Sunshine Dream

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Sunshine Dream
Greatest hits album by The Beach Boys
Released June 1982 (US)
Recorded 1964–1969
Genre Rock
Length 63:12
Label Capitol
The Beach Boys chronology
Ten Years of Harmony
(1981)Ten Years of Harmony1981
Sunshine Dream
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]

Sunshine Dream is the third double-album compilation of the Beach Boys' music to be compiled by their former label, Capitol Records (following the earlier Endless Summer and Spirit of America). Released in 1982, the album features singles and album tracks ranging from 1964 to 1969, and is the first time "The Beach Boys Medley" appears on an album; it reached number 12 in 1981 as a single. The album was compiled and released while the Beach Boys were contracted with CBS Records and, as such, is not considered part of their official discography.

Due to the appearance of more recent compilations, Sunshine Dream has long since been out of print.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

Side 1
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."I Can Hear Music" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)20/20, 19692:36
2."Here Today" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)Pet Sounds, 19662:52
3."Darlin'"Wild Honey, 19672:12
4."Caroline, No" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)Pet Sounds2:16
5."Aren't You Glad"Wild Honey2:16
6."Good Vibrations"Smiley Smile, 19673:36
Side 2
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher, Mike Love)Pet Sounds2:22
2."Friends" (Brian Wilson/Carl Wilson/Dennis Wilson/Al Jardine)Friends, 19682:30
3."God Only Knows" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)Pet Sounds2:49
4."Vegetables" (Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks)Smiley Smile2:07
5."How She Boogalooed It" (Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson)Wild Honey1:56
6."There's No Other (Like My Baby)" (Phil Spector, Leroy Bates)Beach Boys' Party!, 19653:05
Side 3
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Heroes and Villains" (Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks)Smiley Smile3:36
2."All I Want To Do" (Dennis Wilson, Steve Kalinich)20/202:02
3."Wild Honey"Wild Honey2:37
4."I'm Waiting for the Day"Pet Sounds3:03
5."Cotton Fields" (Huddie Ledbetter)20/203:02
6."Then I Kissed Her" (Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry)Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), 19652:15
Side 4
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Sloop John B" (Traditional; arranged by Brian Wilson)Pet Sounds2:56
2."Be Here in the Morning" (Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine)Friends2:16
3."Bluebirds Over the Mountain" (Ersel Hickey)20/202:51
4."Keep an Eye on Summer" (Brian Wilson, Bob Norberg, Mike Love)Shut Down Volume 2, 19642:21
5."Do It Again"20/202:25
6."The Beach Boys Medley"1981 single4:09


"The Beach Boys Medley" b/w "God Only Knows" (Capitol A-5030), October, 1981 US number 12

Sunshine Dream (Capitol SVBB 12220) hit number 180 in the US.


  1. ^ Sunshine Dream at AllMusic
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin, ed. (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). London: Oxford University Press. p. 479. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4.