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The Beach BoysGood Vibrations

Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Surf
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Good Vibrations3:35
Let's Go Away For Awhile2:18

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    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966-10-10, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Scranton Pressing
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966-10-00, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono
    Capitol Records – K 23 328, Capitol Records – F-5676Germany1966Germany1966
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Good Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 5676Spain1966Spain1966
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    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – CP-1673Australia1966Australia1966
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – F 5676Netherlands1966Netherlands1966
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    Cover of Good Vibrations , 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", Single
    Capitol Records – F.5676New Zealand1966New Zealand1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – F 5676Denmark1966Denmark1966
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966-10-00, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Los Angeles Pressing
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Jukebox, Limited Edition
    Capitol Records – F 5676France1966France1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of グッド・バイブレーション = Good Vibration, 1966, Vinylグッド・バイブレーション = Good Vibration
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Red
    Capitol Records – CR-1621Japan1966Japan1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", Single
    Capitol Records – F 5676Sweden1966Sweden1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – JCL 315South Africa1966South Africa1966
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966-11-00, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono
    Capitol Records – K 23 328, Capitol Records – F-5676Germany1966Germany1966
    Cover of グッド・バイブレーション = Good Vibration, 1966, Vinylグッド・バイブレーション = Good Vibration
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – CR-1621Japan1966Japan1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 5676Canada1966Canada1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 5676, Capitol Records – F 5676Sweden1966Sweden1966
    Cover of Buenas Vibraciones = Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylBuenas Vibraciones = Good Vibrations
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 33-3522Uruguay1966Uruguay1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Blue Labels
    Capitol Records – 5676Spain1966Spain1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 5676, Capitol Records – F 5676Sweden1966Sweden1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Vibraciones / Vayamos Por Algún Tiempo, 1966, VinylVibraciones / Vayamos Por Algún Tiempo
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
    Capitol Discos – 33 M 5676Argentina1966Argentina1966
    New Submission
    Vibraciones / Vayamos Por Algún Tiempo
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Promo, White Label
    Capitol Discos – 33 M 5676Argentina1966Argentina1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, 4 prongs
    Capitol Records – JCL 315South Africa1966South Africa1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, 3 Pt Triangle Centre
    Capitol Records – JCL 315South Africa1966South Africa1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, company sleeve
    Capitol Records – F 5676Netherlands1966Netherlands1966
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966-10-27, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo, Mono
    Capitol Records – K 23 328, Capitol Records – F-5676Germany1966Germany1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile, 1966-10-10, VinylGood Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Scranton Pressing
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966-10-10, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Scranton Pressing
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966-10-10, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, AcetateGood Vibrations
    Acetate, 10", 45 RPM, Single Sided
    Not On Label – noneUS1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Good Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Indianapolis Pressing
    Capitol Records – 5676US1966US1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile, 1966, VinylGood Vibrations / Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Purple Label
    Capitol Records – 5676Spain1966Spain1966
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1967, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – CLF 5676France1967France1967
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Vibraciones = Good Vibrations, 1967, VinylVibraciones = Good Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Capitol Records – F 5676Chile1967Chile1967
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1967-01-00, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Club Edition, Mono
    Capitol Records – K 23 328, Capitol Records – F-5676, Grammoclub Ex Libris – 20 067Switzerland1967Switzerland1967
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    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1967, VinylGood Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Flipback Cover
    Capitol Records – CLF 5676France1967France1967
    New Submission
    Good Vibrations
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono
    Capitol Records – J006-80.704Spain1971Spain1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Good Vibrations, 1972, VinylGood Vibrations
    Single, 7", 45 RPM
    Capitol Records – 2C 006 - 81.229France1972France1972
    New Submission

