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Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour

Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour

Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour

Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour


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For a few months in 2012, the Beach Boys managed to put aside all their differences and bask in the glow of an entirely successful reunion. They had a new album of original material that people liked and sold well, and they toured the world performing a set that stretched upwards of 40 songs, their concerts receiving acclaim from fans and critics alike. It was too good to last and it didn't. Halfway through the tour, it was revealed that Mike Love planned to carry on with Bruce Johnston as the Beach Boys, leaving Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks behind, and that meant this 50th anniversary tour was truly a once-in-a-lifetime thing; it was the only time the group members put aside their differences and celebrated the music they made together. That warmth was evident on 2012's That's Why God Made the Radio and in the accompanying tour, and it's somewhat present on Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour, the double-disc souvenir of this reunion. Released in time for the summer of 2013, this album appears to collect highlights from a variety of concerts -- the liner notes provide no source material -- and it seems to perhaps have been sweetened in the studio, as the overall sound is exceedingly bright and crisp, pushing the harmonies to the forefront and sacrificing feel for cleanliness. Perhaps the sound is too pristine, but the essential good vibes can shine through: the set list is hit-heavy with just enough new tunes and surprises ("Getcha Back," "Marcella," "All This Is That" being the prime fan favorites given a hearing here) to keep things lively, and the band never sounds tired of playing these old tunes. At home, the experience isn't quite as moving as it was in person -- there was an undeniable kinetic energy seeing the five members sharing the stage once again -- but it's nevertheless a pleasant dose of nostalgia.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2013
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602537379460
catalogNumber: 001841902
Rank: 187866


Disc 1

  1. Do It Again
  2. Little Honda
  3. Catch a Wave
  4. Hawaii
  5. Don't Back Down
  6. Surfin' Safari
  7. Surfer Girl
  8. The Little Girl I Once Knew
  9. Wendy
  10. Getcha Back
  11. Then I Kissed Her
  12. Marcella
  13. Isn't It Time
  14. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  15. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
  16. Disney Girls
  17. Be True to Your School
  18. Little Deuce Coupe
  19. 409
  20. Shut Down
  21. I Get Around

Disc 2

  1. Pet Sounds
  2. Add Some Music to Your Day
  3. Heroes and Villains
  4. Sail On, Sailor
  5. California Saga: California
  6. In My Room
  7. All This Is That
  8. That's Why God Made the Radio
  9. Forever
  10. God Only Knows
  11. Sloop John B
  12. Wouldn't It Be Nice
  13. Good Vibrations
  14. California Girls
  15. Help Me, Rhonda
  16. Rock and Roll Music
  17. Surfin' U.S.A.
  18. Kokomo
  19. Barbara Ann
  20. Fun, Fun, Fun

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beach Boys   Primary Artist
Brian Wilson   Group Member
Bruce Johnston   Group Member
Mike Love   Group Member
John Cowsill   Drums,Vocals
Jardine   Group Member
David Marks   Group Member
Scott Totten   Guitar,Vocals
Darian Sahanaja   Keyboards,Vocals
Jeffrey Foskett   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Mertens   Horn,Vocals
Michael D'Amico   Bass,Vocals
Probyn Gregory   Guitar,Vocals
Nelson Bragg   Percussion,Vocals
Scott Montgomery Bennett   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Frankie Lymon   Composer
Van Dyke Parks   Composer
Brian Wilson   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Bruce Johnston   Composer
Mike Love   Composer
Scott McKenzie   Composer
Terry Melcher   Composer
John Phillips   Composer
Carl Wilson   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Jardine   Composer
Raymond Louis Kennedy   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Larry Millas   Composer
Frank Pappalardo   Engineer
Scott Totten   Musical Director
Gary Usher   Composer
Dennis Wilson   Composer
Roger Christian   Composer
Tandyn Almer   Composer
Chris Stuba   Lighting Director
Paul Mertens   Musical Director
Xilonen Oreshnick   Photo Coordination
Joe Thomas   Composer,Producer
Fred Fassert   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Tony Asher   Composer
Stephen Schumi   Lighting Director
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Joe Knott   Composer
Gregg Jakobson   Composer
Jack Rieley   Composer
Michael Czaszwicz   Video Engineer
Michael Peters   Guitar Techician
James Peterik   Composer
Paki Newell   Publicity
Jean Sievers   Publicity
Tim Bonhomme   Road Manager
Sujata Murthy   Publicity
Eddie Sung   Cover Photo
Michael Swift   Tour Manager
Nick Cruz   Drum Technician
Leeann Hard   Accounting
Clint Boire   Monitor Engineer
Sue Rosensteel   Accounting
Barry Floyd   Tour Accountant
Kile McClure   Lighting Technician
John A. Anderson   Guitar Techician

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