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The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! FLAC album

Performer: The Beach Boys
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: The Beach Boys Today!
Country: US
Released: 1965
Style: Surf, Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1581 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1183 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1445 mb
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The Beach Boys Today! is the eighth studio album by the American rock band the Beach Boys, released on March 8, 1965. The album signaled a departure from their previous records with its orchestral approach, intimate subject matter, and abandonment of themes related to surfing, cars, or superficial love.

The Beach Boys Today! (also known simply as Today!) is the eighth studio album by the American rock group the Beach Boys, and their first of three 1965 releases. Although few realized the significance of the album at the time, Today! marked a major transition point for the band; notably Brian Wilson's production approach. The album is noted for its sophisticated, orchestral production methods and complex arrangements.

Surf/hot rod/beach themes were permanently retired in favor of late-adolescent, early-adult romance on this album, which included such decent outings in this vein as "She Knows Me Too Well," "Kiss Me Baby," and "In the Back of My Mind. The true gem is "Please Let Me Wonder," one of the group's most delicate mid-'60s works, with heartbreaking melodies and harmonies

Sir, Help Me Ronda ( The Beach Boys - "Help Me, Ronda" - Original Mono LP - HQ ) which when released later as a 45 spelled Help Me Rhonda ( Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys (with lyrics) made it all the way to 1 in early 65. I consider it to be the first great Beach Boys album, where Brian Wilson matured as an artist, and all of the songs except for the final (novelty) track are brilliant and wonderful. They are inspired and perfect.

File Under: The Beach Boys Duophonic For Stereo Phonographs. Factories: Scranton, PA - Los Angeles, Calif. Covers: A1 previously released by Bobby Freeman, 1958. B2 previously released by The Students, 1958. Matrix, Runout (Side A label): DT1-2269.

About The Beach Boys Today! Today! marked a milestone in Brian Wilson’s progression as an arranger and as a producer of both individual tracks and entire albums. The album features advanced Wall of Sound production techniques, and is designed as a full artistic statement with two separate suites as opposed to a collection of singles. These ideas would come to full fruition the following year with Pet Sounds. The Beach Boys Today! Q&A.

beach boys - Here Today - Pet Sounds. The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA live 2012. The Beach Boys Today! track list. While not exactly a very mature or experimental record, Today! holds the same qualities that makes something akin to Help! by the Beatles so enjoyable.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Do You Wanna Dance?
Written-By – Bobby Freeman
A2 Good To My Baby 2:16
A3 Don't Hurt My Little Sister 2:05
A4 When I Grow Up 2:02
A5 Help Me, Ronda 3:07
A6 Dance, Dance, Dance 2:05
B1 Please Let Me Wonder
Written-By – Mike Love
B2 I'm So Young
Written-By – W. H. Tyrus, Jr.*
B3 Kiss Me, Baby 2:34
B4 She Knows Me Too Well 2:28
B5 In The Back Of My Mind 2:06
B6 Bull Session With The "Big Daddy"
Written-By – A. Jardine*, C. Wilson*, D. Wilson*, M. Love*

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles


  • Liner Notes – Dick Clark
  • Photography By [Cover] – John Engstead
  • Producer – Brian Wilson
  • Written-By – Brian Wilson (tracks: A2 to B1, B3 to B6)


1st cat # appears on sleeve
2nd cat # appears on center label

This version: side indicator side A is an '1' with serif typeface.
The inner pressing ring on the label crosses the word 'Do' on side A.

"*" in runouts denotes a Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): T1-2269
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): T2-2269
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side A Runout, Etched): T-1-2269-G-6 ✱
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side B Runout, Etched): T-2-2269-G-6 ✱
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A, Etched): T-1-2269-F-5 ✱
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B, Etched): T-2-2269-G-6 ✱
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runout, Both Sides, Stamped): ✱
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 2269, T-2269 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys Today! ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Pin) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2269, T-2269 US 1965
DF-8-0703 The Beach Boys Dance, Dance, Dance ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records DF-8-0703 US 1983
MFP STEREO 5235 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys ‎(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure MFP STEREO 5235 Germany Unknown
UICY-76845 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys Today! ‎(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM, SHM) Capitol Records UICY-76845 Japan 2014
DT 2269, DT-2269 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys Today! ‎(LP, Album, Duo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records DT 2269, DT-2269 US 1965