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All composing credits labeled "Wilson" are for Brian Wilson, except C (for Carl) or D (for Dennis).

Gotta Start Somewhere...

Bruce Johnston
Do The Surfer Stomp Part One / Do The Surfer Stomp Part Two
Hartnett-Johnston (2:10) / Hartnett-Johnston (2:20)
Donna 1354, 1/62

Couple more 45s at 45cat link

Kenny & The Cadets
Barbie / What Is A Young Girl Made Of
Morgan (2:12) / Morgan (2:20)
Randy 422, 4/62

Brian, Dennis & Al-vocals over pre-recorded non-Beach Boy tracks

Surfin'² / Luau¹
Wilson (2:15) / Morgan (2:00)
Candix 331, 11/61

First issue went nowhere; however, the second...
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Brian Wilson-bass guitar, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-bass, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals

 

Al Jardine to dentistry school

Neighbor David Marks joins
 

Surfin'² / Luau¹
Wilson (2:15) / Morgan (2:10)
Candix 301, 1/62 BB

Yes, this is the "hit" release even though the number is lower—Candix story is very convoluted
Surfin' Safari / 409
Wilson (2:05) / Usher-Wilson (1:58)
Capitol 4777, 6/62 BB / BB

 

Surfin' Safari
Capitol DT-1808
10/1/62 BB [UK: 4/63]
Back Cover

Side One
Surfin' Safari Love-Wilson 2:05
County Fair Usher-Wilson 2:15
Ten Little Indians Usher-Wilson 1:30
Chug-A-Lug Usher-Wilson 2:00
Little Girl (You're My Miss America) Alpert-Catalano 2:05
409 Usher-Wilson 1:58
Side Two
Surfin' Love-Wilson 2:10
Heads You Win—Tails I Lose Usher-Wilson 2:18
Summertime Blues Capehart-Cochran 2:10
Cuckoo Clock Usher-Wilson 2:08
Moon Dawg(instrumental) Weaver 2:00
The Shift Love-Wilson 1:54
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Brian Wilson-bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
David Marks-rhythm guitar, vocals (except Surfin')
Alan Jardine-vocals, acoustic bass (Surfin' only)
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals (lead on Little Girl (You're My Miss America))
§Cover Photo-Ken Veeder
Produced by: Nick Venet, Murry Wilson (Surfin'); Hite Morgan (Surfin Safari & 409)

 

Ten Little Indians / County Fair
Usher-Wilson (1:30) / Usher-Wilson (2:15)
Capitol 4880, 11/62 BB

 
Surfin' USA / Shut Down
Wilson (2:25) / Christian-Wilson (1:50)
Capitol 4932, 3/63 BB / BB

First issue credits Brian as composer; later issues credit Chuck Berry

Surfin' USA
Capitol ST-1890
3/25/63 BB [UK: 8/65] #17
Back Cover

Side One
Surfin' USA Berry 2:20
Farmer's Daughter Wilson 1:49
Miserlou(instrumental) Leeds-Roubains-Russell-Wise 2:02
Stoked(instrumental) Wilson 2:00
Lonely Sea Usher-Wilson 2:20
Shut Down Christian-Wilson 1:50
Side Two
Noble Surfer Wilson 1:50
Honky Tonk(instrumental) Butler-Doggett-Glover-Scott-Sheper 2:00
Lana Wilson 1:40
Surf Jam(instrumental) Wilson 2:00
Let's Go Trippin'(instrumental) Dale 1:52
Finders Keepers Wilson 1:43
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Brian Wilson-bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
David Marks-rhythm guitar, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals
with:
Frank DeVito-drums (Surfin' USA)
§Cover Photo-John Severson
Produced by: Nick Venet

 

Alan Jardine back to fill in on bass during concerts

Surfer Girl / Little Deuce Coupe
Wilson (2:25) / Christian-Wilson (1:40)
Capitol 5009, 7/63 BB / BB

 

