What does it sound like?:
I posted a reaction on here to news of this release a little while ago – I was surprised then at the scale and scope of this archive issue, and it still surprises me that this is happening, given the recent direction of releases and availability of CDs and the recent history of Beach Boys releases of this type which have been purely digital rather than physical. Of course, the vinyl release fetish seems to rumble on, but more of all this later.
So, what do we have here? ‘Feel Flows’ is a reissue/remaster with associated archive recordings mostly from around the time of the Beach Boys albums ‘Sunflower’ and Surf’s Up’ – the first two albums to be released after they left Capitol and signed for Warners. I say ‘mostly’ because the set also includes live versions of ‘Sunflower’ and ‘Surf’s Up’ songs, some of which are from years outside of the recording dates. It is a treasure trove for Beach Boys fans.
The 5 CD set consists of a disc for each album containing a remaster of the original LP, then some live versions and outtakes from the recording sessions. There are » Continue Reading.