THE BEACH BOYS' 1965 ALBUM, ‘BEACH BOYS’ PARTY!’ REMIXED, REMASTERED AND EXPANDED

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THE BEACH BOY’S 1965 ALBUM, ‘BEACH BOYS’ PARTY!’ REMIXED, REMASTERED AND EXPANDED WITHOUT OVERDUBBED FESTIVITIES FOR

‘BEACH BOYS’ PARTY! UNCOVERED AND UNPLUGGED’

 

50th Anniversary 2CD and Digital Album Features 81 Songs and Dialog Tracks Culled From The Beach Boys’ ‘Party!’ Studio Sessions

 

Los Angeles – October 22, 2015 – In November 1965, The Beach Boys released Beach Boys’ Party!, a creative and well-loved album of covers mixed with separately recorded party sounds created by the band members, their families and friends. ‘Party!’ was a Top 10 Billboard hit, quickly going Gold and spawning the timeless No. 2 smash hit, “Barbara Ann.” To celebrate the popular album’s 50th anniversary, The Beach Boys have overseen a remixed, remastered and expanded edition, Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged, which removes the overdubbed festivities from the 12-track original album’s mix and adds 69 more songs and dialog tracks culled from all of the band’s ‘Party!’ recording sessions. To be released worldwide on November 20 by Capitol/UMe, the 2CD and digital album also includes photos from the sessions, package essays by Beach Boys historians Alan Boyd and Craig Slowinski, and notes by the new edition’s producer, Mark Linett. A vinyl LP edition of the ‘Party!’ album’s original 12 tracks, remixed and remastered in the ‘Uncovered and Unplugged’ style, will follow on December 11.

 

Over the course of several long sessions at Western Recorders in Hollywood, California in August and September of 1965, The Beach Boys recorded what was, essentially, the first “unplugged” rock & roll album, with instrumentation limited to acoustic guitars, bass, bongos, harmonica and a tambourine. Joined in the studio by a few friends and collaborators, the band ran through many of their favorite songs of the time, including hits by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others, even spoofing two of their own biggest hits – “I Get Around” and “Little Deuce Coupe” -- with self-parodying renditions. The Beach Boys’ version of The Regents’ “Barbara-Ann” (released by The Beach Boys minus the title’s original hyphen), included on the album, leapt up the Billboard singles chart and became one of the band’s signature songs, beloved by fans around the world. 

 

“The ‘Party!’ album was a result of the pressure Capitol Records was putting on us for another album,” explained Beach Boys founding member Mike Love. “And we didn’t really have time to develop the type of album we wanted to develop, which Brian was working on, called Pet Sounds… So we said, ‘Well, what can we do quickly and easily?’ And we decided to do this party album.”

 

“Mike was saying, why not a party album and we can act like we are [at a party], and just be ourselves on tape, you know?” recalled Beach Boys founding member Brian Wilson. “And that’s what happened. It was a very spontaneous album.”

 

After the band wrapped recording sessions for the album’s songs -- plus many additional songs -- they returned to the studio with friends and family in tow, for a three-hour session to record party sounds and chatter to be mixed with the songs for the freewheeling Beach Boys’ Party! album. Removed from this new ‘Uncovered and Unplugged’ edition, the mixed-in party sounds remain intact on the original album, which was most recently remixed in stereo for reissue by Capitol in 2012.

 

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DISC 1

 

THE ALBUM

1. HULLY GULLY [Session #2 – 9/8/65]

Lead vocal: Mike

2. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER [Session #3 – 9/14/65]

Lead vocals: Carl & Al

3. TELL ME WHY [Session #2 – 9/8/65]

Lead vocals: Carl & Al

4. PAPA-OOM-MOW-MOW [Session #3 – 9/14/65]

Lead vocal: Brian

5. MOUNTAIN OF LOVE [Session #3 – 9/14/65]

Lead vocal: Mike

6. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY [Session #5 – 9/23/65]

Lead vocal: Dennis

7. DEVOTED TO YOU [Session #3 – 9/14/65]

Duet vocals: Brian & Mike

8. ALLEY OOP [Session #3 – 9/14/65]

Lead vocal: Mike
9. THERE'S NO OTHER (LIKE MY BABY) [Session #3 – 9/14/65]

Lead vocal: Brian

10. I GET AROUND / LITTLE DEUCE COUPE [Session #4 – 9/15/65]

Lead vocal: Mike

11. THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' [Session #5 – 9/23/65]

Solo vocal: Al

12. BARBARA ANN [Session #5 – 9/23/65]

Lead vocals: Brian & Dean

 

THE SESSIONS

13. LET'S GET THIS PARTY ROLLING [Session #2 – 9/8/65]

 

SESSION #1 [8/23/65]

14. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER #1

Lead vocals: Carl & Al

15. RUBY BABY #1

Lead vocal: Brian

16. (I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION #1

Group vocals: Brian, Carl, Dennis, Al, Mike

17. HULLY GULLY #1

Lead vocal: Brian

18. BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

Solo vocal: Al

19. DIALOG: “THE SUNRAYS”

 

SESSION #2 [9/8/65]

20. RUBY BABY #2

Lead vocal: Brian

21. DIALOG: “THE MASKED PHANTOM”

22. HULLY GULLY #2

Lead vocal: Mike

23. DIALOG: “CARL, GO GET YOUR BASS”

24. HULLY GULLY #3

Lead vocal: Mike

25. (I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION #2

Group vocals: Brian, Carl, Dennis, Al, Mike

26. DIALOG: “THAT'S A BAD GUITAR”

Piano: Brian

27. RUBY BABY #3

Lead vocal: Brian

28. DIALOG: “WHAT'S THE MATTER, CARL”

29. RUBY BABY #4

Lead vocal: Brian

30. DIALOG: “CARL'S TIRES”

31. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN BETTER #2

Lead vocals: Carl & Al

32. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN BETTER #3

Lead vocals: Carl & Al

33. DIALOG: “WASN'T THAT GREAT FOLKS?”

34. TELL ME WHY #1

Lead vocals: Carl & Al

35. DON'T WORRY BABY

12-string acoustic guitar: Carl

36. YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #1

Lead vocal: Dennis

37. LITTLE DEUCE COUPE #1

Lead vocal: Mike

38. CALIFORNIA GIRLS

Lead vocal: Mike

 

DISC 2

 

SESSION #2 [9/8/65], continued

1. SHE BELONGS TO ME/THE ARTIST (LAUGH AT ME) #1

Lead vocal: Mike

2. FOOLING AROUND: HANG ON SLOOPY/YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/TWIST AND SHOUT

Lead vocal: Mike

3. RIOT IN CELLBLOCK No.9 #1

Lead vocal: Mike

4. FOOLING AROUND: THE DIARY

Lead vocal: Bruce

5. DIALOG: “I THINK WE BETTER DO THIS NEXT WEEK”

Piano: Brian

 

SESSION #3 [9/14/65]

6. DIALOG: “LET'S COOK NOW AND EAT LATER”

7. TELL ME WHY #2

Lead vocals: Carl & Al

8. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER #4

Lead vocals: Carl & Al

9. DIALOG: “WHAT I WANT TO DO”

10. DIALOG: “ARE WE STILL IN THE PARTY?”

11. MOUNTAIN OF LOVE #1

Lead vocal: Mike

12. DIALOG: “WHERE'S DENNY?”

13. DEVOTED TO YOU #1

Duet vocals: Brian & Mike

14. DIALOG: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW”

15. YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #2

Lead vocal: Dennis

16. DIALOG: “THIS PHONY PARTY” / TICKET TO RIDE

Lead vocal: Al

17. ALLEY OOP #1

Lead vocal: Mike

18. ALLEY OOP #2

Lead vocal: Mike

19. DIALOG: “TUNE IT LIKE IT IS”

20. THERE'S NO OTHER (LIKE MY BABY) #1

Lead vocal: Brian

21. THERE'S NO OTHER (LIKE MY BABY) #2

Lead vocal: Brian

22. DIALOG: “DO THE SPLITS”

23. DEVOTED TO YOU #2

Duet vocals: Brian & Mike

24. DEVOTED TO YOU #3

Duet vocals: Brian & Mike

 

SESSION #4 [9/15/65]

25. YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #3

Lead vocal: Dennis

26. I GET AROUND

Lead vocal: Mike

27. LITTLE DEUCE COUPE #2

Lead vocal: Mike

28. MOUNTAIN OF LOVE #2

Lead vocals: Mike & Brian

29. TICKET TO RIDE #2

30. RIOT IN CELL BLOCK No. #2

Lead vocal: Mike

31. THE ARTIST (LAUGH AT ME) #2

Solo vocal: Mike

32. ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER

Lead vocal: Mike

 

SESSION #5 [9/23/65]

33. YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #4

Solo vocal: Dennis

34. YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #5

Lead vocal: Dennis

35. DIALOG: “WHAT DID YOU STOP US FOR CHUCK?”

36. THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

Lead vocal: Al

37. FOOLING AROUND: HEART AND SOUL/LONG TALL SALLY

38. FOOLING AROUND: THE BOY FROM NYC

39. SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

Lead vocal: Mike  

40. DIALOG: “I GOT ONE MORE”

41. BARBARA ANN #1

Lead vocal: Brian

42. BARBARA ANN #2

Lead vocals: Brian & Dean

43. BARBARA ANN #3

Lead vocals: Brian & Dean