41 Songs, 2 Hours 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It didn't last long, but for a time in 2012 The Beach Boys looked past their disagreements and reunited for a tour celebrating the good vibrations of their timeless music as the band turned 50. The group's 2012 studio album That's Why God Made the Radio showed The Beach Boys in prime form, with new songs worthy of their legacy. That infectious energy dominates this adventurous 41-track live album. Opening with the 1968 single "Do It Again" (which appeared on 1969's 20/20 album) and cruising through a set that includes the upbeat "Little Honda" and "Surfin' Safari" before slowing down for the introspective "Surfer Girl" and "The Little Girl I Once Knew," the Boys hit the mark from the start. The setlist is an embarrassment of riches. "Wendy," "I Get Around," "In My Room," "God Only Knows," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Good Vibrations," and "California Girls" are among their best-known songs. "Getcha Back," Bruce Johnston's "Disney Girls," Al Jardine's "California Saga: California," and Dennis Wilson's "Forever" are among the deep fan favorites. Solidarity among the members didn't last long, but it was long enough for this exciting set.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It didn't last long, but for a time in 2012 The Beach Boys looked past their disagreements and reunited for a tour celebrating the good vibrations of their timeless music as the band turned 50. The group's 2012 studio album That's Why God Made the Radio showed The Beach Boys in prime form, with new songs worthy of their legacy. That infectious energy dominates this adventurous 41-track live album. Opening with the 1968 single "Do It Again" (which appeared on 1969's 20/20 album) and cruising through a set that includes the upbeat "Little Honda" and "Surfin' Safari" before slowing down for the introspective "Surfer Girl" and "The Little Girl I Once Knew," the Boys hit the mark from the start. The setlist is an embarrassment of riches. "Wendy," "I Get Around," "In My Room," "God Only Knows," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Good Vibrations," and "California Girls" are among their best-known songs. "Getcha Back," Bruce Johnston's "Disney Girls," Al Jardine's "California Saga: California," and Dennis Wilson's "Forever" are among the deep fan favorites. Solidarity among the members didn't last long, but it was long enough for this exciting set.

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