Made in California

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Made in California
1962–2012
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Box set by The Beach Boys
Released August 27, 2013
Recorded 1960–2012
Genre Rock, pop, surf rock, psychedelic rock
Length 473:04
Label Capitol
Compiler Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Dennis Wolfe, Mike Love[1]
The Beach Boys chronology
Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour
(2013)
Made in California
(2013)
The Big Beat 1963
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Made in California (1962–2012) is a compilation box set by the Beach Boys, released on August 27, 2013. The set is released through Capitol Records and is packaged in a form emulating a high school yearbook. The set contains six CDs with tracks that span the band's entire career, including outtakes, demos, B-sides, rarities, alternate takes and versions, over 60 previously unreleased. It supersedes the theretofore career-spanning 1993 box set Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys, which followed a similar premise.[1]

Background[edit]

Originally announced for a 2012 release, alongside the two-disc compilation album Fifty Big Ones, the box set was ultimately delayed. In Spring 2013 an August 27 release date was confirmed, and on June 11, the artwork and track list was revealed.[3][4]

Much of the box set features unreleased work by the Wilson brothers Dennis and Carl, which the surviving members were said to have "pushed for." Dennis' song "(Wouldn't It Be Nice to) Live Again" was especially anticipated toward the release of the box set.[1] It was rejected during the 1971 sessions for the Surf's Up album due to group conflicts.

Some previously bootlegged unreleased material was left off the compilation due to the group being uncomfortable with its contents. Of them, they were "Stevie" (a 1981 Brian Wilson composition allegedly written about Stevie Nicks), "My Solution" (a Halloween-themed recording made on October 31st, 1970 about a mad scientist), "Carry Me Home" (a Dennis Wilson song containing the lyrics "please God don't let me die"), "Thank Him" (a solo 1963 Brian Wilson demo), and "Walkin'" (a late-1960s Brian Wilson song with an abandoned vocal take).[1]

Promotional contest[edit]

To promote the album, fans were given the opportunity to contribute to the production of a music video for the previously unreleased track "California Feelin'" via Tongal.[5] The same service offered fans the chance to submit a lead guitar track for "Goin' to the Beach",[6] with the winner's performance mixed into the song by Mark Linett and Alan Boyd. The winner was also awarded a custom guitar.[1] A downloadable version of "Goin' to the Beach" was made available on July 22, 2013 as an incentive for pre-ordering the box-set.[7]

Track listing[edit]

The story we wanted to tell for the box set was to go as far beyond the stereotype of the Beach Boys as possible. They ended up with multiple and divergent and sometimes incompatible fan bases. It’s a real mind blower to think the same people who crafted this happy sing-along called "Surfin' Safari" also brought us "God Only Knows" and Smile and Surf's Up and Holland and all that type of music. There was an awful lot of talent within that group and each one of the band brought something singular and important to the fabric of the Beach Boys story. We really wanted to impress people with the fact that this band was incredibly versatile.

Alan Boyd[1]

Original stereo mixes unless otherwise noted. Tracks marked ♦ are exclusive to Made in California.

CD 1 (1961–1965)[edit]

  1. Home Recordings / "Surfin'" Rehearsal Highlights (2012 Edit - Mono) (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) - 2:58
  2. "Surfin'" (with Session Intro - Mono) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:27
  3. "Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" (Demo - Mono) (Bobby Troup) - 2:37
  4. "Surfin' Safari" (Original Mono Long Version) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:17
  5. "409" (Original Mono Long Version) (B. Wilson, Love, Gary Usher) - 2:09
  6. "Lonely Sea" (Original Mono Long Version) (B. Wilson, Usher) ♦ - 2:39
  7. "Surfin' U.S.A." (B. Wilson, Chuck Berry) - 2:28
  8. "Shut Down" (2003 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love, Roger Christian) - 1:51
  9. "Surfer Girl" (B. Wilson) - 2:28
  10. "Little Deuce Coupe" (B. Wilson, Christian) - 1:40
  11. "Catch a Wave" (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:09
  12. "Our Car Club" (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:24
  13. "Surfers Rule" (with Session Intro) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:37
  14. "In My Room" (B. Wilson, Usher) - 2:14
  15. "Back Home" (B. Wilson, Bob Norberg) - 2:22
  16. "Be True to Your School" (Mono Single Version) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:11
  17. "Ballad of Ole' Betsy" (B. Wilson, Christian) - 2:17
  18. "Little Saint Nick" (Stereo Single Version) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:01
  19. "Fun, Fun, Fun" (New Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:14
  20. "Little Honda" (B. Wilson, Love) - 1:53
  21. "Don't Worry Baby" (2009 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Christian) - 2:51
  22. "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" (2009 Stereo Mix) (Morris Levy, Frankie Lymon) - 2:10
  23. "The Warmth of the Sun" (New Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 3:04
  24. "I Get Around" (with Session Intro - Mono) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:56
  25. "Wendy" (2007 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:20
  26. "All Summer Long" (2007 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:10
  27. "Girls on the Beach" (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:25
  28. "Don't Back Down" (B. Wilson, Love) - 1:44
  29. "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:04
  30. "All Dressed Up for School" (Mono) (B. Wilson) - 2:19
  31. "Please Let Me Wonder" (2007 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:51
  32. "Kiss Me, Baby" (2000 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:44
  33. "In the Back of My Mind" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:14
  34. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (2003 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love, Carl Wilson) - 2:03

