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Beach Boys - Keepin the Summer Alive/'85

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    2 LPs on 1 CD: KEEPIN' THE SUMMER ALIVE (1980)/THE BEACH BOYS '85 (1985). Reissue producer: Cheryl Pawelski. Includes liner notes by Andrew G. Doe. Digitally remastered by Andrew Sandoval and Dan Hersch (Digiprep). KEEPIN' THE SUMMER ALIVE: Personnel: ......more

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Artist: Beach Boys
2 LPs on 1 CD: KEEPIN' THE SUMMER ALIVE (1980)/THE BEACH BOYS '85 (1985). Reissue producer: Cheryl Pawelski. Includes liner notes by Andrew G. Doe. Digitally remastered by Andrew Sandoval and Dan Hersch (Digiprep). KEEPIN' THE SUMMER ALIVE: Personnel: Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnson, Ricky Fataar, Steve Ross, Ricci Martin, John Hobbs, Joe Walsh, Daryl Dragon, Caleb Quaye, Gary Mallaber, Joel Peskin, Steve Douglas, Dick Hyde, Billy Walker, Brian Garofalo, Chucky Findley, Mike Meros, Steve Forman, Igor Horoshevsky, Bill House, Vince Charles, Ray Armando, Scott Matthews, Efrain Toro. Producers: Bruce Johnston, Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson, Alan Jardine. Engineers include: Steve Desper, Chucky Leary, Chuck Britz. Principally recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles and Jardines Barn, Big Sur, California between July 1979 & February 1980. Personnel includes: Carl Wilson (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston (vocals); Roy Hay (various instruments); John Alder (guitar, dobro); Gary Moore (guitar); Stuart Gordon (violin, viola, cello); Ian Ritchie (tenor saxophone); Steve Grainger (baritone saxophone); Dave Spence (trumpet); Kenneth McGregor (trombone); Julian Lindsay (piano, keyboards, programming); Terry Melcher (keyboards); George McFarlane (bass); Graham Broad (drums, percussion); Steve Levine (programming). Producer: Bruce Johnston. Engineers include: Steve Desper, Chuck Leary, Chuck Britz. Recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles, Jardines Barn, Big Sur, California and Western Studios, Hollywood, California. The first Beach Boys album of the 1980s, KEEPIN' THE SUMMER ALIVE has a troubled background: though Brian Wilson was again at the helm, the band's presiding genius was in a fragile mental state, and was soon replaced by Bruce Johnston. Apart from the perky title track and the Brian Wilson-produced version of Chuck Berry's "School Days," highlights here are the regretful "Endless Harmony" and the retro "Goin' On." With synthesizers and exotic drum machines predominating, THE BEACH BOYS '85 is very much of its time, though "Getcha Back" hints at past glories and the harmonies are reliably gorgeous.
See Also:
Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys, Sunflower/Surf's Up, Today!/Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Surfin' Safari/Surfin' U.S.A., The Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: 20 More Good Vibrations, Friends/20/20, Pet Sounds
See Influences:
The Four Freshmen, The Platters, The Hi-Lo's, Phil Spector, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Teleman, Duane Eddy, The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers, The Four Preps, Dion, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Holly, Chubby Checker
See Contemporaries:
Richie Allen, The Kickstands, Sagittarius, Frankie Valli, The Raspberries, Curt Boettcher, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Rivieras, The Super Stocks, The Turtles, The Grass Roots, The Ventures, Chicago, The Hollies, The Association, The Chantays, Roger Nichols (Songwriter), The Surfaris, The Fantastic Baggys, Love, The Challengers (Surf), Van Dyke Parks, Glen Campbell, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Left Banke, Fleetwood Mac, Harry Nilsson, The Astronauts, The Premiers, The Sunrays, The Bel-Airs, Tommy James & the Shondells (Rock), The Revells, Sandy Salisbury, The Monkees, The Sundowners, Boys Next Door, The Rip Chords (Surf), The Four Seasons, Mortimer, Brute Force, The Millennium, Original Surfaris, The Byrds, The Atlantics (Australia), Jimmy Buffett, The Mamas & the Papas, Yellow Balloon, Boyce & Hart, The Cornells, The Beatles, The First Class, The Shirelles, Roy Wood, The Honeys, The Tokens, Gary Usher, America, Orpheus, The Free Design, Harpers Bizarre, Dick Dale, Jan & Dean, The Zombies, The Lively Ones
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Keepin' the Summer Alive
  2. 2 Oh Darlin'
  3. 3 Some of Your Love
  4. 4 Livin' With a Heartache
  5. 5 School Days (Ring Ring Goes the Bell)
  6. 6 Goin' On
  7. 7 Sunshine
  8. 8 When Girls Get Together
  9. 9 Santa Ana Winds
  10. 10 Endless Harmony
  11. 11 Getcha Back
  12. 12 It's Gettin' Late
  13. 13 Crack at Your Love
  14. 14 Maybe I Don't Know
  15. 15 She Believes in Love Again
  16. 16 California Calling
  17. 17 Passing Friend
  18. 18 I'm So Lonely
  19. 19 Where I Belong
  20. 20 I Do Love You
  21. 21 It's Just a Matter of Time
  22. 22 (Untitled) - (Hidden Track)
Rock & Pop
Capitol Records
Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
SPARS Coding:
73 : 32
Guest Artist:
Joe Walsh; Ringo Starr; Bruce Johnston; Scott Mathews; Chuck Findley
Editorial Reviews:
Mojo (Publisher) (10/00, p.120) - "...Contains some unreleased gems....1985's THE BEACH BOYS does include the chunky 'Getch Back' among a batch of airbrushed non-entities..."
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