The Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe

 (Mono & Stereo)



Total download size: 2.40GB Total play length: 51:17

Cover art included, liner notes not included

Released just one month after the Surfer Girl album, Little Deuce Coupe was, incredibly, the band's fourth album in less than a year. Brian Wilson and the band responded by turning in arguably their most consistent effort to date--and a concept album, to boot. Deuce Coupe expanded the band's subject matter to encompass 1963 America's burgeoning love affair with hot rods, surrounding previously released cuts such as the title track, "409," and others with strong new material (much of it cowritten by Wilson and a DJ, Roger Christian). A highpoint: the a cappella James Dean tribute "A Young Man Is Gone" (a reworking of Bobby Troup's beautiful "Their Hearts Were Full of Spring"), a prime example of Wilson's arranging genius and the band's vocal prowess. All Summer Long was notable not only for racheting up the band's standards and essentially bidding farewell to the surf songs that inspired both their name and reputation, but also for going toe-to-toe with one of rock's most explosive phenomena--Beatlemania--and coming away victorious, with the single "I Get Around" soaring to No. 1 in the spring of 1964. Essentially another loose concept record (revolving around the innocent hedonistic pursuits of an idyllic SoCal summer) that takes its cue from the effervescent title track, it also documents Brian's restless creativity pushing the band toward its performing peak.



1. Little Deuce Coupe
2. Ballad Of Ole' Betsy
3. Be True To Your School
4. Car Crazy Cutie
5. Cherry, Cherry Coupe
6. 409
7. Shut Down
8. Spirit Of America
9. Our Car Club
10. No-Go Showboat
11. A Young Man Is Gone
12. Custom Machine
13. Little Deuce Coupe
14. Ballad Of Ole' Betsy
15. Be True To Your School
16. Car Crazy Cutie
17. Cherry, Cherry Coupe
18. 409
19. Shut Down
20. Spirit Of America
21. Our Car Club
22. No-Go Showboat
23. A Young Man Is Gone
24. Custom Machine

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