Beach Boys, The - Surfin' USA

Beach Boys, The - Surfin' USA

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Surfin’ U.S.A. is the second studio album by American rock band The Beach Boys. It reached number two in the US, lasting 78 weeks on the albums chart, eventually being certified gold by the RIAA, and brought the group newfound national success. It was led by one single, its title track with the B-side “Shut Down”. In the United Kingdom, the album was belatedly released in late 1965, reaching number 17. The majority of the album’s recording commenced in the first week of 1963, three months after the release of Surfin’ Safari. Like the group’s debut album, production was credited ostensibly to Capitol’s representative for Artists and Repertoire, Nick Venet, although bandleader Brian Wilson was heavily involved in the album’s composition. The album marks the beginning of his practice to doubletrack vocals, resulting in a fuller sound.

Tracklist

A1 Surfin' U.S.A.
A2 Farmer's Daughter
A3 Misirlou
A4 Stoked
A5 Lonely Sea
A6 Shut Down
B1 Noble Surfer
B2 Honky Tonk
B3 Lana
B4 Surf Jam
B5 Let's Go Trippin'
B6 Finders Keepers