The Beach Boys ‎– Holland

Analogue Productions ‎– CAPP 071 SA
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1 Sail On Sailor
Composed By – Brian Wilson, Tandyn Almer, Van Dyke ParksLyrics By – Jack Rieley, Ray Kennedy
2 Steamboat
Composed By – Dennis Wilson (2)
3 California Saga / Big Sur
Written-By – Mike Love
4 California Saga / The Beaks Of Eagles
Lyrics By – Robinson JeffersWritten-By – Alan Jardine, Lynda Jardine
5 California Saga / California
Written-By – Alan Jardine
6 The Trader
Composed By – Carl WilsonLyrics By – Jack Rieley
7 Leaving This Town
Lyrics By [Additional] – Mike LoveWritten-By – Blondie Chaplin, Carl Wilson, Ricky Fataar
8 Only With You
Composed By – Dennis Wilson (2)Lyrics By – Mike Love
9 Funky Pretty
Composed By – Brian WilsonLyrics By – Mike LoveLyrics By [Additional] – Jack Rieley
Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale)
10 Mt. Vernon And Fairway - Theme
Written-By – Brian Wilson
11 I'm The Pied Piper - Instrumental
Written-By – Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson
12 Better Get Back In Bed
Written-By – Brian Wilson
13 Magic Transistor Radio
Written-By – Brian Wilson
14 I'm The Pied Piper
Written-By – Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson
15 Radio King Dom
Written By – Brian WilsonWritten-By – Jack Rieley
Bonus Track
16 We Got Love
Written-By – Blondie Chaplin, Mike Love, Ricky Fataar

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Produced by the Beach Boys
Audio production — Mark Linett
For Brother Records — Elliott Lott

The Beach Boy's Holland, the group's 19th studio album, was recorded in Baambrugge, Netherlands in the summer of 1972 and released in January 1973. Our Analogue Productions reissue brings back "We Got Love," a single eliminated from original U.S. copies of the album. Now added as a bonus track!

By mid-1972, with Brian Wilson's focus waning from the Beach Boys to other creative outlets, and his personal and health-related issues mounting, Wilson was producing less music for the band than ever before. They decamped for the Netherlands hoping to jump-start Brian's creative energies.

Wilson contributed little to the album, concentrating his musical efforts on Mount Vernon and Fairway, a 10-minute long "musical fairy tale" eventually included with the album as a bonus EP.

The title of the bonus EP was named after the intersection where the Love family lived in Los Angeles, and where the Wilsons and Loves would gather for family celebrations back in the 1940s and '50s when Brian, Mike, Carl and Dennis were all growing up. As a concept for a Beach Boys track, "Mount Vernon and Fairway" initially received a less than enthusiastic response from the other band members when Brian first presented the idea to the group, and this only fueled Brian's steadily worsening depression. Eventually, Carl stepped in to produce the recording for Brian, and the decision was made to include the fairy tale in the album package as a separate EP. Brian himself designed the EP's picture sleeve.

Although Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale) was narrated by Jack Rieley, the voice of the Pied Piper was supplied by Brian in a slightly grainier-sounding "cartoon" voice.

The instrumental tracks for Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale) were later released on Good Vibrations: Thirty years of The Beach Boys as "Fairy Tale Music."

Upon the band's return from the Netherlands in the fall, Holland was rejected by Reprise Records for not having a potential hit single. Added to the track list was an unfinished Brian Wilson song "Sail On, Sailor," that he'd originally co-written with Ray Kennedy, and finally completed with the help of Van Dyke Parks, Jack Reiley and Tandyn Almer. It would ultimately become Holland's most famous track. A casualty of the album's tracklist reshuffling was another Fataar/Chaplin tune, written with Mike Love, called "We Got Love." A live version was included on the group's 1973 release The Beach Boys In Concert.

Early test pressings of Holland, made in the U.S. and U.K. featured "We Got Love," as did a few hundred copies pressed and sold in Germany. Early French and Canadian pressings of Holland mention "We Got Love" on the jacket, but the song is not on those albums. For this Holland reissue Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions has brought back "We Got Love" as a bonus track!

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 753088007163
  • Barcode (Text): 7 53088-00716 3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MS 2118 The Beach Boys Holland(LP, Album + 7", EP) Reprise Records, Brother Records (3) MS 2118 US 1973 Sell This Version
MS-2118 The Beach Boys Holland(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Brother Records (3) MS-2118 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
REP 54008 The Beach Boys Holland(LP, Album + 7", EP) Reprise Records, Brother Records (3) REP 54008 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
MS 2118 The Beach Boys Holland (LP, Album + 7", EP, RP) Brother Records (3), Reprise Records MS 2118 US 1978 Sell This Version
MS 2118 The Beach Boys Holland(LP, Album + 7", EP) Reprise Records, Brother Records (3) MS 2118 Canada 1973 Sell This Version