The Greatest Hits – Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations

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The Greatest Hits – Volume 2:
20 More Good Vibrations
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Greatest hits album by The Beach Boys
Released September 21, 1999
Recorded July 1963–August 1969
Genre Rock
Length 51:12
Label Capitol
Producer Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Murry Wilson and Al Jardine
The Beach Boys chronology
The Greatest Hits – Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations
(1999)
The Greatest Hits – Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations
(1999)
Greatest Hits Volume Three: Best of the Brother Years 1970–1986
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

The Greatest Hits – Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations is a 1999 single disc compilation by The Beach Boys and released through Capitol Records. It was released as the companion piece to The Greatest Hits – Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations on the same day.

This CD basically mops up some of the early classics that were left behind on the first volume, such as "In My Room" and "Don't Worry Baby", but continues on to cover their commercially lean but artistically valid 1967–1970 period, going from "Heroes and Villains" to the Al Jardine-produced "Cottonfields", a European hit in the summer of 1970.

As on its earlier volume, the production credits on this album have been revised. Although originally credited to The Beach Boys, "Heroes and Villains", "Wild Honey", "Darlin'" and "Friends" are now credited as produced by Brian Wilson.

Released in September 1999, The Greatest Hits – Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations charted at number 192 U.S. in March 2000 after a Beach Boys ABC-TV movie was transmitted.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted. All tracks are mono single mixes, except where noted.

  1. "In My Room" (Brian Wilson, Gary Usher) – 2:11
  2. "The Warmth of the Sun" – 2:50
  3. "Don't Worry Baby" (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) – 2:50
  4. "All Summer Long" (mono album mix) – 2:06
  5. "Wendy" – 2:23
  6. "Little Honda" – 1:50
  7. "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" – 2:02
  8. "Please Let Me Wonder" – 2:45
  9. "You're So Good to Me" – 2:14
  10. "The Little Girl I Once Knew" – 2:36
  11. "Caroline, No" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 2:17
    • Single version, without passing train/barking dogs coda
  12. "Heroes and Villains" (Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks) – 3:37
  13. "Wild Honey" – 2:37
  14. "Darlin'" – 2:12
  15. "Friends" (Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine) – 2:30
    • Single version, mono
  16. "Do It Again" – 2:18
    • Single version, without workshop effects coda
  17. "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" (Ersel Hickey) – 2:51
  18. "I Can Hear Music" (stereo single mix) (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) – 2:38
  19. "Break Away" (stereo single mix) (Brian Wilson, Reggie Dunbar) – 2:55
  20. "Cottonfields" (Huddie Ledbetter) – 3:04

The Greatest Hits – Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations (Capitol 7243 5 20238 2) hit number 192 in the U.S. during a chart stay of 1 week.

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