The Beach Boys: U.S. Singles Collection – The Capitol Years (1962-1965)’ Limited Edition Boxed Set to be Released June 10 By Capitol/EMI

April 15, 2008

The CD boxed set’s lavish packaging includes 16 individual CDs in digipaks with faithfully reproduced original single artwork, plus a 48-page hardbound photo book with faux sand finish, housed in a striking ‘60s hotrod and surfboard-inspired red and yellow box with wood inlay.  

The hit-packed set begins with 1962’s “Surfin’ Safari” and its B-side, “409,” in their original mono mixes, paired with a 1965 concert recording of “409.” Also included are The Beach Boys’ timeless #1 smash Pop hits “I Get Around” and “Help Me Rhonda,” and Top 10 Pop hits “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Be True To Your School,” “Little Saint Nick,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “When I Grow Up To Be A Man,” “Dance, Dance, Dance,“ “The Man With All The Toys,” and “California Girls.”  The new collection’s other hit sides include “Ten Little Indians,” “Shut Down,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “In My Room,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Wendy,” “Little Honda,” “Do You Wanna Dance?” and “Please Let Me Wonder.”

In 1961, The Beach Boys began singing about America’s newest craze, surfing. What followed was a wave of hits that vividly expressed the lifestyles, dreams and ambitions of America’s youth. Their signature sound, full of sun-drenched harmonies, golden melodies and descriptive lyrics, delivered a taste of the free and easy California lifestyle to listeners around the world.  The music of The Beach Boys brings optimism and a beam of Southern California sun wherever it is played.

For more than four decades, The Beach Boys, originally comprised of the three Wilson brothers: Brian, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and Hawthorne, California neighbor Al Jardine, have recorded and performed the music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer. In 1965, Bruce Johnston joined the band when Brian Wilson retired from touring.  Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and winners of NARAS’ Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, The Beach Boys are an American institution that is iconic around the world.

The Beach Boys: U.S. Singles Collection – The Capitol Years (1962-1965) captures all of the earliest fun in the sun highlights from America’s Band in one gorgeous, artful package.  It follows the 2007 release of The Warmth Of The Sun, a new career-spanning collection compiled and sequenced by the band’s Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson to complement 2003's double-platinum certified Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys.  

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The Beach Boys: U.S. Singles Collection – The Capitol Years (1962-1965)
(Deluxe, Limited Edition CD Boxed Set & Digital Collection)

CD Single 1
1. Surfin’ Safari
   (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #14 / charted 8-11-62
2. 409
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love – Gary Usher)
    mono single, Pop #76 / charted 10-13-62
3. 409 (Live)
    Recorded live in Chicago 3-27-65, mono mix / previously unreleased
CD Single 2
1.  Ten Little Indians
    (Brian Wilson – Gary Usher)
     mono single, Pop #49 / charted 12-1-62
2.  County Fair
     (Brian Wilson – Gary Usher)
      mono single
3.  Punchline
     (Brian Wilson)
     Instrumental, mono mix from Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys

CD Single 3
1.  Surfin’ USA
     (Chuck Berry – Brian Wilson)
     mono single, Pop #3 / charted 3-23-63; R&B #20 / charted 4-20-63
2.  Shut Down
     (Brian Wilson – Roger Christian)
     mono single, Pop # 23 / charted 4-27-63
3.  Surfin’ USA   
     original stereo mix from Surfin’ U.S.A.
4.  Shut Down
     stereo mix from Sounds Of Summer

CD Single 4
1. Surfer Girl
    (Brian Wilson)
    mono single, Pop #7 / charted 8-3-63; R&B #18 / charted 8-31-63
2. Little Deuce Coupe
    (Brian Wilson – Roger Christian)
    mono single, Pop #15 / charted 8-17-63; R&B #28 / charted 8-24-63
3. Surfer Girl
    original stereo mix from Surfer Girl
4. Little Deuce Coupe
    original stereo mix from Surfer Girl

CD Single 5
1. Be True To Your School
   (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
   mono single, Pop #6 / charted 11-2-63; R&B #27 / charted 11-16-63
2. In My Room
   (Brian Wilson – Gary Usher)
   mono single, Pop #23 / charted 11-2-63
3. Be True To Your School
    mono alternate version from Little Deuce Coupe
4. In My Room
    original stereo mix from Surfer Girl