Surfer Girl
Capitol T-1981
9/16/63 BB [UK: 3/67] #13
Back Cover

Side One
Surfer Girl Wilson 2:24
Catch A Wave Wilson 2:15
The Surfer Moon Wilson 2:17
South Bay Surfer Jardine-Wilson-D Wilson 1:49
The Rocking Surfer(instrumental) arr Wilson 1:56
Little Deuce Coupe Christian-Wilson 1:50
Side Two
In My Room Usher-Wilson 2:11
Hawaii Wilson 2:02
Surfer's Rule Love-Wilson 1:42
Our Car Club Love-Wilson 2:15
Your Summer Dream Norberg-Wilson 2:31
Boogie Woodie(instrumental) arr Wilson 2:04
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Brian Wilson-bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
David Marks-rhythm guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-bass, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals
with:
Steve Douglas-sax
Maureen Love-harp (Catch A Wave, In My Room)
Hal Blaine-drums, percussion, timbales (Hawaii)
Jay Migliori-sax
Ray Pohlman-additional bass (Fun, Fun, Fun)
§Cover Photo-Ken Veeder
Produced by: Brian Wilson

Note: Brian starts to use "The Wrecking Crew" to supplement his recordings. Maureen is Mike's sister.
 

Be True To Your School² / In My Room
Wilson (2:07) / Wilson (2:09)
Capitol 5069, 10/63 BB / BB

Different recording of "School," with The Honeys helpin' out.

Little Deuce Coupe
Capitol T-1998
10/7/63 BB [UK: 10/65]
Back Cover

Side One
Little Deuce Coupe Christian-Wilson 1:50
Ballad Of Ole' Betsy Christian-Wilson 2:15
Be True To Your School Wilson 2:05
Car Crazy Cutie Christian-Wilson-Wilson 2:40
Cherry, Cherry Coupe Christian-Wilson 1:50
409 Usher-Wilson 1:58
Side Two
Shut Down Christian-Wilson 1:50
Spirit Of America Christian-Wilson 2:40
Our Car Club Love-Wilson 2:15
No-Go Showboat Christian-Wilson 1:52
A Young Man Is Gone Troup 2:15
Custom Machine Wilson 1:40
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Brian Wilson-bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
David Marks-rhythm guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-bass, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals
with:
Hal Blaine-drums (Our Car Club)
Steve Douglas-sax
Jay Migliori-sax
§Cover Photo-Hot Rod magazine
Produced by: Brian Wilson

 

David Marks out after conflicts with Murry; Alan made permanent member

Little Saint Nick² / The Lord's Prayer¹
Wilson (2:00) / Malotte (2:31)
Capitol 5096, 12/63

 
Fun Fun Fun / Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
Wilson (2:18) / Lymon-Levy (2:10)
Capitol 5118, 2/64 BB

 

Shut Down, Vol 2
Capitol T-2027
3/2/64 BB [UK: 7/64]
Back Cover

 
First Shut Down Album


Featuring Robert Mitchum's "Ballad Of Thunder Road"
Side One
Fun, Fun, Fun Love-Wilson 2:03
Don't Worry Baby Christian-Wilson 2:47
In The Parkin' Lot Christian-Wilson 2:01
"Cassius" Love Vs. "Sonny" Wilson Love-Wilson 3:30
The Warmth Of The Sun Love-Wilson 2:51
This Car Of Mine Love-Wilson 1:35
Side Two
Why Do Fools Fall In Love? Levy-Lymon 2:07
Pom Pom Play Girl Usher-Wilson 1:30
Keep An Eye On Summer Love-Norman-Wilson 2:21
Shut Down, Part II(instrumental) C Wilson 2:07
Louie, Louie Berry 2:17
Denny's Drums(instrumental) D Wilson 1:56
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Brian Wilson-bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
David Marks-rhythm guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-bass, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals (lead on This Car Of Mine)
with:
Hal Blaine-drums, percussion
Steve Douglas-sax
Jay Migliori-sax, piccolo
Glen Campbell-guitar
Ray Pohlman-bass
§Cover Photo-George Jerman
Produced by: Brian Wilson

Note: Shut Down, Vol 1 was a car-song various artists album (see Note 2).
Don't Worry Baby was inspired by The Ronette's Be My Baby—Brian's all-time fav recording (at the time).
 

