Offered for sale is a scarce and interesting double album by the Beach Boys – Milestones, issued in the Netherlands. This double album combines the 1970 LP Sunflower with the 1971 LP Surf’s Up.
About this copy: This copy of Milestones is an original Dutch pressing from 1975.
The cover is VG+, with a slight amount of ring wear.
Both discs are M- and appear to have had little play.
A great opportunity to get two of the Beach Boys’ best LPs in a single package.
Background: Sunflower, released in 1970, was the sixteenth studio album by the Beach Boys, and Surf’s Up came out the following year.
After Reprise rejected what was to be their debut album for the label, the Beach Boys re-entered the studio to begin work on what would become a largely different set of songs. The results signaled a creative rebirth for the band, a return to the beautiful harmonies and orchestral productions of their classic mid-’60s material. Though the songwriting didn’t quite reach the high quality of “California Girls” or “God Only Knows,” Sunflower showed the Beach Boys truly working as a band, and doing so better than they ever had in the past (or would in the future)….Sunflower is also a remarkably cohesive album, something not seen from the Beach Boys since Pet Sounds.
The album is a virtual laundry list of each uncommon intricacy that made the Beach Boys’ forgotten decade such a bittersweet thrill — the fluffy yet endearing pop (od)ditties of Brian Wilson, quasi-mystical white-boy soul from brother Carl, and the downright laughable songwriting on tracks charting Mike Love’s devotion to Buddhism and Al Jardine’s social/environmental concerns. Those songs are enjoyable enough, but the last three tracks are what make Surf’s Up such a masterpiece. … Wrapped up in a mess of contradictions, Surf’s Up defined the Beach Boys’ tumultuous career better than any other album.
You can listen to “Feel Flows” here:
|Country of origin:||Netherlands|
|Year of Release:||1975|