Good Vibrations – Best of The Beach Boys
is the fourth official compilation album by The Beach Boys
, and the first by their Brother Records
imprint. In June 1974, The Beach Boys' old label, Capitol Records
released a double-album compilation of the band's 1962-1965 hits called Endless Summer
, to capitalize on their recent surge of success while the band toured incessantly. When the unofficial release turned out to be a surprise smash, a successor, Spirit of America
, was rushed out in the spring of 1975 and was almost as successful. Deciding to issue an official compilation in the wake of their sudden commercial explosion at home, The Beach Boys opportunistically released Good Vibrations – Best of The Beach Boys
to the public.
Having temporarily received the licensing rights to all their Capitol
albums from Pet Sounds
onwards, the band was able to exclusively use post-1965 material, including their contemporary works, to create a more diverse collection.
Released in June 1975, Good Vibrations – Best of The Beach Boys
did well, reaching #25 in the US, but the two Capitol
collections were more attractive to shoppers, and far outsold this collection.
Due to newer and more comprehensive compilations, Good Vibrations – Best of The Beach Boys
has long since been deleted.
- "Sail On, Sailor" (Brian Wilson/Tandyn Almer/Jack Rieley/Ray Kennedy/Van Dyke Parks) – 3:18
- "Sloop John B"......