The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album

Imagine songs like “Merry Christmas, Baby” or “Christmas Day,” but with new titles and lyrics removed from Christmas, delivered on a record that didn’t bear a kitschy cover of the band putting ornaments on a tree. If this was the case, would the Christmas Album get the respect it deserves?

The Beach Boys :: Feel Flows – The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971

The vaults have been emptied for Capitol’s oft-rumored Feel Flows box set: the Sunflower and Surf’s Up sessions. While the previous archival project’s sets were impressive, this is the mother lode. A sprawling collection including 100+ previously unreleased cuts, the scattered formula rounds up unreleased tracks, alternative endings, studio highlights (instrumental and A capella vocal takes), live recordings from various eras, and fresh outtakes.

The Beach Boys :: 20/20 Sessions

In the final weeks of 2018, Beach Boys fans were treated to something unexpected: a rare copyright term limit, digital-only, release of three collections from their vaults. The emancipated material includes the Friends Sessions, the live performances that document Beach Boys On Tour. and I Can Hear Music: The 20/20 Sessions.

While all possess their individual highlights, it’s this final volume that particularly stands out. […]