I Get Around / Don't Worry Baby
Wilson (2:12) / Christian-Wilson (2:45)
Capitol 5174, 5/64  1  / BB

 

All Summer Long
Capitol T-2110
7/13/64 BB [UK: 6/65]
Back Cover

Side One
I Get Around Wilson 2:10
All Summer Long Wilson 2:05
Hushabye Pomus-Schuman 2:37
Little Honda Love-Wilson 1:50
We'll Run Away Usher-Wilson 2:00
Carl's Big Chance(instrumental) B Wilson-C Wilson 2:00
Side Two
Wendy Wilson 2:20
Do You Remember? Wilson 1:37
Girls On The Beach Love-Wilson 2:25
Drive-In Wilson-Wilson 1:50
Our Favorite Recording Sessions Jardine-Love-Wilson-Wilson-Wilson 2:00
Don't Back Down Wilson 1:50
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Brian Wilson-bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mike Love-vocals, Tenor sax (Carl's Big Chance)
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-bass, rhythm guitar, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals
with:
Glen Campbell-6-string electric bass guitar
Steve Douglas-sax
Maureen Love-harp
§Cover Photos-George Jerman, Ken Veeder
Produced by: Brian Wilson

 

When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) / She Knows Me Too Well
Wilson (2:01) / Wilson (2:28)
Capitol 5245, 8/64 BB

 

Concert
Capitol T-2198
10/19/64  1  [UK: 2/65]
Back Cover

 
Inside Spread

 
Inside Spread Continues

 
Inside Spread Continues

 
UK Back (no gatefold)

Side One
Fun, Fun, Fun Love-Wilson 2:04
Little Old Lady From Pasadena Altfield-Christian 2:42
Little Deuce Coupe Christian-Wilson 1:35
Long Tall Texan Strezlecki 2:13
In My Room Usher-Wilson 2:12
Monster Mash Capizzi-Pickett 2:20
Let's Go Trippin' Dale 1:46
Side Two
Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow Frazier-Harris-White-Wilson 1:57
The Wanderer Maresca 1:37
Hawaii Wilson 1:35
Graduation Day Sherman-Sherman 2:37
I Get Around Wilson 2:15
Johnny B. Goode Berry 1:37
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Brian Wilson-bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals, drums (The Wanderer)
Mike Love-vocals, sax (Long Tall Texan, Let's Go Trippin')
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
David Marks-rhythm guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-bass, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals (lead on The Wanderer)
Produced by: Brian Wilson

Note: bulk recorded at Civic Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, August 1, 1964 with lots of studio overdubbing added.
Brian retired from touring soon after this album, so this record features all of the BBs live (mostly).
Original album came with 4-page photo booklet glued to the inside (see notes). UK? nope-just a revised back cover.
 

Dance Dance Dance / The Warmth Of The Sun
Wilson (2:00) / Wilson (2:47)
Capitol 5306, 10/64 BB

 

Christmas Album
Capitol T-2164
11/9/64 [UK: 11/64]
Back Cover

Side One
Little Saint Nick Wilson 1:58
The Man With All The Toys Wilson 1:31
Santa's Beard Wilson 1:58
Merry Christmas, Baby Wilson 2:13
Christmas Day Wilson 1:35
Frosty The Snowman Nelson-Rollins 1:52
Side Two
We Three Kings of Orient Are Hopkins 4:00
Blue Christmas Hayes-Johnson 3:07
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Coots-Gillespie 2:17
White Christmas Berlin 2:26
I'll Be Home for Christmas Gannon-Kent 2:41
Auld Lang Syne arr Wilson 1:17
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Brian Wilson-bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-guitar, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals
with:
Orchestra Conducted by Benjamin Barrett
§Cover Photo-George Jerman
Produced by: Brian Wilson

What, you didn't know rock groups made Christmas records ?? 

The Man With All The Toys / Blue Christmas
Wilson (1:30) / Hayes-Johnson (3:07)
Capitol 5312, 11/64

 
The T.A.M.I. Show(12/29/64)
Do You Wanna Dance? / Please Let Me Wonder
Freeman (2:25) / Wilson (2:45)
Capitol 5372, 2/65 BB / BB

 

Today!
Capitol T-2269
3/8/65 BB RS500 [UK: 4/66] #6
Back Cover

Side One
Do You Wanna Dance? Freeman 2:17
Good To My Baby Wilson 2:16
Don't Hurt My Little Sister Wilson 2:05
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) Wilson 2:02
Help Me, Ronda Wilson 3:07
Dance, Dance, Dance Wilson 2:05
Side Two
Please Let Me Wonder Love-Wilson 2:39
I'm So Young Tyrus 2:29
Kiss Me, Baby Wilson 2:34
She Knows Me Too Well Wilson 2:28
In The Back Of My Mind Wilson 2:06
Bull Session With The "Big Daddy" Jardine-Love-Wilson-Wilson-Wilson 2:17
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Brian Wilson-bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-guitar, vocals (lead on Help Me, Ronda)
Bruce Johnston-bass, keyboards, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals (lead on Do You Wanna Dance?, In The Back Of My Mind)
with:
The Wrecking Crew
(LA studio musicians, including Hal Blaine, Al de Lory, Carol Kaye, Barney Kessel, Tommy Tedesco, Glen Campbell)
§Cover Photo-John Engstead
Produced by: Brian Wilson

