The Beach Boys Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys (5-CD)

Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: June 29, 1993
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 8/19/93, p.73
Five Stars - Classic - "...a collection of essential and enduring music that has aged with a grace denied to its creators....puts the hits in a broader context, capturing the group's powerful ascent and painful fall..."
Entertainment Weekly - 7/23/93, p.58
"...this is the first collection to give shape to the band's entire career. It's still easy to be awed by the warm vocal massage and impeccable studio care....Collectors alone will drool at the slew of rarities..." - Rating: A-
Q - 8/93, p.104
3 Stars - Good
Melody Maker - 7/31/93, p.31
"...There's plenty of buffs...with lots of out-takes, alternate version, radio commercials and rare recordings....the most wonderful pop group of all time; in practice, the most beautifully flawed and poignantly uneasy..."
Musician - 9/93, p.74
"...the awe-inspiring music in this collection leaves the listener with a bittersweet taste, wondering what might have been..."
Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #1 in the Village Voice's list of the 10 Best Reissues Of 1993.
NME (Magazine) - 7/10/93, p.33
10 Stars - Classic - "...finally, all the bases that make up the Brian Wilson/Beach Boys story have been covered....a heart-fluttering insight into just what made Brian Wilson tick....GOOD VIBRATIONS tells you everything you need to know about the Beach Boys..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Surfin' USA
  • 2.Little Surfer Girl
  • 3.Surfin'
  • 4.Surfin'
  • 5.Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring
  • 6.Surfin' Safari
  • 7.409
  • 8.Punchline
  • 9.Surfin' U.S.A.
  • 10.Shut Down
  • 11.Surfer Girl
  • 12.Little Deuce Coupe
  • 13.In My Room
  • 14.Catch A Wave
  • 15.The Surfer Moon
  • 16.Be True To Your School
  • 17.Spirit Of America
  • 18.Little Saint Nick
  • 19.Things We Did Last Summer
  • 20.Fun, Fun, Fun
  • 21.Don't Worry Baby
  • 22.Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • 23.The Warmth Of The Sun
  • 24.I Get Around
  • 25.All Summer Long
  • 26.Little Honda
  • 27.Wendy
  • 28.Don't Back Down
  • 29.Do You Wanna Dance
  • 30.When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
  • 31.Dance, Dance, Dance
  • 32.Please Let Me Wonder
  • 33.She Knows Me Too Well
  • 34.Radio Station Jingles
  • 35.Concert Promo / Hushabye

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.California Girls
  • 2.Help Me Rhonda
  • 3.Then I Kissed Her
  • 4.And Your Dream Comes True
  • 5.The Little Girl I Once Knew
  • 6.Barbara Ann
  • 7.Ruby Baby
  • 8.KOMA
  • 9.Sloop John B
  • 10.Wouldn't It Be Nice
  • 11.You Still Believe In Me
  • 12.God Only Knows
  • 13.Hang On To Your Ego
  • 14.I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
  • 15.Pet Sounds
  • 16.Caroline, No
  • 17.Good Vibrations
  • 18.Our Prayer
  • 19.Heroes And Villains
  • 20.Heroes And Villains
  • 21.Wonderful
  • 22.Cabinessence
  • 23.Wind Chimes
  • 24.Heroes And Villians
  • 25.Do You Like Worms
  • 26.Vegetables
  • 27.I Love To Say Da Da
  • 28.Surf's Up
  • 29.With Me Tonight

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Heroes And Villains
  • 2.Darlin'
  • 3.Wild Honey
  • 4.Let The Wind Blow
  • 5.Can't Wait Too Long
  • 6.Cool Cool Water
  • 7.Meant For You
  • 8.Friends
  • 9.Little Bird
  • 10.Busy Doin' Nothin'
  • 11.Do It Again
  • 12.I Can Hear Music
  • 13.I Went To Sleep
  • 14.Time To Get Alone
  • 15.Breakaway
  • 16.Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)
  • 17.San Miguel
  • 18.Games Two Can Play
  • 19.I Just Got My Pay
  • 20.This Whole World
  • 21.Add Some Music
  • 22.Forever
  • 23.Our Sweet Love
  • 24.H.E.L.P. Is On The Way
  • 25.4th Of July
  • 26.Long Promised Road
  • 27.Disney Girls
  • 28.Surf's Up
  • 29.Til I Die

