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Beach Boys, The - Pet Sounds Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The - Pet Sounds 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The - Heroes and villains
Beach Boys, The - Pet Sounds 45RPM, 200g Vinyl Mono Edition
Beach Boys, The
Pet Sounds 45RPM, 200g Vinyl Mono Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Acoustic Sounds)
74,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson — famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger — intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson’s supervision were how the surf rockin’ California crew rose to fame! And we’ve got ‘em!For the early part of the Beach Boys' career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format — they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. In fact, for their first 13 albums, Wilson originally turned in all the final mixed Beach Boy albums to Capitol Records only in mono. The mono mixes were where Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off!We’ve taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!But there’s no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like “Surfer Girl”, “In My Room”, “Little Deuce Coupe” and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So we’ve got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well. Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!"Pet Sounds" is famous for its use of multiple layers of unorthodox instrumentation as well as other cutting edge audio techniques for its time. It's considered the best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound.Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record. "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me", "Don't Talk", "I Know There's an Answer", and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times". It's often said that this is more of a Brian Wilson album than a Beach Boys recording (session musicians played most of the parts), but it should be noted that the harmonies are pure Beach Boys (and some of their best).VH-1 named "Pet Sounds" as the No. 3 album in the Top 100 Albums in Rock 'n' Roll History, as judged in a poll of musicians, executives and journalists. It's been ranked No. 1 in several music magazines' lists of the greatest albums of all time, including NME, The Times and Mojo Magazine. It was ranked No. 2 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.Recording: in mono
Beach Boys, The - Wild Honey
Beach Boys, The
Wild Honey
LP | 1967 | EU | Reissue (Capitol)
20,99 €*
Release:1967 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
„Wild Honey” is the 13th studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on December 1967. The album contrasts with many Beach Boys LPs that came before it with its R&B and soul music aesthetic. Its name is a double entendre suggesting both edible honey and "honey" as a term of endearment; also the namesake of the album's lead single and opening track. The album's sessions began immediately after the abandonment of Lei'd in Hawaii, a failed live album; and the release of Smiley Smile, their previous studio album. Like “Smiley Smile”, “Wild Honey's” core instrumental combo consists of organ, honky-tonk piano, and electronic bass. The Beach Boys were inspired to regroup as a self-contained rock band, partly in response to critical assertions that they were "ball-less choir boys". The production was once again credited to the group rather than Brian Wilson alone, who had gradually abdicated the band's musical leadership following the difficult sessions for the aborted Smile LP. At Brian's request, his younger brother Carl began contributing more to the recording process, a trend that continued on subsequent albums.
Beach Boys, The - Surfin’ USA Picture Disc Edition
Beach Boys, The
Surfin’ USA Picture Disc Edition
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Doxy)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Released in 1963, Surfin’ USA is the second studio album from The Beach Boys. Though not yet fully formed, the genius that Brian Wilson had on display on 1965’s Pet Sounds was beginning to show through here, as he began experimenting with double tracked vocals and took a stronger production role overall. Featuring the classic title track, as well as “Shut Down”, and their version of “Misirlou”, and with the timeless cover photo of surfing legend Les Williams riding a monster wave, Surfin’ USA is a stone surf classic.
Beach Boys, The - Surfer Girl
Beach Boys, The
Surfer Girl
LP | 1963 | EU | Reissue (Capitol)
21,99 €*
Release:1963 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Finally the band#s third studio album gets an official reissue.
Beach Boys, The - Pet Sounds Mono Edition
Beach Boys, The - Little Deuce Coupe
Beach Boys, The - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The - Today! 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The - Pet Sounds 200g Vinyl, Mono Edition
Beach Boys, The - All Summer Long 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The
All Summer Long 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
LP | 1964 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1964 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!Apart from "Surfin' Safari", which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The "Beach Boys Today!" was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.The stereo editions of "Surfin' USA", "Surfer Girl", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Shut Down" Vol. 2, "All Summer Long", "Beach Boys Christmas Album" and "Beach Boys Concert" were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.»Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions — evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own — but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market,« says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums ("The Beach Boys Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "The Beach Boys' Party", "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile") were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.