 

Help Me Rhonda² / Kiss Me Baby
Wilson (2:45) / Wilson (2:34)
Capitol 5395, 4/65  1 

Hmmm, tighten up the arrangement, add a hot guitar solo, add an "h" and you got yourself a #1 hit!
The Girls On The Beach(5/12/65)
California Girls / Let Him Run Wild
Wilson (2:37) / Wilson (2:21)
Capitol 5464, 7/65 BB

 

Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
Capitol T-2354
7/5/65 BB [UK: 7/66] #4
Back Cover

Side One
The Girl From New York City Wilson 1:53
Amusement Parks, USA Wilson 2:31
Then I Kissed Her Barry-Greenwich-Spector 2:15
Salt Lake City Wilson 2:00
Girl Don't Tell Me Wilson 2:17
Help Me, Rhonda (Single Record Version) Wilson 2:45
Side Two
California Girls Wilson 2:37
Let Him Run Wild Wilson 2:21
You're So Good To Me Wilson 2:14
Summer Means New Love(instrumental) Wilson 1:58
I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man Wilson 2:25
And Your Dream Comes True (Acapella) Love-Wilson 1:02
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Brian Wilson-bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals (Girl Don't Tell Me)
Alan Jardine-guitar, bass, vocals (Then I Kissed Her, Help Me, Rhonda)
Bruce Johnston-bass, keyboards, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals
with:
Bruce Johnston-keyboards, vocals
The Wrecking Crew
(LA studio musicians, including Hal Blaine, Al de Lory, Carol Kaye, Barney Kessel, Tommy Tedesco, Glen Campbell)
§Cover Photo-Ken Veeder
Produced by: Brian Wilson

Note: Why only 4 BBs on the cover? Officially new Beach Boy Bruce Johnston was contractually unable to appear in any photos
until Pet Sounds. Al had the flu.
 

The Little Girl I Once Knew¹ / There's No Other (Like My Baby)
Wilson (2:35) / Bates-Spector (3:00)
Capitol 5540, 11/65 BB

 

Party!
Capitol T-2398
11/8/65 BB [UK: 2/66] #3
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
15 Stamps Included!


Side One
Hully Gully Goldsmith-Smith 2:22
I Should Have Known Better Lennon-McCartney 2:23
Tell Me Why Lennon-McCartney 1:39
Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow Frazier-Harris-White 2:12
Mountain Of Love Dorman 2:47
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Lennon-McCartney 2:43
Devoted To You Bryant 1:19
Side Two
Alley-Oop Frazier 2:53
There's No Other (Like My Baby) Bates-Spector 3:02
Medley: I Get Around/Little Deuce Coupe Wilson/Christian-Wilson 3:31
The Times They Are A-Changin' Dylan 2:13
Barbara Ann† Fassert 2:53
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Brian Wilson-bass, vocals
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-acoustic guitar, vocals
Alan Jardine-acoustic guitar, vocals
Bruce Johnston-bass, vocals
Dennis Wilson-percussion, vocals
with:
Dean Torrence-vocals†
Hal Blaine, Ray Avery, Steve Korthof–bongos
Billy Hinsche-harmonica (Mountain Of Love)
Produced by: Brian Wilson

Note: Not so much a "party" as a well rehearsed and recorded unplugged session, with ambience overdubbed later.
 

Barbara Ann³ / Girl Don't Tell Me
Fassert (2:05) / Wilson (2:17)
Capitol 5561, 12/65 BB

 
Sloop John B / You're So Good To Me
arr Wilson (2:55) / Wilson (2:14)
Capitol 5602, 3/66 BB

 
Caroline, No³ / Summer Means New Love
Asher-Wilson (2:15) / Wilson (1:58)
Capitol 5610, 3/66 BB

Released as by Brian Wilson (with a bonus comma)
Behind The Sounds: "Recording Pet Sounds"
Ten videos on how most of the tracks on the next album were made. Watch the mad genius try to get the visions
out of his head. Learn what unique instruments helped forge the album's "sound." See you in an hour or so...

