All Summer Long is a pop rock/concept album about the joy of being a teenager in summer. The songs are about cars, drive-ins, hanging out with friends, soaking up the sun and having fun. Most of the music was performed by session musicians (under the guidance of Brian Wilson) the rest of the band harmonized and added vocals over the backing tracks. "I Get Around" was released as a single to promote the album and it charted at #4 and it remained on the charts for almost a year.
The music is very catchy with poppy lyrics and complex arrangements. The album was released during The Beach Boys "golden era" of creativity and output. You can pick up All Summer Long on CD along with Little Deuce Coup (another great Beach Boys concept album). If you enjoy The Beach Boys, concept albums or catchy pop tunes then this album is a must.
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