The Greatest Hits – Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations

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The Greatest Hits – Volume 1:
20 Good Vibrations
Greatest hits album by The Beach Boys
Released April 4, 1995
September 21, 1999
Recorded April 1962–September 1966
Except "Kokomo": Spring 1988
Genre Rock
Length 49:08
Label Capitol
Producer Murry Wilson, Brian Wilson and Terry Melcher
The Beach Boys chronology
The Capitol Years
(1999)
The Greatest Hits – Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations(1999) The Greatest Hits – Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

The Greatest Hits – Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations is a 1995 single disc compilation by the Beach Boys and released through Capitol Records. In 1999, after it was certified 2x platinum by the RIAA it was decided to create sequels to the original collection, so the release was updated accordingly to reflect this change. The updated version was re-issued on September 21, 1999, the same day that its sequel, The Greatest Hits – Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations appeared. The variation to the 1995 issue and the 1999 issue are the versions chosen for "Be True to Your School" and "Help Me, Rhonda". The 1995 issue features the album version of both while the 1999 issue features the single version.

Featuring most of their classic—and biggest—hits during The Beach Boys' 1962-1966 golden streak, the album only breaks the period production by including the 1988 number 1 hit, "Kokomo".

The Greatest Hits – Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations is also notable for crediting Murry Wilson, not Nick Venet, as producer of "Surfin' Safari" and "409", while also modifying "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Shut Down"'s credits to reflect Brian Wilson as producer.

Released in September 1999, The Greatest Hits – Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations charted at number 95 US in March 2000 after a less-than-accurate Beach Boys ABC-TV movie was transmitted.

Track listing[edit]

1999 version. All songs by Brian Wilson/Mike Love, except where noted. All tracks are mono single mixes, except where noted.

  1. "Surfin' Safari" – 2:05
  2. "409" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love/Gary Usher) – 1:59
  3. "Surfin' U.S.A." (Brian Wilson/Chuck Berry) – 2:27
  4. "Shut Down" (Brian Wilson/Roger Christian) – 1:49
  5. "Surfer Girl" (Brian Wilson) – 2:26
  6. "Little Deuce Coupe" (Brian Wilson/Roger Christian) – 1:48
  7. "Catch a Wave" (mono album mix)  – 2:17
  8. "Be True to Your School" – 2:06
  9. "Fun, Fun, Fun" – 2:18
  10. "I Get Around" – 2:13
  11. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Brian Wilson/Carl Wilson/Mike Love) – 1:59
  12. "Do You Wanna Dance?" (Bobby Freeman) – 2:18
  13. "Help Me, Rhonda" – 2:46
  14. "California Girls" – 2:44
  15. "Barbara Ann" (Fred Fassert) – 2:07
  16. "Sloop John B" (Trad. Arr. Brian Wilson) – 2:55
  17. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Brian Wilson/Tony Asher/Mike Love) – 2:23
  18. "God Only Knows" (Brian Wilson/Tony Asher) – 2:49
  19. "Good Vibrations" – 3:36
  20. "Kokomo" (stereo single mix) (John Phillips/Mike Love/Terry Melcher/Scott McKenzie) – 3:35

1995 version. All songs by Brian Wilson/Mike Love, except where noted.

  1. "Surfin' Safari" – 2:05
  2. "Surfin' U.S.A." (Brian Wilson/Chuck Berry) – 2:27
  3. "Surfer Girl" (Brian Wilson) – 2:26
  4. "Little Deuce Coupe" (Brian Wilson/Roger Christian) – 1:48
  5. "Be True to Your School" – 2:06
  6. "Fun, Fun, Fun" – 2:18
  7. "I Get Around" – 2:13
  8. "Shut Down" (Brian Wilson/Roger Christian) – 1:49
  9. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Brian Wilson/Carl Wilson/Mike Love) – 1:59
  10. "Do You Wanna Dance?" (Bobby Freeman) – 2:18
  11. "Help Me, Rhonda" – 2:46
  12. "California Girls" – 2:44
  13. "Barbara Ann" (Fred Fassert) – 2:07
  14. "Sloop John B" (Trad. Arr. Brian Wilson) – 2:55
  15. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Brian Wilson/Tony Asher/Mike Love) – 2:23
  16. "Good Vibrations" – 3:36
  17. "409" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love/Gary Usher) – 1:59
  18. "God Only Knows" (Brian Wilson/Tony Asher) – 2:49
  19. "Catch a Wave" – 2:17
  20. "Kokomo" (John Phillips/Mike Love/Terry Melcher/Scott McKenzie) – 3:35

The Greatest Hits – Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations (Capitol 7243 5 21860 2) hit number 95 in the US during a chart stay of 11 weeks.

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