The Beach Boys ‘Feel Flows’ box set detailed

Compilation comes on July 30th

In honor of 50 years of The Beach Boys’ timeless and often underappreciated albums, Capitol/UMe will release an expansive 5 CD and digital box set titled Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 on July 30th that chronicles and explores in depth this metamorphic and highly influential 1969-1971 period of the band’s legendary career. Assembled by Mark Linett and Alan Boyd, the team behind 2013’s GRAMMY Award-winning SMiLE Sessions, the expansive collection features newly remastered versions from 2019-2020 of Sunflower and Surf’s Up and boasts 135 tracks, including 108 previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, radio promos, alternate versions, alternate mixes, isolated backing tracks and a capella versions, culled from the album sessions.

Housed in a book style package, the set is rounded out with a 48-page book loaded with unreleased and rare photos, lyric sheets, tape box images, recording artifacts, insightful new liner notes by noted radio veteran and Beach Boys afficionado Howie Edelson, and new and archival interviews from Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, and others.

Feel Flows will also be released in abbreviated versions including 4 LP on both black vinyl and limited edition Translucent Blue and Translucent Gold color vinyl, 2 LP black vinyl and 2 CD editions.

Feel Flows is heralded with the streaming debut of the unreleased gem, “Big Sur,” A beautiful sonic love letter to the central California coastal town of Big Sur, the lilting, pastoral folk tune that was originally recorded for Surf’s Up and has remained unreleased for more than five decades.

We were the first to break this news on Wednesday (June 2nd), ahead of the official announcement.

This is the first release since the February announcement that the iconic group sold majority interest of their music catalog and intellectual property, including photos, interviews, band name and overall likeness to mega manager Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group. Universal Music Group confirms it still owns the band’s master recordings and publishing rights. The deal is estimated to be worth $100-200 million.

The Mike Love fronted Beach Boys will hit the road this summer on the 2021 Feel Flows World Tour. The 29 day North American trek kicked off Memorial Day weekend with John Stamos and Mark McGrath at San Diego’s Petco Park, and runs through August 29th in Bridgeport, CT. Additional dates are expected.

5 CD2 CD4 LP | 2 LP

CD 1: Sunflower/Sunflower Live/Bonus Tracks

1. Slip On Through (2019 master) (2:19)
2. This Whole World (2019 master) (1:58)
3. Add Some Music To Your Day (2019 master) (3:36)
4. Got To Know The Woman (2019 master) (2:43)
5. Deirdre (2019 master) (3:30)
6. It’s About Time (2019 master) (2:57)
7. Tears In The Morning (2019 master) (4:07)
8. All I Wanna Do (2019 master) (2:36)
9. Forever (2019 master) (2:42)
10. Our Sweet Love (2019 master ) (2:41)
11. At My Window (2019 master) (2:32)
12. Cool, Cool Water (2019 master) (5:03)
13. Sunflower Promo 1 (previously unreleased) (0:59)
14. This Whole World (Live 1988) (2:10) [Sunflower Live]
15. Add Some Music To Your Day (Live 1993) (3:23) [Sunflower Live]
16. Susie Cincinnati (Live 1976) (2 :46) [Sunflower Live]
17. Back Home (Live 1976) (3:15) [Sunflower Live]
18. It’s About Time (Live 1971) (3:45) [Sunflower Live]
19. Riot In Cell Block 9 (Live 1970) (3:34) [Sunflower Live]
20. Break Away (original 1969 single mix) (2:55) [Bonus Tracks]
21. Celebrate The News (previously unreleased 2020 mix) (2:37) [Bonus Tracks]
22. Loop De Loop (previously unreleased 1969 mix) (2:59) [Bonus Tracks]
23. San Miguel (previously unreleased 2020 mix) (2:33) [Bonus Tracks]
24. Susie Cincinnati (previously unreleased 2020 mix) (3:02) [Bonus Tracks]
25. Good Time (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (2:56) [Bonus Tracks]
26. Two Can Play (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (2:06) [Bonus Tracks]
27. Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) (2021 stereo mix – previously unreleased) (3:21) [Bonus Tracks]

