Published Aug 08, 2012With a new album recently released and a massive tour still underway, California pop greats the Beach Boys are continuing their 50th anniversary celebrations with an extensive album reissue campaign and a pair of new compilations.
Both of the new comps will arrive October 9 in North America through Capitol/EMI. One is called Greatest Hits, and it will include 20 of the band's best-loved tunes. The other has been tititled Greatest Hits: 50 Big Ones, and like the title suggests, it's made up of 50 songs, including a brand new single version of "Isn't It Time" from this year's That's Why God Made the Radio. This album will be available as a double-CD set in a top-lift box that comes with liner notes and seven postcards.
As for those album reissues, all of them will drop on September 25. These 12 albums will be released digitally and on CD, and the bulk of them will include both mono and stereo mixes. The albums included in this campaign are: Surfin' U.S.A., Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Volume 2, All Summer Long, The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys Party!, Pet Sounds, Smiley Smile, Sunflower (stereo mix only), and Surf's Up (stereo mix only).
This marks the first time that Smiley Smile and Beach Boys Party! have been available in stereo, and the first time that The Beach Boys Today! and Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) have been available in stereo in their entirety.
A career-spanning box set is also planned for later this year, but the details have yet to be announced.
UPDATE: On August 28, the band will also release The Beach Boys: Doin' It Again DVD and Blu-ray, giving fans "a behind-the-scenes look at the reunion as well as pivotal moments in the band's history."