Offered for sale is a still sealed mono promotional copy of the 1967 LP Best of the Beach Boys Vol. 2 by the Beach Boys.
About this copy: This copy of Best of the Beach Boys Vol. 2 is an original sealed mono pressing, issued as a promotional copy. While promo copies had stock covers and labels, they had either the word “FREE” or the word “PROMO” drilled through the upper right hand corner of the cover.
This copy has “FREE” drilled in the corner.
The shrink wrap is completely intact, with no rips, tears or holes, aside from the “FREE” designation. The wrap has several breathe holes, as was common for Capitol pressings from the 1960s.
As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
A beautiful copy of an LP that’s quite hard to find in mono and will likely be your final upgrade.
Background: Best of the Beach Boys Vol. 2 was issued in the summer of 1967, in place of Smile, which Brian Wilson couldn’t manage to complete at the time.
Issued a year after Best of the Beach Boys, the album contained smaller hits than its predecessor and included no songs from Pet Sounds. The LP performed relatively poorly on the U.S. album charts, peaking at #50.
The LP was originally released in both mono and Duophonic (rechanneled stereo). The Duophonic pressing only had three true stereo tracks, making the mono version the more desirable version of the LP. Unfortunately, the mono version was only in print for about 9 months before Capitol stopped pressing LPs in both mono and stereo, making the mono version relatively rare.
Almost exactly one year after Capitol Records issued its first Best of the Beach Boys album (to cover the perceived weak performance of Pet Sounds) came this second volume, and once again it was a creation born of expediency. Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys had spent most of the second half of 1966 and the first half of 1967 working on the concept album SMiLE before abandoning it in the late spring of 1967; as a stopgap measure, to get something new into the hands of fans, Capitol Records once more raided the Beach Boys’ back catalog. But Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 ranges a bit further than its predecessor….. Other, more ambitious collections have made this album irrelevant, but it’s still a halfway decent representation of an important part of the group’s late surf and car era.
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