The Beach Boys – All Summer Long (1964) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 25:49 minutes | Scans included | 1,04 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 529 MB
The best pre-1965 Beach Boys album featured their brilliant number one single “I Get Around,” as well as other standout cuts in the beautifully sad “Wendy,” “Little Honda” (one of their best hot rod tunes, covered by the Hondells for a hit), and their remake of the late-’50s doo wop classic “Hushabye.” The nostalgic “All Summer Long,” another great production, seemed (whether intentionally or not) like a sort of farewell to the frivolous California beach culture that had supplied the lyrical grist for most of their music up to this point, with a longing, regretful chorus that was totally at odds with the bouncy arrangement. Other relatively little-known treasures are the sumptuous ballad “Girls on the Beach,” with some of their best early harmonizing, and “Don’t Back Down,” with uncommonly anxious lyrics. You can’t give an unqualified high rating, however, to an album that also contained such disposable filler as the “Our Favorite Recording Sessions” comedy bit and “Do You Remember?,” a “let’s-pay-tribute-to-rock’s-early-days” number with a sh*t-eating grin wide enough to qualify as an oldies radio ID jingle.
01. I Get Around
02. All Summer Long
04. Little Honda
05. We’ll Run Away
06. Carl’s Big Chance
08. Do You Remember
09. Girls On The Beach
11. Our Favorite Recording Sessions
12. Don’t Back Down
DSD flat transferred from U.S. original analogue master tapes.