Pet Sounds
Capitol T-2458
5/16/66 BB RS500 [UK: 6/66] #2
Back Cover

Side One
Wouldn't It Be Nice Asher-Wilson 2:22
You Still Believe In Me Asher-Wilson 2:33
That's Not Me Asher-Wilson 2:27
Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) Asher-Wilson 2:52
I'm Waiting For The Day Love-Wilson 3:01
Let's Go Away For Awhile Wilson 2:21
Sloop John B arr Wilson 2:57
Side Two
God Only Knows Asher-Wilson 2:46
I Know There's An Answer Sachen-Wilson 3:10
Here Today Asher-Wilson 2:38
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times Asher-Wilson 3:21
Pet Sounds Wilson 2:20
Caroline No Asher-Wilson 2:16
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Brian Wilson-keyboards, effects, vocals
Mike Love-lead vocals (That's Not Me, I Know There's An Answer, Here Today)
Carl Wilson-guitar and lead vocal (That's Not Me), vocals
Alan Jardine-vocals
Bruce Johnston-vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums (That's Not Me), vocals
with:
The Wrecking Crew
(LA studio musicians, including Hal Blaine, Al de Lory, Carol Kaye, Barney Kessel, Tommy Tedesco, Glen Campbell)
§Cover Photo-George Jerman (at San Diego Zoo)
Produced by: Brian Wilson

Note: That's Billy Strange's lead guitar on Pet Sounds and Steve Douglas' tenor sax on Caroline, No
The Real Beach Boys play on That's Not Me only. It's Brian solo on most others. Check wiki for details, song-by-song.
The dogs are Banana and Louie (Brian's) and the train is #58, "The Owl" roaring thru Edison.
After a 1994 suit (not polyester), Mike Love was awarded song writing credits on Nice, Answer, and a lot of earlier songs
that I didn't bother to correct. Given his history with the Wilsons, screw him.
 

Capitol Sucks!

Bean counters at Capitol hated Pet Sounds—no summerycarchicksurfin hits in this f*ckin' record! What is this crap—strings, horns, and the lyrics! They rush released the first of thousands of Beach Boys' Hits records out on July 5, thus undercutting any sales potential, which in the process bitch-slapped Brian into seclusion. But boy, do those creeps love making money off it now! Session Box (97), 40th (06), 50th (16)—greedy a#*holes. But the music is what matters so we keep payin' (and cussin').

Bruce Johnston took a copy to London where John & Paul instantly knew what this record meant. By the next summer, Sgt Pepper upped the ante.

Best Of The Beach Boys
Best Of The Beach Boys


Capitol Star Line DT-2545, 7/5/66 BB [UK: 11/66] #2
UK tracks are more and different.
Wouldn't It Be Nice / God Only Knows
Asher-Wilson (2:22) / Asher-Wilson (2:46)
Capitol 5706, 7/66 BB / BB

 
Good Vibrations² / Let's Go Away For Awhile
Wilson (3:35) / Wilson (2:18)
Capitol 5676, 10/66  1 

 

Smile [Not Released]
Capitol ST-2580 (assigned catalog number)
1/67
Back Cover

Side One
Prayer Wilson 1:05
Heroes And Villains Parks-Wilson 2:57
Barnyard Parks-Wilson :56
Do You Like Worms? Parks-Wilson 3:59
The Old Master Painter Gillespie-Smith/Davis 1:06
Wonderful Parks-Wilson 1:59
Child Is Father Of The Man Parks-Wilson 1:53
Cabinessence Parks-Wilson 3:32
Bicycle Rider Wilson 1:38
Side Two
Good Vibrations Wilson 3:35
Look Wilson 2:39
Vegetables Parks-Wilson 3:27
Holidays Wilson 2:25
Wind Chimes Wilson 2:30
Mrs O'Leary's Cow Wilson 2:13
I'm In Great Shape Wilson 1:30
Love To Say Da Da Wilson 1:32
Surf's Up Parks-Wilson 4:11
Note: The great “Lost” Beach Boys album. This is my interpretation of how the album tracks would have been, had Brian
completed this masterpiece (Yes, Brian "completed" Smile in the early 00s and performed it live—nice, but not the same).
There are several web sites devoted to discussion of Smile - here are two of the best:
The Zen Interpretation of SMiLE
The Smile Shop
Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution, 4/25/67, CBS
Leonard Bernstein leads a discussion on pop music. Brian Wilson plays Surf's Up on the piano.
Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol 2
Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol 2


