However, there is an abundance of filler. Four instrumentals which really add very little except to enhance the surfer mood of the recording. The Beach Boys were not exactly great instrumental virtuosos so these tracks are merely filling up space. But at least its pleasant filler. Other vocal tracks just duplicate the better songs (Surfin' USA, Shut Down)with greatly inferior lyrics. The fact these two records combined are under 50 minutes in length shows you that the Beach Boys material was a bit incomplete in those early days.
Truthfully I am content with a good greatest hits compilation by these guys. But big time fans might want to give this one a try. However, I would advise those fans to seek out Beach Boys Today and Summer Days(And Summer Nights) before this double recording combo.
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