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The Beach Boys Endless Summer [Vinyl LP Records] Vinyl – 1974
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The songs, which I have known so well and for so long, upon listening to them over and over,
I started hearing bits and pieces of the songs I didn't realize were there. It is a great cd, one you
will listen to forever.
The Beach Boys were my band in the 70's when this came out when I was 10 or 11 years old and I don't know how I discovered them well past their heyday, but I wound up owning this album. Unfortunately the quality of vinyl in the mid-seventies was horrible, and since I was playing it, (and playing it and playing it), it on a portable GE "record player" my copy soon wore down to nothing but crackles and pops. I eventually sold all my records including this one years ago.
When I came across this 180 gram vinyl reissue on Amazon for a reasonable price, I just had to get it and I was not disappointed! The first thing that struck me about it was the original labels including having sides 1 and 4 on one disk and 3 and 4 on the others, to allow it to be stacked on a record changer. What was missing however was the bi-plane poster, but that's OK, because the vinyl is quiet and the mix is great.
This is the perfect overview of the best of the pre-Pet Sounds Beach Boys, in terms of selection and pacing of songs. The vinyl reissue, like the original does not include Good Vibrations for which I am happy. To me Good Vibration was the kick-off of the next stage of their career.
I highly recommend this and I consider it one of the "greatest" greatest hits collection, along with Hot Rocks.
Just as an aside, a great companion album that was issued by Warner, (their current label at the time of the original release), idid include Good Vibrations as well as songs from Pet Sounds, Smile, Holland and others. Unfortunately that collections out of print.
The LP/CD release is notorious for having stereo versions of the singles, and also incorrect versions of "Be True To Your School" and "Help Me, Rhonda." The gold DCC release fixes this by substituting the actual single versions, but it still has stereo versions of some of the singles (which is not bad at all.)
If you can snag the gold CD, especially if it is a bargain, go ahead and get it, otherwise don't even bother with this disc. Get the double disc "Greastest Hits" from Razor and Tie instead.