The Beach Boys ‎– Surfer Girl

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ST 1981, ST-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 1981, ST-1981 US 1963 Sell This Version
SXA-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(7", Jukebox) Capitol Records SXA-1981 US 1963 Sell This Version
STK 73 619, ST 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records STK 73 619, ST 1981 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
STK 83 619 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records STK 83 619 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
T 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records T 1981 South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
Senc-9679 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Senc-9679 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
ST 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 1981 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
ST 1981, ST-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Los) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 1981, ST-1981 US 1963 Sell This Version
T 1981, T-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 1981, T-1981 US 1963 Sell This Version
T 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 1981 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
T 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 1981 New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
T 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 1981 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
T.1981, T 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T.1981, T 1981 New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
T 1981, T-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 1981, T-1981 US 1963 Sell This Version
T 1981, T-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 1981, T-1981 US 1963 Sell This Version
T 1981, T-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 1981, T-1981 US 1963 Sell This Version
CP-7433, CP 7433 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CP-7433, CP 7433 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
ST 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 1981 UK 1967 Sell This Version
T 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 1981 UK 1967 Sell This Version
LW-202 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-202 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-202 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Large World LW-202 Taiwan 1968 Sell This Version
SM-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE, Jac) Capitol Records SM-1981 US 1976 Sell This Version
SM-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE, LA ) Capitol Records SM-1981 US 1976 Sell This Version
SM-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE, Win) Capitol Records SM-1981 US 1976 Sell This Version
ECS-70106 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Promo) Capitol Records ECS-70106 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
ECS-70106 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ECS-70106 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SN-516014, SN-16014 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Club, RE, Col) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SN-516014, SN-16014 US 1979 Sell This Version
4N-16014 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records 4N-16014 US 1980 Sell This Version
SN-16014 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Capitol Records SN-16014 US 1980 Sell This Version
SN 66023 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SN 66023 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SN 16014 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SN 16014 US 1980 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-116 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-116 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
EMS 1175, 18 5459 1 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EMS 1175, 18 5459 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CP21-6003 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CP21-6003 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 29628 2 3 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(CD, Album, RM) Capitol Records CDP 7243 8 29628 2 3 US 1994 Sell This Version
С1 7243 8 29628 1 6 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records С1 7243 8 29628 1 6 US 1994 Sell This Version
TOCP-50851 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(CD, Album, Pap) Capitol Records TOCP-50851 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
TOCP-53163 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records TOCP-53163 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
TOCP-50851 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Capitol Records TOCP-50851 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
50999 404435 22 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(CD, Album, Mono, RM, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2), EMI (2) 50999 404435 22 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
50999 404435 22 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(HDCD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Capitol Records, EMI 50999 404435 22 US 2012 Sell This Version
50999 404435 22 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(HDCD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Capitol Records 50999 404435 22 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
50999 404435 22 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(HDCD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Capitol Records, EMI 50999 404435 22 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
50999 404435 22 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(HDCD, Album, Mono, RE, RM, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2), EMI (2) 50999 404435 22 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
APP 060M, T 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Analogue Productions, Capitol Records APP 060M, T 1981 US 2014 Sell This Version
CAPP 060 SA, B0019456-06 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Analogue Productions, Universal Music Special Markets CAPP 060 SA, B0019456-06 US 2014 Sell This Version
none The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24b) Capitol Records none 2015
RUM2011090 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Rumble Records (10) RUM2011090 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
APP 060, ST 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, 200) Analogue Productions, Capitol Records APP 060, ST 1981 US 2015 Sell This Version
DOS626H The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) DOL DOS626H Europe 2015 Sell This Version
UICY-25589 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Capitol Records UICY-25589 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
ST 1981, B0025227-01, ST-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album) Capitol Records, UMe, Capitol Records ST 1981, B0025227-01, ST-1981 US 2016 Sell This Version
ST 1981, 00602547969927 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE, 180) Capitol Records, Universal Music Group ST 1981, 00602547969927 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
APP 060-45, ST 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 200) Analogue Productions, Capitol Records APP 060-45, ST 1981 US 2017 Sell This Version
DOS626HP The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Mono, Pic) DOL DOS626HP Europe 2017 Sell This Version
8XT-1981, 8XT 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(8-Trk, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 8XT-1981, 8XT 1981 US Unknown Sell This Version
5C 038-85459 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 5C 038-85459 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
ST 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST 1981 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-85 459 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 1C 038-85 459 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SM-1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SM-1981 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
LW-202 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-202 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
TA-T 1981 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl(Reel, 2tr Mono, 5" Reel, Album) Capitol Records TA-T 1981 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

December 9, 2018
referencing Surfer Girl, LP, Album, ST 1981, ST-1981

This was my introduction to the Beach Boys, an album that has forever drifted in the back of my mine, and while it was sincerely an album of singles, that’s the manner in which I came to know and love the Beach Boys.