Capitol Star Line DT-2706, 7/67 BB [UK: 10/67] #3
UK tracks are more and different.
Heroes And Villians² / You're Welcome¹
Parks-Wilson (3:36) / Wilson (1:17)
Brother 1001, 7/67 BB

also shown-early sleeve when H&V was supposed to be a two-parter, then cancelled by Brian
Gettin' Hungry / Devoted To You
Wilson (2:27) / Wilson (2:14)
Brother 1002, 8/67

Released as by Brian Wilson and Mike Love

Smiley Smile
Brother T-9001
9/18/67 BB [UK: 11/67] #9
Back Cover

Side One
Heroes And Villains Parks-Wilson 3:36
Vegetables Parks-Wilson 2:05
Fall Breaks And Back To Winter (W Woodpecker Symphony) Wilson 2:14
She's Goin' Bald Love-Parks-Wilson 2:12
Little Pad Wilson 2:30
Side Two
Good Vibrations Love-Wilson 3:35
With Me Tonight Wilson 2:13
Wind Chimes Wilson 2:36
Gettin' Hungry Love-Wilson 2:27
Wonderful Wilson 2:20
Whistle In Wilson 1:02
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Brian Wilson-vocals, organ, piano, keyboards
Mike Love-vocals
Carl Wilson-vocals, bass
Al Jardine-vocals
Bruce Johnston-vocals
Dennis Wilson-vocals, percussion
§Cover Art-Frank Holmes
Produced by: The Beach Boys

Note: Brian sets up recording studio at home—no more Wrecking Crew (well, not much).
 

Wild Honey / Wind Chimes
Wilson (2:35) / Wilson (2:36)
Capitol 2028, 10/67 BB

 
Darlin' / Here Today¹
Wilson (2:11) / Asher-Wilson (2:38)
Capitol 2068, 12/67 BB

 

Wild Honey
Capitol T-2859
12/18/67 BB [UK: 3/68] #7
Back Cover

Side One
Wild Honey Love-Wilson 2:36
Aren't You Glad Love-Wilson 2:15
I Was Made To Love Her Cosby-Hardaway-Wonder 2:05
Country Air Love-Wilson 2:19
A Thing Or Two Love-Wilson 2:40
Side Two
Darlin' Love-Wilson 2:11
I'd Love Just Once To See You Love-Wilson 1:48
Here Comes The Night Love-Wilson 2:42
Let The Wind Blow Love-Wilson 2:18
How She Boogalooed It Jardine-Johnston-Love-C Wilson 1:56
Mama Says Love-Wilson 1:04
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Back to basics for the boys:
Mike Love-vocals
Brian Wilson-vocals, piano, organ, percussion, bass (A Thing Or Two)
Carl Wilson-vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, bass (Aren't You Glad, Country Air, Let the Wind Blow), drums (Darlin)
Al Jardine-vocals, rhythm guitar (I'd Love Just Once To See You)
Bruce Johnston-vocals, organ (Wild Honey, How She Boogalooed It), bass (Wild Honey)
Dennis Wilson-vocals, drums, bongos
with:
Hal Blaine-drums (Darlin)
Ron Brown-bass (Darlin', I Was Made to Love Her, Here Comes the Night)
Paul Tanner-Electro-Theremin (Wild Honey)
§Cover Art-Arny Geller
Produced by: The Beach Boys

 

Friends / Little Bird
Jardine-Wilson-Wilson-Wilson (2:30) / D Wilson-Kalinich (1:57)
Capitol 2160, 4/68 BB

 

