Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Surf’s Up by the Beach Boys, including the original obi and lyric inserts.
About this copy: This copy of Surf’s Up is a 1971 Japanese pressing on the Stateside label.
The cover is M- with trace corner wear. The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.
The Japanese lyric insert is M-. The English poster/lyric insert is M-. The original rice paper inner sleeve is M-.
The disc is M- and may be unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a very rare Beach Boys LP. Great album, too.
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.
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