The Beach Boys On Tour: 1968

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The Beach Boys On Tour: 1968
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Live album by
ReleasedDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
RecordedJune – December 1968
VenueVarious, United States and England
GenreRock
LabelCapitol
Producer
The Beach Boys chronology
I Can Hear Music: The 20/20 Sessions
(2018)
The Beach Boys On Tour: 1968
(2018)
1969: I'm Going Your Way
(2019)

The Beach Boys On Tour: 1968 is a live album recorded by the Beach Boys, released on December 14, 2018 by Capitol Records. It compiles eight of their full concert performances from 1968.

Background[edit]

These performances were part of the band's 1968 tour in the U.S. on the back of their recent studio album Friends as well as for the upcoming 20/20 album during the later U.K. dates. The compilation also features the entirety of the original Live in London release from 1970.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

Live in Chicago, IL
No.TitleLength
1."Darlin' (incomplete)"1:12
2."Help Me, Rhonda"2:12
3."California Girls"2:29
4."Sloop John B." (Traditional, arr. by B. Wilson)2:38
5."Surfer Girl"3:06
6."Friends"2:39
7."Little Bird" (Dennis Wilson, Stephen Kalinich)2:21
8."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (B. Wilson, Love, Tony Asher)2:14
9."Medley: Surfin' Safari/Fun, Fun, Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' U.S.A." (B. Wilson, Love, Roger Christian, Chuck Berry)3:25
10."Do It Again"3:04
11."Wake the World"2:08
12."God Only Knows" (B. Wilson, Asher)2:46
13."Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" (Bobby Troup)2:44
14."Good Vibrations"4:18
15."Barbara Ann" (Fred Fassert)3:02
16."Band Instrumental"2:46
Live in Fargo, ND
No.TitleLength
17."Help Me, Rhonda"2:17
18."California Girls"2:24
19."Sloop John B." (traditional, arranged by B. Wilson)2:39
20."Surfer Girl"2:33
21."Friends"2:45
22."Little Bird" (D. Wilson, Kalinich)1:59
23."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (B. Wilson, Love, Asher)1:59
24."Medley: Surfin' Safari/Fun, Fun, Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' U.S.A." (B. Wilson, Love, Christian, Berry)3:14
25."Do It Again"3:10
26."Wake the World"2:33
27."Band Instrumental"4:11
28."Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" (Troup)2:10
29."God Only Knows" (B. Wilson, Asher)2:48
30."Good Vibrations"4:02
31."Barbara Ann" (Fassert)3:00
32."Johnny B. Goode" (Berry)2:44
Live in Waterloo, IA
No.TitleLength
33."Darlin' (incomplete)"2:15
34."Help Me, Rhonda"2:10
35."California Girls"2:28
36."Sloop John B." (traditional, arranged by B. Wilson)2:39
37."Surfer Girl"2:57
38."Friends"2:35
39."Little Bird" (D. Wilson, Kalinich)1:58
40."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (B. Wilson, Love, Asher)2:08
41."Medley: Surfin' Safari/Fun, Fun, Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' U.S.A." (B. Wilson, Love, Christian, Berry)3:22
42."Do It Again"2:43
43."Wake the World"2:20
44."God Only Knows" (B. Wilson, Asher)2:53
45."Band Instrumental"3:41
46."Good Vibrations"3:56
47."Barbara Ann" (Fassert)2:22
48."Johnny B. Goode" (Berry)3:16
Live in Lincoln, NE
No.TitleLength
49."Darlin' (incomplete)"2:14
50."Help Me, Rhonda"2:11
51."California Girls"2:28
52."Sloop John B." (traditional, arranged by B. Wilson)2:57
53."Surfer Girl"3:04
54."Friends"2:54
55."Little Bird" (D. Wilson, Kalinich)1:55
56."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (B. Wilson, Love, Asher)1:56
57."Medley: Surfin' Safari/Fun, Fun, Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' U.S.A." (B. Wilson, Love, Christian, Berry)3:11
58."Do It Again"2:32
59."Wake the World"2:10
60."God Only Knows" (B. Wilson, Asher)2:48
61."Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" (Troup)2:46
62."Good Vibrations"4:14
63."Barbara Ann" (Fassert)2:16
64."Johnny B. Goode" (Berry)3:23
Live in Phoenix, AZ
No.TitleLength
65."California Girls"2:43
66."Sloop John B."2:47
67."Surfer Girl"2:46
68."Friends"2:28
69."Little Bird" (D. Wilson, Kalinich)1:52
70."Medley: Surfin' Safari/Fun, Fun, Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' U.S.A." (B. Wilson, Love, Christian, Berry)3:35
71."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (B. Wilson, Love, Asher)2:47
72."Do It Again"3:09
73."Wake the World"2:28
74."God Only Knows" (B. Wilson, Asher)2:39
75."Good Vibrations"4:03
76."I Get Around"2:18
77."Barbara Ann" (Fassert)2:22
78."Johnny B. Goode" (Berry)3:18
Live at the London Palladium - first show
No.TitleLength
79."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (B. Wilson, Love, Asher)2:07
80."Darlin'"2:23
81."Sloop John B." (traditional, arranged by B. Wilson)2:31
82."California Girls"2:29
83."Do It Again"3:03
84."Wake the World"2:23
85."Bluebirds Over the Mountain" (Ersel Hickey)3:40
86."God Only Knows" (B. Wilson, Asher)3:44
87."Good Vibrations"4:12
88."Barbara Ann" (Fassert)2:06
89."All I Want to Do" (D. Wilson, Kalinich)2:12
Live at the London Palladium - second show
No.TitleLength
90."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (B. Wilson, Love, Asher)2:03
91."Darlin'"2:21
92."Sloop John B." (traditional, arranged by B. Wilson)2:42
93."California Girls"2:30
94."Do It Again"3:00
95."Wake the World"2:42
96."Bluebirds Over the Mountain" (Hickey)3:27
97."God Only Knows" (B. Wilson, Asher)2:55
98."Good Vibrations"4:39
99."Barbara Ann" (Fassert)2:21
100."All I Want to Do" (D. Wilson, Kalinich)3:00
Live at Finsbury Park Astoria, London
No.TitleLength
101."God Only Knows (soundcheck)" (B. Wilson, Asher)3:53
102."Good Vibrations (soundcheck)"4:10
103."Darlin'"2:38
104."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (B. Wilson, Love, Asher)1:51
105."Sloop John B." (traditional, arranged by B. Wilson)2:33
106."California Girls"2:52
107."Do It Again"3:06
108."Wake the World"2:20
109."Aren't You Glad"3:20
110."Bluebirds Over the Mountain" (Hickey)3:07
111."Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" (Troup)3:14
112."Good Vibrations"3:43
113."God Only Knows" (B. Wilson, Asher)3:14
114."Barbara Ann" (Fassert)3:28

Personnel[edit]

Partial credits sourced from Craig Slowinski.[2]

Additional personnel
  • Dennis Dragon - percussion (April - August 1968)
  • unknown (possibly John Guerin) - percussion, drums on "Friends" and "Little Bird" (July 1968)
  • Daryl Dragon – piano, organ, bass on "Bluebirds Over the Mountain"
  • Ed Carter - bass, tambourine, lead guitar on "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" (August–December 1968)
  • Mike Kowalski - percussion (August–December 1968)
  • Unknown horns and possible cello

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hermes, Will (15 January 2019). "How the Beach Boys' Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. ^ http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25653.425.html