Beach Boys - Endless Summer [2 LP] (180 Gram, gatefold)

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Brian Wilson's brilliance manifested itself in the euphoric, cheerfully square, sun-and-fun stuff heard here early on, before it got darker and more complicated. Endless Summer runs from the beginning of the Boys' pinstriped career to 1965, right before the melancholy of Pet Sounds, but also includes the inescapable "Good Vibrations." You can hear a few hints of adolescent sadness and fear--"Help Me, Rhonda" is essentially a kids' sing-along about a wrenching emotional rebound, and the shadow of death is hiding somewhere in "Don't Worry, Baby"--but Wilson is mostly concerned with the cars, waves, and girls that made up the Boys' public image, and his ingenious arrangements (coupled with the group's inimitable harmonies) make everything go down as smoothly as lemonade.
Tracks:
Surfin' Safari
Surfer Girl
Catch a Wave
Warmth of the Sun
Surfin' U.S.A.
Be True to Your School
Little Deuce Coupe
In My Room
Shut Down
Fun, Fun, Fun
I Get Around
Girls on the Beach
Wendy
Let Him Run Wild
Don't Worry Baby
California Girls
Girl Don't Tell Me
Help Me, Rhonda
You're So Good to Me
All Summer Long
Good Vibrations