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Sunflower
Beach Boys
Sunflower
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2008.

      
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All Artists: Beach Boys
Title: Sunflower
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Japan
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 6/25/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2008.

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CD Reviews

Criminally Underappreciated
Bryan Cumbers | 10/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Here we go. This is the Beach Boys as I know and love them. Sunflower is a wonderfully inspired effort from the Beach Boys, and includes some of the most stunning harmonies they ever recorded. If all you've ever heard of the Beach Boys is Pet Sounds, I pity you. Their post-Pet Sounds material may not be written about with the same fervor, but they unquestionably had a lot left to offer in the relm of sugary melodies. By this time, Brian Wilson's creative control of the band was no longer such a sure thing, and there were many tracks that were either co-written or entirely composed without Brian's influence. His brother Dennis in particular was coming into his own as an incredible songwriting talent with such tracks as "Slip on Through", the rocker "Got to Know the Woman", and the beautifully tender "Forever". In the 1990s, the musical world saw the Beach Boys in a different light than they had since the 1960s. Their music was revered both commercially and critically for the first time in many years and finally people started to take notice of their early Brother albums, Sunflower and Surf's Up in particular. The arrangements on this album were imaginative and unyielding and it was clear that the Boys were still the creative force the world knew them to be. I understand if you worry that this album couldn't possibly be anything but a disappointment after Pet Sounds. I mean, after all, when do you ever hear the words `Beach Boys' and `70s' in the same sentance? Well, if it is critical reassurance that you need, understand that this record was very well received in Britain, even if America remained oblivious to its genius. Trust me; it is an excellent album and a purchase you will not regret."
Stellar sounding; expansive, grown up...one of their best al
D. P. Jestic | St Louis MO | 02/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I own nearly every BB album (and many compilations as well). This is my absolute favorite! To me, this is as breathtakingly innovative as 'Pet Sounds'...their own label, recorded in true ambient stereo (their first such album), and dynamic new recording equipment gives this a fresh, clean, warm, lively sound...and the songs cover a wide range of styles. One photo shows Brian Wilson in a white Good Humor outfit...and this is exactly the clean, wholesome feel this album has. Rich production, lush harmonies, the emergence of Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston showing the talent that was packed in this one group....this is the one BB album I would keep if I could only keep one! For those who want their BB's past cars and surf, THIS is the album that shows 'The Boys' as mature, seasoned professionals on top of their game and comfortable in their own skin."