‘Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged’ 50th anniversary album set for Nov 20th

In November 1965, The Beach Boys released Beach Boys’ Party!, a creative and well-loved album of covers mixed with separately recorded party sounds created by the band members, their families and friends. ‘Party!’ was a Top 10 Billboard hit, quickly going Gold and spawning the timeless No. 2 smash hit, “Barbara Ann.” To celebrate the popular album’s 50th anniversary, The Beach Boys have overseen a remixed, remastered and expanded edition, Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged, which removes the overdubbed festivities from the 12 track original album’s mix and adds 69 more songs and dialog tracks culled from all of the band’s Party! recording sessions. To be released worldwide on November 20th by Capitol/UMe, the 2 CD and digital album also includes photos from the sessions, package essays by Beach Boys historians Alan Boyd and Craig Slowinski, and notes by the new edition’s producer, Mark Linett. A vinyl LP edition of the Party! album’s original 12 tracks, remixed and remastered in the ‘Uncovered and Unplugged’ style, will follow on December 11th.

Over the course of several long sessions at Western Recorders in Hollywood, California in August and September of 1965, The Beach Boys recorded what was, essentially, the first “unplugged” rock & roll album, with instrumentation limited to acoustic guitars, bass, bongos, harmonica and a tambourine. Joined in the studio by a few friends and collaborators, the band ran through many of their favorite songs of the time, including hits by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others, even spoofing two of their own biggest hits – “I Get Around” and “Little Deuce Coupe” — with self-parodying renditions. The Beach Boys’ version of The Regents’ “Barbara-Ann” (released by The Beach Boys minus the title’s original hyphen), included on the album, leapt up the Billboard singles chart and became one of the band’s signature songs, beloved by fans around the world.

“The Party! album was a result of the pressure Capitol Records was putting on us for another album,” explained Beach Boys founding member Mike Love. “And we didn’t really have time to develop the type of album we wanted to develop, which Brian was working on, called Pet Sounds… So we said, ‘Well, what can we do quickly and easily?’ And we decided to do this party album.”

“Mike was saying, why not a party album and we can act like we are [at a party], and just be ourselves on tape, you know?” recalled Beach Boys founding member Brian Wilson. “And that’s what happened. It was a very spontaneous album.”

After the band wrapped recording sessions for the album’s songs — plus many additional songs — they returned to the studio with friends and family in tow, for a three-hour session to record party sounds and chatter to be mixed with the songs for the freewheeling Beach Boys’ Party! album. Removed from this new ‘Uncovered and Unplugged’ edition, the mixed-in party sounds remain intact on the original album, which was most recently remixed in stereo for reissue by Capitol in 2012.

2 CD | LP

CD 1:

THE ALBUM

HULLY GULLY [Session #2 – 9/8/65]
Lead vocal: Mike

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
Lead vocals: Carl & Al

TELL ME WHY [Session #2 – 9/8/65]
Lead vocals: Carl & Al

PAPA-OOM-MOW-MOW [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
Lead vocal: Brian

MOUNTAIN OF LOVE [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
Lead vocal: Mike

YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY [Session #5 – 9/23/65]
Lead vocal: Dennis

DEVOTED TO YOU [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
Duet vocals: Brian & Mike

ALLEY OOP [Session #3 – 9/14/65]
Lead vocal: Mike
9. THERE’S NO OTHER (LIKE MY BABY) [Session #3 – 9/14/65]

Lead vocal: Brian

I GET AROUND / LITTLE DEUCE COUPE [Session #4 – 9/15/65]
Lead vocal: Mike

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ [Session #5 – 9/23/65]
Solo vocal: Al

BARBARA ANN [Session #5 – 9/23/65]
Lead vocals: Brian & Dean

THE SESSIONS

LET’S GET THIS PARTY ROLLING [Session #2 – 9/8/65]
SESSION #1 [8/23/65]

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER #1
Lead vocals: Carl & Al

RUBY BABY #1
Lead vocal: Brian

(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION #1
Group vocals: Brian, Carl, Dennis, Al, Mike

HULLY GULLY #1
Lead vocal: Brian

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
Solo vocal: Al

DIALOG: “THE SUNRAYS”
SESSION #2 [9/8/65]

