All Summer Long (album)
|All Summer Long|
|Studio album by The Beach Boys|
|Released||July 13, 1964|
|Studio||United Western Recorders, Hollywood|
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|Singles from All Summer Long|
All Summer Long is the sixth studio album by The Beach Boys and their second in 1964. It rose to number four in the US during a forty-nine week chart stay, and was certified gold by the RIAA. "I Get Around" preceded the album's release by some two months and quickly raced to become their first number one single in the US; they also had a UK Top 10 debut with a number seven peak.
The album's sessions were recorded in the aftermath of the British Invasion, marking a major turning point in the Beach Boys' career, and in bandleader/primary songwriter Brian Wilson as an artist. All Summer Long was to be their final album which reveled in California beach culture.
Songs from this album are also featured on the EP Four by The Beach Boys.
"Drive-In" was recorded shortly after the release of Little Deuce Coupe in October 1963. Beginning in February 1964, Wilson engaged in a rigorous period of songwriting, emerging some weeks afterwards with songs including "I Get Around", "All Summer Long", "Wendy" and "Girls on the Beach".
There was a major change in the internal structure of The Beach Boys during sessions. After enduring father and manager Murry Wilson's domineering ways for over two years, the band had reached their breaking point, and during the recording session for "I Get Around", the musicians dismissed him as manager. An attempt at reconciliation on Murry's part, much of it captured on the tapes for the 1965 single version of "Help Me, Rhonda", cemented the break.
All Summer Long was to be the Beach Boys' final album which reveled in California beach culture. Only one song explicitly references surfing: "Don't Back Down"; while "Little Honda" is the only hot rod song.
Photography was credited to both Kenneth Veeder and George Jerman (who had taken the photographs for the bands earlier albums) but it remains unclear as to who took the color pictures in the montage on the front of the sleeve, or the black and white studio shots on the reverse. The location for the shoot was once again Paradise Cove, north of Malibu, the same location used for the Surfin' Safari sleeve. However, whilst it appears that all five band members were present for the session only Brian, Carl, Dennis and Mike were photographed on the sand (along with the two girls, in various outfits) - Al was absent that day for a case of Flu and his images were added at a later date.
On first pressings of the LP, the song "Don't Back Down" is misprinted as "Don't Break Down" on the front cover. This version of the LP sleeve also has the song titles printed in the same mustard-colored ink as the album title. Subsequent printings with the typo corrected have the song titles printed in black.
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The Girls on the Beach
The Beach Boys were later featured in the 1965 film The Girls on the Beach, performing "Girls on the Beach", "Lonely Sea", and "Little Honda". Their appearance was filmed in April 1964, a month before All Summer Long was completed.
Track listingAll songs written and composed by Brian Wilson/Mike Love except where noted.
|1.||"I Get Around"||B. Wilson with Love||2:14|
|2.||"All Summer Long"||Love||2:08|
|3.||"Hushabye" (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)||B. Wilson with Love||2:41|
|5.||"We'll Run Away" (B. Wilson/Usher)||B. Wilson||2:02|
|6.||"Carl's Big Chance" (B. Wilson/C. Wilson)||instrumental||2:03|
|1.||"Wendy"||B. Wilson with Love||2:21|
|2.||"Do You Remember?"||Love with B. Wilson||1:40|
|3.||"Girls on the Beach" (B. Wilson)||B. Wilson with D. Wilson||2:28|
|5.||"Our Favorite Recording Sessions" (B. Wilson/D. Wilson/C. Wilson/Love/Jardine)||none (spoken word)||2:00|
|6.||"Don't Back Down"||Love with B. Wilson||1:52|
|2001 CD reissue bonus tracks|
|13.||"Be True to Your School (single version)"||B. Wilson/Love||Love||2:10|
|14.||"All Dressed Up for School"||B. Wilson||Carl Wilson||2:24|
|15.||"Little Honda (Alternate take)"||B. Wilson/Love||Love||2:13|
|16.||"Don't Back Down (Alternate take)"||B. Wilson/Love||Love||1:39|
Partial credits courtesy of session archivist Craig Slowinski. They are amalgamated from all tracks except "We'll Run Away", "Carl's Big Chance", "Do You Remember?", "Drive-In", and "Our Favorite Recording Sessions'.
- The Beach Boys
- Al Jardine – harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar; electric rhythm guitar
- Mike Love – lead and bass vocal
- Brian Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; piano; harpsichord; Hammond B3 organ; xylophones or marimba
- Carl Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; electric, lead, and rhythm guitars
- Dennis Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; drums; brushed drums; percussion; opening voice on "Little Honda"
- Session musicians and technical staff
- Hal Blaine – timbales with brush, rim with thin stick
- Bob (surname unknown) – engineer on "Girls On the Beach"
- Chuck Britz – engineer
- Glen Campbell – 6-string electric bass guitar
- Steve Douglas – tenor saxophone
- Jay Migliori – baritone saxophone
- Ray Pohlman – 6-string electric bass guitar
|1964||US Billboard 200 Albums Chart||4|
|1964||"I Get Around"||US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart||1|
|1964||"Little Honda"||US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart||65|
|1964||"Wendy"||US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart||44|
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