As the Beach Boys celebrate their 50th anniversary with a tour and new album, EMI has re-mastered 12 Capitol studio albums and a 2-disc, 50-track greatest hits package. From Hawthorne California, the group which consisted of Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and neighbor Dave Marks, (who was replaced by Al Jardine), brought the wild surf music scene into pop mainstream. Multi-instrumentalist Brian Wilson was the primary force behind the band. His instrumental and arrangement expertise translated well in a studio setting. A devotee of the “Wall Of Sound”, this style of music celebrated high-end production and use of veteran session players.

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