CD 2: Surf’s Up/Surf’s Up Live/Bonus Tracks

1. Don’t Go Near The Water (2019 master) ( 2:41)
2. Long Promised Road (2019 master) (3:32)
3. Take A Load Off Your Feet (2019 master) (2:32)
4. Disney Girls (1957) (2019 master) (4:08)
5. Student Demonstration Time (2019 master) (3:59)
6. Feel Flows (2019 master) (4:44)
7. Lookin’ At Tomorrow ( A Welfare Song) (2019 master) (1:57)
8. A Day In The Life Of A Tree (2019 master) (3:09)
9. Til I Die (2019 master) (2:32)
10. Surf’s Up (2019 master) (4:14)
11. Surf’s Up Promo (previously unreleased) (1:02)
12. Take A Load Off Your Feet (Live 1993) (2:35 ) [Surf’s Up Live]
13. Long Promised Road (Live 1972) (4:14) [Surf’s Up Live]
14. Disney Girls (Live 1982) (4:23) [Surf’s Up Live]
15. Surf’s Up (Live 1973) (4:58) [Surf’s Up Live]
16. Student Demonstration Time (Live 1971) (4:42) [Surf’s Up Live]
17. Big Sur (previously unreleased) (2:35) [Bonus Tracks]
18. HELP Is On The Way (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (2:31) [Bonus Tracks]
19. Sweet And Bitter (previously unreleased) (2:33) [Bonus Tracks]
20 My Solution (previously unreleased) (3:44) [Bonus Tracks]
21. 4th of July (2019 mix – previously unreleased) (3:11) [Bonus Tracks]
22. Sound of Free (1970 single mix, 2019 master) (2:22) [Bonus Tracks]
23. Lady (Fallin’ In Love) (1970 stereo mix – previously unreleased) (2:21) [Bonus Tracks]
24. Seasons In The Sun (previously unreleased) (3:27) [Bonus Tracks]

CD 3: Sunflower Sessions/1969-1970 A Cappella

1. Sunflower Promo 2 (previously unreleased) (0:59)
2. Slip On Through (track and backing vocals – previously unreleased) (2:47)
3. This Whole World (long version track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (3:10)
4. Add Some Music To Your Day (track and backing vocals – previously unreleased) (4:35)
5. Deirdre (track – previously unreleased) (3:34)
6. It’s About Time (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (2:53)
7. Tears In The Morning (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (4:08)
8. All I Wanna Do (session intro, track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (3:46)
9. Forever (session highlights – previously unreleased) (3:36)
10. Forever (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (3:01 )
11. Our Sweet Love (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (2:39)
12. At My Window (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (2:50)
13. Cool Cool Water (alternate 2019 mix – previously unreleased) (6:24)
14. San Miguel (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (2:57)
15. Loop De Loop (track – previously unreleased) (2:49)
16. Good Time (session intro, track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (4:27)
17. When Girls Get Together (track – previously unreleased) (1:47)
18. Slip On Through (alternate 1969 mix with session intro – previously unreleased) (3:25)
19. Our Sweet Love (string section – previously unreleased) (1:00)
20. San Miguel (backing vocals excerpt – previously unreleased) (1:00)
21. Break Away (Tag) (backing vocals excerpt – previously unreleased) (0:18)
22. Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) (a Cappella – previously unreleased) (2:44)
23. Good Time (backing vocals excerpt – previously unreleased) (0:19)
24. This Whole World (backing vocals section – previously unreleased) (1:05)
25. Add Some Music To Your Day (a Cappella – previously unreleased) (3:30)
26. Got To Know The Woman (a Cappella – previously unreleased) (2:52)
27. It’s About Time (backing vocals excerpt – previously unreleased) (0:50)
28. All I Wanna Do (a Cappella – previously unreleased) (2:58 )
29. Forever (previously unreleased 2019 a Cappella mix) (2:52)

