Well, it’s time for that annual Beach Boys release. This time around, the band, or should I say epitome of summer music, especially with their close harmonic vocals and lyrics praising hot cars, surfing, and finally girls, will release 20 its greatest love songs as part of a brand new compilation aptly entitled Summer Love Songs.
Of course, considering this is the 22nd compilation released by the band in its illustrious 50 year career and third new release in as many years, the Boys had to provide a few incentives rather than just your standard repackaging to entice fans when the effort hits shelves on May 19th, right?
Well, sort of. Three of Summer Love Songs‘ tracks will be mixed in stereo for the very first time, and three others will have new stereo mixes, the latter of which were recreated from long lost, but newly-recovered analog multi-track masters. These tracks range from romantic ballads like God Only Knows, Please Let Me Wonder, and Dont Worry Baby to powerful, playful songs like California Girls and Good To My Heart. And there’s that one previously unreleased one single track that will exclusive to this CD. Entitled Fallin In Love”, the song was written and recorded by Dennis Wilson in 1970.
In summary, seven of the compilation’s 20 tracks offer something new. That’s like 35% new!
GO. BUY. NOW.
Oh, and do we really need to mention the fact that the Beach Boys, like always, are touring this summer? Get all dates via thebeachboys.com.
Summer Love Songs Tracklist:
01. Don’t Worry, Baby [new stereo mix from newly recovered analog multi-track master]
02. Why Do Fools Fall In Love [new stereo mix from newly recovered analog multi-track master]
03. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
04. God Only Knows
05. Surfer Girl
06. California Girls
07. Please Let Me Wonder
08. In The Parkin’ Lot
09. Your Summer Dream
10. Kiss Me, Baby
11. Hushabye [new stereo mix]
12. I’m So Young [new stereo mix]
13. Good To My Baby [new stereo mix]
14. Fallin’ In Love [previously unreleased track, written and recorded by Dennis Wilson]
15. Time To Get Alone [new stereo mix]
16. Our Sweet Love
17. Help Me, Rhonda
18. Keep An Eye On Summer
19. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
20. Girls On The Beach