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The Beach Boys Announce ‘Made In California’ 6 CD Collection For 50th Anniversary Celebration

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The Beach Boys have opened their archives for a new career-spanning, six-CD collection titled Made In California, capping the legendary band’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. To be released worldwide on August 27 (August 26 outside of North America) by Capitol/UMe, Made In California features more than seven and a half hours of music, including more than 60 previously unreleased tracks. The deluxe set is presented in a high school annual-inspired hardbound book with personal recollections from the band’s members, replicated classic artwork and memorabilia, photos from the band’s archive, and handwritten yearbook-style inscriptions from Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks.

Produced by The Beach Boys and The SMiLE Sessions’ GRAMMY® Award-winning team of Mark Linett, Alan Boyd, and Dennis Wolfe, Made In California chronologically charts the 50-year career of America’s Band, from their earliest demos to their most recent recordings. With huge hits and rare gems including never-before-released original songs, home demos, alternate takes and mixes, and live concert, television and radio performances, the set showcases the breadth and diversity of The Beach Boys’ recorded catalog and illustrates the band’s unique and evocative West Coast story. From “Surfin’ Safari” to “God Only Knows,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Good Vibrations” to “Kokomo,” The Beach Boys’ canon boasts a masterful versatility that is unparalleled in American popular music.

Made In California’s memorabilia includes Brian Wilson’s 1959 high school essay titled “My Philosophy,” which is reproduced in the collection’s book in its original handwritten form (the original is currently on display in The GRAMMY Museum’s yearlong Beach Boys exhibit celebrating the band’s 50-year career). In the essay, Wilson expresses his wish for a satisfying life, writing, “I don’t want to settle for a mediocre life, but make a name for myself in my life’s work, which I hope will be music.”

“This box set captures the evolution of a dream which started with a family singing Everly Brothers songs around a piano, to creating the harmonies that fans would carry in their hearts for a lifetime,” said Mike Love. “Seeing these photos and rediscovering some of this music, I’m reminded of the immense love I feel for Brian, Dennis, Carl, Bruce, Al, and David. I’m still floored that our stories continue to inspire new generations to catch a wave and ride it is long as it lasts.”

Made In California’s previously unreleased and long sought-after recordings include “Goin’ To The Beach,” “California Feelin’,” “Soul Searchin’,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” and “You’re Still A Mystery,” among others. 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’.”

The set also features a special ‘From The Vaults’ disc of rarities selected by the band and the producers with longtime Beach Boys fans in mind. Among the disc’s highlights are a cappella mixes of standout vocal recordings for songs including “This Whole World” and “Slip On Through,” alternate versions of “Don’t Worry Baby” and other Beach Boys classics, session highlights and instrumental tracks, plus newly-discovered BBC Radio live recordings from 1964 of “Wendy,” “When I Grow Up (To Be A Man),” and “Hushabye.”

One of the most iconic bands in popular music history and America’s first pop band to reach the 50 year milestone, The Beach Boys have performed and recorded the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer since 1961. Founded that year in Hawthorne, California, The Beach Boys were originally comprised of the three teenaged Wilson brothers: Brian, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and school friend Al Jardine. In 1962, neighbor David Marks joined the group for their first wave of hits with Capitol Records, leaving in late 1963, and in 1965, Bruce Johnston joined the band when Brian Wilson retired from touring to focus on writing and producing for the group.

Last year’s reunion of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks for a new studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio, and The Beach Boys’ 50th Anniversary Tour, the band’s first major outing to include Wilson in more than two decades, made headlines around the world as one of the year’s top entertainment stories.

Released last June, That’s Why God Made The Radio was the band’s 29th studio album (including 2011’s SMiLE Sessions), and the first in decades to feature all of the band’s surviving original members. Produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love, the album bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the band’s highest-ever album chart debut.

The sold-out tour took The Beach Boys to more than 70 cities around the world, including their first concert at the Hollywood Bowl since 1965, headlining performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and tour-closing concerts at London’s O2 Arena and Royal Albert Hall. In a review of the landmark tour’s first concert, Rolling Stone recognized the band’s deep well of signature songs, noting, “It’s not until a band like the Beach Boys runs through their hits back-to-back in rapid succession that you realize just how many hits they’ve had.” On May 21, Capitol/UMe released The Beach Boys’ new concert album, Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour, a 2CD and digital collection of 41 standout recordings from the acclaimed tour.