RUBY BABY #2
Lead vocal: Brian

DIALOG: “THE MASKED PHANTOM”
HULLY GULLY #2
Lead vocal: Mike

DIALOG: “CARL, GO GET YOUR BASS”
HULLY GULLY #3
Lead vocal: Mike

(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION #2
Group vocals: Brian, Carl, Dennis, Al, Mike

DIALOG: “THAT’S A BAD GUITAR”
Piano: Brian

RUBY BABY #3
Lead vocal: Brian

DIALOG: “WHAT’S THE MATTER, CARL”
RUBY BABY #4
Lead vocal: Brian

DIALOG: “CARL’S TIRES”
I SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER #2
Lead vocals: Carl & Al

I SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER #3
Lead vocals: Carl & Al

DIALOG: “WASN’T THAT GREAT FOLKS?”
TELL ME WHY #1
Lead vocals: Carl & Al

DON’T WORRY BABY
12-string acoustic guitar: Carl

YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #1
Lead vocal: Dennis

LITTLE DEUCE COUPE #1
Lead vocal: Mike

CALIFORNIA GIRLS
Lead vocal: Mike

CD 2:

SESSION #2 [9/8/65], continued

SHE BELONGS TO ME/THE ARTIST (LAUGH AT ME) #1
Lead vocal: Mike

FOOLING AROUND: HANG ON SLOOPY/YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/TWIST AND SHOUT
Lead vocal: Mike

RIOT IN CELLBLOCK No.9 #1
Lead vocal: Mike

FOOLING AROUND: THE DIARY
Lead vocal: Bruce

DIALOG: “I THINK WE BETTER DO THIS NEXT WEEK”
Piano: Brian

SESSION #3 [9/14/65]

DIALOG: “LET’S COOK NOW AND EAT LATER”
TELL ME WHY #2
Lead vocals: Carl & Al

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER #4
Lead vocals: Carl & Al

DIALOG: “WHAT I WANT TO DO”
DIALOG: “ARE WE STILL IN THE PARTY?”
MOUNTAIN OF LOVE #1
Lead vocal: Mike

DIALOG: “WHERE’S DENNY?”
DEVOTED TO YOU #1
Duet vocals: Brian & Mike

DIALOG: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW”
YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #2
Lead vocal: Dennis

DIALOG: “THIS PHONY PARTY” / TICKET TO RIDE
Lead vocal: Al

ALLEY OOP #1
Lead vocal: Mike

ALLEY OOP #2
Lead vocal: Mike

DIALOG: “TUNE IT LIKE IT IS”
THERE’S NO OTHER (LIKE MY BABY) #1
Lead vocal: Brian

THERE’S NO OTHER (LIKE MY BABY) #2
Lead vocal: Brian

DIALOG: “DO THE SPLITS”
DEVOTED TO YOU #2
Duet vocals: Brian & Mike

DEVOTED TO YOU #3
Duet vocals: Brian & Mike

SESSION #4 [9/15/65]

YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #3
Lead vocal: Dennis

I GET AROUND
Lead vocal: Mike

LITTLE DEUCE COUPE #2
Lead vocal: Mike

MOUNTAIN OF LOVE #2
Lead vocals: Mike & Brian

TICKET TO RIDE #2
RIOT IN CELL BLOCK No. #2
Lead vocal: Mike

THE ARTIST (LAUGH AT ME) #2
Solo vocal: Mike

ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER
Lead vocal: Mike

SESSION #5 [9/23/65]

YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #4
Solo vocal: Dennis

YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY #5
Lead vocal: Dennis

DIALOG: “WHAT DID YOU STOP US FOR CHUCK?”
THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’
Lead vocal: Al

FOOLING AROUND: HEART AND SOUL/LONG TALL SALLY
FOOLING AROUND: THE BOY FROM NYC
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE
Lead vocal: Mike

DIALOG: “I GOT ONE MORE”
BARBARA ANN #1
Lead vocal: Brian

BARBARA ANN #2
Lead vocals: Brian & Dean

BARBARA ANN #3
Lead vocals: Brian & Dean

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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