Surfer Girl/Shut Down, Vol. 2 Extra tracks, Import, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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"Surfer Girl" is the stronger album of the two, with "In My Room" showing Brian's sanctuary away from the world even if Gary Usher wrote the lyrics. There's also the title cut, "Little Deuce Coupe", "Catch A Wave" (which Jan and Dean would steal the music for "Sidewalk Surfin"), and others. Marvelous.
"Shut Down Volume 2" has two of the finest songs to come out of the "60's, "Don't Worry Baby" and "The Warmth Of The Sun". "Fun Fun Fun" is pretty nifty, too.
The bonus tracks are cool, too. And a personal note to one of the reviewers; check out the last two tracks on the CD which both have intros that are NOT on the 1990 reissue. They're remixed better, too (in stereo and not mono). When the last song "I Do" is over, wait about 20 seconds and you'll get a nice little bonus of some acappella singing that also is not on the 1990 reissue.
If you have the 1990 reissue, check out the songwriting credits and compare them to this version. It's very enlightening.
According to the liner notes the double-sided single Surfer Girl and Little Deuce Coupe was recorded on 12 June 1963 and the other 10 tracks that make up the album Surfer Girl were entirely recorded at Western Studios in Hollywood on 16 July 1963; quite a feat. Some of the tracks are quite throwaway, but others such as Catch A Wave and The Surfer Moon, which features a string arrangement, seem to be the result of a lot of care and craft to achieve a tight sound, and indicate considerable musical growth and maturity on the part of Brian Wilson and the group. In the Track-By-Track notes for Our Car Club it states that as Chuck Britz did not engineer the track, as per normal, it "was probably cut at Gold Star with Larry Levine at the dials", calling into question the accuracy of both studio and date information as given.Read more ›
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Just saw the "Boys" in concert and brought back so many memories had to complete my collection. Great Music never dies!Published on May 6, 2013 by Bobby T.
Great songs. You can start to hear the Brian Wilson that we all love coming out here. Even at the start he was writing some beautiful piecesPublished on November 30, 2012 by Nicholas