The Beach Boys ‎– Sunshine Dream

Capitol Records ‎– SVBB-12220
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold


A1 I Can Hear Music 2:38
A2 Here Today 2:52
A3 Darlin' 2:11
A4 Caroline, No 2:16
A5 Aren't You Glad 2:15
A6 Good Vibrations 3:35
B1 Wouldn't It Be Nice 2:22
B2 Friends 2:32
B3 God Only Knows 2:48
B4 Vegetables 2:05
B5 How She Boogalooed It 1:56
B6 There's No Other (Like You Baby) 3:02
C1 Heroes And Villains 3:36
C2 All I Want To Do 2:02
C3 Wild Honey 2:36
C4 I'm Waiting For The Day 3:06
C5 Cotton Fields 2:18
C6 Then I Kissed Her 2:15
D1 Sloop John B 2:57
D2 Be Here In The Mornin' 2:17
D3 Blue Birds Over The Mountain 2:53
D4 Keep An Eye On Summer 2:17
D5 Do It Again 2:14
D6 The Beach Boys Medley 4:09



Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc.

B6 printed as There's No Other (Like You Baby) on the jacket and There's No Other (Like My Baby) on label

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7777-12220-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4XWW-12220 The Beach Boys Sunshine Dream(Cass, Comp) Capitol Records 4XWW-12220 US 1982 Sell This Version
SVBB-12220 The Beach Boys Sunshine Dream(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Capitol Records SVBB-12220 Canada 1982 Sell This Version


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February 27, 2017
Thank goodness UMG stands for
"Usually Minimal Gaff's"


February 27, 2017
Having now secured a copy with the retro silver on wine 'dome' labels and vile plastic inners I can reveal the facts.
In it's favour the jacket/sleeve is thick and well printed (no paste backs here) the pressings are thick and well done, the bar code is discrete and not a feature.
Sadly Randall Davis has duped us on this 24 track compilation and he hides the truth in his tiny inside sleeve note
"most of the tracks are presented in their original mono and mono single mixes" what he means is he can not locate the stage tapes and have correct and proper 90 degree stereo soundstage masters made!
16 tracks are the same ol' over and over and over again mono mixes
2 are dodgey duophonic fake stereo tracks (wishey washy hi-lows and vile)
6 are true stereo
the list!
(Side 1)
1 D 2 - 6 M
(Side 2)
1 M 2 S 3 - 6 M
(Side 3)
1 M 2 S 3-4 M 5 S 6 D
(Side 4)
1 M 2-4 S 5-6

Worst EMI (Every Mistake Imaginable) gaff/cock-up's:-

Side 3 Track 5 Cottonfileds although its stereo, its sadly an earlier version and taken from the 20/20 album and tie-in Euro 7" single. It is not the crafted bouncy kicking steel guitar playing jews harp twainging Al Jardine creation for a USA and UK single. This version is as dull as can be! Total and needless dissapointment

Side 4 track 6 the Beach Boys edited medley this is presented in mono! When it was mixed and edited for Stereo talk about ending on a low note.

I can not stress enough The Beach Boys were made for stereo they are a perfection 3-part harmonies vocal group and mono just does not show the craft or excellence. Again on this third USA Compilation the boys have been so let down,
Spirit Of America, Endless Summer and now this. (The USA are not alone the UK Greatest Hits (B&W pic, vile lime green target labels) Should have been called Duophonic Hits, 20 Golden greats ( 10 per side tight groove low fi and all Duophonic) Summer Dreams (compiled by a 'Record Collector' expert) a mish mash of mono duophonics and a couple of Stereo's.
Brian is finally aware of his aural limitations in his stereo mixing skills he called in an expert and has had Pet Sounds finally mixed to stereo perfection. This Compilation and the other two USA one's need the same!
This is just an excuse for a great sleeve!


March 15, 2014
Whilst its nice to see the front of the gfd sleeve what's more interesting and informative are the labels used! So many options with USA Capitol Silver text on Wine, Rainbow, Green text logo on Salmon Pink, Target /C on lime green, Black on Red
be nice to know which the original first pressings came with.

A run down of the track's sonics would be really useful too:- Crisp Clear Muddy mono stereo duophonic? Spirt Of and Endless Summer both have a wide range of mushy vile duophonic mixes and very few crisp clear stereo mixes or clean mono mixes on both the Salmon pink label pressings. Capitol have never done right by the guys esp on vinyl with crisp clear full 180 degree soundstage stereo mixes of every gem these guys committed to tape. Brian was incapable of mixing stereo he only heard in mono (thanks to Murry)

You don't hiret a one eyed guy to produce and edit the effects and visuals in a 3D movie. You don't put out Disney's Fantasia in B&W, Madonna's UK Immaculate Collection, Melanie's Garden LP with out scratch and sniff! So why put out a vocal group with perfect 3 part + harmonies and pitch recordings mucked about with as if recorded in a floor to ceiling tiled shower with towels over the microphones??? Why

Hopefully now Capitol as gone to UMG a complete revisit to the vaults and proper AAD stereo masters should be made and the vile Duophonic mushy tampered with creations 2nd and 3rd generation tape masters consigned to the Universal back lot vaults to tempt fate :) (Sadly they had a fire there!)

Tip: Never ever trust a Beach Boys album or compilation EMI -Capitol release until you have personally heard it.