2 LPs on 1 CD: SURF CITY (1963)/DEAD MAN'S CURVE (1964).
Jan & Dean: Dean Torrence, Jan Berry (vocals).
Personnel: Glenn Ross Campbell , Tommy Tedesco , Billy Strange, Bill Pitman (guitar); Steve Douglas , Jay Migliori, Tom Scott (horns); Leon Russell (piano); Earl Palmer , Hal Blaine (drums); Don Altfield, Dayton Howe, Dick Leibert, Don Wood (hand claps); Phil Sloan, Steve Barri (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Glen Campbell (guitar); Sidney Sharp (strings); Steve Douglas , Roy Katon (horns); Jimmy Bond, Ray Pohlman (bass guitar); Don Altfeld, Richard Leiber (hand claps); Dayton Howe, Earl Palmer , Hal Blaine, Jay Migliori, Leon Russell, Tom Scott, Tommy Tedesco , Billy Strange, Bill Pitman, Don Wood.
Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson .
Liner Note Authors: Horace Altfield; John Tobler.
Arranger: Jan Berry.
This two-fer from Beat Goes On features a pair of out-of-print Jan & Dean Liberty LP's: Surf City and Dead Man's Curve/The New Girl in School originally released in 1963 and 1964, respectively. Included among the 24 songs are the hits "Surf City," "Honolulu Lulu," "Dead Man's Curve" and "Linda," along with top-notch hot rod tracks like "3-Window Coupe," "Mighty G.T.O.," and "Bucket "T." This is an enjoyable, fun reissue recommended to both collectors and casual listeners. ~ Al Campbell