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by John Tobler,Andrew Doe

Updated and redesigned editions of the classic guides to the music of the world’s best known acts. Written by experts, each book examines every song in a given artist’s recorded repertoire, making it an invaluable guide for collectors and fans alike.
Download Complete Guide to the Music of the Beach Boys (Complete Guide to their Music) epub
ISBN: 1844494268
ISBN13: 978-1844494262
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: John Tobler,Andrew Doe
Language: English
Publisher: Omnibus Press; 2nd edition (December 1, 2004)
Pages: 96 pages
ePUB size: 1450 kb
FB2 size: 1499 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 326
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So you're listening to your favorite Beach Boys CD for the umteenth time and you wonder about a certain song and you'd like to get a little bit of background info. Just reach for this book, and read along the song-by-song notes as you're cranking Beach Boys! What fun.

You also get a discography that may alert you to some lesser knows derivative Beach Boys stuff too.
If you are a Beach Boys fan and want to know the background about each song ever recorded this is good reference for you. There is a short paragraph on each song as to where and when it was written and the story behind it. If you collected those remastered CDs with the liner notes you will find this very similar.
Great for fans.
I was dissapointed by the small amount of information per song in some cases. Like for example with a masterpiece like "Anna Lee The Healer" you are told that she was a real person but there is nothing else about her and very little else about the song. Still it is definitely more than enough to warrant buying for a fan. It is cool because you get information on every single song the Beach Boys did... along with the albums... including some that Brian gave away like "Surf City".
Any music fan should read this to further dive into the world of the Beach Boys. Many who think they 'know' the beach boys just from their greatest hits, but with these reviews they'll learn there's more than just sun, surf, and summer.
Exactly as advertised and arrived quickly.
If you liked David Leaf's liner notes in Capitol's release of the two disk sets in the 90's you will love this book. It's is not a biography, or an autobiography, it breaks down each and every song that was mastered and gives you a brief history, as well as tid-bit facts about the recording.

Recommended for the in depth Brian Wilson or Beach Boys fan
The book is a reasonable enough guide to the Beach Boys records but offers precious little insight to their music. It's more a discography than anything else. If that's what you require, together with subjective opinions about the records from long-standing fans, you really can't go wrong.