CD 2 (1965–1967)[edit]

  1. "Do You Wanna Dance?" (2012 Stereo Mix) (Bobby Freeman) - 2:22
  2. "Help Me, Rhonda" (Mono Single Version) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:48
  3. "California Girls" (2002 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:46
  4. "Amusement Parks USA" (Early Version) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:33
  5. "Salt Lake City" (2001 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:03
  6. "Let Him Run Wild" (2007 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:22
  7. "Graduation Day" (Session Excerpt and Master Take, 2012 Mix) (Joe Sherman, Noel Sherman) - 3:26 ♦
  8. "The Little Girl I Once Knew" (Mono) (B. Wilson) - 2:34
  9. "There's No Other (Like My Baby)" (2012 "Unplugged" Mix with Party Session Intro) (Phil Spector, Leroy Bates) - 4:21
  10. "Barbara Ann" (2012 Stereo Mix) (Fred Fassert) - 2:14
  11. Radio Spot "Wonderful KYA" (Mono) - 0:10
  12. "Sloop John B" (1996 Stereo Mix) (trad arr. B. Wilson, Al Jardine) - 3:00
  13. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (2001 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love, Tony Asher) - 2:34
  14. "God Only Knows" (1996 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Asher) - 2:56
  15. "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" (1996 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Asher) 3:21
  16. "Caroline, No" (1996 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Asher) - 2:20
  17. "Good Vibrations" (Mono) (B. Wilson, Love) - 3:37
  18. "Our Prayer" (2012 The Smile Sessions Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson) - 1:08 ♦
  19. "Heroes and Villains: Part 1" (The Smile Sessions Mix - Mono) (B. Wilson, Van Dyke Parks) - 3:09
  20. "Heroes and Villains: Part 2" (The Smile Sessions Mix - Mono) (B. Wilson) - 4:18
  21. "Vega-Tables" (The Smile Sessions Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Parks) - 3:46
  22. "Wind Chimes" (The Smile Sessions Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson) - 3:08
  23. "The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)" (The Smile Sessions Mix - Mono) (B. Wilson) - 2:39
  24. "Cabin Essence" (The Smile Sessions Mix - Mono) (B. Wilson, Parks) - 3:33
  25. "Heroes and Villains" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Parks) - 3:39
  26. "Wonderful" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Parks) - 2:22
  27. "Country Air" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:23 ♦
  28. "Wild Honey" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:37

CD 3 (1967–1971)[edit]

  1. "Darlin'" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:12
  2. "Let the Wind Blow" (2001 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:35
  3. "Meant for You" (Alternate Version) (B. Wilson, Love) - 1:50
  4. "Friends" (B. Wilson, C. Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Jardine) - 2:33
  5. "Little Bird" (D. Wilson, Steve Kalinich) - 1:59
  6. "Busy Doin' Nothin'" (B. Wilson) - 3:06
  7. "Sail Plane Song" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson) - 2:27
  8. "We're Together Again" (2012 Stereo Mix) (Ron Wilson) - 2:01
  9. Radio Spot "Murray the K" (Mono) - 0:11
  10. "Do It Again" (2012 Stereo Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:21
  11. "Ol' Man River" (Vocal Section) (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1:20
  12. "Be with Me" (D. Wilson) - 3:09
  13. "I Can Hear Music" (Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich) - 2:37
  14. "Time to Get Alone" (B. Wilson) - 2:39
  15. "I Went to Sleep" (B. Wilson) - 1:38
  16. "Can't Wait Too Long" (A Cappella) (B. Wilson) - 0:51
  17. "Break Away" (Alternate Version) (B. Wilson, Murry Wilson) - 3:12
  18. "Celebrate the News" (D. Wilson) - 3:07
  19. "Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)" (Single Version, 2001 Stereo Mix) (Huddie Ledbetter) - 3:15
  20. "Susie Cincinnati" (2012 Mix) (Jardine) - 3:05
  21. "Good Time" (B. Wilson, Jardine) - 2:51
  22. "Slip on Through" (D. Wilson) - 2:18
  23. "Add Some Music to Your Day" (B. Wilson, Love, Joe Knott) - 3:34
  24. "This Whole World" (B. Wilson) - 1:59
  25. "Forever" (D. Wilson, Gregg Jakobson) - 2:44
  26. "It's About Time" (D. Wilson, C. Wilson, Jardine, Bob Burchman) - 2:57
  27. "Soulful Old Man Sunshine" (B. Wilson, Rick Henn) - 3:28
  28. "Fallin' in Love" (2009 Stereo Mix) (D. Wilson) - 3:02
  29. "Sound of Free" (Mono Single Version) (D. Wilson, Love) - 2:26
  30. "'Til I Die" (B. Wilson) - 2:32
  31. "Surf's Up" (1971 album version) (B. Wilson, Parks) - 4:12

