Surf's Up! The Beach Boys On Record 1961-1981 is the complete guide to the first 20 years of records by The Beach Boys, recognized today as one of the most influential groups in popular music.
This 520-page volume catalogs all the recordings with which The Beach Boys were involved during their first 20 years, both as a group and individually. The book includes a 385-entry chronological discography; details of songs and albums, including vocal, musician and engineering credits; an extensive discussion of unreleased material (studio outtakes, unrecorded songs, notable concert performances, radio and television appearances, etc.); a listing of DJ and promotional records; information on records by relatives and friends; week-by-week chart activity of the group's records from Billboard magazine; a 10,000-entry general index; several specialized indices; 107 photographs; and much more.
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Brad Elliott is acknowledged as one of the leading experts on The Beach Boys and their records. He has assisted with numerous compilations and reissues of the group’s music, consulted on several video documentaries about the group, and written or contributed to articles appearing in a variety of music periodicals. Among his recent work are the liner notes for the group's Endless Harmony Soundtrack (1998) and Ultimate Christmas (1998) albums, as well as three volumes of their Greatest Hits.Review:
An exhausting, exhilarating 500 pages of information about everything anybody connected with the group ever put down on vinyl. -- Goldmine
An impressive work of studious research that reveals far more about the band than mere details. -- Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle
Beach Boys fans should check this out. Elliott supplies more than enough information about every recording they ever made, anywhere! -- CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
The research is pretty much flawless. Elliott tells you more than you'll ever need to know. Great illustrations, too. -- Steve Simels, Stereo Review
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Book Description Surf's Up Books, 2003. Trade PB illus. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition 2003; First Printing. Book NEW. NO notes, names or ANY markings. ; 494 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 57966
Book Description Surf's Up Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110972768610