The Beach Boys

Great Surfin' Songs [3CD]

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A three-disc set that includes two discs of Beach Boys material and a third disc of Jan & Dean tracks, Great Surfin' Songs has some great music that conjures an archetypal and endless California summer full of surf, hot rods, and high school romance. Everything here is easily available on countless other sets similar to this one, though, so it isn't exactly an essential purchase. A couple of the Jan & Dean tracks are relatively rare, like their version of "Bucket 'T'" and the odd "Fiddle Around," and for some reason "All Summer Long" and "Little Deuce Coupe" are included twice on the Beach Boys discs.

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