Offered for sale is a German record club pressing of Surf’s Up by the Beach Boys.
This particular pressing is the best-sounding copy of this album we’ve ever heard.
About this copy: This copy of Surf’s Up is a 1971 German pressing on the Stateside label.
This is a record club pressing; the words “CLUB SONDERAUFLAGE” are printed in the upper right-hand corner of the back cover.
The cover is VG++ with slight edge and corner wear.
The disc is VG++ and very close to M- with just a couple of faint sleeve scuffs. There are no spindle marks on the labels; the LP has likely only been played a couple of times. Clean disc!
A nice copy of an underrated Beach Boys LP.
Background: Released in 1971, Surf’s Up was the seventeenth studio album by the Beach Boys.
The album reached #29 on the U.S. album chart and #15 on the UK chart.
The Beach Boys’ post-1966 catalog is littered with LPs that barely scraped the charts upon release but matured into solid fan favorites despite — and occasionally, because of — their many and varied eccentricities. Surf’s Up could well be the definitive example, beginning with the cloying “Don’t Go Near the Water” and ending a bare half-hour later with the baroque majesty of the title track (originally written in 1966). 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….Wrapped up in a mess of contradictions, Surf’s Up defined the Beach Boys’ tumultuous career better than any other album.
|Country of origin:||Germany|
||1C 048-51 111|
|Year of Release:||1971|