Endless Summer

Endless Summer

by The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition / 180 Gram Vinyl)

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The Beach Boys' crossover to the counterculture was one of the most welcome, if strangest, phenomena of the late '60s. After all, though leader Brian Wilson had been on the board of the Monterey Pop Festival, the 1967 event that essentially announced the new rock to the world, he refused to perform with his own band for fear that the hippie audience would laugh them off the stage. By the early '70s, however, the band's popularity was waning: Wilson's eccentricities had begun to devolve into serious, highly public episodes of mental illness that left the band rudderless and on the verge of becoming, for all intents, an oldies act. Perhaps sensing this, the group's former label, Capitol Records, released this two-LP collection of the band's '60s hits in 1974, and to everybody's shocked surprise it quickly went platinum (ending up, in fact, the Beach Boys' biggest hit of the '70s). There have been better-sounding reissues since, but ENDLESS SUMMER is the best collection of the group's most influential and endearing material -- a mix of surf songs, ballads as beautiful as "Don't Worry Baby," and timeless odes to cruising, carburetors, and girls.

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Release Date: 10/28/2008
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099924279413
catalogNumber: 42794
Rank: 5301


  1. Surfin' Safari
  2. Surfer Girl
  3. Catch a Wave
  4. The Warmth of the Sun
  5. Surfin' U.S.A.
  6. Be True to Your School
  7. Little Deuce Coupe
  8. In My Room
  9. Shut Down
  10. Fun, Fun, Fun
  11. I Get Around
  12. The Girls on the Beach
  13. Wendy
  14. Let Him Run Wild
  15. Don't Worry Baby
  16. California Girls
  17. Girl Don't Tell Me
  18. Help Me, Rhonda
  19. You're So Good to Me
  20. All Summer Long
  21. Good Vibrations

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