Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. Duophonic pressing of The Beach Boys Today! by the Beach Boys.
The album was not issued in true stereo at the time of the initial release; all first pressings are in Duophonic (rechanneled) stereo.
About this copy: This copy of The Beach Boys Today! is an original 1965 U.S. pressing on the Capitol label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
This copy was pressed at Capitol’s Los Angeles pressing plant, as indicated by the number 6 in the lower right hand corner of the back cover.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes. There are no cutout holes or promotional punch holes. There are a few foxing spots on the back cover.
A nice copy of a classic album that’s hard to find in this condition.
Background: Released in 1965, The Beach Boys Today! was the eighth studio album by the Beach Boys.
The album reached #4 on the U.S. album chart and #6 on the UK chart.
Brian Wilson’s retirement from performing to concentrate on studio recording and production reaped immediate dividends with Today!, the first Beach Boys album that is strong almost from start to finish. “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “Do You Wanna Dance” were upbeat hits with Spector-influenced arrangements, but Wilson began to deal with more sophisticated themes on another smash 45, “When I Grow Up,” on which these eternal teenagers looked forward to the advancing years with fear and uncertainty. Surf/hot rod/beach themes were permanently retired in favor of late-adolescent, early-adult romance on this album, which included such decent outings in this vein as “She Knows Me Too Well,” “Kiss Me Baby,” and “In the Back of My Mind.”
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