musicnut72

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long as reviewed by musicnut72

June 8, 2020
edited 8 months ago
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, RM, APP 063
Wonderful pressing. QRP did a fabulous job on their Beach Boys LP's.
beasley564

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long beasley564

October 19, 2019
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, M/Print, ST 2110
I have the above LP copy with the misprint of "Don't Break Down". Found it used in the mid 1970s. The 6 pointed star ✲ indicates the LP was manufactured @ Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles, California.

https://www.discogs.com/label/313266-Capitol-Records-Pressing-Plant-Los-Angeles
holeforce

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long holeforce

December 10, 2018
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, Mono, RM, APP 063M, T 2110
Do the last three songs on side 2 sound like there is a drop in sound quality? Maybe a defect? Anyone?
jonaswarner

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long jonaswarner

October 22, 2020
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, Mono, RM, APP 063M, T 2110
I have a mono 1964 Los Angeles, and I experience the same problem. Very fuzzy type of sound.
DreadfulDanG

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long DreadfulDanG

July 12, 2020
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, Mono, RM, APP 063M, T 2110
Every mono pressing since 1964 has had this defect. Something about phasing during the mastering of the album. Presumably AP could have corrected this if they were remastering from the multi-tapes, but chose not to.
fred.cordiano

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long fred.cordiano

August 3, 2018
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, ST 2110, ST-2110
Classic Album I was a HS Soph more when it was released
Still a trio for me
boblintaywhistle

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long as reviewed by boblintaywhistle

November 17, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, RE, SN-16016
All killer and no filler on this one. Fun version to have, if you're really (really?) not gonna go mono.
bentends

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long bentends

June 28, 2011
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, Mono, Scr, T 2110, T-2110

It's fitting that "Don't Back Down" closes out All Summer Long, for it is the last true "surfing" song the band would release.
jadedtom

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long as reviewed by jadedtom

June 26, 2010
edited over 11 years ago
referencing All Summer Long, LP, Album, Mono, Scr, T 2110, T-2110

The genius of Brian Wilson comes front and center with this album. Previous lps showed promise, but were a bit uneven. The title track, "Wendy", "I Get Around", "Don't Back Down" are all Wilson classics. The group's version of "Hushabye" becomes the definitive version with this release. The Beach Boys' catalog remains consistently good beginning with this album. (The only exception being the sorry "Beach Boys' Party" album which is basically the group artistically masturbating.)

Lacking any artistic pretention here, the songs are about the surf, cars, girls and drive-ins.
"Pet Sounds" is deservedly recognized as Brian Wilson's masterpiece, but "All Summer Long" is just fun music. "Wendy" is still as beautiful as I heard it some forty-plus years ago.