The Beach Boys - Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys


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After gaining control of the Beach Boys' entire catalog (including all the band's post-1969 material), Capitol released two-fers covering their out of print '70s records and a Brian Wilson-selected compilation titled Classics, then later, this hits compilation -- the longest single-disc American collection ever seen. With all but five tracks coming from their 1962-1969 peak, and every one a Top 40 hit, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys is also the best, a worthy digital-age successor to previous classics like Endless Summer and Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Though the songs don't appear in chronological order, the compilers improved the concept of a hits compilation by bunching the disc into minisets -- one of classic adolescence songs ("Be True to Your School," "When I Grow Up [To Be a Man]," "In My Room"), one of surfing songs ("Surfin' Safari," "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Surfer Girl"), one of frat-boy classics ("Dance, Dance, Dance," "Barbara Ann"), and another including selections from their masterpiece Pet Sounds ("God Only Knows," "Sloop John B.," "Wouldn't It Be Nice"). Nearly any compilation on an important artist can be argued, but it's the rare one that covers as many bases and leaves out so few classics as Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide


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California Girls, I Get Around, Surfin' Safari, Surfin' U.S.A., Fun Fun Fun, Surfer Girl, Don't Worry Baby, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down, Help Me Rhonda, Be True To Your School, When I Grow Up (To Be A Man), In My Room, God Only Knows, Sloop John B, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Getcha Back, Come Go With Me, Rock & Roll Music, Dance Dance Dance, Barbara Ann, Do You Wanna Dance, Heroes And Villains, Good Timin', Kokomo, Do It Again, Wild Honey, Darlin', I Can Hear Music, Good Vibrations
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5568389, 30340851

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The Beach Boys - Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some Far Out Vibes If good old fashioned rock 'n roll is what you dig then this is the CD to go with! I was amazed at all of the many great hits there were on just this one CD. Lot's of great music for a really affordable price.
Date published: 2010-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm very happy with this CD. The music is clear and in stereo. The Beach Boys music I purchased on line digitally was not in stereo.
Date published: 2011-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product We are having a Luau to kiss winter goodbye and welcome spring and wanted beach music to play at the party and this will be PERFECT!! It has 30 songs so it will play for awhile and who doesn't love the Beach boys?!?
Date published: 2011-02-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I didn't realize when purchasing this CD that it contained newer versions of a lot of the songs. I had been looking for just the original versions.
Date published: 2010-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They never get old. Good collection of top hits, except for maybe two songs I would remove from this cd.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beach Boys - Sounds of Summer (Greatest Hits) Doesn't get any better than these HITS!!!
Date published: 2015-01-24
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