Unbeknown to me at the time, was that Brian Wilson had fully taken charge of the band’s writing and production for the most part at this point, so what I was infused with was the eloquence and musicianship of the man, his vision, even though he didn’t surf, and his ability to turn a phrase. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent waxing down my pink Hanson 50/50 board, riding the waves at the southern end of Long Beach Island, New Jersey during the 1960’s, all while listening to Beach Boy songs forever drift from my transistor radio.

Not usually considered as such, the number “Surfer Girl” (the first song Wilson wrote at the age of 19) was a defining conceptual moment for Brian Wilson, as the song was one of his first and rather complex emotional ballads, one filled with a sense of teen longing, along with the complexities of finding one’s place in the world of men and women. The hypnotic “In My Room” also graces this album, a sincerely haunting melody of finding a safe place to think, listen and be. It’s one thing to fall under the spell of “In My Room,” and to consider the notion of that room as being a safe nurturing place, a womb of sorts, yet the song takes on an entirely different meaning when one considers the flip side, that the world outside of that room is very unfriendly and unpredictable; it certainly was to Brian. Bob Dylan manages to drifts in here for me, as Dylan’s album Blonde On Blonde can easily been seen as an expansion of this single song, where he presents an atmosphere of foreboding, filled intimate uncertain internal rivalries and relationships.

Nearly entirely overlooked in its attributes was the tack “Catch A Wave,” a very forward looking take on modern society, both with its surface meaning and that which can be implied. When the underlying current and meaning of this song clicked with me, there was no turning back, I was never able to listen to music in the same fashion again, which of course carried over into the double entendres woven into the music of The Beatles, widening my eyes and opening my mind to the vastness of multiple realities.

(laughing) I was never sure what a Deuce Coupe was, though I loved dancing to the song, and the fact that gears were shifted so quickly between that number following “In My Room,” created nearly a physical presence of juxtaposition, began to make me think that the ride would not always be fun and games, that the serious side of nature could slide in on a dime, where life could be changed forever in an instant. Nevertheless, these songs made for a sincerely exciting album that did help me navigate though those fascinating teen years.

*** The Fun Facts: “Little Duce Coupe” references a Ford Model 18, the 1932 model coupe, the ultimate hotrod, featuring a flathead Ford V8 engine.

The song “Surfer Girl” was inspired by Judy Bowls, Wilson’s first serious girlfriend.

Review by Jenell Kesler
nabuchodinosaurus

nabuchodinosaurus

March 14, 2018
referencing Surfer Girl, LP, Album, 200, APP 060, ST 1981

A very good sounding record! Impressive how well it sounds for an album recorded in 1963, even if this stereo mix is a contemporary creation. The pressing is perfectly flat and silent during quietest tracks of the album. That's fornunate because tunes like "surfer girl", "the surfer room" or "in my room" need a perfect environnement to reveal their beauty and well crafted production. I didn't like so much the Beach Boys pre Pet Sounds period but I'm changing my mind with the whole bunch of discs mastered by K Gray and edited by Analogue Productions. Great product, done with full respect, it's worth the high price asked.
lofront31

lofront31

July 22, 2017
referencing Surfer Girl, LP, Album, 200, APP 060, ST 1981

Fantastic job by AP and Kevin Gray! The clarity of the vocal is amazing, this is hands down one of the best sounding records I have
jondubb35

jondubb35

January 15, 2017
referencing Surfer Girl, LP, Album, RE, SN 16014
Anybody own this pressing know if this is Mono? It doesn't indicate Stereo or Mono anywhere on the cover or record.
geldner

geldner

May 7, 2016
referencing Surfer Girl, LP, Album, ST 1981, ST-1981
Original US version but has runout ST1 - 1981 - A5 and ST2 - 1981 - A5.
bluejohn1510

bluejohn1510

February 3, 2016
referencing Surfer Girl, LP, Album, ST 1981, ST-1981
My copy original 1st press 1963. T1 1981-1, T2 1981-1. Flipback , Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd patents pending sleeve. Not listed on Discogs.