Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Surfin' U.S.A.
4.65 2:29
2 Surfer Girl
3.6 2:27
3 Little Deuce Coupe
3 1:40
4 In My Room
2:13
5 Fun, Fun, Fun
2:19
6 The Warmth of the Sun
3 2:52
7 Be True to Your School
3.5 2:07
8 I Get Around
4.65 2:13
9 Don't Worry Baby
3.5 2:47
10 All Summer Long
3 2:06
11 Little Honda
1:52
12 Wendy
2.5 2:14
13 Girls on the Beach
2:23
14 Do You Wanna Dance?
2:17
15 When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
2:01
16 Dance Dance Dance
1:59
17 Then I Kissed Her
2:15
18 Help Me Rhonda
3 2:47
19 California Girls
4.35 2:37
20 The Little Girl I Once Knew
2:32
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Barbara Ann
5 2:07
2 Sloop John B.
4 2:57
3 You're So Good to Me
3 2:14
4 God Only Knows
4 2:50
5 Wouldn't It Be Nice
4.5 2:24
6 You Still Believe in Me
2:30
7 Caroline, No
3 2:51
8 Good Vibrations
4.4 3:37
9 Heroes and Villains
3:37
10 Wild Honey
2:37
11 Darlin'
2:12
12 Friends
2:31
13 Do It Again
2:26
14 I Can Hear Music
2:39
15 Bluebirds Over the Mountain
2:52
16 Cottonfields (The Cotton Song)
3:01
17 Breakaway
2:53
18 California Dreamin'
3:10
19 Kokomo
4.6 3:36
20 Still Cruisin'
3:35

Credits

CD 1

electric bass guitar:
Al Jardine (track 10)
electric bass guitar [6-string electric bass guitar]:
Glen Campbell (US country singer, guitarist & actor) (track 8)
Ray Pohlman (track 8)
Hammond organ [Hammond B3 organ]:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 8, 18)
drums (drum set):
Hal Blaine (tracks 17–19)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 2, 8, 11)
bass guitar:
Carol Kaye (tracks 17–19)
Al Jardine (tracks 8, 12)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 2, 11, 17)
trumpet:
Roy Caton (track 19)
membranophone:
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 10, 12)
tambourine:
Billy Strange (track 19)
Ron Swallow (track 17)
organ:
Al De Lory (track 19)
Leon Russell (track 17)
Bruce Johnston (track 17)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 12)
guitar:
Glen Campbell (US country singer, guitarist & actor) (track 17)
René Hall (track 17)
Howard Roberts (jazz guitarist, educator, session musician and producer) (track 19)
Al Jardine (track 17)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 12, 17–18)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 2, 11)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
David Marks (track 2)
Al Jardine (track 11)
vibraphone:
Frank Capp (track 19)
double bass [upright bass]:
Jimmy Bond (track 17)
Lyle Ritz (track 19)
electric guitar:
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 8)
electric guitar [electric rhythm guitars]:
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 10)
percussion [rim with thin stick]:
Hal Blaine (track 8)
bass saxophone:
Jack Nimitz (track 19)
fife:
Jay Migliori (track 10)
piano:
Leon Russell (track 19)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 2, 8, 12, 17)
piano [acoustic piano]:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 18)
harpsichord:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 8)
marimba:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 10)
piccolo:
Jay Migliori (track 10)
baritone saxophone:
Jay Migliori (track 19)
12 string guitar:
Jerry Cole (track 19)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 19)
xylophone:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 10)
castanets:
Frank Capp (track 17)
timbales [timbales with brush]:
Hal Blaine (track 8)
tenor saxophone:
Steve Douglas (American saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist) (tracks 10, 19)
additional lyricist:
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 18)
arranger:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 3, 7, 19)
background vocals:
David Marks (track 2)
Al Jardine (tracks 8, 10, 12)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 2, 18)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 10, 18)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 2, 8, 10, 12, 18)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 2, 8, 10, 12, 18)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 12)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 8, 12)
bass vocals and lead vocals:
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 8, 10)
composer:
Chuck Berry (track 1)
Roger Christian (US radio personality and lyricist) (track 3)
Bobby Freeman (track 14)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 5–7, 12, 15, 19)
Gary Usher (track 4)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 2–8, 10, 12–13, 15–16, 18–20)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 16)
