Beach Boys Refurbish Classic Recordings
As expected, Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing will salute two of the Beach Boys' most iconic releases with new editions this summer.As expected, Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing will salute two of the Beach Boys' most iconic releases with new editions this summer. First up on June 27 is a new CD single to mark the 40th anniversary of "Good Vibrations," to be followed on Aug. 29 by a 40th anniversary package of "Pet Sounds."
Beyond the original 45 single version, "Good Vibrations" includes an edit with snippets from various sessions, an alternate take, an instrumental and a live rehearsal version recorded in August 1967 in Honolulu. The track's original B-side, "Let's Go Away for Awhile," is also featured.
In addition to a limited double vinyl edition, "Pet Sounds" will be presented in a CD/DVD package with mono, stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes. Among the extras is a mono mix of "Hang on to Your Ego" left off the original album, behind-the-scenes documentaries and interviews with key figures, an unreleased color promotional film for "Good Vibrations" and a clip from an unreleased BBC documentary, "Rhythm of Life."
Last week, original Beach Boys members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine appeared together in public for the first time in a decade on top of Capitol Records' office tower in Los Angeles. The artists were presented with double-platinum plaques making U.S. shipments of more than 2 million copies of the band's 2003 collection, "Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys."