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The Best of The Beach Boys (Ten Best Series) [Limited Edition]

The Beach BoysAudio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Their classic songs epitomize the spirit of the California lifestyle and The Beach Boys have become an American icon to a worldwide audience. The Beach Boys’ first hit “Surfin’” (1961) launched a string of chart-topping songs that spans nearly forty years and includes eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA”, “Surfer Girl”, ... Read more in Amazon's The Beach Boys Store

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  • Audio CD (November 4, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: EMI Special Products
  • ASIN: B000002T9C
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,447 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fun, Fun, Fun
2. California Girls
3. Good Vibrations
4. I Get Around
5. Help Me, Rhonda
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. Barbara Ann
8. Surfer Girl
9. Surfin' U.S.A.
10. Be True To Your School


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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cheap collection of classic songs December 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
That one star review really annoyed me. All this is is a cheap way to obtain ten of the Beach Boys classics on one CD. Their early surf period is when they did their best songs, after that Brian Wilson's creativity fizzled. I'd rather hear Fun, Fun, Fun, Barbera-Ann and Wouldn't It Be Nice than stuff like I Can Hear Music, Kokomo or Then I Kissed Her. These are pure classics, and to be honest if you think such a veteran band, now lacking all three Wilsons, would be able to match these records if they re-entered the studio, you're living in cloud cuckoo land. These could well be among the band's ten best songs, though why God Only Knows isn't hear I don't know, and for such a low price..... But hey, I was forgetting- 'About 90% of this album is from the early 60's surfing career, plus a few songs from Pet Sounds'. Aside from the shaky maths of that statement, teh fact is their best songs were from said early surf period, and almost everything after Pet Sounds was tripe. 20 Golden Greats is a better set, but for the price this is an ideal introduction.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Music But A Really Short CD October 3, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The total time on this CD is about twenty minutes
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Either Love It Or Hate It January 18, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Admittedly, I really used to like this album. It was this album that got me into The Beach Boys' music. I used to play it all the time in my car. Then, as I got more and more into their music and I heard stuff from "Pet Sounds", "Friends" and "Sunflower", I realized that this album was nothing more than a cheap way to cash in on the success of The Beach Boys.
For a greatest hits collection, the song selection can hardly be beat - "California Girls", "Surfer Girl", "Fun Fun Fun", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", etc. There all here. But the complaint is for what's not here. With 10 tracks that equal a running time of about 20 minutes, there was enough room to include "Little Deuce Coupe", "Shut Down", "Surfin' Safari", "In My Room", "God Only Knows", "Surfin'", "409", "Little Saint Nick", and "Sloop John B." to make it a much more complete collection of hits.
If you want a single disc collection of The Beach Boys' greatest hits, then seek out "Sounds Of Summer". It has all 10 of the tracks on this cd, as well as 20 other hit singles. It also has better sound and liner notesby an experienced rock and roll researcher. Take my advice (and the advice of every other reviewer who gave this a one or two star review) and skip this album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars California Girls and Surfin' USA are classics November 26, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD offers some great songs such as California Girls and Surfin' USA that can make anyones blue day good. This is a good album.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL But Short February 27, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
The first BEACH BOYS tape I ever heard! It's a wonderful tape (and I'm mad because there are two tracks on the CD edition that don't come with the tape--you see, I don't have a CD player....) But wonderful songs that really brighten your spirits, no matter how short it is!
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5.0 out of 5 stars more old school March 22, 2014
By bumpyp
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
brings back many old memories of younger days quickly shipped great shape good price best way to buy c d's
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4.0 out of 5 stars richard March 19, 2014
By richard
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Beach boys and their good beach party music to have and listen to at the beach party on at the beach this summer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie Goldie!
Flashback to the fun times with this one! Beach boys sounds are great on this. Even the grandkids are singing and dancing to it!
Published 19 months ago by Faith Page
4.0 out of 5 stars got to have the beach boys
My son asked if I had old tapes from the sixties (he didnt know that was before eight tracks even) so I got on amazon to send him some janice, hendrix, sgt pepper, ravi, dylan,... Read more
Published 23 months ago by DSE
1.0 out of 5 stars MAYBE worth buying if you're on a VERY tight budget
This has got to be one of the lamest "best-of" packages I have EVER seen for ANY artist. It has a measly ten, that's right, TEN songs!! Read more
Published on May 23, 2011 by S.W.
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it
Look, this may be the shortest review I've ever written. But all I will say for this compilation is that is yet another cash grab by the morons at Capitol Records, as are most of... Read more
Published on March 13, 2011 by Johnny Boy
4.0 out of 5 stars Are You A Beach Boys Fan? Are You Pressed For Time?
If so, then this Best Of The Beach Boys is for you (my copy is entitled Hits Of The Beach Boys is indentical) as it only runs to 25 mintues! Read more
Published on February 5, 2011 by J. Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldies but Goodies
I grew up listening to the Beach Boys and watching movies about them and another group, "Jan & Dean".
Published on April 30, 2010 by Carl R. Kannady
1.0 out of 5 stars You can't cover the career of the Beach Boys in 10 songs.
As of this year, the Beach Boys have been together for 39 years. They have put out around 50 albums, not including greatest hits albums such as this. Read more
Published on November 26, 2000
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