1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow

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1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow
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Compilation album by the Beach Boys
Released June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30)
Recorded June 1967 – 1970
Genre
Label Capitol
Producer The Beach Boys (original recordings)
Compiler
The Beach Boys chronology
Graduation Day 1966
(2016)
1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow
(2017)
1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions
(2017)

1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow is a compilation album recorded by American rock band the Beach Boys and released by Capitol Records on June 30, 2017. It consists of previously unreleased tracks largely stemming from the group's 1967 album Wild Honey. Included is the album's first ever complete stereo mix, various live renditions of its songs, outtakes, session highlights, and additional material sourced from Smiley Smile (1967) and the unreleased live effort Lei'd in Hawaii, both of which immediately preceded the Wild Honey sessions.[1]

On December 8, 2017, the compilation was followed with two digital-exclusive releases: 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions and 1967 – Live Sunshine. They include more than 100 tracks that were left off the first compilation.[2]

Background[edit]

The album, which focuses on the Beach Boys' post-Smile 1967 recordings,[3] includes a new stereo mix of Wild Honey produced by compilers Mark Linett and Alan Boyd.[4] The mix was also made available as a separate vinyl release.[5] The title derives from the Wild Honey track "Let the Wind Blow", which contains the couplet "take away their sorrows, give them sunshine tomorrow".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The Independent3/5 stars[7]
Paste7.7/10[8]
Pitchfork8.1/10[9]
Spill5/5 stars[10]
Uncut8/10[11]

AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that the album "feels like a gift: it bolsters the argument that the period following Pet Sounds and Smile was no less creative than that golden age. ... Wild Honey appropriately takes center stage on this project, with a vivid new stereo mix."[3] Pitchfork's said that it "finds them firing in all creative directions at once for a brief, beautiful moment just as their wave started to recede. ... the magic of Sunshine Tomorrow is that the Beach Boys are all of these at once: chaotic and relaxed, naive and sophisticated, pop-oriented and intimate. Brian is both present and slipping away."[9] Music journalist Tim Sommer believed the new stereo mix transformed Wild Honey from a "flat and peculiar ... afterthought of Smiley Smile" to a "deep and delightful, human, rollicking, humming and rolling [album]."[12]

Paste's Robert Ham surmised that the "objective, it seems, is to inspire a collective reappraisal of a period in the band’s career when they were still respected critically and beloved commercially, but struggling creatively ... 1967 succeeds in that humble goal but just barely."[8] Steve Marinucci from AXS characterized the original albums as "confusing", and that "there's little here to recommend to casual listeners, though certainly Beach Boys diehards will be attracted to it."[13]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

Wild Honey stereo mix
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wild Honey"2:45
2."Aren't You Glad"
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:16
3."I Was Made to Love Her"2:07
4."Country Air"
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:21
5."A Thing or Two"
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:42
6."Darlin'"
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:14
7."I'd Love Just Once to See You"
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
1:49
8."Here Comes the Night"
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:44
9."Let the Wind Blow"
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:23
10."How She Boogalooed It"1:59
11."Mama Says" (original mono mix)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
1:08

All subsequent tracks were previously unreleased.[1]

Wild Honey sessions: September – November 1967
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Lonely Days" (alternate version)unknown1:45
13."Cool Cool Water" (alternate early version)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:08
14."Time to Get Alone" (alternate early version)B. Wilson3:08
15."Can't Wait Too Long" (alternate early version)B. Wilson2:49
16."I'd Love Just Once to See You" (alternate version)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:22
17."I Was Made to Love Her" (vocal insert session)
  • Cosby
  • Moy
  • Hardaway
  • Wonder
1:35
18."I Was Made to Love Her" (long version)
  • Cosby
  • Moy
  • Hardaway
  • Wonder
2:35
19."Hide Go Seek"B. Wilson0:51
20."Honey Get Home"B. Wilson1:22
21."Wild Honey" (session highlights)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
5:39
22."Aren't You Glad" (session highlights)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
4:21
23."A Thing Or Two" (track and backing vocals)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
1:01
24."Darlin'" (session highlights)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
4:36
25."Let the Wind Blow" (session highlights)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
4:14
Wild Honey live: 1967 – 1970
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
26."Wild Honey" (live in Detroit, November 17, 1967)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:53
27."Country Air" (live in Detroit, November 17, 1967)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:20
28."Darlin'" (live in Pittsburgh, November 22, 1967)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
2:25
29."How She Boogalooed It" (live in Detroit, November 17, 1967)
  • Love
  • Johnston
  • Jardine
  • C. Wilson
2:43
30."Aren't You Glad" (live in 1970, location unknown)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
3:12
31."Mama Says" (session highlights)
  • B. Wilson
  • Love
3:08

Disc two[edit]

