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Beach Boys – Sunflower/Surf’s Up scarce Dutch 2 LP set

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A nice copy of Milestones by the Beach Boys, a Dutch 2 LP set combining the Sunflower and Surf’s Up LPs.

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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.

Allmusic.com gave Sunflower a 4 1/2 star review:

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.

They gave Surf’s Up a 4 star review:

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
Size: 12″
Record Label: Stateside
Catalog Number:
5C 184-50215
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in