The Beach BoysKeepin' The Summer Alive

Label:Caribou Records – FZ 36283, Caribou Records – 36283, Brother Records (3) – FZ 36283
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman pressing
Style:Pop Rock


A1Keepin' The Summer Alive3:43
A2Oh Darlin'3:52
A3Some Of Your Love2:35
A4Livin' With A Heartache4:05
A5School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)2:53
B1Goin' On2:59
B3When Girls Get Together3:31
B4Santa Ana Winds3:13
B5Endless Harmony3:08

Companies, etc.



© 1980 CBS Inc./℗ 1980 Brother Records, Inc./Distributed by CBS Records/CBS Inc.
Label: ℗ 1980 Brother Records, Inc. © 1976 CBS Inc.

Thanks to the Beach Boys Staff: Michelle Beaulieu, Susan Gamble

Studios: Rumbo Recorders, Jardines Barn, Western Records

Special Thanks: Tony Martell, Steve Einczig, Harriet Johnston, James William Guercio

Technical Notes:
The album was recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles, and Jardines Barn, Big Sur, California.
All recording was done on Neve consoles, operating in class A, and Studer A-800 multi-track tape recorders.
Two 24-track Studer tape recorders and a Neve, NECAM computer assisted console were electronically linked together for the final 48 track mixdown.
Microphones used include: Vocals - Neumann M-49; RCA 77-DX; Wahrenbrock PZM-A.
Instruments - AKG C-24, D-12; PZM-A; Neumann U-87, KM 84; Shure SM 57.
Tape to disc transfer made at Kendun Recorders utilizing Neumann disc cutting equipment.

All selections were recorded in true stereophonic sound with special attention to spatial perspective.
This type of recording is much more exciting to hear since it fills the room with sound much as would be present in a live performance.

Daryl Dragon appears courtesy of Casablanca Record and FilmWorks, Inc.
Joe Walsh appears courtesy of Asylum Records
Chuck Findley appears courtesy of Monterey Records
Bruce Johnston appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Scott Mathews appears courtesy of Durocs and Capitol Records
Steve Forman appears courtesy of Friendship and Elektra Records

Includes b&w inner picture sleeve.
FZ 36283 appears on outer sleeve and labels, 36283 appears on inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (text): 0 7464-36283-1
  • Barcode (scan): 074643628310
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A side): AL 36283
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B side): BL 36283
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A side [P KENDUN-B stamped] - variant 1): P PAL-36283-1D KENDUN-B JG E
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B side [P KENDUN-A stamped] - variant 1): P PBL-36283-1C KENDUN-A JG C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A side [P I KENDUN-B stamped] - variant 2): P PAL-36283-1D I KENDUN-B JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B side [P I KENDUN-A stamped] - variant 2): P PBL-36283-1C I KENDUN-A JG

Other Versions (5 of 40)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Keepin' The Summer Alive (LP, Album)Caribou RecordsCRB 86109Europe1980
Recently Edited
Keepin' The Summer Alive (LP, Album)Caribou RecordsCRB 86109Italy1980
New Submission
Keepin' The Summer Alive (LP, Album, Stereo)Caribou RecordsCRB 86109UK1980
Recently Edited
Keepin' The Summer Alive (LP, Album, Promo)Caribou Records, Caribou RecordsFZ 36283, 36283US1980
New Submission
Keepin' The Summer Alive (LP, Album)Caribou Records, Brother Records (3)FZ 36283Canada1980



  • DwyGuy96's avatar
    The pressing is fantastic. Brother Records really put out some of the highest fidelity records that I own. That being said - This album is a snooze fest after the first 3 or 4 tracks. You're resuscitated for a little bit with "Endless Harmony", but it doesn't save this album as a whole. Sounds wonderful though - Bruce did a bang up job with the production.
    • bscullydg's avatar
      Edited 29 days ago
      My copy looks unplayed. Can you believe nobody actually played this album?

      This is the worst kind of bad album. It's not a "so bad it's good" album, it's just boring and dull. The songs all suck except for "Goin' On" and maybe "Livin' With A Heartache", and the production is beyond dreadful. The backing vocals sound really synthetic and fake, and all the lead vocal performances sound tired and possibly hungover.

      In short, this is my least favorite Beach Boys album, bar none. Summer In Paradise is worse, no doubt, but that was at least more entertaining than this. The pressing does indeed sound great, at least. I do agree with that.
      • Thelonious_Skunk's avatar
        Phenomenal pressing. Sounds incredible and dynamic with a huge soundstage. Not The Beach Boys best album by any means, but worth picking up, as it can be found cheaply and often in mint condition.


        For sale on Discogs

        Sell a copy


        • Have:1151
        • Want:108
        • Avg Rating:3.31 / 5
        • Ratings:87