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The Beach Boys vinyl reissues out now

Written by admin on April 3, 2015 – 11:11 am -

Capitol/UMe has reissued five Beach Boys albums on 180-gram vinyl. The titles are “15 Big Ones” (1976), “M.I.U. Album” (1978), “L.A. (Light Album)” (1979), “Keepin’ The Summer Alive” (1980) and “The Beach Boys” (1985).

Beach Boys vinyl reissues

The band’s 1972 album, “Carl & The Passions – So Tough,” will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on May 12.

Beach Boys fans will also be interested to know that the band’s classic 1966 album, “Pet Sounds,” will be released on Blu-ray Audio on June 16, complete with bonus content.

The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds on Blu-ray audio

The album will be presented with six bonus tracks in high resolution (192kHz/24-bit) and in three distinct mixes, including Brian Wilson’s original mix in PCM Mono, Dolby True HD Stereo and new DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround mixes. The new mixes were produced by Mark Linett, under the supervision of Brian Wilson.

“Pet Sounds” is one of the most critically-acclaimed albums of all time, ranking at number two on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” in 2003, and topping Mojo’s similar list in 1995.

The vinyl reissues can be ordered now via the links below:


15 Big Ones (LP)

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M.I.U. Album (LP)

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L.A. (Light Album) (LP)

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Keepin’ The Summer Alive (LP)

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The Beach Boys (LP)

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Carl & The Passions – So Tough (LP)

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Download-only rarities from The Beatles and The Beach Boys

Written by admin on December 12, 2013 – 3:39 pm -

The download-only collections “The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963” and The Beach Boys’ “The Big Beat 1963” will be released on December 17.

Both releases are designed to satisfy European copyright laws. From 2014, the EU copyright protection on sound recordings is extended from 50 to 70 years, but this protection does not extend to recordings that have never been released.

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“The Beach Boys Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour” – 2 CD

Written by admin on April 27, 2013 – 10:14 am -

The Beach Boys Live - The 50th Anniversary Tour

The Beach Boys will release a double-CD next month to commemorate last year’s 50th anniversary reunion tour.

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Beach Boys lost archives up for auction

Written by admin on April 20, 2013 – 7:18 pm -

A huge collection of Beach Boys memorabilia is up for auction by the London-based Fame Bureau. The items were apparently placed in a storage facility in Florida in the 1970s by a Beach Boys family member. The exciting find came to light when the storage company sold off the contents of the boxes because payments had not been made.

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Brian Wilson to write memoir

Written by admin on April 17, 2013 – 10:14 pm -

Brian Wilson has signed a deal with Da Capo Press to write his memoir. The Beach Boys legend will work on the book with Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal editor Jason Fine.

The press release promises that Wilson will:

“Describe, for the first time, the epic highs and lows of his lifeā€”from his tumultuous relationship with his father, the loss of his mother and brothers, his fears about live performance, and the struggles he faced to lead the Beach Boys away from surf music into experimental terrain to his remarkable personal and professional comeback from drug addiction and mental illness with the support of his second wife, Melinda. He will share a new level of emotional honesty never before expressed in earlier books about him.”

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