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Published: 2012/09/17

Beach Boys to Release Remastered Albums, Take to Twitter

The Beach Boys have been around for over 50 years, but they still have a little bit of fuel left in the tank. Since their recent reunion, they have performed more than 50 concerts, and garnered critical acclaim for their newest album That’s Why God Made the Radio. As their North American tour comes to an end, Capitol/EMI has now announced that is has plans to release 12 remastered classic Beach Boys studio albums on September 24, as well as two commemorative hits collections on October 9.

The classic studio albums have been remastered by Mark Linett and will include stereo remasters of songs like “Good Vibrations” and “Help Me Rhonda,” which have never been released in Stereo. The new album Greatest Hits will feature 20 of the groups most famous singles, while Greatest Hits: 50 Big Ones will include 50 of the band’s well loved music, a 2 CD lift-top package and a booklet with liner notes by Rolling Stone contributor David Wild.

The group will discuss their new releases when they conduct a live Twitter Q & A at 2PM PST, September 18. Fans can participate in the conversation by sending a tweet to @TheBeachBoys with #BeachBoys in the subject line.

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Bab's Uvula September 18, 2012, 07:57:01

Are the nozzles still working on the udder belonging to the cow that the Beach Boys keep milking? Just wondering…

Cloudy Knight September 18, 2012, 12:14:59

LOL, Bab’s Uvula. Those nipples must be sore! I guess the Beach Boys are as likely an act to cash in on old music as anyone. What I hate is the fact that Mike Love will continue to use the Beach Boys name when touring without Brian Wilson. That’s false advertising.

Bab's Uvula September 18, 2012, 13:34:05

Thanks Cloudy! Mike Love going out with a band of backing musicians and billing themselves as the Beach Boys is no different than the latest incarnation of Foghat, or Blue Oyster Cult, or any number of “nostalgia” acts ripping fans off at a venue near you. The casual listener won’t notice the ruse, or won’t care. They just wanna hear the hits so they can keep on rockin’ like it’s 1974 all over again and they had hair, got laid once in a while, and could see their pecker when looking at their feet.

Jesse September 18, 2012, 13:40:50

I loathe Mike Love more than anybody in the world, but he is the only surviving member of that band capable of giving an audience an entertaining show. Most people don’t give a shit about anything other than hearing the hits the way they remember them.

Cloudy Knight September 18, 2012, 17:42:05

I don’t think you guys could be more wrong. The Beach Boys reunion tour played bigger and better venues on their recent tour than Mike Love’s Beach Boys have played in years, and got critical and commercial success everywhere they played, as far as I know. Most people willing to shell out hard earned money for tickets expect to see the best act available. Comparing the Beach Boys to Foghat or BOC is sacrilege. The Beach Boys are American Icons, and Mike Love is disrespecting that status by continuing to tour using the Beach Boys name without Brian Wilson and the reunited band.

Sinbad September 18, 2012, 19:16:10

Bab’s Uvula is at it again. Appears to hate any 60’s artist who set the stage for today’s mediocre acts.

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