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am 24. Januar 2002
"Surfer Girl" war bereits das dritte Album der "Beach Boys", aber das erste, welches Brian Wilson komplett selbst produzierte. Zwar dominierten immer noch die Surferthemen die Textinhalte, aber musikalisch wurde es schon langsam experimenteller ( Harfenklänge, Echosounds...). Neben unsterblichen Songs wie dem Titelsong, "Catch a Wave" oder "In my Room" waren auch eher unbekannte Songs wie die Ballade "The Surfer Moon" vertreten, alle samt gut produziert. Der Nachfolger "Shut Down Vol. 2", mit Hits wie "Fun Fun Fun" stand dem in nichts nach. Höhepunkt ist wohl das von Brian gesungene "The Warmth of the Sun", eine anrührende Ballade, nur wenige Stunden nach der Ermordung John F. Kennedys geschrieben.
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This twofer pairs the third and fifth albums recorded by the Beach Boys. Their fourth album, a themed collection of car songs, contains four songs (including the title track) previously released on earlier albums and was therefore put on a different twofer to avoid duplication on the same CD.
The first album here, Surfer girl, yielded the double-sided American hit featuring the title track and Little deuce coupe, plus a further American hit, In my room. The second album here, Shut down volume 2, yielded two further American hits, Fun fun fun (though the album version differs slightly from the single version, added as a bonus track to this twofer) and Don't worry baby. None of these songs charted in Britain, which was gripped by Beatle mania at the time. However, Brits eventually came to love the music of the Beach Boys and these songs are now regarded as classics on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Surfer girl album is the stronger of the two albums here, with seven of the twelve songs being surfing music, of which I particularly like the title track, Hawaii and Catch a wave. Shut down volume 2 starts strongly with the two American hits and contains another outstanding track (Warmth of the sun) and covers of Why do fools fall in love and Louie Louie It is a fine album in its own way but not quite as strong overall as Surger girl.
Three bonus tracks include the single version of Fun fun fun, a version of In my room recorded in German and a previously unreleased recording of a song, I do, that the Beach Boys wrote for the Castells.
If you enjoy the early music of the Beach Boys, you will find plenty to get excited about here.