There also isn't any doubt that - at the time of the original releases - the overwhelming market for their music was teenagers who didn't have high fidelity equipment. At the rates most of these records were selling, you can't even blame Capitol at the time for serving the Beach Boys' market as job 1. And I picked up the Good Vibrations 78 which at least did prove to me that there was a lot of production care that should be preserved before its too late to do so. It may sound morbid, but time is running out - on the life of the source tapes and the original producer.
Kudos to AP for getting this done because if it were left to UMe alone it would not be done with as much care. In fact, Mikey has neglected — or forgotten! The intended effect puts you in the middle of the band, not in a concert hall with a a naturally accoustic reverb.
Electro-Voice, a speaker manufacturer, made a special 4-ch. Dynaco also made a decoder. Or any protest at all. No Guardsmen were charged in the killings, just students. And one week after that, two students were killed by city and state police at Jackson State: Every window in the I Do Love You - The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys (Vinyl was shot out in the middle of the night.
This time, nobody was even charged. Nor, arguably, should it have been! Well every one is entitled to thier opinion but personally I think they are all great - a fantastic set from AP that is up there with the best re-issue series ever. Michael, Album), thank you for the yeoman's work of writing this, I know, listening to all of this is a dirty job, but someone has Album) do it. I am a huge Beach Boy fan and have several copies of their most important albums and almost all of their "regular" albums.
IMHO, the only reason that the Beach Boys are not talked about with the same reverence that the Beatles are is that they Brian was late in understanding Albums rather than Singles, which the Beatles knew from the beginning. Although there are songs on Beatle albums that are more or less interesting, they would never have released a song like "Bugged at my old man" or "Sonny Wilson versus Mike Clay" or whatever that terrible song was called. Given that Brian had to be some combination of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Martin including writing the orchestral arrangementsthe output they had and the staggering song quality they created is amazing.
And anyone who had the chance to hear the Beach Boys in concert in LP early and mids got to hear an amazing live band, with an enormously deep catalog that could get people dancing and keep them on their feet for hours. I am really happy to have these new albums expensive as they are as they give complete analog versions of what I think are definitive four great artists of the 60s.
With the analog Beatles from a few years ago, the Mofi 45rpm Dylan catalog, all we need know is definitive versions of the great Stones albums and we are set. I think it is absolutely fantastic AP has reissued these Beach Boys albums. The ones I have are uniformly great and I believe are much better than the original '60s Capitol presses. If you're the kind of fan I am not obsessed, but huge fan since or soyou deserve to hear Surfin' USA in stereo. Yes, there's some hard panning on some of the vocal cuts that suggests they were meant to be mono, but the stereo as always gets you closer to the voices, especially Brian Wilson's angelic falsetto on Farmer's Daughter, Lonely Sea and Lana.
Those and Finders Keepers are the vocal tracks with the worst stereo panning. I those employed doubt tracked vocals But the main reason I prefer the Surfin' USA album in stereo is the real surf music part -- the instros.
The tone and clarity of the guitars is so cool in stereo. Man I love it. It makes listening to the album a new experience. I really think The Beach Boys were meant to be heard in stereo for all the beautiful choral effect the doubled vocals created. Sure, there are some compromises you hear in the stereo over the mono, but the stereo edition is getting a lot of play at my house. Smiley Smile is another one where the newly created stereo mix really does wonders for the listening experience IMO.
Frankly, I've never liked the album much. The original Capitol mono kinda stunk, as did every reissue I ever heard until the '80s Capitol "Mastered By Capitol" green label mono reissue, which brought it up to "OK" sometimes. But the AP stereo reissue just stands out to my ears. It reduces that compressed, tinny sound in the original mono mix, opens it up and makes the album far more enjoyable on better equipment.
I I Do Love You - The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys (Vinyl to give it a serious thumbs up! I'm also a fan of the AP stereo Pet Sounds, but again, if you're only going to get one, get the mono. Summer Days and Summer Nights! It seems like the stereo image is pretty narrow so there isn't as much to be gained from it as the others I've mentioned.
I haven't been hugely interested -- I have NM originals, but I love the music so One last thing -- The Beach Boys Party! While it won't be up to the wonderful AP remastering standard, I've been wanted the 'party' noise stripped off this recording for decades and finally I got it. Makes for a better record IMO. I may still end up getting the AP at some point, but it's not a priority just now.
Search form Search. Analog Corner. News News Analog Gear News. AAA Vinyl. Analogue Productions recently completed one of the major reissue projects in modern vinyl playback history with the release of the final eight Beach Boys albums in both mono and stereo. Log in or register to post comments. Excellent review. Submitted by rshak47 on Fri, Thanks so much for filling in some history I had not known. Mono or Stereo? Submitted by Grant M on Fri, Submitted by Michael Fremer on Fri, I didn't go back and read what I wrote back then and made an incorrect assumption that I will change.
However if the Pet Sounds mono sounds boomy on your system I have to blame something about your system sorry, I know that's like criticizing one's mate where it can't handle the huge amount of low bass information Deep, powerful and very well controlled A couple things- One, on your top 10 list, you list Today!
Good observations! I think the originals are more "midrange-y" too but not sure if that's because they tend to be leaner in the mid bass and fuller in the deep bass and somewhat brighter in a good way on top Post a track? Submitted by jblackhall on Fri, You should definitely post a track regardless of the reason!
Wild Honey??? Submitted by Pretzel Logic on Sat, Would really like to know why this title isn't part of the series.
What a disappointment! Wild Honey is a great album, why did AP pass over it? Submitted by Michael Bear Arlt on Fri, Cash Grab Submitted by Moodeez1 on Sat, But I can't agree. Your opinion Submitted by azmoon on Tue, Yes and no Submitted by cdlp on Fri, Shedding some light on the issues Submitted by sandyu on Tue, Respectfully, Sandy Untermyer.
Strangely, 15 Big Ones was a huge hit upon its initial release, but to say that it hasn't stood the test of time is an understatement. After the tour for that record, Brian Wilson planned a solo release, but the group quickly latched onto the project in an attempt to maintain their momentum. The product, The Beach Boys Love Youis totally Brian's, and is the last album produced under the group's name to be written and produced solely by him.
It's nothing if not idiosyncratic, and sounds like literally no other Beach Boys album from any period. The record is dominated by Wilson's newfound infatuation with the Moog synthesizer, and his hoarse but heartfelt vocals. There are a couple throwaways-- the early '70s outtake "Good Time," and the inscrutable Roger McGuinn co-write "Ding Dang"-- but for the most part, Brian's songwriting and arranging talents are intact and in full force. It's the ballads in the album's second half that elevate it to the level of a great Beach Boys album.
This is Wilson's most personal set of songs, and he weaves a shimmering web of sound on them, his vocals as strong as they ever were. The Beach Boys Love You stands in sharp contrast to the albums that preceded and followed it, because it was a product of genuine inspiration on Brian Wilson's part, with little outside interference.
Soon after its release, both Brian and the Beach Boys resumed their separate downward trajectories: the group into mediocrity, disco mixes, and obscurity, and Brian back into addiction and mental instability.
That Brian Wilson I Do Love You - The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys (Vinyl, in recent years, reclaimed some small measure of his sanity and now performs regularly, presiding over his rich legacy, can be considered a small miracle. Still, one can't help but regret that he has never again created music as original and individualistic as presented on this release in the ensuing years.
It's a credit to the Beach Boys that for one brief, final moment, they allowed Brian Wilson the freedom to create the music he wanted, and the resulting album is, like its creator, frazzled, delicate, and beautiful in its sentiment. Skip to content Search query All Results.
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