September 25, 2011 – 4:35 am

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Today/Summer Days And Summer Nights In Stereo [no label, 1CD]

Outtakes and deleted tracks.

Recently, a fan shared a DTS 5.1 upmix of Brian Wilson’s In The Key Of Disney. Well, let us not, for the moment, get carried away here. For fan and collector Philip Cohen, compiling a stereo version of the Beach Boys’ Today and Summer Days albums is another labour of love.

Well, this one is strictly for the fans… who should be able to fill in the blanks.

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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Track 01. Do You Wanna Dance (3.8MB)
From the “Sea of Tunes” bootleg Summer Days & Summer Nights” stereo two-fer. The overdub which doubled Dennis’ lead vocal was on a stage 2 multitrack which the bootleggers didn’t have access to. But no stereo remix can have the re-recorded Western Studios guitar solo, which was performed live during mono mixdown. Here, you get an earlier guitar solo, recorded at Goldstar Studios.

02. Good to My Baby - Omitted
From “Summer Love Songs”.

Track 3. Don’t Hurt My Little Sister (3.5MB)
From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer.

04. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) - Omitted
From the 16-disc “U.S. Singles Collection” CD singles set.

Track 05. Help Me Ronda (5.1MB)
From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer.

06. Dance Dance Dance - Omitted
From the 16-disc “U.S. Singles Collection”. This was Capitol’s second attempt to remix this song for stereo. This attempt was much better than the earlier mix on the two-CD set, “Hawthorne, CA”.

07. Please Let Me Wonder - Omitted
From “The Warmth of The Sun”.

08. I’m So Young - Omitted
From “Summer Love Songs”.

Track 09. Kiss Me Baby (4.4MB)
The Andrew Sandoval stereo remix from the first edition of “Endless Harmony Soundtrack”, which has been deleted. Replaced by a narrower Mark Linett remix on later pressings. When the CD was reissued with the Mark Linnet mixes, the artwork and catalogue number changed.

10. She Knows Me Too Well - Omitted
From the 16-disc “U.S. Singles Collection”. Both this mix and the mix on the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” two-fer are missing some rhythm guitar bits right after the guitar solo. Subsequent to compiling this, I was made aware that one of The “Sea of Tunes” 4-CD sets, “Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 7” has a stereo mix with the missing bits of rhythm guitar.

Track 11. In The Back of My Mind (3.4MB)
From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer.

Track 12. The Girl From New York City (3.6MB)
From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer.

Track 13. Amusement Parks U.S.A. (4.6MB)
With alternate vocals. From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer. The bootlegger didn’t have access to the stage 2 multitrack, which had the vocal take heard in the released mono version. Note the slight lyric differences.

14. And Then I Kissed Her - Omitted
From “The Warmth of The Sun”.

15. Salt Lake City - Omitted
From “Hawthorne, CA”.

Track 16. Girl Don’t Tell Me (4.4MB)
From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” two-fer. A stereo mix that musically matches with the mono Is not possible, due to several live-during-mono-mixdown overdubs, notably the overdub that doubles Carl’s lead vocal.

Track 17. Help Me Rhonda (4.9MB)
From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer. This is the best stereo mix that can be achieved. The piano, guitar solo and one layer of harmony vocals were performed live-during-mono-mixdown, and hence are not available in a stereo remix.

Track 18. California Girls (4.4MB)
The Andrew Sandoval stereo remix. From the first edition of “Endless Harmony Soundtrack”, which has been deleted.

19. Let Him Run Wild - Omitted
From “The Warmth of The Sun”.

20. You’re So Good to Me - Omitted
From “The Warmth of The Sun”.

Track 21. Summer Means New Love (3.3MB)
This stereo version is quite difficult to find. Not on any CD. Extracted from the stereo layer of the “Pet Sounds” DVD-Audio disc.

22. And Your Dreams Come True - Omitted
From “Hawthorne, CA”.

Bonus Tracks:

Track 23. Sandy (4.2MB)
Unfinished song. From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer. Later re-recorded as “Sherry, She Needs Me”, and then, decades later by Brian Wilson as “She Says She Needs Me”.

24. Graduation Day - Omitted
Studio version, from Capitol’s official “Today/Summer Days” two-fer.

25. Dance Dance Dance - Omitted
Early version from Columbia Studios, Nashville. From Capitol’s official “Today/Summer Days” two-fer.

26. I’m So Young - Omitted
Early version, from Capitol’s official “Today/Summer Days” two-fer. This track marks the only appearance on a Beach Boys recording by session drummer Maurice Miller. The re-make on “The Beach Boys Today” is with Dennis Wilson.

Track 27. Guess I’m Dumb (4.9MB)
Glen Campbell, who was briefly a Beach Boy, sings this Brian Wilson/Russ Titleman song, recorded during “The Beach Boys Today” sessions. From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer.

28. The Little Girl I Once Knew - Omitted
Alternate, partly stereo version from “Hawthorne, CA”.

Track 29. Kiss Me Baby (5.0MB)
Backing track, from the “Sea of Tunes” box set, Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 7”.

Track 30. Three Blind Mice (1.5MB)
From the “Sea of Tunes” “Today/Summer Days” stereo two-fer. Possibly an unused segment for “The Little Girl I Once Knew”.

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  2. Good to hear from you again Philip. It’s been a while. Well you got me on this one. Aside from the “Hawthorn” CD I don’t think I have anything but the mono tracks to fill this one in. I never knew there was a 16 disc US Singles collection.

    Oh well. Always happy for what I can get. Thanks.

    By the way Phil, do you have anything to offer from The Move?