Beach Boys, The - Independence Day Party 1981
Beach Boys, The
Independence Day Party 1981
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Parachute)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
First off, you can’t fault the line-up; all 5 original members (Brian, Carl, Dennis, Al & Mike) plus early recruit Bruce Johnston, who, on Independence Day 1981, got together for a beautifully laid back and hugely enjoyable show. This broadcast recording of the entire Beach Boys’ set finds the group on good form, clearly delighted to have Brian back playing live. 70's gem ‘Sail On Sailor’ feature's alongside the great and good, and the whole run through is nothing if not the band at their late period best - not long before we would never witness Dennis Wilson again on the drums for this quite superb collective.
Beach Boys, The - Surfer Girl 45RPM, 200g Vinyl Edition
Beach Boys, The
Surfer Girl 45RPM, 200g Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Acoustic Sounds)
74,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!"Surfer Girl", the Beach Boys' third album for Capitol Records, was the first produced by Brian Wilson on his own (the previous two, "Surfin Safari" and "Surfin USA" (Mono & Stereo Remasters), were co-produced by the late Capitol A&R man, Nik Venet). This album was The Boys' first really great effort; there's not a bad track in the lot, including the title song, "Catch A Wave", "In My Room", "Hawaii", "Our Car Club", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Your Summer Dream", and more.Apart from "Surfin' Safari", which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The "Beach Boys Today!" was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.The stereo editions of "Surfin' USA", "Surfer Girl", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Shut Down Vol. 2", "All Summer Long", "Beach Boys Christmas Album" and "Beach Boys Concert" were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.»Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions — evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own — but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market,« says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums ("The Beach Boys Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "The Beach Boys' Party", "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile") were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.
Beach Boys, The - Pet Sounds 45RPM, 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The
Pet Sounds 45RPM, 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Acoustic Sounds)
74,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!For the early part of the Beach Boys' career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format — they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Brian Wilson — famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger — who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from "Surfin' Safari", which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965.All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums ("The Beach Boys Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "The Beach Boys' Party", "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile") were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys."Pet Sounds" is famous for its use of multiple layers of unorthodox instrumentation as well as other cutting edge audio techniques for its time. It's considered the best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound.Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record. "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me", "Don't Talk", "I Know There's an Answer", and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times". It's often said that this is more of a Brian Wilson album than a Beach Boys recording (session musicians played most of the parts), but it should be noted that the harmonies are pure Beach Boys (and some of their best).VH-1 named Pet Sounds as the No. 3 album in the Top 100 Albums in Rock 'n' Roll History, as judged in a poll of musicians, executives and journalists. It's been ranked No. 1 in several music magazines' lists of the greatest albums of all time, including NME, The Times and Mojo Magazine. It was ranked No. 2 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
Beach Boys, The - Wild Honey
Beach Boys, The - Live At The Fillmore East 1971
Beach Boys, The - Ringing The Liberty Bell 1985 Philly
Beach Boys, The - Surfin' Safari + Candix Recordings
Beach Boys, The - Help me rhonda
Beach Boys, The - Surfer Girl (Stereo & Mono) Picture Disc Edition
Beach Boys, The - Surfin USA (Stereo & Mono) Picture Disc Edition
Beach Boys, The - Little Deuce Coupe (Stereo & Mono) Picture Disc Edition
Beach Boys, The - Surfin Safari + Candix Recordings Picture Disc Edition
Beach Boys, The - Barbara Ann
Beach Boys, The - Live In Japan 66
Beach Boys, The - The Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged
Beach Boys, The - Holland 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The
Holland 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
2LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
