Though the California stalwarts, The Beach Boys are often thought of as the archetypal 1960s band, and the group did some of their best work during the ’70s. It was in that decade that they threw off the shackles and truly began to experiment as a united. It produced some of their most adored albums, two of which will now provide a brand new box set of rarities.
To celebrate the new release, The Beach Boys have shared a previously unreleased song from the sessions, ‘Big Sur’ which you can hear below.
Songs have been saved from the cutting room floor of sessions for both Sunflower and Surf’s Up, which came out in 1970 and 1971 respectively. Titled Feel Flows – The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 and out on July 30th, it is destined to be a guaranteed collector’s item.
The albums are some of the group’s more cherished pieces and the new release will provide previously unreleased tracks, radio promotions, alternate versions and even isolated backing tracks of the original songs.
There’s no doubt that this is one of the most comprehensive collections of The Beach Boys work at this time. As well as sharing a host of new snippets and songs, the box set will also come with a 48-page book that chronicles this point in the band’s career. In the book will be unpublished photographs, band artefacts and a host of new archival interviews.
Currently offered as a 5 x CD box set, there are plans for a vinyl edition on the way. Below, you can get a taste of what’s to come with the previously unreleased track ‘Big Sur’.