Published Dec 04, 2014The Beach Boys' 50th anniversary reunion ended rather messily, so we're guessing that the iconic California group are unlikely to reassemble again anytime soon. For now, fans will have to be satisfied with a new vinyl reissue campaign from Analogue Productions.
Like the recent Beatles reissues, the albums will be pressed in both mono and stereo. All of them will come on 200-gram vinyl.
The campaign will get underway on December 16, when the early '60s albums Surfin' Safari, Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe and Shut Down Vol. 2 will be released in mono. Stereo versions of most of these (excluding Sufin' Safari, which is mono-only) will follow on January 6.
More albums will follow in 2015. These will include All Summer Long, Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys' Party!, Pet Sounds, Smiley Smile, Sunflower, Surf's Up and Holland. This accounts for most of the band's albums up until 1973 (although there are a couple of omissions).
The band are involved with these reissues, as Brian Wilson himself oversaw the mono mixes. They have been remastered from the original tapes or best-available sources. According to an announcement, "Presented in 'old school' Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honoured favourites shine brighter than the originals!"
There will also be Super Audio CDs. Go here for more details regarding the campaign.
Thanks to Modern Vinyl for the tip.