The Beach Boys

Endless Harmony [Soundtrack]

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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

Released in conjunction with the Beach Boys documentary Endless Harmony, this rarities collection contains previously unreleased Beach Boys songs, rehearsals, demos, alternate takes, and live performances. It certainly wasn't an album for casual fans, but Beach Boys obsessives found a treasure trove of stuff to drool over, including previously unheard Brian Wilson compositions like "Soulful Old Man Sunshine" and "Sail Plane Song," as well as a demo of "Heroes and Villains" on which Wilson abruptly shifts to snatches of material intended for the never-released Smile project. The later tracks on the album were given over to contributions from the other Beach Boys, and these included Mike Love's "Brian's Back" (from 1978 sessions for a solo album he never released) and two previously unheard Dennis Wilson songs, one of which was the lovely "Barbara."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Beach Boys 00:43 Amazon
2 The Beach Boys 03:26 Amazon
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The Beach Boys 00:16 Amazon
4 The Beach Boys 03:34
5 The Beach Boys 02:29
6 The Beach Boys 02:51
7 The Beach Boys 02:43
8 The Beach Boys 02:46
9 The Beach Boys 03:42
10 The Beach Boys 02:28 Amazon
11 The Beach Boys 03:41 Amazon
12 The Beach Boys 02:46
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The Beach Boys 00:15 Amazon
14 The Beach Boys 02:27
15 The Beach Boys 05:53
16 The Beach Boys 02:31
17 The Beach Boys 02:39
18 The Beach Boys 02:14 Amazon
19 The Beach Boys 02:58 Amazon
20 The Beach Boys 02:59 Amazon
21 The Beach Boys 04:53
22 The Beach Boys 04:18 Amazon
23 The Beach Boys 03:37 Amazon
24 The Beach Boys 04:08 Amazon
25 The Beach Boys 03:32
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