15 Big Ones/Love You

15 Big Ones/Love You

by The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys


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When it was released in 1976 amid a noisy and unwarranted "Brian's Back" hype, 15 Big Ones -- comprised largely of covers of classic pop and rock-n-roll tunes, including the band's hit reading of Chuck Berry's "Rock 'n' Roll Music" -- was considered something of a disappointment. Yet the album actually retains a charming, childlike innocence that complements Brian's hazy but oddly impassioned renditions of such familiar numbers as the Dixie Cups' "Chapel of Love" and the Righteous Brothers' "Just Once in My Life." Elsewhere, Al Jardine makes an impression with the good-humored rocker "Susie Cincinnati." The vaguely loopy vibe of 15 Big Ones blooms into full-on lunacy on the jubilant, idiosyncratic The Beach Boys Love You, on which such freewheeling, unhinged numbers as "Let Us Go on This Way," "Honkin' Down the Highway," "Roller Skating Child," "Mona," and "Johnny Carson" pulsate with an inventive spirit that, in its own screwy way, makes Love You as much of a personal statement as the seminal Pet Sounds.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/15/2000
Label: Imports
UPC: 0724352794522
catalogNumber: 5050755


  1. Rock and Roll Music
  2. It's OK
  3. Had to Phone Ya
  4. Chapel of Love
  5. Everyone's in Love with You
  6. Talk to Me
  7. That Same Song
  8. TM Song
  9. Palisades Park
  10. Susie Cincinnati
  11. A Casual Look
  12. Blueberry Hill
  13. Back Home
  14. In the Still of the Night
  15. Just Once in My Life
  16. Let Us Go on This Way
  17. Roller Skating Child
  18. Mona
  19. Johnny Carson
  20. Good Time
  21. Honkin' Down the Highway
  22. Ding Dang
  23. Solar System
  24. The Night Was So Young
  25. I'll Bet He's Nice
  26. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
  27. I Wanna Pick You Up
  28. Airplane
  29. Love Is a Woman

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beach Boys   Primary Artist
Toni Tennille   Background Vocals
Brian Wilson   Organ,Harmonica,Piano,Horn,Background Vocals,ARP,Moog Bass
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Charles Lloyd   Bass
Bobby Shew   Drums
Jerry Cole   Guitar
Lyle Ritz   Bass
Julius Wechter   Percussion
Roy Wood   Saxophone
Ron Altbach   Flute,Accordion,Harpsichord
Hal Blaine   Drums
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Ed Carter   Guitar
Dennis Dreith   Clarinet,Saxophone,Clavinet
Gene Estes   Percussion
Ricky Fataar   Drums
Henry Ferber   Bass
Billy Hinsche   Guitar
Jim Hughart   String Bass
Jules Jacobs   Clarinet,Clavinet
Jardine   Background Vocals
John Kelson   Saxophone
William Kurash   Violin
Jay Migliori   Flute,Horn,Saxophone
Jack Nimitz   Saxophone
Henry Roth   Violin
Tommy Tedesco   Accordion
Marilyn Wilson   Background Vocals
Sidney Sharp   Violin
Michael Love   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Wilson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,String Ensemble
Mike Love   Composer
Chuck Britz   Engineer
Ed Carter   String Ensemble
Dennis Diken   Liner Notes
Billy Hinsche   String Ensemble
Lewis   Composer
Earle Mankey   Engineer
Stephen Moffitt   Engineer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Diane Rovell   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Dean Torrence   Original Design Concept
Wells   Composer
Michael Love   Composer
Jim Evans   Illustrations
Charles Barris   Composer

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