Vol. 1-Greatest Hits CD (1999)

Artist: Beach Boys

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Product Overview

The compilation of the first volume, of greatest hits, include Beach Boys classics like "Surfin' Safari", "409", "Surfin' U.S.A.", "Surfer Girl", "Help Me, Rhonda," and many more!!!


Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60336563
UPC 724352186020
UPC 14 00724352186020
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/1999
Author Beach Boys
Associated Artist/Work Dale, Dick
Associated Artist/Work Jan & Dean
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Wilson Phillips
Associated Artist/Work Wilson, Brian (Pop)
Artist Influence Buddy Holly
Artist Influence Chubby Checker
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence Dion
Artist Influence Duane Eddy
Artist Influence Frankie Lymon
Artist Influence Phil Spector
Artist Influence Teleman
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence The Everly Brothers
Artist Influence The Four Freshmen
Artist Influence The Four Preps
Artist Influence The Four Seasons
Artist Influence The Hi-Lo's
Artist Influence The Platters
Artist Contemporary America
Artist Contemporary Boyce & Hart
Artist Contemporary Boys Next Door
Artist Contemporary Brute Force
Artist Contemporary Chicago
Artist Contemporary Curt Boettcher
Artist Contemporary Dick Dale
Artist Contemporary Donovan
Artist Contemporary Fleetwood Mac
Artist Contemporary Frankie Valli
Artist Contemporary Gary Usher
Artist Contemporary Gerry & the Pacemakers
Artist Contemporary Glen Campbell
Artist Contemporary Harpers Bizarre
Artist Contemporary Harry Nilsson
Artist Contemporary Jan & Dean
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Buffett
Artist Contemporary Love
Artist Contemporary Mortimer
Artist Contemporary Original Surfaris
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Artist Contemporary Richie Allen
Artist Contemporary Roger Nichols (Songwriter)
Artist Contemporary Roy Wood
Artist Contemporary Sagittarius
Artist Contemporary Sandy Salisbury
Artist Contemporary The Association
Artist Contemporary The Astronauts
Artist Contemporary The Atlantics (Australia)
Artist Contemporary The Beatles
Artist Contemporary The Bel-Airs
Artist Contemporary The Byrds
Artist Contemporary The Challengers (Surf)
Artist Contemporary The Chantays
Artist Contemporary The Cornells
Artist Contemporary The Fantastic Baggys
Artist Contemporary The First Class
Artist Contemporary The Four Seasons
Artist Contemporary The Free Design
Artist Contemporary The Grass Roots
Artist Contemporary The Hollies
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Artist Contemporary The Kickstands
Artist Contemporary The Left Banke
Artist Contemporary The Lively Ones
Artist Contemporary The Lovin' Spoonful
Artist Contemporary The Mamas & the Papas
Artist Contemporary The Millennium
Artist Contemporary The Monkees
Artist Contemporary The Premiers
Artist Contemporary The Raspberries
Artist Contemporary The Revells
Artist Contemporary The Rip Chords (Surf)
Artist Contemporary The Rivieras
Artist Contemporary The Shirelles
Artist Contemporary The Sundowners
Artist Contemporary The Sunrays
Artist Contemporary The Super Stocks
Artist Contemporary The Surfaris
Artist Contemporary The Tokens
Artist Contemporary The Turtles
Artist Contemporary The Ventures
Artist Contemporary The Zombies
Artist Contemporary Tommy James & the Shondells (Rock)
Artist Contemporary Van Dyke Parks
Artist Contemporary Yellow Balloon
Artist Follower ABBA
Artist Follower Air (France)
Artist Follower Animal Collective
Artist Follower Big Star
Artist Follower Bikeride
Artist Follower Billy Nicholls
Artist Follower Birds of Tokyo
Artist Follower BMX Bandits
Artist Follower BORNS
Artist Follower Bread
Artist Follower Cardinal (Pop)
Artist Follower Carpenters
Artist Follower Cheap Trick
Artist Follower Chicago
Artist Follower Color Bars
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Artist Follower Frank Black (Rock)
Artist Follower Frank Ocean
Artist Follower Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Artist Follower Harry Nilsson
Artist Follower Husky (Australia)
Artist Follower Jan & Dean
Artist Follower Jellyfish
Artist Follower Lindsey Buckingham
Artist Follower Marshall Crenshaw
Artist Follower Matthew Sweet
Artist Follower My Bloody Valentine
Artist Follower Neutral Milk Hotel
Artist Follower Phil Ajjarapu
Artist Follower Pixies
Artist Follower Pugwash (Power Pop)
Artist Follower R.E.M.
Artist Follower Ron Sexsmith (Singer/Songwriter)
Artist Follower Roy Wood
Artist Follower Sagittarius
Artist Follower Saint Etienne
Artist Follower Sean Lennon
Artist Follower Simian
