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The Beach Boys on CD: That’s Why God Made the Radio

February 5, 2011, marked the first time that there was any public confirmation that something interesting was happening with the Beach Boys. That was the date of “A Concert for America: A Tribute to Ronald Reagan,” a benefit concert to … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys on CD: Brian Wilson in the Key of Disney

The second of Brian Wilson’s two-album deal with Disney records is the one that Disney themselves were more interested in – an album of songs from Disney cartoons. Unfortunately, it seems like the album was less interesting to Wilson himself. … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys on CD: A Postcard From California

After the demise of his Beach Boys Family & Friends project, Al Jardine went back to his position of least-visible Beach Boy. He played the occasional gig with the bulk of the Family & Friends band under various names, and … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys on CD: That Lucky Old Sun

(This essay, for reasons I explain in the first few paragraphs, is one I’ve started and stopped writing at least half a dozen times over a period of months. One of the reasons the third Beach Boys book wasn’t out … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Songs From Here and Back

In 2006 a rather odd, limited edition, release came out, which would (according to Mike Love’s on-stage announcements around that time, anyway) be one of the band’s best selling albums of the last few decades. Songs From Here And Back … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: What I Really Want For Christmas

Since Brian Wilson’s solo recording career became an ongoing project, he has more or less alternated between albums of new material and recordings of other people’s songs, done in his own style. What I Really Want For Christmas could just … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Brian Wilson Presents Smile

Dealing with Smile has always been a problem in this series of books. To recap, for those who aren’t completely familiar with the story, in 1966 and 1967 the Beach Boys recorded a series of sessions for an album largely … Continue reading

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