Smiley Smile sessions: June – July 1967
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heroes and Villains" (single version backing track)3:38
2."Vegetables" (long version)
  • Wilson
  • Parks
2:55
3."Fall Breaks and Back to Winter" (alternate mix)Wilson2:28
4."Wind Chimes" (alternate tag section)Wilson0:48
5."Wonderful" (backing track)Wilson2:23
6."With Me Tonight" (alternate version with session intro)Wilson0:51
7."Little Pad" (backing track)Wilson2:40
8."All Day All Night (Whistle In)" (alternate version 1)Wilson1:04
9."All Day All Night (Whistle In)" (alternate version 2)Wilson0:50
10."Untitled" (Redwood) 0:35
Lei'd in Hawaii "live" album: September 1967
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Fred Vail Intro" 0:24
12."The Letter"Wayne Carson1:54
13."You're So Good to Me"
  • Wilson
  • Love
2:31
14."Help Me, Rhonda"
  • Wilson
  • Love
2:24
15."California Girls"
  • Wilson
  • Love
2:30
16."Surfer Girl"Wilson2:17
17."Sloop John B"traditional2:50
18."With a Little Help from My Friends"Lennon–McCartney2:21
19."Their Hearts Were Full of Spring"Bobby Troup2:33
20."God Only Knows"2:45
21."Good Vibrations"
  • Wilson
  • Love
4:13
22."Game of Love"Clint Ballard, Jr.2:11
23."The Letter" (alternate take)Carson1:56
24."With a Little Help from My Friends" (stereo mix)Lennon–McCartney2:21
Live in Hawaii: August 1967
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
25."Hawthorne Boulevard"Wilson1:05
26."Surfin'"
  • Wilson
  • Love
1:40
27."Gettin' Hungry"
  • Wilson
  • Love
3:19
28."Hawaii" (rehearsal take)
  • Wilson
  • Love
1:11
29."Heroes and Villains" (rehearsal)
  • Wilson
  • Parks
4:45
Thanksgiving tour 1967: Live in Washington, D.C. and Boston
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
30."California Girls" (Washington, DC, November 19, 1967)
  • Wilson
  • Love
2:32
31."Graduation Day" (Washington, DC, November 19, 1967)2:56
32."I Get Around" (Boston, November 23, 1967)
  • Wilson
  • Love
2:53
Additional 1967 studio recordings
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
33."Surf’s Up" (1967 version)
  • Wilson
  • Parks
5:25
34."Surfer Girl" (1967 a cappella mix)
  • Wilson
2:17

Sequels[edit]

These two companion albums were issued on December 8, 2017 as digital exclusives.[2]

1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Heroes And Villains – A Cappella" 
2."Vegetables – Track And Background Vocals" 
3."She's Going Bald – Track And Background Vocals" 
4."Little Pad – A Cappella" 
5."With Me Tonight – Session Highlight" 
6."Wind Chimes – Track And Background Vocals" 
7."Gettin' Hungry – Track And Background Vocals" 
8."Whistle In – Track And Background Vocals" 
9."Aren't You Glad – Stereo Single Mix" 
10."I Was Made To Love Her – Track And Background Vocals" 
11."Country Air – Track And Background Vocals" 
12."Darlin' – Track And Background Vocals" 
13."I'd Love Just Once To See You – Track And Background Vocals" 
14."Here Comes The Night – A Cappella" 
15."Let The Wind Blow – A Cappella" 
16."How She Boogalooed It – Track And Stereo Last Verse" 
17."Lonely Days – Session Highlight And Track" 
18."Time To Get Alone – Backing Track" 
19."Cool Cool Water – Alternate Mix" 
20."Can't Wait Too Long – Alternative Mix With Tag" 
21."Tune L – Session – Unreleased" 
22."Good News – Outtake" 
23."Surfin' – "Lei'd In Hawaii" / Studio Backing Track" 
24."Heroes And Villains – "Lei'd In Hawaii" / Studio Version" 
25."With A Little Help From My Friends – Session Highlight And Track With Background Vocals" 
26."Barbara Ann – "Lei'd In Hawaii" / Studio Backing Track" 
27."California Girls – "Lei'd In Hawaii" / Studio Stereo Mix" 
28."God Only Knows – "Lei'd In Hawaii" / Studio Stereo Mix" 
29."Surfer Girl – "Lei'd In Hawaii" / Studio Stereo Mix – Alternate Take" 

1967 – Live Sunshine[edit]