CD 4 (1971–1979)[edit]

  1. "Don't Go Near the Water" (Love, Jardine) - 2:40
  2. "Disney Girls (1957)" (Bruce Johnston) - 4:06
  3. "Feel Flows" (C. Wilson, Jack Rieley) - 4:45
  4. "(Wouldn't It Be Nice To) Live Again" (D. Wilson, Stan Shapiro) - 4:41
  5. "Marcella" (B. Wilson, Rieley, Tandyn Almer) - 3:52
  6. "All This Is That" (Jardine, C. Wilson, Love) - 3:59
  7. "Sail On, Sailor" (B. Wilson, Parks, Rieley, Almer, Ray Kennedy) - 3:18
  8. "The Trader" (C. Wilson, Rieley) - 5:04
  9. "California Saga: California" (single version) (Jardine) - 3:22
  10. "Rock and Roll Music" (2012 Mix w/Extra Verse)(Berry) - 3:10
  11. "It's OK" (Alternate Mix) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:11 ♦
  12. "Had to Phone Ya" (B. Wilson, Love) - 1:46
  13. "Let Us Go on This Way" (B. Wilson, Love) - 1:59
  14. "I'll Bet He's Nice" (B. Wilson) - 2:36
  15. "Solar System" (B. Wilson) - 2:49
  16. "The Night Was So Young" (B. Wilson) - 2:16
  17. "It's Over Now" (Alternate Mix) (B. Wilson) - 2:45
  18. "Come Go with Me" (Clarence Quick) - 2:08
  19. "California Feelin'" (B. Wilson, Kalinich) - 2:54
  20. "Brian's Back" (Alternate Mix) (Love) - 2:56
  21. "Good Timin'" (B. Wilson, C. Wilson) - 2:14
  22. "Angel Come Home" (C. Wilson, Geoffrey Cushing-Murray) - 3:39
  23. "Baby Blue" (D. Wilson, Jakobson, Karen Lamm) 3:23
  24. "It's a Beautiful Day" (Single Edit) (2012 Mix) (Jardine, Love) - 3:29
  25. "Goin' to the Beach" (Love) - 2:23

CD 5 (1980–2012)[edit]

  1. "Goin' On" (B. Wilson, Love) - 3:02
  2. "Why Don't They Let Us Fall in Love" (Spector, Barry, Greenwich) - 3:15
  3. "Da Doo Ron Ron" (Spector, Barry, Greenwich) - 1:53
  4. "Getcha Back" (Love, Terry Melcher) - 3:00
  5. "California Dreamin'" (John Phillips, Michelle Phillips) - 3:24
  6. "Kokomo" (Love, Phillips, Melcher, Scott McKenzie) - 3:38
  7. "Soul Searchin'" (B. Wilson, Andy Paley) - 3:59
  8. "You're Still a Mystery" (B. Wilson, Paley) - 3:20
  9. "That's Why God Made The Radio" (B. Wilson, Joe Thomas, Larry Millas, Jim Peterik) - 3:19
  10. "Isn't It Time" (Single Version) (B. Wilson, Love, Thomas, Millas, Peterik) - 3:44

The Beach Boys Live[edit]

In terms of the live tracks, the goal was to present things that were a little bit more unique. We have a version of "Help Me Rhonda" but it features Dennis [Wilson] singing lead instead of Al [Jardine]. We have a live version of Wild Honey with Blondie Chaplin singing lead. There are some recordings from the ’68 tour with the band doing "Friends" and Dennis performing "Little Bird". We tried to include deeper tracks with the live material and also deeper tracks all around.

