The Beach Boys have announced a year-long celebration of their 60th anniversary, that will start with the launch of an extended version of their 2003 Sounds of Summer compilation.
The new edition, Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, which is set to arrive in multiple formats on June 17, will see an addition of 50 tracks to the original 30, with many songs presented in completely new mixes.
There will be a numbered, limited super-deluxe six-LP vinyl box set in foil slipcase with four collectible lithographs.
The band has also announced that a new documentary is in the making, along with a tribute special, exhibitions and new merchandise. More events are lined up as well to mark the year-long celebration.
“The collection boasts 24 new mixes, including two first-time stereo mixes, plus 22 new-and-improved stereo mixes, which in some cases feature the latest in digital stereo extraction technology, allowing for the team to separate the original mono backing tracks for the first time,” UMe said in a statement. “Additionally, all 30 [original] tracks . have been mixed in immersive Dolby Atmos . continuing the initiative to present the group’s catalog in the enveloping and exciting new audio format.”
The Beach Boys added that “it’s hard to believe it’s been 60 years since we signed to Capitol Records and released our first album, Surfin’ Safari. We were just kids in 1962 and could have never dreamed about where our music would take us, that it would have such a big impact on the world, still be loved, and continue to be discovered by generation after generation.”
“This is a huge milestone that we’re all very honored to have achieved. And to our incredible fans, forever and new, we look forward to sharing even more throughout the year.”
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