Ihre Karriere ist ein Ozean aus Hits. The Beach Boys, Amerikas erste und berühmteste Rockband, feierte 2012 ihr 50. Jubiläum mit einer spektakulären
Nach ihrer fesselnden, Ende 2012 erschienenen DVD/Blu-ray “The Beach Boys 50: Live In Concert“ erscheint mit dem neuen 2-CD-Album “Live - The 50th Anniversary Tour“ ein auf 41 Audio-Titel ausgedehnter Querschnitt des kolossalen Tour-Spektakels von Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston und David Marks.
Von den frühen Hits der 1960er (“Good Vibrations“, “California Girls“,”Surfin´ U. S.A.“), über vollendete Album-Titel (“Pet Sounds“), bis hin zu neueren Songs aus ihrem im Juni 2012 erschienenen (29.) Studio-Album “That´s Why God Made The Radio“ (#3 in den USA) passiert die gesamte Karriere der Beach Boys in mitreißenden Live-Versionen Revue.
The founding members of The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary bands in popular music history, reunited in 2012 for a global 50th Anniversary celebration, including a new album release, a major international tour, and commemorative catalog releases. Today, The Beach Boys are pleased to announce their new concert album, Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour, a 2CD and digital collection of 41 standout recordings from the acclaimed tour, to be released by Capitol.
Last year’s reunion of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks for a new studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio, and The Beach Boys’ 50th Anniversary Tour, the band’s first major outing to include Wilson in more than two decades, made headlines around the world as one of the year’s top entertainment stories.
The sold-out tour took America’s Band to more than 70 cities around the world, including their first concert at the Hollywood Bowl since 1965, headlining performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and tour-closing concerts at London’s O2 Arena and Royal Albert Hall. In a review of the landmark tour’s first concert, Rolling Stone recognized the band’s deep well of signature songs, noting, “It’s not until a band like the Beach Boys runs through their hits back-to-back in rapid succession that you realize just how many hits they’ve had.”
Released last June, That’s Why God Made The Radio, the band’s 29th studio album (including 2011’s GRAMMY-winning SMiLE Sessions), was the first album in decades to feature all of the band’s surviving original members. Produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love, the album’s 12 new songs illustrate The Beach Boys’ unique and evocative West Coast story with the band’s timeless signature sound. That’s Why God Made The Radio bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the band’s highest-ever album chart debut.
For five decades, America’s first pop band to reach the 50 year milestone has recorded and performed the music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer. Founded in Hawthorne, California in 1961, The Beach Boys were originally comprised of the three teenaged Wilson brothers: Brian, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and school friend Al Jardine. In 1962, neighbor David Marks joined the group for their first wave of hits with Capitol Records, leaving in late 1963, and in 1965, Bruce Johnston joined the band when Brian Wilson retired from touring to focus on writing and producing for the group.
The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The album spent 37 weeks on the Billboard chart, launching the young group known for its shimmering vocal harmonies and relaxed California style into international stardom. The Wilson / Love collaboration resulted in many huge international chart hits, and the band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, making The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.
In 1966, The Beach Boys were one of the first bands to found its own record label with the launch of Brother Records, Inc. (BRI), with the band’s members as its shareholders and Capitol Records as its distribution partner. BRI continues to manage The Beach Boys’ intellectual property, including the band’s catalog with Capitol / UMe and other label partners, as well as its name, logos, image and likeness.
The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits (36). ‘Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys’ has achieved triple-Platinum sales status, and ‘The Smile Sessions,’ released to worldwide critical acclaim in November, won a GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album and was heralded as 2011’s #1 Reissue of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, The Beach Boys are an American institution that is iconic around the world.
,,Nach der DVD/Bluray
erscheint nun mit Live – The
50th Anniversary Tour auch
ein Audiomitschnitt dieser Tour, bei
dem es über zwei CDs und über 40
Songs hinweg keinen Zweifel an den
(immer noch vorhandenen) musikalischen
Qualitäten von Mike Love,
Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David
Marks und Brian Wilson gibt..." (Good Times, Oktober / November 2013)