The Beach Boys’ 50th
Anniversary Tour recently concluded its North American run and is now underway in Europe, and the legendary band is pleased to announce plans for the CD and digital release of two new commemorative hits collections by Capitol/EMI on September 24th
outside of North America and on October 9th
in North America. 12 remastered Beach Boys studio albums will also be released by Capitol/EMI on September 24th
outside of North America and on September 25th
in North America. The Beach Boys’ new 50th
Anniversary Greatest Hits
collection features 20 of the band’s most popular songs, including “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” “Kokomo,” their latest single “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” and many more.
A deluxe, career-spanning 2CD box and digital collection titled Greatest Hits: 50 Big Ones
will also be released, featuring 50 Beach Boys favorites, including two songs from the band’s new album — the title track “That’s Why God Made The Radio” and a new single version of “Isn’t It Time,” which will be serviced to radio in September. The 2CD lift-top box package also includes an expanded booklet with newly written liner notes by Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild and seven postcards.
The 12 Beach Boys studio albums have been digitally remastered by Mark Linett and will be released on CD and digitally, most featuring mono and stereo mixes. The albums are: Surfin’ U.S.A.
; Surfer Girl
; Little Deuce Coupe
; Shut Down, Volume 2
; All Summer Long; The Beach Boys Today!
; Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
; Beach Boys Party!
; Pet Sounds
; Smiley Smile
(stereo mix only); and Surf’s Up
(stereo mix only). These releases mark the stereo debut of Smiley Smile
and Beach Boys Party!
, while The Beach Boys Today!
and Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
are being released in stereo for the first time in their entirety. The new releases include the first-ever stereo mixes of several key Beach Boys classics, including “Good Vibrations,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “I Get Around,” and “409,” among others.