The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3)
Jump to: navigation, search
The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3
Greatest hits album by The Beach Boys
Released August 19, 1968
Recorded October 1961–November 1967
Genre Rock
Length 28:11
Label Capitol
Producer Brian Wilson and
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys chronology
Friends
(1968)
Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3
(1968)
Stack-O-Tracks
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [1] 3/5 stars

The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3 is the third in a series of compilations of hits by The Beach Boys, released by Capitol Records.

Released in August 1968, The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3 was primarily put together to compensate for the poor U.S. sales of The Beach Boys' Friends album. The album marked the LP debut of the 1965 single "The Little Girl I Once Knew".

The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3 hit number 153 in the US during a 6 week chart stay. In the UK, it reached number 9.

Track listing[edit]

American Version[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "God Only Knows" (Brian Wilson/Tony Asher) – 2:49
  2. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Brian Wilson/Carl Wilson/Mike Love) – 1:59
  3. "409" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love/Gary Usher) – 1:59
  4. "The Little Girl I Once Knew" (Brian Wilson) – 2:36
  5. "Frosty the Snowman" (Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins) – 1:54
  6. "Girl Don't Tell Me" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) – 2:19

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Surfin'" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) – 2:11
  2. "Heroes and Villains" (Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks) – 3:37
  3. "She Knows Me Too Well" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) – 2:27
  4. "Darlin'" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) – 2:12
  5. "Good Vibrations" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) – 3:36

British version[edit]

The British version of The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3 was released in mid-1968 with 14 songs, instead of the 11 found on American version.

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Do It Again" – 2:18
  2. "The Warmth of the Sun" – 2:52
  3. "409" – 1:58
  4. "Catch a Wave" – 2:08
  5. "The Lonely Sea" – 2:23
  6. "Long Tall Texan" – 2:27
  7. "Wild Honey" – 2:36

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Darlin'" – 2:11
  2. "Please Let Me Wonder" – 2:44
  3. "Let Him Run Wild" – 2:21
  4. "Country Air" – 2:19
  5. "I Know There's an Answer" – 3:08
  6. "Friends" – 2:32
  7. "Heroes and Villains" – 3:36

References[edit]

  • Friends / 20/20 CD booklet notes, David Leaf, c.1990.
  • The Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys and the Southern California Experience, Timothy White, c. 1994.
  • Top Pop Singles 1955-2001, Joel Whitburn, c. 2002.
  • Top Pop Albums 1955-2001, Joel Whitburn, c. 2002.
  • Allmusic.com