
Good Timin' (Remastered)
00:02:13

Bruce Johnston, Producer - Brian Wilson, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - James Guercio, Producer

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

17
California Saga (On My Way To Sunny Californ-i-a) (Remastered)
00:03:23

Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Producer - Al Jardine, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Moffitt, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

18
Isn't It Time (Single Version)
00:03:47

Bruce Johnston, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Peterik, Composer, Percussion, Ukulele, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Composer, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Love, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Al Jardine, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - JOE THOMAS, Composer, Recorder, AssociatedPerformer - FRANK PAPPALARDO, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jeffrey Foskett, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Larry Millas, Composer, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Michael Edward Love, Composer - Tom Gordon, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Czaszwicz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Marks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Wesley M. Seidman, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

19
Kiss Me, Baby (2000 Stereo Mix/Remastered 2012)
00:02:44

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

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

20
That's Why God Made The Radio
00:03:19

Bruce Johnston, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - John Hobbs, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Peterik, Composer - Michael Rhodes, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Brian Wilson, Composer, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Tom Bukovac, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Al Jardine, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Rowe, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - JOE THOMAS, Composer, Recorder, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - FRANK PAPPALARDO, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jeffrey Foskett, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Darian Sahanaja, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Walusko, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Scott Bennett, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Larry Millas, Composer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Gordon, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cromwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Czaszwicz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Marks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Wesley M. Seidman, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc

21
Forever (Remastered 2009)
00:02:41

MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Michel Colombier, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gregg Jakobson, ComposerLyricist - Stephen W. Desper, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2009 Brother Records Inc

22
God Only Knows (Stereo / Remastered 2012)
00:02:55

Bruce Johnston, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Asher, ComposerLyricist - JIM GORDON, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - MARK LINETT, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Larry Knechtel, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Green, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Ray Pohlman, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, Producer, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Migliori, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Blaine, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Don Randi, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Lyle Ritz, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Kaye, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Sidney Sharp, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jesse Ehrlich, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Britz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Marocco, Accordion, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Robinson, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Lenny Hartman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Carl L. Fortina, Accordion, AssociatedPerformer - Ralph Balantin, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lenny Malarsky, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Terwilliger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

23
Sloop John B (Stereo / Remastered 2012)
00:03:03

Steve Douglas, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - MARK LINETT, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - 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 - Jim Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Al De Lory, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Britz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Nimitz, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Cole, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ron Swallow, Tambourine, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

24
Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo / Remastered 2012)
00:02:33

Tony Asher, ComposerLyricist - Steve Douglas, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - MARK LINETT, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Larry Knechtel, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Ray Pohlman, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, 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 - Al De Lory, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Marocco, Accordion, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Pitman, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carl L. Fortina, Accordion, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Cole, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Caton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ralph Balantin, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Larry Levine, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

25
Good Vibrations (Mono/Remastered 2012)
00:03:35

Steve Douglas, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - MARK LINETT, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Larry Knechtel, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Green, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Ray Pohlman, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Tanner, Theremin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Wilson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Love, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Beach Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Carl Wilson, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Al Casey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Billy Strange, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Plas Johnson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Migliori, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Blaine, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Don Randi, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Capp, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Lyle Ritz, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

Album Description

In many ways, the Beach Boys have been the most American band in the history of rock & roll, merging cars, surfboards, endless summer days and nights, Chuck Berry riffs, Four Freshmen harmonies, and a vision of California as a kind of never-aging paradise into one of the most recognizable sounds in pop music. Their back catalog has never really been given a real shine-up, though, so it's a pleasure to see that Capitol Records is finally doing that in 2012 to honor the 50th anniversary of the band's formation. This two-disc, 50-track set compiles most of the band's hits and important album tracks, and also features many selections from the band's later years, a period many Beach Boys compilations often bypass, all of which makes this the best compilation of this important band currently available. One can quibble about things that aren't here, like Brian Wilson's last truly great studio production, "Breakaway," for instance, or things that are here, like the 2012 reunion single "That's Why God Made the Radio," but it's hard to argue with the breadth of this set. The sequencing seems a bit random (is it really wise to follow "California Girls" with its near cousin "Do It Again"), but having lesser-known tracks here like "Wendy," "All Summer Long," "You're So Good to Me," "This Whole World," "All This Is That," and "Friends" pretty much sells the deal. Short of getting all of the band's albums, or the box set Good Vibrations, this set presents more of the fascinating Beach Boys recording story than anything else out there.
© Steve Leggett /TiVo

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