Sunflower

Beach Boys, The

SKU: AAPP069

Barcode: 753088006913

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The ultimate pressings of the Beach Boys discography from Analogue Productions!

33 1/3 RPM Stereo only

Stereo mixes produced by Mark Linett and Alan Boyd / Mixed by Mark Linett

Audio production — Mark Linett. For Brother Records — Elliott Lott

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, most from the original master tapes or best sources available. Lacquer plating by Gary Salstrom and 200-gram vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings!

“These are the best sounding and best-looking versions of the Beach Boys records that have ever been produced. We want everything about these to be better than the original.” — Chad Kassem, owner and CEO, Acoustic Sounds

A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in “old school” Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!

Sunflower is considered by most fans — and some of the Beach Boys themselves — to be their finest work after Pet Sounds. More so than any other Beach Boys album, it’s a true group collaboration, with Carl Wilson overseeing the production and mixdowns. Brian Wilson himself was very involved in the creation of this album, which includes one of his most enduring compositions, “This Whole World,” as well as an expansion of a fragment from the Smile sessions, “Cool Cool Water,” featuring some of the band’s most intricate and playful interlocking vocal parts. Sunflower is also the home of some of Dennis Wilson’s most enduring work, including the uptempo album opener “Slip On Through,” and the classic Beach Boys ballad “Forever.”

Sunflower, originally titled Add Some Music (after the group’s initial single for Warners, “Add Some Music To Your Day,” which failed to garner enough airplay to become a hit), underwent several line up revisions before its eventual release in the late summer of 1970. The album, hailed by the U.K. music press as “The Beach Boys’ Sgt. Pepper, failed to sell, despite glowing reviews and wide acclaim for its rich sonic texture (due in no small part to the efforts of Beach Boys’ engineer Stephen Desper, a noted pioneer in quadrophonic and surround sound technologies).

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Track Listings

1. Slip On Through
2. The Whole World Add Some Music To Your Day
3. Deirdre
4. Got To Know The Woman
5. It’s About Time
6. Tears In The Morning
7. All I Wanna Do
8. Forever
9. Our Sweet Love
10. At My Window
11. Cool, Cool Wate

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