The Ultimate Pressings of the Beach Boys Discography from Analogue Productions!
200g Vinyl LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Mono Mix Created Under Brian Wilson's Supervision!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the Original Master Tapes or Best Sources Available!
To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, their Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger intended. Mono mixes created under Wilsons supervision were how the surf rockin California crew rose to fame! And theyve got em!
For the early part of the Beach Boys career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.
Bottom line, the mono mixes were where Brian Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off!
Analogue Productions has taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!
But theres no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like Surfer Girl, In My Room, Little Deuce Coupe and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So Analogue Productions has your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well.
Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in "old school" Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!
The Beach Boys' Party! is an album of mostly cover songs, featuring acoustic instruments, by the Beach Boys that was recorded for and marketed during the lucrative Christmas season. The original album release included a sheet of photographs of the band 'appearing' to be at the party at hand. It was the Beach Boys' tenth album release, and their third in 1965. Although it was recorded in a music studio, it is presented as an impromptu live recording of a party.
"Capitol Records, which had already released ten Beach Boys albums in three years, was bugging the group for product that it could release in time for the 1965 Christmas season. To buy time while Brian Wilson began conceiving the Pet Sounds masterpiece, the group issued a set of covers, mostly of the '50s rock and R&B they had listened to as schoolboys. Packaged as if it had been recorded at an actual party, it was in fact recorded in the studio, with friends and romantic partners adding sounds and vocals to create an informal atmosphere. With the exception of a bass guitar, all the instruments were acoustic; the acoustic guitar-and-bongo arrangements, in fact, give this a hootenanny campfire feel. In recent years, this album has gone up a few notches in critical esteem, praised for its loose, casual feel and insight into the group's influences...It does have the massive hit 'Barbara Ann,' which actually features Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean) on much of the lead vocals; other highlights include 'Mountain of Love,' an unexpected version of 'The Times They Are a-Changin',' and three Beatles covers." -Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com
33 1/3rpm mono mixes created under Brian Wilson's supervision
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, most from the original master tapes or best sources available
Lacquer plating by Gary Salstrom
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
"Old school" Stoughton tip-on jackets
Audio Production - Mark Linett
For Brother Records - Elliott Lott
1. Hully Gully
2. I Should Have Known Better
3. Tell Me Why
5. Mountain Of Love
6. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
7. Devoted To You
8. Alley Oop
9. There's No Other (Like My Baby)
10. Medley: I Get Around / Little Deuce Coup
11. The Times They Are A-Changin'
12. Barbara Ann