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The Beach Boys / “Made in California” box set: details and track listing

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Made In California The Beach Boys’ box set originally planned for last autumn as part of the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations, will be released on 19 August 2013.

This six-CD set attempts to provide a career overview, and in addition to well known recordings and ‘deep cuts’, it will include more than 60 previously unreleased tracks. In total, Made In California will provide over seven and a half hours of music and features 174 tracks.

Highlights include a true stereo mix of Do It Again, made from the recently found 8-track master, a new stereo mix of We’re Together Again (again from a recently recovered 8-track master) and a live Help Me Rhonda with Dennis on the lead vocal.

CD 6 in this set is called From The Vaults and it is on this disc that many of the rare tracks reside, including instrumentals, a capella mixes, demos, mono cuts and radio spots.

Made in California will come packaged in a large hardback book full of personal recollections from the band’s members, replicated classic artwork and memorabilia, photos from the band’s archive.

Made In California – Full Track Listing:

CD 1

  • 1. Home Recordings / “Surfin’” Rehearsal Highlights (2012 Edit – Mono)
  • 2. Surfin’ (with Session Intro – Mono)
  • 3. Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring (Demo – Mono)
  • 4. Surfin’ Safari (Original Mono Long Version)
  • 5. 409 (Original Mono Long Version)
  • 6. Lonely Sea (Original Mono Mix)
  • 7. Surfin’ U.S.A.
  • 8. Shut Down (2003 Stereo Mix)
  • 9. Surfer Girl
  • 10. Little Deuce Coupe
  • 11. Catch A Wave
  • 12. Our Car Club
  • 13. Surfers Rule (with Session Intro)
  • 14. In My Room
  • 15. Back Home
  • 16. Be True To Your School (Mono Single Version)
  • 17. Ballad Of Ole’ Betsy
  • 18. Little Saint Nick (Stereo Single Version)
  • 19. Fun, Fun, Fun (Stereo Single Version)
  • 20. Little Honda
  • 21. Don’t Worry Baby (2009 Stereo Mix)
  • 22. Why Do Fools Fall In Love (2009 Stereo Mix)
  • 23. The Warmth Of The Sun
  • 24. I Get Around (with Session Intro – Mono)
  • 25. Wendy (2007 Stereo Mix)
  • 26. All Summer Long (2007 Stereo Mix)
  • 27. Girls On The Beach
  • 28. Don’t Back Down
  • 29. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 30. All Dressed Up For School (Mono)
  • 31. Please Let Me Wonder (2007 Stereo Mix)
  • 32. Kiss Me, Baby (2000 Stereo Mix)
  • 33. In The Back of My Mind (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 34. Dance, Dance, Dance (2003 Stereo Mix)

CD 2

  • 1. Do You Wanna Dance (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 2. Help Me, Rhonda (Mono Single Version)
  • 3. California Girls (2002 Stereo Mix)
  • 4. Amusement Parks USA (Early Version)
  • 5. Salt Lake City (2001 Stereo Mix)
  • 6. Let Him Run Wild (2007 Stereo Mix)
  • 7. Graduation Day (Session Excerpt and Master Take, 2012 Mix)
  • 8. The Little Girl I Once Knew (Mono)
  • 9. There’s No Other (Like My Baby) (2012 “Unplugged” Mix with Party Session Intro)
  • 10. Barbara Ann (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 11. Radio Spot “Wonderful KYA” (Mono)
  • 12. Sloop John B (1996 Stereo Mix)
  • 13. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (2001 Stereo Mix)
  • 14. God Only Knows (1996 Stereo Mix)
  • 15. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (1996 Stereo Mix)
  • 16. Caroline No (1996 Stereo Mix)
  • 17. Good Vibrations (Mono)
  • 18. Our Prayer (2012 “Smile Sessions” Stereo Mix)
  • 19. Heroes And Villains: Part 1 (“Smile Sessions” Mix – Mono)
  • 20. Heroes And Villains: Part 2 (“Smile Sessions” Mix – Mono)
  • 21. Vega-Tables (“Smile Sessions” Stereo Mix)
  • 22. Wind Chimes (“Smile Sessions” Stereo Mix)
  • 23. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow) (“Smile Sessions” Mix – Mono)
  • 24. Cabin Essence (“Smile Sessions” Mix – Mono)
  • 25. Heroes And Villains (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 26. Wonderful (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 27. Country Air (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 28. Wild Honey (2012 Stereo Mix)

