beach boys share the new stereo mix of their classic 1963 track, “Shut Down,” delivering a burst of fun and sunshine to help with the soundtrack to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff of summer . The new mix is featured on their upcoming remastered and expanded edition of their career-spanning greatest hits collection, Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, due June 17 via Capitol Records/UMe. Originally released in 2003, the album peaked at number 16 in the United States and remained on the charts for 104 weeks. Now certified 4x platinum for sales of nearly four and a half million albums, the new edition has been updated in song and sound count as it expands the original best of 30 tracks with another 50 of the most popular songs. band’s favorites for a total of 80 tracks that span their early hits to deeper fan-favorite cuts. Boasting 26 new mixes, it includes two stereo mixes for the first time, as well as 24 new and improved stereo mixes, which in some cases feature the latest in digital stereo extraction technology, allowing the team to separate tracks from original mono accompaniment for the first time.
“Shut Down” was originally released as the B-side to the single “Surfin’ USA” three weeks before its inclusion on The Beach Boy’s second album of the same name in March 1963. Powered by the wildly popular single, which was a smash on radio across the country and peaked at No. 23 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 34 in the UK, the album reached No. 2 in the US and remained in the charts for an incredible 78 weeks. Still riding the wave of success from their debut album the previous year, the Beach Boys were, as All Music writes, “vital to launching surf music as a national craze” and ready for even bigger waves then. that they continued to refine their composition and production. skills, rapidly evolving from their beginnings in surfing to create some of the most sonically exquisite, important and beloved music ever made.
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Assembled by Mark Linett and Alan Boyd, the team behind the 2013 GRAMMY®-winning SMiLE Sessions and last year’s acclaimed box set, Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971, Sounds Of Summer features nearly every US Top 40 hits The Beach Boys’ Incredible Career, including “California Girls”, “I Get Around”, “Surfer Girl”, “Surfin’ USA”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “God Only Knows”, “Good Vibrations”, “Be True to Your School”, “Wouldn’t That Be Nice”, “Kokomo”, “Barbara Ann”, “Help Me, Rhonda”, “In My Room”, and many more Fifty additional tracks showcase the variety and diversity of the band’s deep catalog, with some of the many highlights including “All This Is That”, “Disney Girls”, “Forever”, “It’s About Time”, “Feel Flows”, “Friends”., “Let The Wind Blow”, “Roll Plymouth Rock”, “Long Promised Road”, “Sail on Sailor”, “Baby Blue”, “Surf’s Up”, “Let Us Go On This Way” and “Wind Chimes.”
The Sounds Of Summer Extended Edition will be available in a variety of formats including digitally, a 3CD softpack and a Super Deluxe Edition 6LP vinyl box set on 180 gram black vinyl in two options – a standard set or an issue, version in limited edition including a rainbow aluminum case and four collectible lithographs. Both releases will feature full-color printed sleeves that replicate the original “Capitol Catalog” sleeves that showcase the entire Beach Boys discography, and all formats will include a booklet with new liner notes and updated photos. The original 30-track version will also be available in its newly remastered and enhanced form on a single CD or double gatefold LP on standard-weight vinyl or as a premium limited-edition numbered version pressed on 180-gram vinyl with a jacket. on point. and a lithograph.
Additionally, all 30 tracks on Disc 1 of Sounds Of Summer were mixed in immersive Dolby Atmos, joining the band’s Christmas album which was mixed in spatial audio and released over the past holiday season, and continuing the initiative to present the group’s catalog in the wrap and an exciting new audio format.
Sixty years after first spreading their good vibes around the world, The Beach Boys, the first American pop band to hit the 60-year mark, remain one of the most legendary and influential bands to date. day, with their timeless music reverberating in today’s modern culture. as strong as ever. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, UMe, UMG’s global catalog company, is pleased to be a part of some of the major initiatives planned to celebrate “America’s Band” throughout 2022-23.
The Beach Boys said, “It’s hard to believe it’s been 60 years since we signed to Capitol Records and released our debut album, Surfin’ Safari. We were just kids in 1962 and never could have imagined where our music would take us, that it would have such a big impact on the world, would still be loved and continue to be discovered from generation to generation. This is an important step that we are all very honored to have taken. And to our amazing fans, forever and new, we look forward to sharing even more throughout the year.
UMe President and CEO Bruce Resnikoff said, “The Beach Boys have created some of the most iconic and beloved music of all time. An indelible and important part of the American cultural fabric, their timeless music has been a ubiquitous soundtrack for generations and continues to influence, inspire and delight. We at UMe remain honored to drive the legendary Beach Boys catalog forward and look forward to celebrating them throughout the year with their millions of fans around the world.
The Beach Boys’ timeless music will be featured in several innovative new official music videos that are in the works, along with a slate of lyric videos and visualizers to bring these classic songs to the modern video age.
Following the release of Sounds of Summer, Capitol/UMe will release the next chapter of the Beach Boys Archive this fall, which will explore the bands’ often overlooked but essential albums, 1972’s Carl and the Passions – “So Tough” and 1973’s Holland. The deluxe multi-disc box set follows last year’s acclaimed box set Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 which topped many critics’ year-end lists and chronicled and explored the metamorphic and very influential 1969-1971 of the band’s career. through tons of previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, radio promos, alternate versions, alternate mixes, isolated backing tracks, and a cappella versions, taken from the album sessions. More details will be revealed later.[careerthroughtonsofunreleasedtracksliverecordingsradiopromosalternateversionsalternatemixesisolatedbackingtracksandacappellaversionsculledfromthealbumsessionsMoredetailswillberevealedatalaterdate[careerthroughtonsofunreleasedtracksliverecordingsradiopromosalternateversionsalternatemixesisolatedbackingtracksandacappellaversionsculledfromthealbumsessionsMoredetailswillberevealedatalaterdate
Along with new Capitol/UMe musical releases, The Beach Boys are also catching new waves by participating in a feature-length documentary currently in the works, a special tribute, high-profile exhibits and events, unique brand partnerships and more to celebrate. their 60th birthday.