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The Platinum Collection: Sounds of Summer Edition
The Beach Boys
The Platinum Collection: Sounds of Summer Edition
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
Import only compilation featuring 60 of The Beach Boys best known tracks on three discs! Packaged in a slipcased multi-pack, housing all three discs, with a detailed booklet featuring extensive liner notes & group photos. ...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Beach Boys
Title: The Platinum Collection: Sounds of Summer Edition
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Australia
Release Date: 6/17/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Oldies & Retro, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPCs: 724357134521, 094634077026, 724357134521

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Import only compilation featuring 60 of The Beach Boys best known tracks on three discs! Packaged in a slipcased multi-pack, housing all three discs, with a detailed booklet featuring extensive liner notes & group photos. EMI.
 

CD Reviews

Despite A Few Questionable Inclusions, The Best Beach Boys C
Anthony Nasti | Staten Island, New York United States | 08/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love The Beach Boys. They are among my all time favorite bands. Over the years, their vast catalogue of fantastic music has been tarnished with a slew of second rate greatest hits compilations that do nothing to add to their rich legacy. However, there still needed to be a definitive collection for casual fans who wanted only one Beach Boys album in their collection.

In 2003, the 30 song, single disc "Sounds Of Summer" was released, and it was excellent for beginning Beach Boys fans, and was the definitive greatest hits collection for the band. Until 2004, when the three disc, 60 song "The Platinum Collection" was made available. How good is it? Read on for the positives and the negatives.

Positives:
-If you want only one Beach Boys cd in your compilation, this is the one to get. Every major hit the band on here is included, such as "God Only Knows" (my personal favorite), "Surfin' USA", "Surfer Girl", "Don't Worry Baby", "Good Vibrations", "Kokomo" and many more.
-A large quantity of underrated material is on here as well, such as "Then I Kissed Her" (a reversal of The Crystals' "Then He Kissed Me" sung from the male perspective", "Please Let Me Wonder" (one of the most beautiful songs ever made), "Friends", "Disney Girls (1957)", "Forever", "Marcella" and "Lady Lynda".
-The sound quality is amazing. Pretty much every song sounds better than ever.

Negatives:
-While most of the songs are worthy inclusions, there are some choices that will leave you scratching your head. "Tears In The Morning", "Student Demonstration Time", "Sumahama" and "Here Comes The Night" were not needed and could've been dumped in favor of more worthy songs.
-None of the cds fill the eighty minute time limit, meaning there was enough room for songs such as "Add Some Music To Your Day", "This Whole World", "Time To Get Alone", "I Went To Sleep", "We're Together Again", "Catch A Wave", "Kiss Me Baby", "Little Saint Nick", "Come Go With Me" and "Baby Blue", among others.
-This cd is very hard to locate. Best getting it off the internet.

Other than these flaws, this is an excellent compilation of one of the finest bands in the history of recorded music."
Awesome New CD Compilation
D. Weinell | Florida | 05/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is awesome, an excellent version of cotton fields with a harpsicord which has not been released on any american releases. About time they added Student Demonstration Time to another album, really an excellent song and an excellent album all around. Took a long time to release but worth the wait and agravation,."
Why are the discs so empty?
Michael Occhionero | New London, CT | 02/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If CD's hold 80 minutes and the average Beach Boy song is between 2 & 3 minutes, they could have put up to 15 more songs on this compilation. There is nothing to entice collectors who have everything on CD already. Why is Fun Fun Fun on disc 3 while the rest is roughly chronological order. If they put Sea Cruise (from "10 years of harmony") The Letter (from "Rarities"), or countless other songs unavailable on CD, maybe this collection would be of value. The track selection for the first two discs is pretty good. The second half of disc 3 is just a ridiculous selection of average songs. Where is Baby Blue? Funky Pretty? You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone? These songs are far more important than a bland remake of California Dreaming. If you care enough about the Beach Boys to consider this, you probably have most of the material anyway. I recommend buying the real entire albums and find out for yourselves how much good album tracks were recorded between Pet Sounds and Holland. Very underrated stuff."