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The Beach BoysSpirit Of America

Genre:Rock
Style:Surf, Pop Rock
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Tracklist

Dance, Dance, Dance2:05
Break Away2:54
A Young Man Is Gone2:15
4091:58
The Little Girl I Once Knew2:36
Spirit Of America2:40
Little Honda1:50
Hushabye2:37
Hawaii2:02
Drive-In1:50
Good To My Baby2:16
Tell Me Why1:34
Do You Remember?1:37
This Car Of Mine1:35
Please Let Me Wonder2:39
Why Do Fools Fall In Love2:05
Custom Machine1:40
Barbara Ann2:11
Salt Lake City2:00
Don't Back Down1:50
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)2:02
Do You Wanna Dance?2:17
Graduation Day2:24

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The 1975 follow-up to the Capitol Records compilation "Endless Summer" released the previous year. After the enormous success of its predecessor, Capitol rounded up the few remaining early hits that weren't released on "Endless Summer", as well as some worthy album tracks, in addition to two rare singles, "The Little Girl I Once Knew" and "Break Away". "Spirit of America" proved to be another success reaching #8 in the U.S. and going gold.

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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975-04-14, VinylSpirit Of America
    2×LP, Compilation
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384US1975US1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
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    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384Canada1975Canada1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
    2×LP, Compilation, Reissue, Repress
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    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384US1975US1975
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
    LP, Compilation
    Capitol Records – VMP 1007, Capitol Records – 0C 054 ○ 81992UK1975UK1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975-04-14, 8-Track CartridgeSpirit Of America
    8-Track Cartridge, Compilation
    Capitol Records – 8XWW-11384US1975US1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975-06-00, VinylSpirit Of America
    2×LP, Compilation
    Gatefold cover
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384Australia1975Australia1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
    2×LP, Compilation, Club Edition
    Capitol Records – SVBB-511384US1975US1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, 8-Track CartridgeSpirit Of America
    8-Track Cartridge, Compilation, Club Edition
    Capitol Records – 8XWW-511384US1975US1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
    2×LP, Compilation
    Capitol Records – 1C 152-81 887/88Germany1975Germany1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975-04-14, VinylSpirit Of America
    2×LP, Compilation, Club Edition
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384, Capitol Records – R243410US1975US1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America , 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
    LP, Compilation
    Capitol Records – ECS-90026Japan1975Japan1975
    New Submission
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
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    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384US1975US1975
    New Submission
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, CassetteSpirit Of America
    Cassette, Compilation, Stereo
    Capitol Records – 4XWW 11384US1975US1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
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    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384Scandinavia1975Scandinavia1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
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    Capitol Records – ST-23959Peru1975Peru1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
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    Gatefold
    Giant (5) – TD-1561Taiwan1975Taiwan1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, 8-Track CartridgeSpirit Of America
    8-Track Cartridge, Compilation
    Capitol Records – 8XWW-11384Canada1975Canada1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, CassetteSpirit Of America
    Cassette, Compilation
    Capitol Records – TC-VMP 1007, Capitol Records – OC 228 ○ 81992UK1975UK1975
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    Spirit Of America
    Cassette, Compilation
    Capitol Records – 1C 282-81 920Germany1975Germany1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
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    Winchester Pressing
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384US1975US1975
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    Los Angeles Pressing
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    Recently Edited
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, VinylSpirit Of America
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    Winchester Pressing
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384US1975US1975
    New Submission
    Spirit Of America
    2×Cassette, Compilation
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384US1975US1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1975, 8-Track CartridgeSpirit Of America
    8-Track Cartridge, Compilation
    Capitol Records – 8X-WMP 1007UK1975UK1975
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1978, VinylSpirit Of America
    2×LP, Compilation, Reissue, Stereo
    Capitol Records – 10 C 176-081.887Spain1978Spain1978
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1983, VinylSpirit Of America
    2×LP, Compilation, Reissue
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384US1983US1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1987, CDSpirit Of America
    CD, Compilation
    Capitol Records – CDP 7 46618 2US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1987, CDSpirit Of America
    CD, Compilation, Club Edition, Remastered
    Capitol Records – CDP 546618US1987US1987
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1987-07-05, CDSpirit Of America
    CD, Compilation
    Capitol Records – CP32-5416Japan1987Japan1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1990-06-06, CDSpirit Of America
    CD, Compilation, Reissue, Mono
    Capitol Records – TOCP-9082, Capitol Records – CDP-7 46618 2Japan1990Japan1990
    New Submission
    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1990-06-06, CassetteSpirit Of America
    Cassette, Compilation, Mono
    Capitol Records – TOTP-9082Japan1990Japan1990
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1996, CDSpirit Of America
    CD, Compilation, Remastered, Stereo, Mono
    24 Karat Gold Disc
    DCC Compact Classics – GZS-1089US1996US1996
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, 1998-07-23, CDSpirit Of America
    CD, Compilation, Remastered, Stereo, Mono
    Papersleeve, Gatefold
    Capitol Records – TOCP-50867Japan1998Japan1998
    New Submission
    Cover of Spirit of America , 2013-05-22, CDSpirit of America
    CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo, Mono
    SHM-CD,paper sleeve
    Capitol Records – TOCP-95115Japan2013Japan2013
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, , VinylSpirit Of America
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    Gatefold
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384USUS
    New Submission
    Cover of Spirit Of America, , VinylSpirit Of America
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    Jacksonville Pressing, Gatefold
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384USUS
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    Gatefold, Winchester Pressing
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384USUS
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    Cover of Spirit Of America, , CDSpirit Of America
    CD, Compilation, Club Edition, Remastered
    Capitol Records – CDP-546618, Capitol Records – CDP 546618CanadaCanada
    New Submission
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    Gatefold, Jacksonville Press
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384USUS
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    2×LP, Compilation, Reissue
    Gatefold, Jacksonville Pressing
    Capitol Records – SVBB-11384USUS
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    Reviews

