The Beach Boys in Concert

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The Beach Boys in Concert
Live album by The Beach Boys
Released November 19, 1973
Recorded Winter 1972 and Summer 1973
Genre Rock
Length 75:49
Label Brother/Reprise
Producer The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys chronology
Holland
(1973)
The Beach Boys in Concert
(1973)
Endless Summer
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (Positive)[2]

The Beach Boys in Concert is the second live album officially released in the U.S. by The Beach Boys. It was released in late 1973, nine years after Beach Boys Concert. (Although Live in London was released in the UK in 1970, it was not released in the U.S. until 1976). The album gave the band their best chart peak since 1968's Wild Honey by reaching No. 25, and earning them their first gold record since 1966's Best of The Beach Boys. The album is now available on a single-disc CD.

Background[edit]

Compiled from two separate U.S. concert tours in late 1972 and mid-1973, The Beach Boys In Concert was initially submitted to Reprise Records as a single live disc and was rejected, before expanding into a double album. Highlights include updated interpretations of "Caroline, No", "You Still Believe in Me", "Heroes and Villains", "Don't Worry Baby", and "Surfer Girl". Of the newer material, "Marcella", "Sail On, Sailor", "Funky Pretty", and "The Trader" are joined, among others, with Holland out-take "We Got Love", which makes its debut here on a Beach Boys album. The Beach Boys in Concert (Brother/Reprise 2RS 6484) hit No. 25 in the US during a chart stay of 24 weeks.

This the only live album and the final album on which Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar appeared as official members, as both departed the band's line-up in late 1973 and late 1974 respectively.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Sail On, Sailor" (Brian Wilson, Tandyn Almer, Ray Kennedy, Jack Rieley, Van Dyke Parks) – 3:21
  2. "Sloop John B" (Trad., Arr. Brian Wilson) – 3:12
  3. "The Trader" (Carl Wilson, Rieley) – 4:46
  4. "You Still Believe in Me" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 2:58
  5. "California Girls" – 2:57
  6. "Darlin'" – 2:21
  7. "Marcella" (Brian Wilson, Almer, Rieley) – 3:55
  8. "Caroline, No" (Brian Wilson, Asher) – 3:04
  9. "Leaving This Town" (Carl Wilson, Ricky Fataar, Blondie Chaplin, Love) – 6:59
  10. "Heroes and Villains" (Brian Wilson, Parks) – 3:51
  11. "Funky Pretty" (Brian Wilson, Rieley, Love) – 4:04
  12. "Let the Wind Blow" – 4:22
  13. "Help Me, Rhonda" – 4:59
  14. "Surfer Girl" (Brian Wilson) – 2:35
  15. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Brian Wilson, Asher, Love) – 2:45
  16. "We Got Love" (Fataar, Chaplin, Love) – 5:25
  17. "Don't Worry Baby" (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) – 3:11
  18. "Surfin' U.S.A." (Chuck Berry, Brian Wilson) – 2:49
  19. "Good Vibrations" – 4:49
  20. "Fun, Fun, Fun" – 3:16

Personnel[edit]

The Beach Boys
Additional musicians

Unreleased Version[edit]

The original version of The Beach Boys in Concert was a single disc set. The track lineup was as follows:

Side 1
  1. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
  2. "Leaving This Town"
  3. "Heroes and Villains"
  4. "Marcella"
  5. "You Need a Mess of Help To Stand Alone"
Side 2
  1. "Let the Wind Blow"
  2. "Do It Again"
  3. "Wild Honey"
  4. "Fun Fun Fun"
  5. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

Sources[edit]

  • The Beach Boys in Concert CD booklet notes, Paul Williams, c.2000.
  • "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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Review: The Beach Boys in Concert". Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (January 31, 1974). "Review: The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys In Concert". Jann Wenner. Retrieved 3 September 2009.