Mark Linett[1]
  1. "Runaway" (Chicago 1965, with Concert Promo Intro - Mono) (Del Shannon, Max Crook) - 2:53
  2. "You're So Good to Me" (Paris 1966 - Mono) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:16
  3. "The Letter" (Hawaii Rehearsal 1967) (Wayne Carson Thompson) - 1:55
  4. "Friends" (Chicago 1968 - Mono) (B. Wilson, C. Wilson, D. Wilson, Jardine) - 2:45
  5. "Little Bird" (Chicago 1968 - Mono) (D. Wilson, Kalinich) - 1:57
  6. "All I Want to Do" (London 1968) (D. Wilson, Kalinich) - 2:04
  7. "Help Me, Rhonda" (New Jersey 1972) (B. Wilson, Love) - 4:14
  8. "Wild Honey" (New Jersey 1972) (B. Wilson, Love) - 4:47
  9. "Only with You" (New York 1972) (D. Wilson, Love) - 4:29
  10. "It's About Time" (Chicago 1973) (D. Wilson, C. Wilson, Jardine, Burchman) - 3:38
  11. "I Can Hear Music" (Maryland 1975) (Spector, Barry, Greenwich) - 3:05
  12. "Vegetables" (New York 1993) (B. Wilson, Parks) - 2:22
  13. "Wonderful" (New York 1993) (B. Wilson, Parks) - 2:21
  14. "Sail On, Sailor" (Louisville 1995) (B. Wilson, Parks, Rieley, Almer, Kennedy) - 3:14
  15. "Summer in Paradise" (London 1993) (Love, Melcher, Craig Fall) - 4:25

CD 6 (From the Vaults)[edit]

The discs are organized chronologically up until the first half of disc five. The rest of disc five is unreleased live tracks. Disc six is entirely made up of unreleased tracks, acapella tracks, demos, backing tracks etcetera. Rather than sticking the rarities in where they would have been organized in a chronological fashion, I think it makes more sense this way and it plays better as well.

—Mark Linett[1]
  1. Radio Spot (1966 -- Mono) - 0:12
  2. "Slip on Through" (A Cappella Mix) (D. Wilson) - 2:32
  3. "Don't Worry Baby" (Stereo Session Outtake w/ Alternate Lead Vocal) (B. Wilson, Christian) - 3:07
  4. "Pom Pom Play Girl" (Vocal Session Highlight) (B. Wilson, Usher) - 2:46
  5. "Guess I'm Dumb" (Instrumental Track w/Background Vocals) (B. Wilson, Russ Titelman) - 2:55
  6. "Sherry She Needs Me" (1965 Track w/1976 Vocal) (B. Wilson, Titelman) - 2:53
  7. "Mona Kana" (Instrumental Track) (D. Wilson) - 2:57
  8. "This Whole World" (A Cappella) (B. Wilson) - 1:59
  9. "Where Is She?" (B. Wilson) - 2:51
  10. "Had to Phone Ya" (Instrumental Track) (B. Wilson) - 1:50
  11. "SMiLE Backing Vocals Montage" (from The Smile Sessions) (B. Wilson) - 8:31
  12. "Good Vibrations" (Stereo Track Sections) (B. Wilson) - 3:50
  13. "Be with Me" (Demo) (D. Wilson) - 2:47
  14. "I Believe in Miracles" (Vocal Section) - 0:21
  15. "Why" (Instrumental Track) (B. Wilson) - 2:10
  16. "Barnyard Blues" (D. Wilson) - 2:33
  17. "Don't Go Near the Water" (Instrumental Track) (Love, Jardine) - 2:46
  18. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 3:55
  19. "Transcendental Meditation" (Instrumental Track) (B. Wilson, Jardine) - 1:51
  20. "Our Sweet Love" (Vocals w/Strings) (B. Wilson, C. Wilson, Jardine) - 2:39
  21. "Back Home" (1970 Version) (B. Wilson, Norberg) - 2:22
  22. "California Feelin'" (Original Demo) (B. Wilson, Kalinich) - 2:14
  23. "California Girls" ("Lei'd In Hawaii" Studio Version) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:29
  24. "Help You, Rhonda" ("Lei'd In Hawaii" Studio Version) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:25
  25. "Surf's Up" (1967 Version, 2012 mix) (B. Wilson, Parks) - 3:48
  26. "My Love Lives On" (D. Wilson, S. Kalinich) - 2:33
  27. Radio Spot (1964 - Mono) - 0:15
  28. "Wendy" (BBC -- Live in the Studio 1964 - Mono) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:14
  29. "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" (BBC -- Live in the Studio 1964 - Mono) (B. Wilson, Love) - 2:03
  30. "Hushabye" (BBC -- Live in the Studio 1964 - Mono) (Doc Pumus, Mort Shuman) - 2:40
  31. Carl Wilson: Coda (2013 Edit) - 1:25

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