engineer:
Chuck Britz (tracks 8, 10, 18)
instruments:
Bill Pitman (track 17)
lead vocals:
Al Jardine (tracks 17–18)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 19)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 2, 4, 13)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 13)
lyricist:
Roger Christian (US radio personality and lyricist) (track 3)
Bobby Freeman (track 14)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 5–8, 12, 15–16, 19)
Gary Usher (track 4)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 1, 3–8, 10, 12–13, 15–16, 18–20)
other vocals [opening voice]:
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 11)
producer:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 3, 7)
vocals:
Al Jardine (tracks 11, 19)
Bruce Johnston (tracks 17, 19)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 11, 17)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 11, 17)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 11, 17, 19)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 11, 17, 19)
writer:
Jeff Barry (track 17)
Roger Christian (US radio personality and lyricist) (track 9)
Ellie Greenwich (track 17)
Phil Spector (track 17)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 11, 13)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 9, 11)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (track 17)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 1)
Bobby Freeman Music (track 14)
Clockus Music Co. (track 14)
Irving Music, Inc. (tracks 3, 6, 8–9, 11, 15, 18)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 1)
Malt Shoppe Music (track 17)
Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (tracks 18–19)
Sea of Tunes (tracks 8–9)
Steeplechase Music (track 17)
Universal Music Careers (tracks 3, 9)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (tracks 8–9)
Victor Music Arts (track 8)
ヤマハミュージックパブリッシング (– 2017-03-31) (tracks 8–9)
Irving Music, Inc. (1964) (track 16)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (tracks 8–9)
recorded at:
Universal Recording Studios (1965-02-24) (track 18)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Push It by Garbage (track 9)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 176) (track 9)
cover recording of:
Then He Kissed Me (track 17)
is based on:
later parody versions:
Gone, Gone, Gone (track 5)
Help Me, Rhoda (track 18)
John 1:1 (track 5)
later translated versions:
Do You Want to Dance (Spanish translation) (track 14)
Et je m'en vais (And Then He Kissed Me) (track 17)
Fun Fun Fun (Japanese version) (track 5)
Ganz Allein (track 4)
Kenangan Manis (track 17)
Toen je me kuste (track 17)
太陽をあびて (track 6)
later versions:
Bye-bye Cherry (track 8)
recording of:
All Summer Long (track 10)
California Girls (track 19)
Dance, Dance, Dance (track 16)
Don’t Worry Baby (track 9)
Fun, Fun, Fun (track 5)
Girls on the Beach (track 13)
Help Me, Rhonda (track 18)
I Get Around (track 8)
In My Room (track 4)
Little Deuce Coupe (track 3)
Little Honda (track 11)
Surfer Girl (track 2)
Surfin’ U.S.A. (track 1)
Wendy (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 11)
Beach Boys Medley (tracks 1, 5, 8, 18)
translated parody version of:
Hjelp meg Ragna (track 18)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Jeffrey Foskett (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
electric bass guitar:
Carol Kaye (1966-01-22) (track 5)
Ray Pohlman (1966-01-22) (track 5)
drums (drum set):
Hal Blaine (1966-01-22) (track 5)
Jim Keltner (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
bass guitar:
Lyle Ritz (1966-01-22) (track 5)
trumpet:
Roy Caton (1966-01-22) (track 5)
mandoguitar:
Barney Kessel (1966-01-22) (track 5)
slide guitar [electric slide guitar]:
Ry Cooder (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
guitar:
Bill Pitman (1966-01-22) (track 5)
bass:
Rod Clark (UK bassist) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
percussion:
Frank Capp (1966-01-22) (track 5)
alto saxophone:
Joel Peskin (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
piano:
Al De Lory (1966-01-22) (track 5)
piano [track piano]:
Larry Knechtel (1966-01-22) (track 5)
accordion:
Carl Fortina (1966-01-22) (track 5)
Frank Marocco (1966-01-22) (track 5)
Van Dyke Parks (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
baritone saxophone:
Jay Migliori (1966-01-22) (track 5)
12 string guitar:
Jerry Cole (1966-01-22) (track 5)
tenor saxophone:
Steve Douglas (American saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist) (1966-01-22) (track 5)
Plas Johnson (1966-01-22) (track 5)
arranger:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 2)