CD Single 6
1. Little Saint Nick
   (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
   mono single, Pop #3 / charted 12-21-63; also Pop #6 / charted 12-5-64
2. The Lord’s Prayer
    (Albert Hay Malotte)
    mono single
3. Little Saint Nick
    new stereo mix / previously unreleased
4. The Lord’s Prayer
    stereo mix from Hawthorne, CA

CD Single 7
1. Fun, Fun, Fun
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #5 / charted 2-15-64
2. Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
     (Frankie Lymon – Morris Levy)
     mono single, Pop #120 / charted 2-15-64
3. Fun, Fun, Fun
    original stereo mix from Shut Down, Vol. 2
4. Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
     alternate mono single edit / previously unreleased

CD Single 8
1. I Get Around
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #1 / charted 5-23-64
2. Don’t Worry Baby
    (Brian Wilson – Roger Christian)
    mono single, Pop #24 / charted 5-30-64
3. I Get Around
    stereo track mix from Good Vibrations: Thirty Years Of The Beach Boys
4. Don’t Worry Baby
    original stereo mix from Shut Down, Vol. 2

CD Single 9
1. When I Grow Up To Be A Man
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #9 / charted 9-5-64
2. She Knows Me Too Well
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single
3. When I Grow Up To Be A Man
     new stereo mix / previously unreleased
4. She Knows Me Too Well
    new stereo mix / previously unreleased

CD/EP Single 10
1. Wendy
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono, Pop #44 / charted 10-17-64
2. Don’t Back Down
    (Brian Wilson)
    mono
3. Little Honda
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    Mono, Pop #65 / charted 10-17-64
4. Hushabye
    (Doc Pomus – M. Schuman)
    mono
5. Wendy
    stereo mix from Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys
6. Don’t Back Down
    original stereo mix from All Summer Long
7. Little Honda
    original stereo mix from All Summer Long
8. Hushabye
    original stereo mix from All Summer Long

CD Single 11
1. Dance, Dance, Dance
    (Brian Wilson – Carl Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #8 / charted 11-7-64
2. The Warmth Of The Sun
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single
3. Dance, Dance, Dance
    stereo mix from Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys
4. The Warmth Of The Sun
    original stereo mix from Shut Down, Vol. 2

CD Single 12
1. The Man With All The Toys
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #3 / charted 12-5-64
2. Blue Christmas
    (Billy Hayes – J. W. Johnson)
    mono single
3. The Man With All The Toys
    original stereo mix from The Beach Boys Christmas Album
4. Blue Christmas
    original stereo mix from The Beach Boys Christmas Album

CD Single 13
1. Do You Wanna Dance?
    (Bobby Freeman)
    mono single, Pop #12 / charted 2-27-65
2. Please Let Me Wonder
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #52 / charted 3-6-65
3. Do You Wanna Dance?
    new stereo track mix / previously unreleased
4. Please Let Me Wonder
    stereo mix from The Warmth Of The Sun

CD Single 14
1. Help Me, Rhonda
   (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #1 / charted 4-17-65
2. Kiss Me, Baby
   (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single
3. Help Me, Rhonda
    mono backing track from Beach Boys Party!/Stack-O-Tracks twofer
4. Kiss Me, Baby
   stereo mix from The Warmth Of The Sun

CD Single 15
1. California Girls
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single, Pop #3 / charted 7-24-65
2. Let Him Run Wild
    (Brian Wilson – Mike Love)
    mono single
3. California Girls
    stereo mix from Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys
4. Let Him Run Wild
    stereo mix from The Warmth Of The Sun


CD Single 16 (Bonus Single)
1. All Dressed Up For School
    (Brian Wilson)
    mono mix (9-16-64) / previously unreleased original mono mix
2. I’m So Young
    (W. H. Tyrus, Jr.)
    mono mix (9-9-64) / previously unreleased original mono mix
3. Help Me, Rhonda
    alternate mono mix from Endless Harmony
4. Graduation Day
    (J. Sherman – N. Sherman)
    stereo mix from Today / Summer Days twofer

Billboard® chart positions courtesy of BPI Communications and Joel Whitburn’s Record Research Publications.

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