53,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!The Beach Boy's "Holland", the group's 19th studio album, was recorded in Baambrugge, Netherlands in the summer of 1972 and released in January 1973. Our Analogue Productions reissue also includes a bonus 12-inch EP: "Mount Vernon" and "Fairway (A Fairy Tale)". Plus the restoration of "We Got Love," eliminated from original U.S. copies of the album!By mid-1972, with Wilson's focus waning from the Beach Boys to other creative outlets, and his personal and health-related issues mounting, Wilson was producing less music for the band than ever before. They decamped for the Netherlands hoping to jump-start Brian's creative energies.Wilson contributed little to the album, concentrating his musical efforts on "Mount Vernon" and "Fairway", a 10-minute long 'musical fairy tale' eventually included with the album as a bonus EP.The title of the bonus EP was named after the intersection where the Love family lived in Los Angeles, and where the Wilsons and Loves would gather for family celebrations back in the 1940s and '50s when Brian, Mike, Carl and Dennis were all growing up. As a concept for a Beach Boys track, "Mount Vernon and Fairway" initially received a less than enthusiastic response from the other band members when Brian first presented the idea to the group, and this only fueled Brian's steadily worsening depression. Eventually, Carl stepped in to produce the recording for Brian, and the decision was made to include the fairy tale in the album package as a separate EP. Brian himself designed the EP's picture sleeve.Although "Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale)" was narrated by Jack Rieley, the voice of the Pied Piper was supplied by Brian in a slightly grainier-sounding 'cartoon' voice. The instrumental tracks for "Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale)" were later released on "Good Vibrations": Thirty years of The Beach Boys as "Fairy Tale Music".Upon the band's return from the Netherlands in the fall, "Holland" was rejected by Reprise Records for not having a potential hit single. Added to the track list was an unfinished Brian Wilson song "Sail On, Sailor", that he'd originally co-written with Ray Kennedy, and finally completed with the help of Van Dyke Parks, Jack Reiley and Tandyn Almer. It would ultimately become "Holland's" most famous track. A casualty of the album's tracklist reshuffling was another Fataar/Chaplin tune, written with Mike Love, called "We Got Love". A live version was included on the group's 1973 release "The Beach Boys In Concert".Early test pressings of "Holland", made in the U.S. and U.K. featured "We Got Love", as did a few hundred copies pressed and sold in Germany. Early French and Canadian pressings of Holland mention "We Got Love" on the jacket, but the song is not on those albums. For this Holland reissue Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions has brought back "We Got Love" as a bonus track!
Beach Boys, The - Smile Smile 200g Vinyl Mono Edition
Beach Boys, The
Smile Smile 200g Vinyl Mono Edition
LP | 1967 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1967 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!First mixed and released in stereo for the first time in 2012. These stereo mixes were created using the first generation basic tracking session multitracks, synced with the overdubs that were later added on second and third generation masters, to create the first true stereo mixes. The exception is "Good Vibrations", which is a computer-generated stereo mix by Derry Fitzgerald. A remix in stereo wasn't possible because the original multi-track tape has never been located. The stereo mixes for "Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "Beach Boys' Party!" and "Smiley Smile" were produced and mixed by Mark Linett, and co-produced by Alan Boyd.All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums ("The Beach Boys Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "The Beach Boys' Party", "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile") were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.
Beach Boys, The - Smiley Smile 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The
Smiley Smile 200g Vinyl Stereo Edition
LP | 1967 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1967 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!First mixed and released in stereo for the first time in 2012. These stereo mixes were created using the first generation basic tracking session multitracks, synced with the overdubs that were later added on second and third generation masters, to create the first true stereo mixes. The exception is "Good Vibrations", which is a computer-generated stereo mix by Derry Fitzgerald. A remix in stereo wasn't possible because the original multi-track tape has never been located. The stereo mixes for "Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "Beach Boys' Party!" and "Smiley Smile" were produced and mixed by Mark Linett, and co-produced by Alan Boyd.All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums ("The Beach Boys Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "The Beach Boys' Party", "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile") were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.
