The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3

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The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3
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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
No. Title Original album Length
1. "God Only Knows" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) Pet Sounds, 1966 2:49
2. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (B. Wilson/Carl Wilson/Mike Love) The Beach Boys Today!, 1965 1:59
3. "409" (B. Wilson/M. Love/Gary Usher) Surfin' Safari, 1962 1:59
4. "The Little Girl I Once Knew" (B. Wilson) 1965 single 2:36
5. "Frosty the Snowman" (Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins) The Beach Boys' Christmas Album, 1964 1:54
6. "Girl Don't Tell Me" (B. Wilson/M. Love) Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), 1965 2:19
Side 2
No. Title Original album Length
1. "Surfin'" (B. Wilson/M. Love) Surfin' Safari 2:11
2. "Heroes and Villains" (B. Wilson/Van Dyke Parks) Smiley Smile, 1967 3:36
3. "She Knows Me Too Well" (B. Wilson/M. Love) The Beach Boys Today! 2:27
4. "Darlin'" (B. Wilson/M. Love) Wild Honey, 1967 2:12
5. "Good Vibrations" (B. Wilson/M. Love) Smiley Smile 3:35


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