    By Sking on Sep 25, 2011

  3. Dear Sking,

    The tracks needed to complete this compilation are all easily available in-print Capitol Records U.S.A. CD’s. Look on,

    None of the required CD’s are pricey, except the “Complete U.S. Singles Collection:The Capitol Years 1962-1965″

    By Philip Cohen on Sep 25, 2011

  4. Phil and BigO, thanks so much for this. Love it!!
    You don’t happen to have any alternate recordings from the “Sunflower” period…would love to hear some of that.

    By Rick D on Sep 25, 2011

  5. My Capitol two-fer of these albums is marked ’stereo’…

    By chris on Sep 25, 2011

  6. There are no stereo tracks on the official Capitol two-fer CD(excepting a few of the bonus tracks), and furthermore all vinyl releases of the album are either mono or fake stereo. Don’t question my expertise:I’ve been collecting Beach Boys music for 43 years!

    By Philip Cohen on Sep 25, 2011

  7. Yayy!!Thanx Philip Cohen!
    I’ve never thought of it this way before, but in an odd sort of way, you’re probably the Number One “record producer” of the Beach Boys music! Putting out more content, you’re giving Capitol a run for their money - except allowing the poor to enjoy your efforts, not just those who have income or the rich. If I could applaud in words, I would!! encore! encore! bravo!!!

    By 3yrsnojob on Sep 25, 2011

  8. From the very strangely ironic/twilight zone file: track 27 Guess I’m Dumb being sung by Glen Campbell, in light of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis…Very best wishes, Glen.

    By 3yrsnojob on Sep 25, 2011

  9. On a lighter note, a mini contest: How would Beach Boys lyrics be rewritten if they were released today? for example track 16:…Girl don’t tell me you’ll TEXT me again this time…Six window Volt, you’re the most expensive machine in town…” And to throw in a Jan and Dean number: It’s the small people seasoned citizen female from Pasadena…Go Nana, Go Nana, Go Nana Go!…

    By 3yrsnojob on Sep 25, 2011

  10. thanks for Guess I’m Dumb. I’ve never heard an alternate/outtake/of this great, great song.

    By Scott Brookman on Sep 26, 2011

  11. Scott,

    The Glen Campbell track isn’t exactly an outtake. It’s an unofficial (one pass of the tape) clandestine stereo mix of a track otherwise available only in mono sound.

    By Philip Cohen on Sep 26, 2011

  12. These are fantastic! Thanx……
    Maybe I’m Dumb, but why, oh why can’t we get the entire bunch, as God Only Knows we deserve, Help Me Philip…

    By Timmy on Sep 26, 2011

  13. Timmy,

    The omitted tracks are on easily available, in-print Capitol Records U.S.A. CD’s. Look on

    By Philip Cohen on Sep 27, 2011

  14. Don’t question my expertise:I’ve been collecting Beach Boys music for 43 years!
    Lighten up, Phil.

    By chris on Sep 29, 2011

  15. There were no stereo mixes of tracks from “The Beach Boys Today” & “Summer Days…and Summer Nights” until the 1990s. Those stereo mixes include clandestinely mixed(one pass of the tape) stereo mixes released by the unofficial “Sea of Tunes” label(The “Unsurpassed Masters” Vols.7, 8 & 9 box sets), and some official stereo mixes released by Capitol on “Hawthorne,Ca”, “The Warmth of The Sun”,”Summer Love Songs”, “The U.S. Singles Collection:The Capitol Years 1962-1965″ & “Endless Harmony Soundtrack”
    As for Capitol’s official “Today”/”Summer Days…and Summer Nights” two-fer CD, let me reiterate: a few of the previously unreleased bonus tracks are presented in stereo, but the actual “Today” & “Summer Days” album tracks are original 1960’s mono mixes; the only mixes that were made(for those songs) in the 1960’s.
    Check it out. You’ll see that I’m correct. I’m enough of a fan that I spent over $2200 on unofficial Beach Boys CD’s in the 1990’s. I’ve done my research.

    By Philip Cohen on Sep 29, 2011

  16. Philip, “fahgit ahbout it” about Chris. I used to buy ICE magazine, once I stumbled upon a place that actually carried it, in south-west Burbank. It was hands-down the most intelligent, informative, insightful periodical on the music industry I’ve ever seen, even to this day, and probably never again. Each issue was a semester class about music production appreciation. Current “music” for the most part stinks.

    By 3yrsnojob on Sep 29, 2011

  17. Chris:

    questioning Philip Cohen is like standing with no legs…..just isn’t done my friend.

    Philip has without doubt provided some of the BEST tracts out there in the boot world to BigO, and always has the best and most accurate information to go along with everything.

    By Todd Meehan on Oct 21, 2011

  18. great stuff here! thanks philip and roio.

    By Miles on Oct 23, 2011

  19. Nice to have this one. Thanks Phil & BigO

    By Matt on Nov 17, 2011

  20. It would be great to hear the alternate HMRh (high-falsetto) version in stereo. To me, that is the single that should have been released.

    By Mike on May 3, 2013

  21. Even tho i already dl this, came here to enjoy some ear candy. forgot how wonderful this sounds. thx bigO and Philip!

    By 5yrsnojob on May 4, 2013

  22. that funny 5 years, i did the same damn thing ,even sent the glen campbell tune to another friend and asked hon to “guess who” ?

    By sluggo on May 4, 2013

  23. Another kudo - the thing that I like the best is the production of low bottom and spatial harmony in the mixes you’ve provided…I would like to get together with you at some point to discuss an avenue whereby people can take their favorite tracks, and incorporate them into their lifedatabase - to be then put forth into a multitude of designs…until then, i’m going to dig your uploads…why don’t you give me a “holler” if you get a chance…? The Mace

    By The Mace on Nov 9, 2013

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