Beach Boys, The - The Beach Boys' Party Uncovered & Unplugged
Beach Boys, The - Surfin' U.S.A. (Mono & Stereo) 180g Vinyl Edition
Beach Boys, The - Sunflower 200g Vinyl Edition
Beach Boys, The
Sunflower 200g Vinyl Edition
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!Worth noting on "Surf's Up" is Stephen Desper's engineering work — the entire album was mixed to a center channel quad matrix that he was developing at the time."Surf's Up" hit the Top 30 on its first release, reaching No. 29 on the Billboard LP charts — the highest chart placement the group had had since 1967. At the time of its release, "Surf's Up" was hailed by many as a comeback for The Beach Boys, who were beginning to attract raves for their live performances, including highly acclaimed sets at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall.Carl Wilson makes solid contributions on Surf's Up with "Long Promised Road" and "Feel Flows", and the album also features stellar tracks by Al Jardine and Mike Love, as well as Bruce Johnston's most enduring composition, the gently nostalgic "Disney Girls (1957)", but the album's twin jewels are both from Brian Wilson — "Til I Die" and the title track — one of the centerpieces of the then-unreleased "Smile" (cowritten by lyricist Van Dyke Parks and here given that album's "Child Is Father to the Man" as a glorious coda.) "Surf's Up" track "A Day in the Life of a Tree" is the first in a series of Brian's songs that close the album. It's simultaneously one of Brian Wilson's most deeply touching and unusual compositions; he is the narrator and object of the song (though not the vocalist; co-writer Jack Rieley lends a hand), lamenting his long life amid the pollution and grime of a city park while the somber tones of a pipe organ build atmosphere. "Til I Die", isn't the love song the title suggests; it's a haunting, fatalistic piece of pop surrealism that appeared to signal Brian's retirement from active life.
Beach Boys, The - Surf's Up 200g Vinyl Edition
Beach Boys, The
Surf's Up 200g Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!Worth noting on "Surf's Up" is Stephen Desper's engineering work — the entire album was mixed to a center channel quad matrix that he was developing at the time."Surf's Up" hit the Top 30 on its first release, reaching No. 29 on the Billboard LP charts — the highest chart placement the group had had since 1967. At the time of its release, "Surf's Up" was hailed by many as a comeback for The Beach Boys, who were beginning to attract raves for their live performances, including highly acclaimed sets at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall.Carl Wilson makes solid contributions on Surf's Up with "Long Promised Road" and "Feel Flows", and the album also features stellar tracks by Al Jardine and Mike Love, as well as Bruce Johnston's most enduring composition, the gently nostalgic "Disney Girls (1957)", but the album's twin jewels are both from Brian Wilson — "Til I Die" and the title track — one of the centerpieces of the then-unreleased "Smile" (cowritten by lyricist Van Dyke Parks and here given that album's "Child Is Father to the Man" as a glorious coda.) "Surf's Up" track "A Day in the Life of a Tree" is the first in a series of Brian's songs that close the album. It's simultaneously one of Brian Wilson's most deeply touching and unusual compositions; he is the narrator and object of the song (though not the vocalist; co-writer Jack Rieley lends a hand), lamenting his long life amid the pollution and grime of a city park while the somber tones of a pipe organ build atmosphere. "Til I Die", isn't the love song the title suggests; it's a haunting, fatalistic piece of pop surrealism that appeared to signal Brian's retirement from active life.
Beach Boys, The - The Beach Boys
Beach Boys, The - L. A. (Light Album)
Beach Boys, The - M.I.U.