CD 4: Surf’s Up Sessions/A Cappella

1. Don’t Go Near The Water (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (3:45)
2. Long Promised Road (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (3:38)
3. Take A Load Off Your Feet (alternate vocal – previously unreleased) (2:28)
4. Disney Girls (1957) (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (4:17)
5. Student Demonstration Time (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (3: 46)
6. Feel Flows (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (5:02)
7. Lookin’ At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) (session intro and alternate mix – previously unreleased) (2:43)
8. A Day In The Life Of A Tree (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (2:55)
9. Til I Die (long version with alternate lyrics – previously unreleased) (4:47)
10. Surf’s Up (2019 mix – previously unreleased) (4:08)
11. (Wouldn’t It Be Nice To) Live Again (extended 2019 – previously unreleased) (6:50)
12. Don’t Go Near The Water (previously unreleased 2020 a Cappella mix ) (2:36)
13. Long Promised Road (a Cappella – previously unreleased) (4:00)
14. Feel Flows (backing vocals excerpt – previously unreleased) (0:33)
15. Disney Girls (backing vocals excerpt – previously unreleased) (0:36)
16. A Day In The Life Of A Tree (backing vocals excerpt – previously unreleased) (0:32)
17. Til I Die (a Cappella – previously unreleased) (2:36)
18. Surf’s Up (a Cappella – previously unreleased ) (4:04)
19. I Just Got My Pay (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (2:43) [Bonus Track]
20. Walkin’ (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (2:44) [Bonus Track]
21. When Girls Get Together (previously unreleased 2020 mix) (3:45) [Bonus Track]
22. Baby Baby (previously unreleased) (3:13) [Bonus Track]
23. Awake (previously unreleased) (3:44) [Bonus Track]
24. It’s A New Day (previously unreleased) (2:20) [Bonus Track]

CD 5: Bonus Disc

1. This Whole World (alternate ending – previously unreleased) (1:41)
2. Add Some Music To Your Day (previously unreleased alternate version) (3:27)
3. Don’t Go Near The Water (alternate version – previously unreleased) (2:42)
4. Surf’s Up Part 1 (1971 remake track with 1966 Brian vocal – previously unreleased) (1:41)
5. Soulful Old Man Sunshine (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (3:14)
6. I’m Goin’ Your Way ( previously unreleased alternate mix) (2:24)
7. Where Is She (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (2:22)
8. Carnival (Over The Waves/Sobra Las Olas) (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (1:34)
9. It’s Natural (previously unreleased) (2:35)
10. Medley: All Of My Love / Ecology (previously unreleased) (5:05)
11. Before (previously unreleased) (2:25)
12. Behold The Night (previously unreleased) (2:26)
13. Old Movie ( Cuddle Up) (previously unreleased) (3:37)
14. Hawaiian Dream (previously unreleased) (4:33)
15. Settle Down / Sound Of Free (basic session outtake – previously unreleased) (2:17)
16. I’ ve Got A Friend (previously unreleased) (2:26)
17. Til I Die (piano demo – previously unreleased) (1:55)
18. Back Home (previously unreleased demo) (2:20)
19. Back Home (alternate version – previously unreleased) (2:34)
20. Won’t You Tell Me (demo – previously unreleased) (2:01)
21. Won’t You Tell Me (previously unreleased 2019 mix) (2:54)
22. Barbara (previously unreleased 2020 mix) (2:59)
23. Slip On Through (early version track) (2:48)
24. Susie Cincinnati (basic session highlights – previously unreleased) (3:05)
25. My Solution (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (3:04)
26. You Never Give Me Your Money (previously unreleased) (0:40)
27. Medley: Happy Birthday, Brian / God Only Knows (previously unreleased) (2: 47)
28. You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone (track & backing vocals – previously unreleased) (3:32)
29. Marcella (a Cappella – previously unreleased) (3:27)

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