The Beach Boys – 1967. Sunshine Tomorrow (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 02:38:34 minutes | 2,63 GB | Genre: Pop
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Let’s go back 50 years. In 1967, the Beach Boys were the kings of American pop. Heavyweights who managed to evolve the thrilling surf music of their early days towards much more complex, daring and crazy skies, most notably with their masterpiece Pet Sounds, released in May 1966. In December 1967, Wild Honey showed yet another facet of Brian Wilson’s gang. This thirteenth album’s sessions, albeit not as essential as Pet Sounds, were intense and disconcerting as evidenced by 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow. Released in June 2017, it features the album’s comprehensive mix complemented by previously unpublished recording sessions as well as sessions from Smiley Smile and the Lei’d in Hawaii live. In concrete terms, the first CD features Wild Honey’s new stereo mix as well as twenty previously unpublished takes from the album’s recording sessions. The second CD focuses on Smiley Smile, which was released three months prior to Wild Honey, in September of 1967. It comprises ten previously unpublished alternative takes as well as Lei’d In Hawaii. Finally, this second CD features eight live tracks never heard before, as well as a few more oddities, such as Surf’s Up’s 1967 version. Overall, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow constitutes an essential piece for Beach Boys fans.