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Beach Boys - Greatest Hits Vol. 1

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Greatest Hits Vol 1

By The Beach Boys

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A Review

This is the album that wonderfully and lovingly gives us the best of the Beach Boys.This is great, a sequentially ordered regurgitation of each of their releases, most of them, of course, monster hits. It is all here, folks, from the original number "Surfing Safari'" to "Surfer Girl", from "Catch A Wave" (which Jan and Dean later stole the melody and chord progressions for "Sidewalk Surfing", a major hit for them) to "The Warmth Of The Sun". yet the Beach Boys really weren't about surfing or even the relaxed southern California lifestyle. What they were about was fell-good music, a kind of instant nostalgia for a Hollywood-type confection. While I have always loved listening to Beach Boy music, I have never taken any of their music seriously, at least not in the way one would consider the Beatles or any of a number of singer-songwriters.

Instead, Brian Wilson's music is formulaic, but brilliantly so, a superb if sugary confection of great tunes, easy, sing-along lyrics, and a pronounced beat. It was rock and roll, produced for commercial success, and it was wildly successful. From "Surfing USA" to "In My Room", from "Fun, Fun, Fun" to "I Get Around", From "Wendy" to "Don't Worry Baby", this is great music, fun to listen to, and something you find yourself humming all day after hearing it on the radio. My favorites here are "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations". This is an album you will want to keep around for background music, for it is a wonderful sound and reminds us all of a more wonderful time in our long lost youth. Enjoy!

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Surfin' Safari
  2. Surfin' U.S.A.
  3. Surfer Girl
  4. Little Deuce Coupe
  5. Be True To Your School
  6. Fun, Fun, Fun
  7. I Get Around
  8. Shut Down
  9. Dance, Dance, Dance
  10. Do You Wanna Dance?
  11. Help Me, Rhonda
  12. California Girls
  13. Barbara Ann
  14. Sloop John B.
  15. Wouldn't It Be Nice
  16. Good Vibrations
  17. 409
  18. God Only Knows
  19. Catch A Wave
  20. Kokomo

Product details

  • Audio CD (April 4, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002TQQ

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