The Beach Boys, High Water: a 2 record set (1973)
I seem to be a sucker for Beach Boys compilations. I’m really not sure why. Well, I love the band – sure, there’s that. But I have far too many “Greatest Hits”-type things from the band. You’ll often find things called Their Twenty-Two Greatest Hits or The Best Of The Beach Boys on vinyl, cheap. And I guess I’ve picked a few of them up because they are on vinyl, cheap. But I bought High Water recently because I plan on filtering out some of the trashy hits comps I have and because this looked/seemed interesting. It’s two albums packaged up as one double-set, as the album’s sub-title announces. It’s comprised, then, of Good Vibrations – a killer compilation LP, featuring that song (obviously) and God Only Knows, Heroes And Villains and a few others. Then there’s an album that was called “Wow! Great Concert” – this features a few of the band’s early gems such as In My Room and some really odd covers (The Monster Mash?) Hey, why not, right? Great fucking band!
Sample Track: I Get Around
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