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Vol. 1-Greatest Hits CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60336563
UPC: 724352186020
UPC 14: 00724352186020
Release Date: 9/21/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Surfin' Safari - (mono) ~ The Beach Boys
2. Surfin' U.S.A. - (stereo) ~ The Beach Boys
3. Surfer Girl - (stereo) ~ The Beach Boys
4. Little Deuce Coupe - (stereo) ~ The Beach Boys
5. Be True To Your School ~ The Beach Boys
6. Fun, Fun, Fun - (stereo) ~ The Beach Boys
7. I Get Around ~ The Beach Boys
8. Shut Down - (stereo) ~ The Beach Boys
9. Dance, Dance, Dance ~ The Beach Boys
10. Do You Wanna Dance? ~ The Beach Boys
11. Help Me, Rhonda ~ The Beach Boys
12. California Girls ~ The Beach Boys
13. Barbara Ann ~ The Beach Boys
14. Sloop John B ~ The Beach Boys
15. Wouldn't It Be Nice ~ The Beach Boys
16. Good Vibrations ~ The Beach Boys
17. 409 ~ The Beach Boys
18. God Only Knows ~ The Beach Boys
19. Catch A Wave - (stereo) ~ The Beach Boys
20. Kokomo ~ The Beach Boys
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!!!

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Beach Boys: Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, David Marks, Bruce Johnston.
Muze PNote Producers: Murry Wilson, Brian Wilson, Terry Melcher.
Muze PNote Compilation producer: Cheryl Pawelski.
Muze PNote Principally recorded in Hollywood, California between 1962 and 1966. Includes liner notes by Brad Elliot.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Ron McMaster and Andrew Sandoval (June 1999, Capitol Mastering).
Muze PNote 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.

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Oldies But Goodies
Muze Music Compilations Forrest Gump-Special Collector's Edition (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Boogie Nights
Muze Music Compilations WCBS 25th Anniversary 2 Best of 60's
Muze Music Compilations 1960's Americas Top 10
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Bits
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem Presents: americas Top Ten
Muze Music Compilations Rock 'n' Roll at 50: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade Box Set
Muze Music Compilations American Graffiti
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem: Driving In The 60's
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1960'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations Where The Action Is Los Angeles Nugge
Muze Music Compilations The Departed
Muze Music Compilations Fantastic Mr. Fox
Muze Music Compilations Pirate Radio (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations 60'S Music Revolution
Muze Music Compilations Romancing The 60S
Muze Music Compilations Now Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Disney Classics
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Movies
Muze Music Compilations Sherman Brothers Songbook
Muze Music Compilations The Jersey Beat: Music Of Franki Valli (w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations First Love

Associated Artists and Works

Dale, Dick
Jan & Dean
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Vitamin String Quartet
Dedicated ~ Wilson Phillips
Wilson, Brian (Pop)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/21/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 21860
Music Label Name Label : Capitol/EMI Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724352186020

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