20/20 (Stereo) The Beach Boys

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Label: Capitol

Genre: Pop

Subgenre: Pop Rock

Artist: The Beach Boys

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  • 1Do It Again02:29
  • 2I Can Hear Music02:38
  • 3Bluebirds Over The Mountain02:54
  • 4Be With Me03:16
  • 5All I Want To Do02:05
  • 6The Nearest Faraway Place02:42
  • 7Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)02:25
  • 8I Went To Sleep01:39
  • 9Time To Get Alone02:44
  • 10Never Learn Not To Love02:34
  • 11Our Prayer01:09
  • 12Cabinessence03:38
  • Total Runtime30:13

Info for 20/20 (Stereo)

„20/20 was not a proper album, being compiled from singles and leftovers in order to fulfill contractual obligations to Capitol. Nonetheless, it's one of their better post-Pet Sounds records, with a couple of good medium-sized late-'60s hit singles, 'Do It Again' and 'I Can Hear Music,' that were fun retro sort of exercises. 'Time to Get Alone,' with its unusually shifting, jazzy melody, was one of Brian Wilson's last outstanding compositions. 'Never Learn Not to Love' is far more notorious, not for the music (which is average), but for the fact that it was, according to some sources, composed by Charles Manson (although the song is credited to Dennis Wilson). The highlights, however, were a couple of Smile-session-era tunes, especially 'Cabinessence,' a suite-like collaboration between Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks that gives some idea of the complex directions that were being explored during that ill-fated project. Therein lay the group's dilemma: as hard as they were trying to establish their identity as an integrated band in the late '60s, their new recordings were overshadowed by the bits and pieces of Smile that emerged at the time.“ (Richie Unterberger, AMG)

Al Jardine, lead, backing and harmony vocals, guitar
Bruce Johnston, lead, backing and harmony vocals, piano
Mike Love, lead, backing and harmony vocals
Brian Wilson, lead, backing and harmony vocals, Hammond organ
Carl Wilson, lead, backing and harmony vocals, guitar
Dennis Wilson, lead, backing and harmony vocals, drums

Recorded October–December 1966, September 1967, June–November 1968 at United Western Recorders, Capitol Studios, Gold Star Studios, CBS Columbia Square, ID Sound, and Brian Wilson's home studio, California; Bell Sound, New York
Produced by The Beach Boys

Digitally remastered

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