Artist Follower Stereolab
Artist Follower Summer Fiction
Artist Follower Sweet Baboo
Artist Follower The Aluminum Group
Artist Follower The Apples in Stereo
Artist Follower The Aquadolls
Artist Follower The Association
Artist Follower The Blue Jean Committee
Artist Follower The Butterscotch Cathedral
Artist Follower The dB's
Artist Follower The Dukes of Stratosphear
Artist Follower The High Llamas
Artist Follower The Ivy League
Artist Follower The Ladybug Transistor
Artist Follower The Left Banke
Artist Follower The Legal Matters
Artist Follower The Mamas & the Papas
Artist Follower The Millennium
Artist Follower The Move
Artist Follower The Neon Philharmonic
Artist Follower The Olivia Tremor Control
Artist Follower The Pernice Brothers
Artist Follower The Plimsouls
Artist Follower The Ramones
Artist Follower The Raspberries
Artist Follower The Turtles
Artist Follower The Wondermints
Artist Follower Todd Rundgren
Artist Follower Treefight for Sunlight
Artist Follower Utopia
Artist Follower Velvet Crush
Artist Follower We Are Catchers
Artist Follower Weezer
Artist Follower XTC
Artist Follower Yellow Balloon
Artist Follower Yo La Tengo
Artist Follower Zumpano
Technical Info
CatalogID 21860
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 09/21/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724352186020
Album Notes and Credits
The Beach Boys: Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, David Marks, Bruce Johnston.
Producers: Murry Wilson, Brian Wilson, Terry Melcher.
Compilation producer: Cheryl Pawelski.
Principally recorded in Hollywood, California between 1962 and 1966. Includes liner notes by Brad Elliot.
Digitally remastered by Ron McMaster and Andrew Sandoval (June 1999, Capitol Mastering).
With the Absolute Best collections out of print at the end of the '90s and 20 Good Vibrations: The Greatest Hits missing about as many great singles as it included, Capitol's release of two generous Beach Boys Greatest Hits discs in 1999 was welcome. Unfortunately, they got it only half-right. Since the Beach Boys had too many hits to fit onto one 20-track collection, it made sense to have two separate 20-track discs, but the dividing line is arbitrary. For its three quarters, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 appears to be a straight chronological trawl through the hits, beginning with "Surfin' Safari" and running through "Barbara Ann." Upon close inspection, a number of major songs -- "Surfin'," "Shut Down," "In My Room," "Don't Worry Baby" -- are missing, yet that portion of the album plays very well. The last five songs are a bit problematic. True, there's a good selection of highlights from the Pet Sounds era, but the late '60s and '70s are skipped in favor of "Kokomo," which has never sounded more out of place than it does here. Of course, to some casual fans this will seem like nitpicking, since Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 does have the lion's share of the Beach Boys' popular material, and it is nice to have these songs on one disc, even if "Do It Again," "Caroline No," and "Heroes and Villains" are missing, along with the previously mentioned cuts. What is here qualifies as a top-notch introduction, yet it's hard not to wish that the two Greatest Hits were chronological, with Vol. 1 ending before Pet Sounds and the second volume tying up the remaining Capitol recordings. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Artist Overview
Admired for both their infectious surfer music and their sophisticated, multi-tracked pop productions, the Beach Boys created a lasting impression on popular music through their complex harmonies and Brian Wilson's genius for composition and arrangement. Their 1966 album, PET SOUNDS, is a baroque/psychedelic-pop masterpiece that easily ranks among the most influential albums of the rock era. Brian's emotional difficulties eventually prevented him from performing, but his brothers and buddies carried on without him, singing his songs and spreading that California sunshine all over the world. In 1999, Brian launched a solo world tour, showcasing his Beach Boys compositions, and has continued to perform live as well.
Disc 1
1 Surfin' Safari - (mono)
2 Surfin' U.S.A. - (stereo)
3 Surfer Girl - (stereo)
4 Little Deuce Coupe - (stereo)
5 Be True To Your School
6 Fun, Fun, Fun - (stereo)
7 I Get Around
8 Shut Down - (stereo)
9 Dance, Dance, Dance
10 Do You Wanna Dance?
11 Help Me, Rhonda
12 California Girls
13 Barbara Ann
14 Sloop John B
15 Wouldn't It Be Nice
16 Good Vibrations
17 409
18 God Only Knows
19 Catch A Wave - (stereo)
20 Kokomo
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