    • Groovemaster-DJ's avatar
      Edited 9 years ago
      As with it's predecessor 1974's Endless Summer, the USA release was a double album compilation, but this time using 23 tracks made up as: 3 sides of 6 tracks, and 1 side of 5. Again the UK version was a single album of 11 tracks and 12 tracks rerspectively (again mastering, cutting and sonically the UK release has a very tight *GPI/spiral and thus very quiet audio) Both original releases come with the Salmon Pink and Green Logo text labels and again neither stated the audio-modes/sonics, which are as follows:-

      Disc 1 (Side 1)
      1. Mono-Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)
      2. Stereo
      3. Mono
      4. Mono-Duophonic
      5. Mono-Duophonic
      6. Stereo

      Disc 2 (Side 2)
      1. Stereo (centred vocals)
      2. Stereo (Mono backing track)
      3. Stereo
      4. Stereo (Mono backing track)
      5. Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)
      6. Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)

      Disc 1 (Side 3)
      1. Stereo (centred vocals)
      2. Stereo (Mono backing track)
      3. Mono-Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)
      4. Mono-Duophonic (non directional audio wash)
      5. Stereo (Mono backing track)

      Disc 2 (Side 4)
      1. Mono-Duophonic (longer fade-out edit of the 7" single mix)
      2. Mono-Duophonic
      3. Stereo
      4. Mono-Duophonic
      5. Mono-Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)
      6. Stereo.

      Break-Away was UK re-released (first time here) in its true Stereo mix as part of the Becah Boys Singles Collection using the retro-ish Black on Red with the "Capitol" dome and stars logo labels.

      Track Breakdown: 23 tracks :1 Mono :11 Mono-Duophonic (6 of which are a dreadful wash of non-directional or clear sound bearing in mind that the Beach Boys ARE their vocals and 3 part harmonies totally lost in Duophonics and other tamperings) :5 True Stereo mixes :2 Stereo backing tracks under centred (mono) vocals :4 Stereo Vocal mixes over mono mixed backing tracks.

      This sonics of this compilation are just quite simply revolting and do not do the Boys any justice, the saving grace is of course the gatefold USA sleeve it just captures the moment and what the Beach Boys are, and as an album an odd but enjoyable curio) To open the project with the worst Duophonic wash of sound was not the best idea and when track 2 which is true stereo hits it just makes what you have listened to as quite un-listenable and rather foolish.

      IMHO, as a dedicated Beach Boys fan including David Marks, (his book is a must have for all fans), There needs to be a proper 50 track Capitol masters (5 vinyl album set) of true vocal and backing stereo mixes of their greatest volume of works, then all the other over-compilations that are made up as 'S.O.A.' is of a mish-mash of sonics and mixes that are just NOT up to the mark and do not show and re-play the amazing and incredible 3 part harmonies that ARE the Beach Boys (thank goodness for the live albums).

      (Personal note: I hope this factual information re Spirit Of America audio modes/sonics is of some use to members, I have added it as an enhancement NOT as a replacement or critic of the original lister who did not submit any of the information that I have now added)

      I have no idea as to the CD sonics or if new tapes and or masters have been used in making the AAD master.

      *GPI Grooves Per Inch the industry standards allowance for acceptable and minimal sonics and reproduction in relation to "bleed through" and tracking.

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