Friends
Capitol ST-2895
6/24/68 BB [UK: 9/68] #13
Back Cover

Side One
Meant For You Love-Wilson :38
Friends Jardine-Wilson-Wilson-Wilson 2:32
Wake The World Jardine-Wilson 1:29
Be Here In The Mornin' Jardine-Love-Wilson-Wilson-Wilson 2:17
When A Man Needs A Woman Jardine-Korthol-Parks-Wilson-Wilson-Wilson 2:07
Passing By Wilson 2:24
Side Two
Anna Lee, The Healer Love-Wilson 1:51
Little Bird Kalinich-D Wilson 2:02
Be Still Kalinich-D Wilson 1:24
Busy Doin' Nothin' Wilson 3:05
Diamond Head Ackley-Ritz-Vescovo-Wilson 3:39
Transcendental Meditation Jardine-Love-Wilson 1:51
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Mike Love-vocals
Brian Wilson-vocals, piano, organ, percussion
Carl Wilson-vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
Al Jardine-vocals, rhythm guitar
Bruce Johnston-vocals, organ, bass
Dennis Wilson-vocals, drums, percussion
with:
Murry Wilson-bass vocal (Be Here In The Mornin')
§Cover Art-David McMacken
Produced by: The Beach Boys

 

Do It Again / Wake The World
Wilson (2:19) / Wilson-Jardine (1:29)
Capitol 2239, 7/68 BB

 
Note: The "be your own Beach Boy" album, Stack-O-Tracks
Cover

(released 8/19/68) is ignored here. Interesting marketing idea,
though. It came with a booklet with lead lines, chords, and lyrics. When reissued on CD, this was not included. Huh?
To see all the stuff included ni the album, go to this Discogs link.
Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol 3
Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol 3


Capitol Star Line DKAO-2945, 8/5/68 BB [UK: 11/68] #9
UK tracks are more and different.
Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Never Learn Not To Love
Hickey (2:52) / D Wilson (2:02)
Capitol 2360, 12/68 BB

 

20/20
Capitol SKAO-133
2/10/69 BB [UK: 2/69] #3
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Do It Again Love-Wilson 2:24
I Can Hear Music Barry-Greenwich-Spector 2:38
Bluebirds Over The Mountain Hickey 2:53
Be With Me D Wilson 3:16
All I Want To Do D Wilson 2:02
The Nearest Faraway Place Johnston 2:36
Side Two
Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) Ledbetter 2:18
I Went To Sleep B Wilson-C Wilson 1:32
Time To Get Alone Wilson 2:40
Never Learn Not To Love D Wilson 2:34
Our Prayer Wilson 1:05
Cabinessence Parks-Wilson 3:33
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Mike Love-vocals
Brian Wilson-vocals, piano, organ, percussion
Carl Wilson-vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
Al Jardine-vocals, rhythm guitar
Bruce Johnston-vocals, organ, bass
Dennis Wilson-vocals, drums, percussion
with:
Ed Carter-guitar (Be With Me)
Jimmy Bond-double bass (Be With Me)
Mike Kowalski-drums (Be With Me)
§Cover Photo-Ed Simpson
Produced by: The Beach Boys

Note: Never Learn Not To Love was originally called Cease To Exist, written by Charles Manson (yup, that one)
 

I Can Hear Music / All I Want To Do
Barry-Greenwich-Spector (2:38) / D Wilson (2:02)
Capitol 2432, 3/69 BB

 
Break Away¹ / Celebrate The News¹
Dunbar-Wilson (2:54) / D Wilson-Jakobson (3:03)
Capitol 2530, 6/69 BB

 
Add Some Music To Your Day / Susie Cincinatti¹
Knott-Love-Wilson (3:39) / Jardine (3:04)
Brother/Reprise 0894, 2/70 BB

 
Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)² / The Nearest Faraway Place
Ledbetter (3:00) / Johnston (2:45)
Capitol 2765, 4/70

 

Live In London
Capitol ST-21715 [UK]
N/R [UK: 5/70]
UK Back Cover

 
US Release 1976


Capitol released here November, 1976
Side One
Darlin' Love-Wilson 2:14
Wouldn't It Be Nice Asher-Wilson 1:45
Sloop John B Trad/arr Wilson 2:20
California Girls Wilson 1:48
Do It Again Love-Wilson 2:15
Wake The World Jardine-Wilson 1:48
Aren't You Glad Love-Wilson 2:26
Side Two
Bluebirds Over The Mountain Hickey 2:31
Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring(acapella) Troup 1:47
Good Vibrations Love-Wilson 3:34
God Only Knows Asher-Wilson 2:27
Barbara Ann Fassert 1:57
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Mike Love-lead vocals, tambourine
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
Al Jardine-rhythm guitar, vocals
Bruce Johnston-bass, organ, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals
with:
Daryl Dragon-piano, organ, bass (Bluebirds Over The Mountain)
Ed Carter-bass, tambourine, lead guitar (Bluebirds Over The Mountain)
Mike Kowalski-percussion
uncredited horn section
Produced by: Carl Wilson, Stephen Desper

Note: Recorded December 8, 1968, Finsbury Park Astoria, London (not The Palladium)
Good job, Capitol. Didn't release the album here until 1976, then gave it a misleading title.
The last "original" Capitol record on their contract.

