Beach Boys to Remove Party Sounds From "Beach Boys Party!", Add Almost 70 Session Recordings

Beach Boys Party! will hit its 50th anniversary on November 8 and, in celebration, Capitol/UMe will release an expanded edition of the album that removes all of the party sounds from the original along with almost 70 tracks from the recording session.

Beach Boys Party! was a covers album that was actually recorded in a studio and had the party sounds overdubbed later. The set was quickly recorded to satisfy a request from Capitol Records for a holiday 1965 release and to give Brian Wilson additional time to develop the now classic album Pet Sounds. Their tenth studio album in just three years, it reached number 6 on the U.S. Albums chart and included the single Barbara Ann (1966 / #2).

Mike Love said "...we didn't really have time to develop the type of album we wanted to develop, which Brian was working on, called Pet Sounds… So we said, 'Well, what can we do quickly and easily?' And we decided to do this party album."

Over the course of several long sessions at Western Recorders in Hollywood, California in August and September of 1965, The Beach Boys recorded what was, essentially, the first "unplugged" rock & roll album, with instrumentation limited to acoustic guitars, bass, bongos, harmonica and a tambourine. Joined in the studio by a few friends and collaborators, the band ran through many of their favorite songs of the time, including hits by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others, even spoofing two of their own biggest hits, I Get Around and Little Deuce Coupe, with self-parodying renditions.

Beach Boys Party! will be released November 20 in a 2-CD set and digital album which includes photos from the sessions, package essays by Beach Boys historians Alan Boyd and Craig Slowinski, and notes by the new edition's producer, Mark Linett. A vinyl LP edition of the Party! album's original 12 tracks, remixed and remastered in the 'Uncovered and Unplugged' style, will follow on December 11.

The track list:

Disc 1
  • THE ALBUM
    • Hully Gully [Session #2 – 9/8/65]
    • I Should Have Known Better [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
    • Tell Me Why [Session #2 – 9/8/65]
    • Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
    • Mountain of Love [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
    • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away [Session #5 – 9/23/65]
    • Devoted to You [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
    • Alley Oop [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
    • There's No Other Baby (Like My Baby) [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
    • I Get Around / Little Deuce Coupe [Session #4 – 9/15/65]
    • The Times The Are A-Changin' [Session #5 – 9/23/65]
    • Barbara Ann [Session #5 – 9/23/65]
  • THE SESSIONS
    • Let's Get This Party Rolling [Session #2 – 9/8/65]
  • SESSION #1 [8/23/65]
    • I Should Have Known Better #1
    • Ruby Baby #1
    • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction #1
    • Hully Gully #1
    • Blowin' in the Wind
    • DIALOG: "The Sunrays"
  • SESSION #2 [9/8/65]
    • Ruby Baby #2
    • DIALOG: "The Masked Phantom"
    • Hully Gully #2
    • DIALOG: "Carl, Go Get Your Bass"
    • Hully Gully #3
    • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction #2
    • DIALOG: "That's a Bad Guitar"
    • Ruby Baby #3
    • DIALOG: "What's the Matter, Carl"
    • Ruby Baby #4
    • DIALOG: "Carl's Tire"
    • I Should've Known Better #2
    • I Should've Known Better #3
    • DIALOG: "Wasn't That Great, Folks?"
    • Tell Me Why #1
    • Don't Worry Baby
    • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away #1
    • Little Deuce Coupe #1
    • California Girls
Disc 2
  • SESSION #2 [9/8/65], continued
    • She Belongs to Me / The Artist (Laugh at Me) #1
    • Fooling Around: Hang On Sloopy / You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling / Twist and Shout
    • Riot In Cell Block No.9 #1
    • Fooling Around: The Diary
    • DIALOG: "I Think We Better Do The Next Week"
  • SESSION #3 [9/14/65]
    • DIALOG: "Let's Cook Now and Eat Later"
    • Tell Me Why #2
    • I Should Have Known Better #4
    • DIALOG: "What I Want to Do"
    • DIALOG: "Are We Still In the Party?"
    • Mountain of Love #1
    • DIALOG: "Where's Denny?"
    • Devoted to You #1
    • DIALOG: "What Are You Doing Now?"
    • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away #2
    • DIALOG: "This Phony Party" / Ticket to Ride
    • Alley Oop #1
    • Alley Oop #2
    • DIALOG: "Tune It Like This"
    • There's No Other (Like My Baby) #1
    • There's No Other (Like My Baby) #2
    • DIALOG: "Do the Splits"
    • Devoted to You #2
    • Devoted to You #3
  • SESSION #4 [9/15/65]
    • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away #3
    • I Get Around
    • Little Deuce Coupe #2
    • Mountain of Love #2
    • Ticket to Ride #2
    • Riot in Cell Block No. 9 #2
    • The Artist (Laugh at Me) #2
    • One Kiss Led to Another
  • SESSION #5 [9/23/65]
    • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away #4
    • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away #5
    • DIALOG: "What Did You Stop Us For, Chuck?"
    • The Times The Are A-Changin'
    • Fooling Around: Heart and Soul / Long Tall Sally
    • Fooling Around: The Boy From NYC
    • Smokey Joe's Cafe
    • DIALOG: "I Got One More"
    • Barbara Ann #1
    • Barbara Ann #2
    • Barbara Ann #3

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