CD 3

  • 1. Darlin’ (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 2. Let The Wind Blow (2001 Stereo Mix)
  • 3. Meant For You (Alternate Version)
  • 4. Friends
  • 5. Little Bird
  • 6. Busy Doin’ Nothin’
  • 7. Sail Plane Song (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 8. We’re Together Again (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 9. Radio Spot “Murray The K” (Mono)
  • 10. Do It Again (2012 Stereo Mix)
  • 11. Old Man River (Vocal Section)
  • 12. Be With Me
  • 13. I Can Hear Music
  • 14. Time To Get Alone
  • 15. I Went To Sleep
  • 16. Can’t Wait Too Long (A Cappella)
  • 17. Break Away (Alternate Version)
  • 18. Celebrate The News
  • 19. Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) (Single Version, 2001 Stereo Mix)
  • 20. Susie Cincinnati (2012 Mix)
  • 21. Good Time
  • 22. Slip On Through
  • 23. Add Some Music To Your Day
  • 24. This Whole World
  • 25. Forever
  • 26. It’s About Time
  • 27. Soulful Old Man Sunshine
  • 28. Fallin’ In Love (2009 Stereo Mix)
  • 29. Sound Of Free (Mono Single Version)
  • 30. ‘Til I Die
  • 31. Surf’s Up

CD 4

  • 1. Don’t Go Near The Water
  • 2. Disney Girls (1957)
  • 3. Feel Flows
  • 4. (Wouldn’t It Be Nice To) Live Again
  • 5. Marcella
  • 6. All This Is That
  • 7. Sail On Sailor
  • 8. The Trader
  • 9. California Saga (On My Way To Sunny Californ-I-A)
  • 10. Rock And Roll Music (2012 Mix w/Extra Verse)
  • 11. It’s OK (Alternate Mix)
  • 12. Had To Phone Ya
  • 13. Let Us Go On This Way
  • 14. I’ll Bet He’s Nice
  • 15. Solar System
  • 16. The Night Was So Young
  • 17. It’s Over Now (Alternate Mix)
  • 18. Come Go With Me
  • 19. California Feelin’
  • 20. Brian’s Back (Alternate Mix)
  • 21. Good Timin’
  • 22. Angel Come Home
  • 23. Baby Blue
  • 24. It’s A Beautiful Day (Single Edit) (2012 Mix)
  • 25. Goin’ To The Beach

CD 5

  • 1. Goin’ On
  • 2. Why Don’t They Let Us Fall In Love
  • 3. Da Doo Ron Ron
  • 4. Getcha Back
  • 5. California Dreamin’
  • 6. Kokomo
  • 7. Soul Searchin’
  • 8. You’re Still A Mystery
  • 9. That’s Why God Made The Radio
  • 10. Isn’t It Time (Single Version)

THE BEACH BOYS LIVE:

  • 11. Runaway (Chicago 1965 — w/Concert Promo Intro – Mono)
  • 12. You’re So Good To Me (Paris 1966 – Mono)
  • 13. The Letter (Hawaii Rehearsal 1967)
  • 14. Friends (Chicago 1968 – Mono)
  • 15. Little Bird (Chicago 1968 – Mono)
  • 16. All I Want To Do (London 1968)
  • 17. Help Me, Rhonda (New Jersey 1972)
  • 18. Wild Honey (New Jersey 1972)
  • 19. Only With You (New York 1972)
  • 20. It’s About Time (Chicago 1973)
  • 21. I Can Hear Music (Maryland 1975)
  • 22. Vegetables (New York 1993)
  • 23. Wonderful (New York 1993)
  • 24. Sail On Sailor (Louisville 1995)
  • 25. Summer In Paradise (Wembley 1993)

CD 6

FROM THE VAULTS:

  • 1. Radio Spot (1966 — Mono)
  • 2. Slip On Through (A Cappella Mix)
  • 3. Don’t Worry Baby (Stereo Session Outtake w/ Alternate Lead Vocal)
  • 4. Pom Pom Play Girl (Vocal Session Highlight)
  • 5. Guess I’m Dumb (Instrumental Track w/Background Vocals)
  • 6. Sherry She Needs Me (1965 Track w/1976 Vocal)
  • 7. Mona Kana (Instrumental Track)
  • 8. This Whole World (A Cappella)
  • 9. Where Is She?
  • 10. Had To Phone Ya (Instrumental Track)
  • 11. SMiLE Backing Vocals Montage (from “The Smile Sessions”)
  • 12. Good Vibrations (Stereo Track Sections)
  • 13. Be With Me (Demo)
  • 14. I Believe In Miracles (Vocal Section)
  • 15. Why (Instrumental Track)
  • 16. Barnyard Blues
  • 17. Don’t Go Near The Water (Instrumental Track)
  • 18. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
  • 19. Transcendental Meditation (Instrumental Track)
  • 20. Our Sweet Love (Vocals w/Strings)
  • 21. Back Home (1970 Version)
  • 22. California Feelin’ (Original Demo)
  • 23. California Girls (“Lei’d In Hawaii” Studio Version)
  • 24. Help You, Rhonda (“Lei’d In Hawaii” Studio Version)
  • 25. Surf’s Up (1967 Version) (2012 Mix)
  • 26. My Love Lives On
  • 27. Radio Spot (1964 – Mono)
  • 28. Wendy (BBC — Live in the Studio 1964 – Mono)
  • 29. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (BBC — Live in the Studio 1964 – Mono)
  • 30. Hushabye (BBC — Live in the Studio 1964 – Mono)
  • 31. Carl Wilson: Coda (2013 Edit)