Slip On Through / This Whole World
D Wilson (2:14) / Wilson (2:00)
Brother/Reprise 0929, 7/70

 

Sunflower
Reprise RS-6382
8/31/70 BB RS500 [UK: 11/70] #29
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Slip On Through D Wilson 2:15
This Whole World Wilson 1:55
Add Some Music To Your Day Knott-Love-Wilson 3:34
Got To Know The Woman D Wilson 2:40
Deirdre Johnston-Wilson 3:26
It's About Time Burchman-Jardine-D Wilson 2:56
Side Two
Tears In The Morning Johnston 4:03
All I Wanna Do Love-Wilson 3:34
Forever Jakobson-D Wilson 2:40
Our Sweet Love Jardine-B Wilson-C Wilson 2:38
At My Window Jardine-Wilson 2:29
Cool Cool Water Love-Wilson 5:03
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Mike Love-vocals
Brian Wilson-vocals, piano, organ, percussion
Carl Wilson-vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
Al Jardine-vocals, rhythm guitar
Bruce Johnston-vocals, organ, bass
Dennis Wilson-vocals, drums, percussion
§Cover Photo-Ricci Martin
Produced by: The Beach Boys

 

7th Big Sur Folk Festival(10/3/70)
Tears In The Morning / It's About Time
Johnston (3:10) / Burchman-Jardine-C Wilson-D Wilson (2:56)
Brother/Reprise 0957, 10/70

 
Sound Of Free / Lady
Love-D Wilson (?) / D Wilson (?)
Stateside SS 2184, 12/70 [UK]

Issued as by Dennis Wilson And Rumbo
Note: This UK (and Europe) only single featured Dennis and Daryl Dragon (as Rumbo)
 

Cool, Cool Water³ / Forever
Wilson (3:23) / Jacobson-D Wilson (2:42)
Brother/Reprise 0998, 3/71

 
Long Promised Road / Deirdre
C Wilson-Reiley (3:29) / Johnston-Wilson (3:26)
Reprise 1015, 5/71

 
Two Lane Blacktop(7/7/71)—Dennis is The Mechanic

Surf's Up
Reprise RS-6453
8/30/71 BB [UK: 10/71] #15
Back Cover

 
Poster/Lyric Sheet Front


 
Poster/Lyric Sheet Back


Side One
Don't Go Near The Water Jardine-Love 2:37
Long Promised Road Rieley-C Wilson 3:28
Take A Load Off Your Feet Jardine-Winfrey 2:28
Disney Girls (1957) Johnston 4:07
Student Demonstration Time† Leiber-Stoller-Love 3:54
Side Two
Feel Flows Rieley-C Wilson 4:44
Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) Jardine-Winfrey 1:54
A Day In The Life Of A Tree Rieley-Wilson 3:04
'Til I Die Wilson 2:29
Surf's Up Parks-Wilson 4:11
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Mike Love-lead vocals, tambourine
Brian Wilson-vocals, piano, organ, percussion
Carl Wilson-lead guitar, vocals
Al Jardine-rhythm guitar, vocals
Bruce Johnston-bass, organ, vocals
Dennis Wilson-drums, vocals
with:
Van Dyke Parks-vocals (A Day In The Life Of A Tree)
Jack Rieley-vocals (Surf's Up, A Day In The Life Of A Tree)
Daryl Dragon-guitar and Moog (Don't Go Near The Water), bass (Student Demonstration Time), pipe organ (A Day In The Life Of A Tree)
  and vibraphone ('Til I Die)
§Cover Art-unknown artist, based on the sculpture End of the Trail (1928) by James Earle Fraser.
Produced by: The Beach Boys

Note: †Based on Riot In Cell Bock #9, with new lyrics by Mike Love
 

Long Promised Road / 'Til I Die³
C Wilson-Reiley (3:29) / Wilson (2:29)
Reprise 1047, 10/71 BB

 
Surf's Up / Don't Go Near The Water
Wilson-Parks (4:11) / Love-Jardine (2:37)
Reprise 1058, 11/71

 

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