Beach Boys, The - L.A. (Light Album)
Beach Boys, The - Keepin The Summer Alive
Beach Boys, The - Carl & The Passions: So Tough
Beach Boys, The - 15 Big Ones
Beach Boys, The - Little Deuce Coupe 200g Vinyl, Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The
Little Deuce Coupe 200g Vinyl, Stereo Edition
LP | 1963 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1963 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
"Little Deuce Coupe" expanded the band's subject matter to encompass 1963 America's burgeoning love affair with hot rods, surrounding previously released cuts such as the title track, "409", and others with strong new material (much of it cowritten by Wilson and a DJ, Roger Christian). A highpoint: the a cappella James Dean tribute "A Young Man Is Gone" (a reworking of Bobby Troup's beautiful "Their Hearts Were Full of Spring"), a prime example of Wilson's arranging genius and the band's vocal prowess. "Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring" had been a standard for the vocal group The Four Freshmen, whose lush and distinctive jazz-based vocal arrangements had a huge influence on Brian's musical development.Apart from "Surfin' Safari", which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The "Beach Boys Today!" was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.The stereo editions of "Surfin' USA", "Surfer Girl", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Shut Down Vol. 2", "All Summer Long", "Beach Boys Christmas Album" and "Beach Boys Concert" were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.»Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions — evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own — but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market,« says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums ("The Beach Boys Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "The Beach Boys' Party", "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile") were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.
Beach Boys, The - Shut Down Volume 2 200g Vinyl, Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The
Shut Down Volume 2 200g Vinyl, Stereo Edition
LP | 1964 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1964 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!The first "Shut Down" was a hugely successful Capitol Records Various Artists compilation LP that had included a pair of Beach Boys tracks. Whereas their previous album "Little Deuce Coupe" had been a full-on car themed concept album, the Beach Boys' "Shut Down Volume 2" was pretty much evenly split between songs with car themes and various high school and summertime-themed tunes. The album sought to further the Beach Boys beyond its ironic sea-and-sun fetish (none but Dennis Wilson ever surfed) into the burgeoning hot-rod subculture.Apart from "Surfin' Safari", which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. "The Beach Boys Today!" was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.The stereo editions of "Surfin' USA", "Surfer Girl", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Shut Down Vol. 2", "All Summer Long", "Beach Boys Christmas Album" and "Beach Boys Concert" were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.»Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions — evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own — but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market,« says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums ("The Beach Boys Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "The Beach Boys' Party", "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile") were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys
Beach Boys, The - Surfin' USA 200g Vinyl, Stereo Edition
Beach Boys, The
Surfin' USA 200g Vinyl, Stereo Edition
LP | 1963 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1963 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!"Surfin' USA" was the Beach Boys' real breakthough album, showing Brian Wilson asserting himself in the studio as both a premier songwriter and arranger on a set of material that was stronger than their "Surfin' Safari" debut.Apart from "Surfin' Safari", which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The "Beach Boys Today!" was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.The stereo editions of "Surfin' USA", "Surfer Girl", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Shut Down Vol. 2", "All Summer Long", "Beach Boys Christmas Album" and "Beach Boys Concert" were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.»Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions — evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own — but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market,« says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums ("The Beach Boys Today!", "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)", "The Beach Boys' Party", "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile") were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.Besides the hit title track on "Surfin' USA" and its popular drag-racing flip side ("Shut Down"), AllMusic.com notes that "Surfin' USA" has a lovely, heartbreaking ballad ("Lonely Sea") and a couple of strong Brian Wilson originals ("The Noble Surfer" and "Farmer's Daughter").
Beach Boys, The - Surfer Girl 200g Vinyl, Mono Edition
Beach Boys, The
Surfer Girl 200g Vinyl, Mono Edition
LP | 1963 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:1963 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson — famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger — intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson’s supervision were how the surf rockin’ California crew rose to fame! And we’ve got ‘em!For the early part of the Beach Boys career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format — they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from "Surfin' Safari", which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The "Beach Boys Today!" was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.Bottom line, the mono mixes were where Brian Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off! We’ve taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!But there’s no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like “Surfer Girl”, “In My Room”, “Little Deuce Coupe” and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So we’ve got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well. Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!"Surfer Girl", the Beach Boys' third album for Capitol Records, was the first produced by Brian Wilson on his own (the previous two, "Surfin Safari" and "Surfin USA" (Mono & Stereo Remasters), were co-produced by the late Capitol A&R man, Nik Venet). This album was The Boys' first really great effort; there's not a bad track in the lot, including the title song, "Catch A Wave", "In My Room", "Hawaii", "Our Car Club", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Your Summer Dream", and more.
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