Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Preview: Made in California - Beach Boys (6-CD Career Retrospective)

Artist: Beach Boys
Title: Made in California
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Label: Capitol
Format(s): 6-CDs, DD

When Capitol Records announced the activity that would surround the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary last year, they said their would be a career spanning box set. As the 50th anniversary passed, no box was in sight and fans were starting to lose hope.

On Monday, Capitol finally released some details on Made in California, a six-CD set chronicling the Beach Boys career which will be out on August 27.

Included is over 7-1/2 hours of music including an amazing sixty previously unreleased songs, demos, live tracks and alternate takes. The set is packaged in a pseudo-high school yearbook with personal recollections from the band, essays and rare photos.


The unreleased tracks will include such sought after rarities as Goin' to the Beach, California Feelin', Soul Searchin', You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling and You're Still a Mystery. The set also debuts 17 unreleased live recordings, including Runaway (1965), Friends and Little Bird (1968), Wild Honey (1972), It's About Time (1973), Wonderful and Vegetables from The Beach Boys' legendary 1993 acoustic tour, and a 1995 rendition of Sail On, Sailor featuring a soulful lead vocal by the late Carl Wilson. The greatly missed talents of Carl and Dennis Wilson are also celebrated with rare and previously unreleased recordings including Dennis' (Wouldn't It Be Nice To) Live Again, Barnyard Blues and My Love Lives On, Carl's lead vocals on Da Doo Ron Ron and Soul Searchin', and Carl's shared lead with Bruce and Brian on California Feelin'.

Track List:

Disc 1
  • Home Recordings / Surfin' Rehearsal Highlights (2012 Edit - Mono)
  • Surfin' (with Session Intro - Mono)
  • Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring (Demo - Mono)
  • Surfin' Safari (Original Mono Long Version)
  • 409 (Original Mono Long Version)
  • Lonely Sea (Original Mono Mix)
  • Surfin' U.S.A.
  • Shut Down (2003 Stereo Mix)
  • Surfer Girl
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Catch A Wave
  • Our Car Club
  • Surfers Rule (with Session Intro)
  • In My Room
  • Back Home
  • Be True To Your School (Mono Single Version)
  • Ballad Of Ole' Betsy
  • Little Saint Nick (Stereo Single Version)
  • Fun, Fun, Fun (Mono Single Version)
  • Little Honda
  • Don't Worry Baby (2009 Stereo Mix)
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love (2009 Stereo Mix)
  • The Warmth Of The Sun
  • I Get Around (with Session Intro - Mono)
  • Wendy (2007 Stereo Mix)
  • All Summer Long (2007 Stereo Mix)
  • Girls On The Beach
  • Don't Back Down
  • When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • All Dressed Up For School (Mono)
  • Please Let Me Wonder (2007 Stereo Mix)
  • Kiss Me, Baby (2000 Stereo Mix)
  • In The Back of My Mind (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Dance, Dance, Dance (2003 Stereo Mix)
Disc 2
  • Do You Wanna Dance (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Help Me, Rhonda (Mono Single Version)
  • California Girls (2002 Stereo Mix)
  • Amusement Parks USA (Early Version)
  • Salt Lake City (2001 Stereo Mix)
  • Let Him Run Wild (2007 Stereo Mix)
  • Graduation Day (Session Excerpt and Master Take, 2012 Mix)
  • The Little Girl I Once Knew (Mono)
  • There's No Other (Like My Baby) (2012 "Unplugged" Mix with Party Session Intro)
  • Barbara Ann (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Radio Spot "Wonderful KYA" (Mono)
  • Sloop John B (1996 Stereo Mix)
  • Wouldn't It Be Nice (2001 Stereo Mix)
  • God Only Knows (1996 Stereo Mix)
  • I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (1996 Stereo Mix)
  • Caroline No (1996 Stereo Mix)
  • Good Vibrations (Mono)
  • Our Prayer (2012 "Smile Sessions" Stereo Mix)
  • Heroes And Villains: Part 1 ("Smile Sessions" Mix - Mono)
  • Heroes And Villains: Part 2 ("Smile Sessions" Mix - Mono)
  • Vega-Tables ("Smile Sessions" Stereo Mix)
  • Wind Chimes ("Smile Sessions" Stereo Mix)
  • The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow) ("Smile Sessions" Mix - Mono)
  • Cabin Essence ("Smile Sessions" Mix - Mono)
  • Heroes And Villains (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Wonderful (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Country Air (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Wild Honey (2012 Stereo Mix)
Disc 3
  • Darlin' (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Let The Wind Blow (2001 Stereo Mix)
  • Meant For You (Alternate Version)
  • Friends
  • Little Bird
  • Busy Doin' Nothin'
  • Sail Plane Song (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • We're Together Again (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Radio Spot "Murray The K" (Mono)
  • Do It Again (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • Old Man River (Vocal Section)
  • Be With Me
  • I Can Hear Music
  • Time To Get Alone
  • I Went To Sleep
  • Can't Wait Too Long (A Cappella)
  • Break Away (Alternate Version)
  • Celebrate The News
  • Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) (Single Version, 2001 Stereo Mix)
  • Susie Cincinnati (2012 Mix)
  • Good Time
  • Slip On Through
  • Add Some Music To Your Day
  • This Whole World
  • Forever
  • It's About Time
  • Soulful Old Man Sunshine
  • Fallin' In Love (2009 Stereo Mix)
  • Sound Of Free (Mono Single Version)
  • 'Til I Die
  • Surf's Up
Disc 4
  • Don't Go Near The Water
  • Disney Girls (1957)
  • Feel Flows
  • (Wouldn't It Be Nice To) Live Again
  • Marcella
  • All This Is That
  • Sail On Sailor
  • The Trader
  • California Saga (On My Way To Sunny Californ-I-A)
  • Rock And Roll Music (2012 Mix w/Extra Verse)
  • It's OK (Alternate Mix)
  • Had To Phone Ya
  • Let Us Go On This Way
  • I'll Bet He's Nice
  • Solar System
  • The Night Was So Young
  • It's Over Now (Alternate Mix)
  • Come Go With Me
  • California Feelin'
  • Brian's Back (Alternate Mix)
  • Good Timin'
  • Angel Come Home
  • Baby Blue
  • It's A Beautiful Day (Single Edit) (2012 Mix)
  • Goin' To The Beach
Disc 5
  • Goin' On
  • Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love
  • Da Doo Ron Ron
  • Getcha Back
  • California Dreamin'
  • Kokomo
  • Soul Searchin'
  • You're Still A Mystery
  • That's Why God Made The Radio
  • Isn't It Time (Single Version)
  • The Beach Boys Live
    • Runaway (Chicago 1965 -- w/Concert Promo Intro - Mono)
    • You're So Good To Me (Paris 1966 - Mono)
    • The Letter (Hawaii Rehearsal 1967)
    • Friends (Chicago 1968 - Mono)
    • Little Bird (Chicago 1968 - Mono)
    • All I Want To Do (London 1968)
    • Help Me, Rhonda (New Jersey 1972)
    • Wild Honey (New Jersey 1972)
    • Only With You (New York 1972)
    • It's About Time (Chicago 1973)
    • I Can Hear Music (Maryland 1975)
    • Vegetables (New York 1993)
    • Wonderful (New York 1993)
    • Sail On Sailor (Louisville 1995)
    • Summer In Paradise (Wembley 1993)
Disc 6 (From the Vaults)
  • Radio Spot (1966 -- Mono)
  • Slip On Through (A Cappella Mix)
  • Don't Worry Baby (Stereo Session Outtake w/ Alternate Lead Vocal)
  • Pom Pom Play Girl (Vocal Session Highlight)
  • Guess I'm Dumb (Instrumental Track w/Background Vocals)
  • Sherry She Needs Me (1965 Track w/1976 Vocal)
  • Mona Kana (Instrumental Track)
  • This Whole World (A Cappella)
  • Where Is She?
  • Had To Phone Ya (Instrumental Track)
  • SMiLE Backing Vocals Montage (from "The Smile Sessions")
  • Good Vibrations (Stereo Track Sections)
  • Be With Me (Demo)
  • I Believe In Miracles (Vocal Section)
  • Why (Instrumental Track)
  • Barnyard Blues
  • Don't Go Near The Water (Instrumental Track)
  • You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
  • Transcendental Meditation (Instrumental Track)
  • Our Sweet Love (Vocals w/Strings)
  • Back Home (1970 Version)
  • California Feelin' (Original Demo)
  • California Girls ("Lei'd In Hawaii" Studio Version)
  • Help You, Rhonda ("Lei'd In Hawaii" Studio Version)
  • Surf's Up (1967 Version) (2012 Mix)
  • My Love Lives On
  • Radio Spot (1964 - Mono)
  • Wendy (BBC -- Live in the Studio 1964 - Mono)
  • When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (BBC -- Live in the Studio 1964 - Mono)
  • Hushabye (BBC -- Live in the Studio 1964 - Mono)
  • Carl Wilson: Coda (2013 Edit)


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