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Summer Love Songs

May 19, 2009 | Format: MP3

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Digital Booklet: Summer Love Songs
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  • Original Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 53:48
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  • ASIN: B0029EBFJU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,330 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Bill Anthony on May 21, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Another wonderful compilation with "audio production" in HDCD by Mark Linett (following his excellent CD compilations Endless Harmony, Hawthorne California, Sounds Of Summer, and Warmth Of The Sun, and ofcourse the catalog 2-fers). This one has a Love Songs theme, and therefore repeats some tunes from previous comps, although there are several new treasures here. Every track here is in stereo, except Help Me Rhonda (single version).

Why Do Fools Fall In Love (album version)
I'm So Young
Good To My Baby

New stereo mixes were also made for
Don't Worry Baby, Hushabye, and Time To Get Alone, which were already available in stereo on previous CD releases.

Don't Worry Baby and Why Do Fools Fall In Love were mixed from newly-discovered multi-track master tapes.

Why Do Fools Fall In Love has a never-before-heard 26-second intro that features piano along with drums, bass, and celeste; then goes into the familiar album version (although now it's in stereo). Maybe Brian on piano? It sounds a lot like Brian doing a Phil Spector-type intro, and I wonder if it was actually a part of Why Do Fools Fall In Love originally...

Girls On The Beach doesn't have an "outro", as indicated on the Amazon track listing, but there is a hidden track - a 30-second excerpt of Don't Worry Baby (vocals only) after a few seconds of silence.

Fallin In Love (a.k.a. Lady) is a Dennis Wilson tune, recorded c. 1970 during the Sunflower sessions, that has not been previously released in the USA. (Dennis made a new version of the song with Daryl Dragon and released it as a solo single in the UK in December 1970)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael Killen on May 28, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
Another excellent mixing and remastering job by Mark Linett for Capitol with the brilliant "Don't Worry Baby" in newly remixed stereo worth the price alone. The previous stereo mix from the 60's was quite good for it's time but the left and right panned vocals were distracting. The mono version was, well, mono. This new version is fantastic with Brian's vocals (one of his best) dead center and the boys surrounding him double tracked in stereo. If all BB songs could be mixed this well we'd all be thrilled.

The rest of the CD is well paced and includes some other new stereo mixes that are welcomed and well done. Only the still mono "Help Me Rhonda" sticks out here as sonically frustrating. Perhaps more original masters will be found to alleviate this. Fans have also been waiting for, "I Get Around" and of course, "Good Vibrations" to magically appear in some lost Capitol vault. This collection lets us imagine what those gems might have sounded like in full stereo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S.W. on August 16, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Not a typical Beach Boys CD, this best-of focuses on the group's more romantic material. It includes several songs (like "Surfer Girl," "Don't Worry Baby," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," etc.) that you would probably expect to find on such a compilation (and on almost every, if not every, typical Beach Boys best-of), as well as some that you might not. Most of the songs are from the '60s, but "Our Sweet Love," from the 1970 Sunflower album, is also included, as well as an unreleased recording of an early-'70s Dennis Wilson composition, "Fallin' In Love," which I think may be the most beautiful track on this CD, at least production-wise. (This song was apparently released in a different version and with a different title, "Lady," as the B-side of a single --- credited to "Dennis Wilson & Rumbo" --- in 1970, judging from the notes to the Sunflower/Surf's Up "two-fer" CD, and the fact that the fold-out to this CD says "this version unreleased.") One song that would have been perfect for inclusion is "Forever" (another Sunflower song and another Dennis composition); I'm surprised that it was left off. The fact that there are several "new" stereo mixes is another definite plus, although, like some other people, I would prefer that Captitol put together a complete compilation CD of new stereo mixes --- or even better, reissue the '60s albums in "new" stereo mixes (except Pet Sounds, which they've already done that with) --- instead of continuing to put out "new" stereo mixes like they have been. Nevertheless, this is a very good collection, especially if a collection of the group's "love" songs is what you're looking for. (I wrote this review under the link for the VERY expensive Japanese release of the CD because of something weird at Amazon. I was going to write it under the link for the U.S. release, but for some reason Amazon said that only one review per customer was allowed but that I could edit my existing review --- which I hadn't written yet!)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alexander on November 12, 2009
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Listening to the Beach Boys songs in mono my whole life, I had never really experienced how awesome their music is in Stereo. I bought their re-mastered "Pet Sounds" album a few months ago and was blown away by the audio quality. Seeing that most of these 'summer love songs' were in stereo I decided to buy this album.

This CD contains a few Beach Boys songs I had never heard before (which are excellent songs) and the songs I have heard before have been beautifully re-mastered from mono into stereo (except for 'Help Me Rhonda').

"Summer Love Songs" is a great collection of chill Beach Boys songs which deserve to be in every music lovers library. 5/5
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