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11 responses to The Beach Boys / “Made in California” box set: details and track listing

  1. Thom says:

    My feeling on this is that it’s very comprehensive, but (like all things Beach Boys) overall misses a trick or two; my biggest complaint is the fifth disc; as patchy as the post-70s albums are, the disc feels like an apology for three decades’ work; five songs taken from five albums (one of which isn’t represented at all) plus a few rarities and outtakes isn’t enough. You could easily compile a full disc of great songs from the deeper cuts on those albums – I wouldn’t turn my nose up at Santa Ana Winds, Where I Belong, Somewhere Near Japan, Strange Things Happen or the final trilogy on the last album being on there.

    My other minor gripe is that the Ricky/Blondie albums have received short shrift. Current Beach Boys bios tend to write them out of the history, but they delivered enough interesting material to hold their own and it would’ve been great to see them represented with one of their songs and some further tracks from Holland and Carl & The Passions. Likewise, this box set would’ve been a suitable place to put the Holland reject We Got Love, or the Dennis/Blondie outtake Carry Me Home.

    But I’m nitpicking. I am very very excited about this and can’t wait to hear the unreleased tracks and new mixes.

  2. Mike Cox says:

    While I’m glad to see the set the “60 unreleased tracks” is misleading since most are released tracks that have been tweaked (now in stereo, etc.). The set also missed the opportunity for a dvd/blu ray. I really like the Hawthorne set from around 2000. Lots of unreleased tracks at a decent price. The Beach Boys marketing team has missed a couple easy shots lately. The 50th Anniversary/Celebration dvd/blu ray was short (excluded a lot of the show) and from what I remember doesn’t even have menu to pick a particular song.

  3. Mike says:

    £100!!! Compare to the 17 disc Nilsson set @ around £50.

  4. Matt says:

    I believe I had unrealistic expectations due to the quality of the Smile Sessions box.
    In my mind after the mono/stereo editions that Capitol released last year, I envisioned the Genesis boxsets or the upcoming Nilsson set. We would get the remastered stereo and mono versions of all the albums for a given period and then a disc or two of related outtakes.
    Of course this still is a great set and I will probably get it for the Christmas

  5. David says:

    I have to admit, I’m only excited about a handful of these songs. I have the majority of these songs many times over. As a Brian Wilson fan I’d love to have this, but I can’t see paying that much for it. Instead of this, I wish they’d released the next singles collection as the last one stopped just prior to Pet Sounds.

  6. Ken says:

    Its hard being a Beach Boys fan as this boxed set proves. At £100 its way overpriced. As a previous commentator has said a lot of the unreleased tracks are just tweaks and non essential. I cannot understand why Capitol just cant get things right when it comes to re-issuing Beach Boys material.
    Almost every album compilation now has one or two “previously unreleased” tracks on it or as in the latest live double, a shortage of running time. I think “Good Vibrations” “Pet Sounds” and “Smile” are the only boxed sets any true Beach Boys fan really needs

  7. steg says:

    To the sets already mentioned you can add Endless Memories.

    Otherwise, I feel wise in having invested in the past in some Unsurpassed Master series boxed sets.

  8. Jack says:

    I am very happy with the “bonus tracks” & unreleased tracks, although most of them are out there from previous compilations. NO “Summer In Paradise” bonus tracks ? It’s like this album never existed. Yes it was a poor seller, but I think it’s the best CD they released since Sunflower in 1970. So now, The Beach Boys have been done to death…what’s left ? The Brian Wilson Box set !! Andy Paley sessions, Dr. Eugene Landy sessions, Sweet Insanity sessions, there is a hell of a lot of Brian Wilson Solo stuff to make a 5 CD box set on him….where is it? I think it should be done while he is alive !!!

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