The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The album spent 37 weeks on the Billboard chart, launching the young group known for its shimmering vocal harmonies and relaxed California style into international stardom. The Wilson/Love collaboration resulted in many huge international chart hits, and the band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, making The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.

In 1966, The Beach Boys were one of the first bands to found its own record label with the launch of Brother Records, Inc. (BRI), with the band’s members as its shareholders and Capitol Records as its distribution partner. BRI continues to manage The Beach Boys’ intellectual property, including the band’s catalog with Capitol/UMe and other label partners, as well as its name, artwork/logos, image and likeness.

The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits (36). ‘Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys’ has achieved triple-Platinum sales status, and ‘The SMiLE Sessions,’ released to worldwide critical acclaim in November 2011, won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Historical Album and was heralded as the year’s Best Reissue by Rolling Stone magazine.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are an American institution that is iconic around the world. /

The Beach Boys: Made In California

** Previously unreleased songs, tracks and mixes in bold italics

CD 1

1. Home Recordings / “Surfin'” Rehearsal Highlights (2012 Edit – Mono)

2. Surfin’ (with Session Intro – Mono)

3. Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring (Demo – Mono)

4. Surfin’ Safari (Original Mono Long Version)

5. 409 (Original Mono Long Version)

6. Lonely Sea (Original Mono Mix)

7. Surfin’ U.S.A.

8. Shut Down (2003 Stereo Mix)

9. Surfer Girl

10. Little Deuce Coupe

11. Catch A Wave

12. Our Car Club

13. Surfers Rule (with Session Intro)

14. In My Room

15. Back Home

16. Be True To Your School (Mono Single Version)

17. Ballad Of Ole’ Betsy

18. Little Saint Nick (Stereo Single Version)

19. Fun, Fun, Fun (Mono Single Version)

20. Little Honda

21. Don’t Worry Baby (2009 Stereo Mix)

22. Why Do Fools Fall In Love (2009 Stereo Mix)

23. The Warmth Of The Sun

24. I Get Around (with Session Intro – Mono)

25. Wendy (2007 Stereo Mix)

26. All Summer Long (2007 Stereo Mix)

27. Girls On The Beach

28. Don’t Back Down

29. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (2012 Stereo Mix)

30. All Dressed Up For School (Mono)

31. Please Let Me Wonder (2007 Stereo Mix)

32. Kiss Me, Baby (2000 Stereo Mix)

33. In The Back of My Mind (2012 Stereo Mix)

34. Dance, Dance, Dance (2003 Stereo Mix)

CD 2

1. Do You Wanna Dance (2012 Stereo Mix)

2. Help Me, Rhonda (Mono Single Version)

3. California Girls (2002 Stereo Mix)

4. Amusement Parks USA (Early Version)

5. Salt Lake City (2001 Stereo Mix)

6. Let Him Run Wild (2007 Stereo Mix)

7. Graduation Day (Session Excerpt and Master Take, 2012 Mix)

8. The Little Girl I Once Knew (Mono)

9. There’s No Other (Like My Baby) (2012 “Unplugged” Mix with Party Session Intro)

10. Barbara Ann (2012 Stereo Mix)

11. Radio Spot “Wonderful KYA” (Mono)

12. Sloop John B (1996 Stereo Mix)

13. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (2001 Stereo Mix)

14. God Only Knows (1996 Stereo Mix)

15. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (1996 Stereo Mix)

16. Caroline No (1996 Stereo Mix)

17. Good Vibrations (Mono)

18. Our Prayer (2012 “Smile Sessions” Stereo Mix)

19. Heroes And Villains: Part 1 (“Smile Sessions” Mix – Mono)

20. Heroes And Villains: Part 2 (“Smile Sessions” Mix – Mono)

21. Vega-Tables (“Smile Sessions” Stereo Mix)

22. Wind Chimes (“Smile Sessions” Stereo Mix)

23. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow) (“Smile Sessions” Mix – Mono)

24. Cabin Essence (“Smile Sessions” Mix – Mono)

25. Heroes And Villains (2012 Stereo Mix)

26. Wonderful (2012 Stereo Mix)

27. Country Air (2012 Stereo Mix)

28. Wild Honey (2012 Stereo Mix)

CD 3

1. Darlin’ (2012 Stereo Mix)

2. Let The Wind Blow (2001 Stereo Mix)

3. Meant For You (Alternate Version)

4. Friends

5. Little Bird

6. Busy Doin’ Nothin’

7. Sail Plane Song (2012 Stereo Mix)

8. We’re Together Again (2012 Stereo Mix)

9. Radio Spot “Murray The K” (Mono)

10. Do It Again (2012 Stereo Mix)

11. Old Man River (Vocal Section)

12. Be With Me

13. I Can Hear Music

14. Time To Get Alone

15. I Went To Sleep

16. Can’t Wait Too Long (A Cappella)

17. Break Away (Alternate Version)

18. Celebrate The News

19. Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) (Single Version, 2001 Stereo Mix)

