Caroline Now!

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Caroline Now!: The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys
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Compilation album by various artists
Released August 4, 2000 (2000-08-04)
Recorded 1998 (1998)–2000 (2000)
Genre Indie rock
Length 77:14
Label Marina
Producer Stefan Kassel & Frank Lähnemann

Caroline Now!: The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys is a 2000 tribute album devoted to songs by the Beach Boys, consisting of cover versions recorded by independent artists.[1] The chosen material focuses on rarities by the group, some of them available only as bootleg recordings such as Adult/Child and Sweet Insanity. The album took nearly three years to produce, with sunshine pop outfit the Free Design reuniting to contribute one track after a three-decade absence from recording.[2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic[2] 4/5 stars
NME[3] 7/10 stars
Rolling Stone[3] 8/10 stars
Q[3] 10/10 stars

AllMusic wrote in a mostly positive review, "by and large, the disc boasts an artistry and consistency most tributes lack, thanks as much to the brilliance of its subject as to the torch-carrying affections of its contributors."[2] Uncut Magazine named it their album of the month, while NME named it their compilation of the month.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Eugene Kelly: "Lady"
  2. Alex Chilton: "I Wanna Pick You Up"
  3. June & The Exit Wounds: "All I Wanna Do"
  4. Katrina Mitchell & Bill Wells: "Wind Chimes"
  5. The High Llamas: "Anna Lee, The Healer"
  6. Souvenir: "Ne Dis Pas (Girl Don't Tell Me)"
  7. Duglas T. Stewart: "Lines"
  8. Camping: "Busy Doin' Nothin'"
  9. Stevie Jackson: "Good Time"
  10. The Free Design: "Endless Harmony"
  11. The Pearlfishers: "Go Away Boy"
  12. Saint Etienne: "Stevie"
  13. The Radio Sweethearts: "Honkin' Down The Highway"
  14. Eric Matthews: "Lonely Sea"
  15. Kle: "Rainbow Eyes"
  16. Chip Taylor & Evie Sands: "Let's Put Our Hearts Together"
  17. Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra: "Pet Sounds"
  18. Malcolm Ross: "Heroes and Villains"
  19. Norman Blake: "Only With You"
  20. The Aluminum Group: "Caroline, No"
  21. Jad Fair: "Do Ya"
  22. The Secret Goldfish: "Big Sur"
  23. David Ritchie Coalition: "Good Timin'"
  24. Kim Fowley: "Almost Summer"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Caroline Now! - The Songs of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys". Marina Records. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Ankeny, Jason. "Caroline Now!: The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys". AllMusic. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Reviews". Marina Records. Retrieved August 2, 2014.