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    • luetze20's avatar
      luetze20
      This one is imho very close to the fantastic Kevin gray reissue on Smiley Smiley. at least if you play both with a mono cartridge (ortofon mono spu).
      • abartman20's avatar
        abartman20
        Very good song that has stood the test of time. Beach Boys at their most avant-garde yet accessible to mainstream listeners. That's hard to pull off. Great early art rock song.
        • mckenzienrider's avatar
          You can't go wrong with Good Vibrations to begin with, but this is such a cool release with the outtakes. My copy sounds great with no manufacturing defects. The color scheme is really cool and looks cooler when spinning on the platter. The outtakes are gems, even though they are just that. I'm obsessed, especially because of the outtakes. Definitely a favorite in my collection!
          • ians45s's avatar
            ians45s
            Edited 2 years ago
            Was Good Vibrations ever issued as a US pressing promotional copy?
            • lee.c.dylan's avatar
              lee.c.dylan
              One of the biggest gems in my collection. The color is stunning and hearing the outtakes with Brian giving direction is amazing!
              • andersen's avatar
                andersen
                I bought my cd on vacation in the usa.On my cd is printed "Licensed For Promotional Use Only.This CD has Not Been Sold".
                So i guess that my cd is a promotional cd.
                • ians45s's avatar
                  ians45s
                  I cannot seem to find a promo release from the US listed for this great release by The Beach Boys.
                  • kyletx500's avatar
                    kyletx500
                    Overall, this is a very well-done and nice sounding release. The tracks are sourced from a digital transfer, but it sounds very good on my system. Of course the outtakes don't sound as clean as the finished studio version, but are still highly listenable. The Capitol orange/yellow color scheme for the vinyl press is quite stunning. It was pressed by Rainbo, which can be hit or miss, however my copy is centered and flat with no noticeable flaws. The music of course is great, however I'm taking one star off for the inflated price as well as the label design (printing "GOOD VIBRATIONS" in bold letters three times on the same side looks a little silly).
                    • orchi99's avatar
                      orchi99
                      A BackToBlack-pressing.
                      Nice colored vinyl, but the Sound is not that great
                      "Good Vibrations" sounds distorted.
                      • streetmouse's avatar
                        streetmouse
                        1966 was a staggering year for great music, with The Beach Boys and The Beatles jockeying back and forth on the charts, and as The Beatles had done with several of their singles, “Good Vibrations,” rising out of the Pet Sounds sessions, was not released as the album single, but rather put out there to stand on its own merits.

                        While the song was written by the brilliant Brian Wilson, with lyrics penned by Mike Love, the music for “Good Vibrations” was laid down by the legendary Wrecking Crew, who backed more artists than anyone realizes, though this band of musicians were never given the credit they deserved, as their contributions often were insightful, and could make or break a song. The recording of “Good Vibrations” was remembered by Wrecking Crew member Denny Tedesco, who said, “This single took eight months to record and cost more than the entire album Smile. There were reports that Brian Wilson, who wrote the music, had considered giving the song to Wilson Pickett or another R&B artist, and you know, it just may have worked out well in that setting. Can you imagine Wilson Pickett with an electro theremin! This song made clear that Brian Wilson was much more than the leader of a surf music group … unquestionably one of the most iconic songs in all of pop history.”

                        This extraordinary pocket symphony actually cost between $50,000 and $75,000 in 1966, which would float in at about a half million dollars today. The song existed on many levels, with the title being derived from Brian’s fascination with the vibrations of the cosmos, being an interpretation of something his mother once told him as a child, that dogs will sometimes bark at people as a response to their “bad vibrations,” a notion had shows up in various manners in several of Brian’s numbers. “Good Vibrations” revolutionized all that pop songs could be, taking them to an entirely new level, here using modal and key shifts, rhythms that tumbled, multi layering, untried instruments, and what I can only refer to as a zest for the surreal, where Brian nearly created a musical lysergic trip, that when stacked against Love’s vocals, established the elusive central character [focal point] and story of being intoxicated with the look and colourful vibrations an imaginary woman was giving off.

                        Yes, while The Beach Boys were on tour singing about fluff and surfer girls, the world shifted on its axis for Brian Wilson, who became enamored with production and webs of textured sound and arrangements … a spiritual awakening if you will, all spurred by LSD and marijuana. Ninety hours of tape from nearly twenty separate recordings went into making this three minute shimmering psychedelic opus, delivering a song that would resound for all time, a song of merit, a song that defined the Summer of Love in all of its splendid glory and youthful aspirations … resulting in the greatest Beach Boy hit of all time.

                        I can not emphasize enough the contribution that The Wrecking Crew made to his song, as members of The Beach Boys would have never been able to both understand and interrupt Brian’s vision, yet alone play with the perfection need to breath life in his concept. Wrecking Crew bassist Carol Kaye said, “By that time, Brian was showing a lot of genius writing. He was growing all the time and we didn’t know where it would end. I didn’t know about the drugs until later on, but he did start doing things in piecemeal fashion. It was like he was scoring a movie. But twelve dates on “Good Vibrations” at three hours a date is a long long time to spend on one song. It was very unusual. But the way he kept changing the music around was interesting. We knew he was trying to perfect a great hit. And we knew it was gonna be big. Brian had all the sounds in his head. He knew what he wanted and wrote out the bass parts for me. They were written crudely, it wasn’t the work of an educated person, but we could read it. Brian was a really sweet guy, but he could be cocky when he wanted to be. It was that cockiness that comes with youth. But he was sharp, with very good ears. And he was completely engrossed in what he was doing.”

                        It would be easy for me to finish this review by saying that the rest is history, though “Good Vibrations” is far more than a spot on a musical map, the song lives on still, it stands as an inspiration to others, and with its creation showed the world that pop songs needed to be taken more seriously, and delivered with more reverence.

                        Review by Jenell Kesler [Copyrighted Review]

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