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The Beach Boys- All Summer Long (1964)

Updated: Jan 4



The Beach Boys- All Summer Long

Capitol Records

Released July 13, 1964

April 2- May 19, 1964, except "Drive-In" October 18, 1963


The Beach Boys' 1964 album, All Summer Long, marked a pivotal shift from surf tunes to sophisticated compositions under Brian Wilson's direction. Wilson's ambition for growth is evident in diverse themes and intricate arrangements, seen in the brilliance of "I Get Around." This departure secured their pop appeal, paving the way for groundbreaking albums like Today and Pet Sounds. Despite challenges, The Beach Boys endured over six decades, leaving an indelible mark on American pop music. All Summer Long remains a classic, its seemingly commercial exterior hiding hidden musical intricacies—a testament to the band's enduring genius and impact on popular music's evolution. Chart Position  #4  U.S. Billboard Charts. 

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