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Beach Boys' Party! is the tenth studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, and their third in 1965, consisting mostly of cover songs played with acoustic instruments. It reached No. 6 in the US and No. 3 in the UK. The album spawned one single, a cover of the Regents' "Barbara Ann", which reached No. 2 in the US and No. 3 in the UK, and was their highest-charting British single to that point.

Party! was recorded in a music studio and presented as an impromptu live recording of a party, with informal chatter by friends and family overdubbed later. The record company, Capitol, wanted an album for the holiday season, but as there was no new material ready, several options were considered, including a greatest hits album and a live album, before the band decided on the party theme. The Beach Boys covered songs by the Beatles, several doo-wop groups, Bob Dylan, and the Everly Brothers, as well as two of their own earlier hits performed in a tongue-in-cheek style. While the "beach party" atmospherics fit into the Beach Boys style to that point, the varied musical influences presaged the change of direction that would occur over the next several years beginning with Pet Sounds (1966).

Because of its stripped-down approach, Party! is considered to be the first "unplugged" type album. In 2015, Capitol issued Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered and Unplugged, an 81-track expansion and remix of Party!.

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Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Beach Boys’ Party! (mono)The Beach Boys12" Vinyl12
  • US1965-11-08
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS 2398, MAS-2398[none]
Beach Boys’ Party! (duophonic stereo)The Beach Boys12" Vinyl12
  • US1965-11-08
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)DMAS 2398, DMAS-2398[none]
Beach Boys’ Party! (mono)The Beach BoysCD12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CP21-60104988006636170
Beach Boys’ Party! (mono)The Beach BoysCD12
  • JP1998-07-23
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)TOCP-508584988006754003
Beach Boys’ Party!The Beach BoysHDCD24
  • XE2012-09-21
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)50999 404425 255099940442525
Beach Boys’ Party! (mono)The Beach BoysDigital Media12
  • US2015-07-10
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)602547388223
Beach Boys’ Party! (mono & stereo)The Beach BoysDigital Media24
  • US2015-07-10
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
Beach Boys’ Party!The Beach BoysHybrid SACD24
  • US2015-09-17
Analogue ProductionsCAPP 066 SA753088006661

Relationships

remixes:Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged
Wikipedia:en: Beach Boys' Party! [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/196221 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000312860 [info]
Wikidata:Q791632 [info]