The Beach Boys
Songs we love to love
Released in 2001, this long-out-of-print 14-track collection from Hear Music, Starbucks’ exclusive in-store label, offered coffee-drinking patrons an unusually deep look into the Beach Boys’ catalogue with the emphasis on the group’s material from 1966-1971 (although 1964’s “Don’t Worry Baby” and 1973’s “Sail on, Sailor” make their respective appearances).
It’s hard to imagine that a compilation of this nature ever saw the light of day with the limitless output of revamped greatest hits packages, all but sealing the group’s fate as a “top-40” music act.
As far as I’m concerned, four songs from Pet Sounds, three from 20/20, two from Sunflower and two from Surf’s Up is a welcome combination of songs on any given day.
While the misleading album title no doubt surprised the unsuspecting public, this oeuvre demonstrates that a release without “Kokomo” isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
I Can Hear Music
Don’t Worry Baby
Sail on, Sailor
God Only Knows
Wouldn’t it Be Nice
Add Some Music to Your Day
Sloop John B
Cool, Cool Water
Do it Again
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