Analogue Productions Beach Boys Reissue Series / Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Analogue Productions is pleased to announce that they will be reissuing 14 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boys titles, each expertly mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio and presented in "old style" Stoughton Printing tip-on jackets. 200g Mono editions of Surfin' Safari, Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe and Shut Down Vol. 2 will be issued in December 2014 followed by 200g Stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe and Shut Down Vol. 2 in January 2015. 200g Mono & Stereo editions of All Summer Long, Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys' Party!, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile plus 200g Stereo editions of Sunflower, Surf's Up and Holland will follow later in 2015. Hybrid SACD editions of each album will also be available.
Analogue Productions has taken 11 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory! But there's no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "Little Deuce Coupe" and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So they've got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions of 13 titles as well.
Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes or best sources available, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority. Presented in "old school" Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!
1971's Surf's Up features songwriting from five different members and encompasses all of the Beach Boys trademarks of the era including eccentric pop tunes, soul-leaning numbers and songs devoted to spiritual enlightenment and social/environmental concerns. However it's the three Brian Wilson gems "A Day in the Life of a Tree," "Til I Die" and title track "Surf's Up," written with Van Dyke Parks during 1966's Smile sessions, which standout admirably and close the album with aplomb. Brian himself attributes the staying power of Surf's Up to the "spiritual love of the music."
• 200g LP
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Stereo mixes produced by Mark Linett and Alan Boyd
• Mixed by Mark Linett
• Lacquer plating by Gary Salstrom
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• "Old school" Stoughton tip-on jackets
• Audio Production - Mark Linett
• For Brother Records - Elliott Lott