background vocals:
Al Jardine (1966-01-22 – 1966-04-11) (track 5)
Bruce Johnston (1966-01-22 – 1966-04-11) (track 5)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1966-01-22 – 1966-04-11) (track 5)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1966-01-22 – 1966-04-11) (track 5)
Al Jardine (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
Bruce Johnston (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
composer:
Fred Fassert (track 1)
Al Jardine (track 12)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 10)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 2–5, 7–10, 12, 20)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 12)
Ersel Hickey (track 15)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 12)
engineer:
Larry Levine (1966-01-22) (track 5)
Ralph Valentin (1966-03 – 1966-04) (track 5)
lead vocals:
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 13, 15)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 9, 12)
Bruce Johnston (track 15)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (tracks 8, 10, 12, 14–15)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1966-01-22 – 1966-04-11) (track 5)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1966-01-22 – 1966-04-11) (track 5)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 19)
lyricist:
Fred Fassert (track 1)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 5, 8)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 2–3, 5, 8, 20)
Tony Asher (US lyricist, worked on Pet Sounds) (tracks 4–5, 7)
Ersel Hickey (track 15)
Van Dyke Parks (track 9)
performer:
The Beach Boys (American rock band) (1988-03-22) (track 19)
producer:
The Beach Boys (American rock band) (tracks 8, 10)
Terry Melcher (track 19)
writer:
Jeff Barry (track 14)
Reggie Dunbar (track 17)
Ellie Greenwich (track 14)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 11, 13, 19)
Scott McKenzie (track 19)
Terry Melcher (track 19)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (tracks 18–19)
Michelle Phillips (track 18)
Phil Spector (track 14)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 6, 11, 13, 17)
Tony Asher (US lyricist, worked on Pet Sounds) (track 6)
publisher:
ABKCO MUSIC INC (A) 301 (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (track 14)
Cousins Music (track 1)
Daywin Music Inc. (track 19)
Honest John Music (track 19)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 11)
Irving Music, Inc. (tracks 4, 7–8)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 18)
Richt & Slezak OHG (track 18)
Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (tracks 8, 10–11, 13)
Spirit One Music (track 19)
Trio Music Company (track 14)
Trousdale Music (track 18)
Universal Music Publishing (Use ONLY if no country-specific information is available) (track 8)
Yamaha Music EH(CM) (tracks 4, 11, 19)
recorded at:
Columbia Studios (Hollywood, 1961-1972) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1966-03 – 1966-04) (track 5)
has remixes:
Caroline No (5.1) by The Beach Boys (track 7)
Caroline, No (stereo) by The Beach Boys (track 7)
God Only Knows (stereo) by The Beach Boys (track 4)
God Only Knows (5.1) by The Beach Boys (track 4)
Sloop John B (5.1) by The Beach Boys (track 2)
Sloop John B (stereo) by The Beach Boys (track 2)
Wouldn’t It Be Nice (stereo) by The Beach Boys (track 5)
mash-ups:
music videos:
Kokomo by The Beach Boys (track 19)
remasters:
sampled by:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 211) (track 7)
cover recording of:
Barbara‐Ann (track 1)
Cotton Fields (track 16)
I Can Hear Music (track 14)
is the basis for:
Marylène (Barbara-Ann) (track 1)
later parody versions:
Baa! We're Lambs! (track 1)
Riley Martin Dreaming (parody for Riley Martin) (track 18)
later translated versions:
California Dreaming (track 18)
Cwympo Mae Y Dail (track 18)
Fille ou garçon (track 2)
Kalajoen hiekat (track 18)
La Terre promise (California Dreamin') (track 18)
Ma-ry-lène (Barbara Ann) (track 1)
Sólo Dios sabe (track 4)
recording of:
Break Away (track 17)
Caroline, No (track 7)
Darlin’ (track 11)
Do It Again (track 13)
Friends (track 12)
God Only Knows (track 4)
Good Vibrations (Love/Wilson lyrics, common version) (track 8)
In My Car (track 20)
Sloop John B (track 2)
Wild Honey (track 10)
Wouldn’t It Be Nice (1966-01-22 – 1966-04-11) (track 5)
Kokomo (1988) (track 19)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars (12″ mix) (12″ mix, duration: ~11:56 on vinyl, ~11:38 on cd) (track 18)
Beach Boys Medley (tracks 1, 8)
version of:
Good Vibrations (Tony Asher lyrics) (track 8)
The John B. Sails (track 2)