20. Susie Cincinnati (2012 Mix)

21. Good Time

22. Slip On Through

23. Add Some Music To Your Day

24. This Whole World

25. Forever

26. It’s About Time

27. Soulful Old Man Sunshine

28. Fallin’ In Love (2009 Stereo Mix)

29. Sound Of Free (Mono Single Version)

30. ‘Til I Die

31. Surf’s Up

CD 4

1. Don’t Go Near The Water

2. Disney Girls (1957)

3. Feel Flows

4. (Wouldn’t It Be Nice To) Live Again

5. Marcella

6. All This Is That

7. Sail On Sailor

8. The Trader

9. California Saga (On My Way To Sunny Californ-I-A)

10. Rock And Roll Music (2012 Mix w/Extra Verse)

11. It’s OK (Alternate Mix)

12. Had To Phone Ya

13. Let Us Go On This Way

14. I’ll Bet He’s Nice

15. Solar System

16. The Night Was So Young

17. It’s Over Now (Alternate Mix)

18. Come Go With Me

19. California Feelin’

20. Brian’s Back (Alternate Mix)

21. Good Timin’

22. Angel Come Home

23. Baby Blue

24. It’s A Beautiful Day (Single Edit) (2012 Mix)

25. Goin’ To The Beach

CD 5

1. Goin’ On

2. Why Don’t They Let Us Fall In Love

3. Da Doo Ron Ron

4. Getcha Back

5. California Dreamin’

6. Kokomo

7. Soul Searchin’

8. You’re Still A Mystery

9. That’s Why God Made The Radio

10. Isn’t It Time (Single Version)


11. Runaway (Chicago 1965 – w/Concert Promo Intro – Mono)

12. You’re So Good To Me (Paris 1966 – Mono)

13. The Letter (Hawaii Rehearsal 1967)

14. Friends (Chicago 1968 – Mono)

15. Little Bird (Chicago 1968 – Mono)

16. All I Want To Do (London 1968)

17. Help Me, Rhonda (New Jersey 1972)

18. Wild Honey (New Jersey 1972)

19. Only With You (New York 1972)

20. It’s About Time (Chicago 1973)

21. I Can Hear Music (Maryland 1975)

22. Vegetables (New York 1993)

23. Wonderful (New York 1993)

24. Sail On Sailor (Louisville 1995)

25. Summer In Paradise (Wembley 1993)

CD 6


1. Radio Spot (1966 – Mono)

2. Slip On Through (A Cappella Mix)

3. Don’t Worry Baby (Stereo Session Outtake w/ Alternate Lead Vocal)

4. Pom Pom Play Girl (Vocal Session Highlight)

5. Guess I’m Dumb (Instrumental Track w/Background Vocals)

6. Sherry She Needs Me (1965 Track w/1976 Vocal)

7. Mona Kana (Instrumental Track)

8. This Whole World (A Cappella)

9. Where Is She?

10. Had To Phone Ya (Instrumental Track)

11. SMiLE Backing Vocals Montage (from “The Smile Sessions”)

12. Good Vibrations (Stereo Track Sections)

13. Be With Me (Demo)

14. I Believe In Miracles (Vocal Section)

15. Why (Instrumental Track)

16. Barnyard Blues

17. Don’t Go Near The Water (Instrumental Track)

18. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

19. Transcendental Meditation (Instrumental Track)

20. Our Sweet Love (Vocals w/Strings)

21. Back Home (1970 Version)

22. California Feelin’ (Original Demo)

23. California Girls (“Lei’d In Hawaii” Studio Version)

24. Help You, Rhonda (“Lei’d In Hawaii” Studio Version)

25. Surf’s Up (1967 Version) (2012 Mix)

26. My Love Lives On

27. Radio Spot (1964 – Mono)

28. Wendy (BBC – Live in the Studio 1964 – Mono)

29. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (BBC – Live in the Studio 1964 – Mono)

30. Hushabye (BBC – Live in the Studio 1964 – Mono)

31. Carl Wilson: Coda (2013 Edit)