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Sail On Sailor
  • 2.California
  • 3.Trader
  • 4.Funky Pretty
  • 5.Fairy Tale Music
  • 6.You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone
  • 7.Marcella
  • 8.All This Is That
  • 9.Rock And Roll Music
  • 10.It's OK
  • 11.Had To Phone Ya
  • 12.That Same Song
  • 13.It's Over Now
  • 14.Still I Dream Of It
  • 15.Let Us Go On This Way
  • 16.The Night Was So Young
  • 17.I'll Bet He's Nice
  • 18.Airplane
  • 19.Come Go With Me
  • 20.Our Team
  • 21.Baby Blue
  • 22.Good Timin'
  • 23.Goin' On
  • 24.Getcha Back
  • 25.Kokomo

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.In My Room
  • 2.Radio Spot #1
  • 3.I Get Around
  • 4.Radio Spot #2
  • 5.Dance, Dance, Dance
  • 6.Hang On To Your Ego
  • 7.God Only Knows
  • 8.Good Vibrations
  • 9.Heroes And Villians
  • 10.Cabinessence
  • 11.Surf's Up
  • 13.All Summer Long
  • 14.Wendy
  • 15.Hushabye
  • 16.When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
  • 17.Wouldn't It Be Nice
  • 18.California Girls
  • 19.Radio Spot #4
  • 20.Concert Intro / Surfin' U.S.A.
  • 21.Surfer Girl
  • 22.Be True To Your School
  • 23.Good Vibrations
  • 24.Surfer Girl

Product Description:

This 5-CD box set contains 142 tracks with complete chart information and an introduction by Brian Wilson. Also included is a 60-page color booklet with extensive liner notes and a commemorative Beach Boys 30th Anniversary water decal. Four of the five discs are packaged in jewel boxes. The fifth comes in a special bootleg wrapping. The "bootleg" disc is composed entirely of previously-unreleased material. All songs originally released in mono are presented in their original form.
The Beach Boys: Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, David Marks, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston.
Additional personnel includes: Glen Campbell, Tommy Tedesco, Jerry Cole, Barney Kessel, Billy Strange (guitar); Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Carl Fortina, Frank Marocco (accordion); Steve Douglas, Jay Migliori, Roy Caton, Lou Blackburn (horns); Al De Lory, Don Randi, Leon Russell (piano); Ray Pohlman, Carole Kaye, Lyle Ritz, Julius Wechter, Bill Pitman (bass); Hal Blaine (drums); Gene Estes, Frank Capp, Jim Gordon (percussion); The Sid Sharpe Strings.
Producers include: The Beach Boys, Hite Morgan, Dorinda Morgan, Nick Venet, Murry Wilson, Brian Wilson.
Compilation producers: Mark Linett, David Leaf, Andy Paley.
Engineers include: Larry Levine, Dave Hassinger, Armen Steiner.
Recorded between 1961 & 1988. Includes liner notes by David Leaf.
From a previously unreleased 1961 recording of their first single "Surfin" to their 1988 #1, "Kokomo," GOOD VIBRATIONS collects everything anyone would want to hear by The Beach Boys. The first disc in this 5-disc set collects the sun and surf hits like "Barbara Ann" and "Fun, Fun, Fun" that summed up the mythical California dream for generations of Americans. While The Beach Boys certainly created some wonderful rock and roll in their 1962-1966 heyday, it's for the brilliant music on discs two and three that they have become rock legends.
These two CDs capture Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson at the peak of his powers, creating still-astounding singles like "Good Vibrations" and the incomparable, otherworldly PET SOUNDS album. One of the real highlights of GOOD VIBRATIONS is that it features many of the fascinating, previously unreleased songs recorded for the aborted SMILE--the legendary unreleased album that allegedly drove Brian Wilson to his 1967 nervous breakdown. Though The Beach Boys were never quite the same after SMILE, this near-perfect box set contains plenty of songs that prove there was much more to the band than Brian Wilson's fragile genius.

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  • Sales Rank: 21,300
  • UPC: 077778129424
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