Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Beach Boys: 50 Tour live album

The founding members of The Beach Boys reunited in 2012 for a global 50th Anniversary celebration, including a new album release, a major international tour, and commemorative catalog releases.

On May 21, the band will put out Live - The 50th Anniversary Tour, a 2CD and digital collection of 41 songs from the tour via Capitol/UMe.

Last year’s reunion of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks for a new studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio, and The Beach Boys’ 50th Anniversary Tour was the band’s first major outing to include Wilson in more than two decades. 

The sold-out tour took America’s Band to more than 70 cities around the world, including their first concert at the Hollywood Bowl since 1965, headlining performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and tour-closing concerts at London’s O2 Arena and Royal Albert Hall. 

Released last June, That’s Why God Made The Radio, the band’s 29th studio album (including 2011’s GRAMMY-winning SMiLE Sessions), was the first album in decades to feature all of the band’s surviving original members.

Produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love, Radio bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the band’s highest-ever album chart debut.

The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits (36).

Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys has achieved triple-Platinum sales status, and ‘The SMiLE Sessions,’ released to worldwide critical acclaim in November, won a GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album.

The Beach Boys live [CD, digital] track listing


Do It Again
Little Honda
Catch a Wave
Don’t Back Down
Surfin’ Safari
Surfer Girl
The Little Girl I Once Knew
Getcha Back
Then I Kissed Her
Isn’t It Time
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
Disney Girls
Be True To Your School
Little Deuce Coupe
Shut Down
I Get Around


Pet Sounds
Add Some Music To Your Day
Heroes and Villains
Sail On, Sailor
California Saga: California
In My Room
All This is That
That’s Why God Made the Radio
God Only Knows
Sloop John B
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Good Vibrations
California Girls
Help Me Rhonda
Rock and Roll Music
Surfin’ U.S.A.
Barbara Ann
Fun, Fun, Fun /

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