Becoming the Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions

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Becoming the Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions
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Compilation album by
ReleasedDecember 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)
RecordedSeptember 1961 and March 1962
GenreSurf rock
LabelOmnivore Recordings
ProducerHite Morgan
The Beach Boys chronology
Live in Chicago 1965
(2015)
Becoming the Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions
(2016)
Graduation Day 1966: Live At The University Of Michigan
(2016)

Becoming the Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions is a Beach Boys compilation album released in 2016. It was originally recorded in 1961 and in 1962. Some of the tracks were previously unreleased.

Background[edit]

The Beach Boys made some demos in 1961 with the help of Murry Wilson, the group's first manager, and father of Beach Boys siblings Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson. The material was produced by the producers Hite & Dorinda Morgan. Hite later produced their first single, "Surfin'", released on Candix Records.

This album contains some unreleased material, among them numerous takes of songs that showed up on later Beach Boys albums.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

"Surfin"

  1. (Demo)
  2. (Takes 1–2)
  3. (Take 3)
  4. (Take 4)
  5. (Take 5)
  6. (Take 6)
  7. (Take 7)
  8. (Take 8)
  9. (Master)

"Luau"

  1. (Demo – Take 1)
  2. (Demo – Take 2)
  3. (Demo – Take 3)
  4. (Takes 1–2)
  5. (Takes 3, 5–6)
  6. (Take 7)
  7. (Take 8–11)
  8. (Take 12)
  9. (Master)

"Lavander"

  1. (Rehearsal – Take 1)
  2. (Rehearsal – Take 2)
  3. (Rehearsal – Take 3)
  4. (Take 1)
  5. (Take 2)
  6. (Take 4)

"Surfin' Safari"

  1. (Takes 3–4)
  2. (Takes 5–6)
  3. (Take 10)
  4. (Overdub – Take 1 on Take 6)
  5. (Overdub – Take 2 on Take 10)
  6. (Stereo Overdub)
  7. (Master)

Disc 2[edit]

"Surfer Girl"

  1. (Take 1)
  2. (Take 2)
  3. (Take 3)
  4. (Take 4)
  5. (Take 5)
  6. (Take 6)
  7. (Master)
  8. (Overdub – Lead Vocals)

"Judy"

  1. (Take 1)
  2. (Take 2)
  3. (Overdub – Takes 1–2)
  4. (Overdub – Take 4)
  5. (Master)
  6. (Demo – April 1962 Guitar Solo)

"Beach Boy Stomp"

  1. (Take 1)
  2. (Rehearsal – Take 2)
  3. (Overdub – Take 1 on Take 1)
  4. (Overdub – Take 2 on Take 1)
  5. (Master)

"Barbie"

  1. (Overdub – Take 1)
  2. (Overdub – Takes 2–4)
  3. (Overdub – Take 5)
  4. (Overdub – Take 7)
  5. (Single Master)
  6. (Album Master)

"What Is a Young Girl Made Of"

  1. (Demo)
  2. (Overdub – Take 1)
  3. (Overdub – Take 3)
  4. (Overdub – Takes 4–5)
  5. (Overdub – Take 6)
  6. (Overdub – Take 7)
  7. (Master)

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