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Since their original appearance on AD in 2006 I have had countless requests to re-post this 1967 rehearsal session. So, here it is. I came upon this recording about six years ago, and it has since become my favorite Beach Boys recording. All very understated and to the point. Besides saying that, I will let the songs speak for themselves. If you’re a fan, grab them now as they will only remain up for 14 days. Cheers.

DOWNLOAD:
MP3: The Beach Boys :: God Only Knows
MP3: The Beach Boys :: California Girls
MP3: The Beach Boys :: Surfer Girl
MP3: The Beach Boys :: You’re So Good To Me
MP3: The Beach Boys :: The Letter
MP3: The Beach Boys :: Help Me Rhonda
MP3: The Beach Boys :: Heroes & Villains
MP3: The Beach Boys :: Their Hearts Were Full of Spring
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56 Responses to “The Beach Boys :: Rehearsals 1967”

  1. SO rad. Thanks so much for reposting!

    xo

  2. Mike Love’s commentary is really unnecessary. What a dick.

  3. thank you so much

  4. I’m embarrassed to ask but, how do you ‘grab’ them. I want them!
    Thanks

  5. hey sherpa,

    all you gotta do is…

    1. right click with your mouse on each song.
    2. then click “save link as”.

  6. Thanks, this is really nice. I am curious – is this a rehearsal run for a show? You said it was a recording session, but that doesn’t sound right for the year.

  7. is that mike love talking over “heroes and villains”? ‘cos it’s maybe the rudest sh1t i have ever heard.

  8. Many thanks for the re-post! I’d missed a couple songs the first go-round. Not among those I “missed” is “Heroes and Villains”, for which Mike Love certainly isn’t getting a whole lot of sympathy here! (You do have to feel for the guy, though- to have been shackled to his talentless cousins for so many years….) But I’m right there with you— this is easily among my fave Beach Boys stuff– the type of material that more people should hear.

  9. i’m not a big fan, but i turned off caribou to listen to these. hah

  10. really cool! i especially like how you can hear the harmonies with the songs stripped down like that.

  11. Hey Luke, just before a Hawaii tour I believe (rehearsal)

  12. Very cool. Thanks for posting these. This version of “God Only Knows” has been my favorite since it was released on “Endless Harmony” a few years ago.( And I’d heard the Mike Love asshole rant before. ) “You’re So Good to Me” is so great- can’t stop listening to it!

  13. Thanks for sharing these excellent tracks. Another nice addition to my Beach Boys collection.

  14. Wow, thanks very much!

  15. What a great find! These will live in my collection. Great work, thanks!

  16. These are sublime.
    Whats the story with the alternate words “Help You Rhonda” instead of “Help Me Rhonda” One of Murry Wilson’s suggestions?
    http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/10/im_a_genius_too.html

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  18. Merci beaucoup. Magnifique! Ca tombe bien, I was just reading again the story of the Beach Boys by Nick Kent in his book, “the dark stuff”

  19. I normally don’t post on blogs, but thanks bro; shit is awesome.

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  23. gotta love the Box Tops cover, although I definitely prefer Chilton singing.

  24. Mike Love is a jealous loser. I wonder if he feels good about his career playing the same songs over and over year after year?

  25. This reminds me of one of my favorite Belle & Sebastian lyrics:

    I love my Carl
    I love my Brian my Dennis and my Al
    I could even find it in my heart to love Mike Love

    I wish I could say the same for you…

  26. [...] Go to this site and listen to these divine recordings of The Beach Boys in 1967 rehearsing.  At the very least listen, to God Only Knows, which is AWESOME!!! [...]

  27. According to the recent book “Catch a Wave” by Peter Ames Carlin, Mike Love’s narrative on “Heroes and Villians” was “masterminded” by Brian himself. This was Brian’s idea of a joke. Listen to it again — it’s a bit too scripted and articulate to be Mike off-the-cuff.

  28. Take it easy on Mike Love! He says it himself “IT’S ALL IN FUN”. His commentary isn’t rude, it’s funny.

  29. Re:Thanks, this is really nice. I am curious – is this a rehearsal run for a show? You said it was a recording session, but that doesn’t sound right for the year.

    These tracks are off a CD titled “Lei’d in Hawaii Rehearsals” with the date listed as Aug 25, 1967. The same CD also includes a few studio outtakes from 1968; a Hollywood Bowl show from 1963; and finally a couple of songs from a Sydney show in 1973.

  30. Thanks so much. Best thing I’ve come across in a while.

  31. most excellent! shows their talent perfectly. too bad they won’t be here for eternity! Thanks!

  32. most excellent! shows their talent perfectly. too bad the recordings won’t be here for eternity! Thanks!

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  35. That’s amazing. Thanks from Scotland!!

  36. Nice work… You all might be into this, which I just released on Friday:

    All Summer Long: The Brian Wilson Mix

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  38. What I want to know is where was this? When was this? What were they in rehearsals for, etc?

  39. [...] music blog recently posted two sets of little-known, absolutely gorgeous Beach Boys tracks: the first, a rehearsal session from 1967; the second, the a-capella mixes from two songs off of Pet Sounds.  [...]

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  41. [...] AD just posted some wonderful audio of The Beach Boys in a rehearsal from 1967. Other than Mike Love making a complete fool of himself with some sarcastic commentary on Heroes and Villains, the songs are great. I like being able to hear them in a broken down and unpolished state. [...]

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  52. I hope these files can be reuploaded! I missed the 14 day deadline. Thanks.

  53. [...] a music fan is that I’ve never been able to get into the Beach Boys.  Also like him, these mp3s of a rehearsal from 1967 are the first Boys recordings I’ve enjoyed thoroughly on first l….  They’re only up for a limited time, so go listen/download while you can!  A warning: the [...]

  54. So sorry to bother you. I just learned about these recordings today How can I get them? Thanks

  55. I just across these tracks and would love very much to be able to acquire them… please help.. thanks

  56. How did i miss this?

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