Live In Hawaii / 8/25/67
No.TitleLength
1."Heroes And Villains – Rehearsal" 
2."God Only Knows – Rehearsal" 
3."Good Vibrations – Rehearsal" 
4."The Letter – Rehearsal" 
5."You're So Good To Me – Rehearsal" 
6."Hawaii – Rehearsal" 
7."All Day All Night – Rehearsal" 
8."California Girls – Rehearsal Take 1" 
9."Surfin' – Rehearsal" 
10."Sloop John B – Rehearsal" 
11."Wouldn't It Be Nice – Rehearsal" 
12."California Girls – Rehearsal Take 2" 
13."The Letter" 
14."Hawaii" 
15."You're So Good To Me" 
16."Surfer Girl" 
17."Surfin'" 
18."Gettin' Hungry" 
19."Sloop John B" 
20."California Girls" 
21."Wouldn't It Be Nice" 
22."Heroes And Villains" 
23."God Only Knows" 
24."Good Vibrations" 
25."Barbara Ann" 
Live In Hawaii / 8/26/67
No.TitleLength
26."The Letter – Rehearsal" 
27."Hawaii – Rehearsal [new edit & mix]" 
28."You're So Good To Me – Rehearsal" 
29."God Only Knows – Rehearsal" 
30."Help Me Rhonda – Rehearsal" 
31."California Girls – Rehearsal" 
32."Good Vibrations – Rehearsal" 
33."Heroes And Villains – Rehearsal [new edit & mix]" 
34."Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring – Rehearsal" 
35."The Lord's Prayer – Rehearsal" 
36."Hawthorne Boulevard – Instrumental" 
37."Hawaii" 
38."You're So Good To Me" 
39."Help Me Rhonda" 
40."California Girls" 
41."Wouldn't It Be Nice" 
42."Gettin' Hungry [new edit & mix]" 
43."Surfer Girl" 
44."Surfin' [new edit & mix]" 
45."Sloop John B" 
46."The Letter [new edit & mix]" 
47."God Only Knows" 
48."Good Vibrations" 
49."Heroes And Villains" 
50."Barbara Ann" 
Live In Detroit / 11/17/67
No.TitleLength
51."Barbara Ann –" 
52."Darlin'" 
53."Country Air" 
54."I Get Around" 
55."How She Boogalooed It" 
56."Wouldn't It Be Nice" 
57."God Only Knows" 
58."California Girls" 
59."Wild Honey" 
60."Graduation Day" 
61."Good Vibrations" 
62."Johnny B. Goode" 
Live In Washington, D.C. / 11/19/67
No.TitleLength
63."Barbara Ann" 
64."Darlin'" 
65."I Get Around" 
66."Surfer Girl" 
67."Wouldn't It Be Nice" 
68."God Only Knows" 
69."California Girls" 
70."Wild Honey" 
71."Good Vibrations" 
72."Graduation Day" 
73."Johnny B. Goode" 
Live In White Plains, NY / 11/21/67
No.TitleLength
74."Help Me Rhonda" 
75."Barbara Ann" 
76."Darlin'" 
77."Surfer Girl" 
78."Wouldn't It Be Nice" 
79."God Only Knows" 
80."California Girls" 
81."Wild Honey" 
82."Graduation Day" 
83."Good Vibrations" 
Live In Pittsburgh / 11/22/67
No.TitleLength
84."Help Me Rhonda" 
85."Barbara Ann" 
86."I Get Around" 
87."Darlin'" 
88."Surfer Girl" 
89."Wouldn't It Be Nice" 
90."God Only Knows" 
91."California Girls" 
92."Wild Honey" 
93."Good Vibrations" 
94."Johnny B. Goode" 
95."Graduation Day" 
96."Sloop John B" 
Live In Boston / 11/23/67
No.TitleLength
97."Help Me Rhonda" 
98."Barbara Ann" 
99."Darlin'" 
100."Surfer Girl" 
101."Wouldn't It Be Nice" 
102."God Only Knows" 
103."California Girls" 
104."Wild Honey" 
105."Good Vibrations" 
106."I Get Around" 
107."Sloop John B" 
108."Graduation Day" 
109."Johnny B. Goode" 

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[14] 30
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 49
US Billboard 200[16] 145

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rock Cellar Magazine Staff (May 23, 2017). "Beach Boys to Release '1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow' Set on 6/30, Full of Rare Material". Rock Cellar Magazine.
  2. ^ a b Reed, Ryan (December 8, 2017). "Beach Boys Unearth Rare Studio, Live Tracks for New 'Sunshine' Sets". Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ a b c Thomas Erlewine, Stephen (June 30, 2017). "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow". AllMusic.
  4. ^ Blistein, Jon (May 23, 2017). "Beach Boys Unearth Rare Songs for 'Sunshine Tomorrow' Set". Rolling Stone.
  5. ^ Bonner, Michael (May 24, 2017). "Beach Boys announce Wild Honey and Smiley Smile rarities compilation". Uncut.
  6. ^ 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow at Metacritic Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Gill, Andy (July 12, 2017). "Album reviews: Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star / Quazarz Vs The Jealous Machines, John Murry – A Short History Of Decay". The Independent.
  8. ^ a b Ham, Robert (June 30, 2017). "The Beach Boys: 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow Review". Paste.
  9. ^ a b Jarnow, Jesse (July 1, 2017). "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow". Pitchfork.
  10. ^ http://spillmagazine.com/spill-album-review-beach-boys-1967-sunshine-tomorrow/
  11. ^ http://www.uncut.co.uk/reviews/album/beach-boys-1967-sunshine-tomorrow
  12. ^ Sommer, Tim (July 7, 2017). "A Brilliant New Compilation Captures The Beach Boys' Most Pivotal Year". LA Weekly.
  13. ^ Marinucci, Steve (July 3, 2017). "Review: The Beach Boys' '1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow' is as confusing as the original albums".
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  16. ^ "The Beach Boys Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.