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The Seaside Boys is the twenty fifth studio album by American rock band the Seaside Boys, launched on June 10, 1985. Produced by Steve Levine, the album is the band’s first after the drowning of founding member Dennis Wilson.[6] It was additionally the band’s first album to be recorded digitally and the final launched by James William Guercio’s Caribou Information.[7]

Vital response was blended.[8] Writing in Rolling Stone, Parke Puterbaugh referred to as the album ‘fairly entertaining’, including ‘although not a world-beating act of creative reassertion, the LP does serve to showcase these superb voices, and to remind the world that no one does it higher — nonetheless.’[9] Retrospectively, Levine mentioned that he remained “immensely proud” of the album and wished that it had bought higher.[8]

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Eugene Landy initially obtained co-writer’s credit score for all Brian Wilson compositions. This credit score was omitted on later editions.

Aspect one
No. Title Author(s) Lead Vocals Size
1. “Getcha Again”
  • Mike Love
  • Terry Melcher
Mike Love and Brian Wilson 3:02
2. “It is Gettin’ Late”
  • Carl Wilson
  • Myrna Smith-Schilling
  • Robert White Johnson
Carl Wilson 3:27
3. “Crack at Your Love”
  • Brian Wilson
  • Al Jardine
Al Jardine and B. Wilson 3:40
4. “Perhaps I Do not Know”
  • C. Wilson
  • Smith-Schilling
  • Steve Levine
  • Julian Stewart Lindsay
C. Wilson 3:54
5. “She Believes in Love Once more” Bruce Johnston C. Wilson and Bruce Johnston 3:29
Aspect two
No. Title Author(s) Lead Vocals Size
1. “California Calling”
  • Jardine
  • B. Wilson
Love and Jardine 2:50
2. “Passing Good friend”
  • George O’Dowd
  • Roy Hay
C. Wilson 5:00
3. “I am So Lonely” B. Wilson B. Wilson and C. Wilson 2:52
4. “The place I Belong”
  • C. Wilson
  • Johnson
C. Wilson and Jardine 2:58
5. “I Do Love You” Stevie Surprise C. Wilson and Jardine 4:20
6. “It is Only a Matter of Time” B. Wilson B. Wilson and Love 2:23
Bonus CD observe
No. Title Author(s) Lead Vocals Size
12. “Male Ego” B. Wilson, Love B. Wilson and Love 2:32

Personnel

Some credit sourced from Craig Slowinski.[10][11] Others sourced from the 1985 liner notes and the reissued album.[12] Observe numbers in parenthesis.

The Seaside Boys
  • Brian Wilson – vocals, Yamaha DX1 synthesizer (3, 6, 8-9, 11), Roland Jupiter-8 synthesizer (3), Oberheim OB-8 synthesizer (3), piano (6)
  • Carl Wilson – vocals, Yamaha DX1 synthesizer (2, 9), guitar (2)
  • Mike Love – vocals
  • Al Jardine – vocals; guitars (6)
  • Bruce Johnston – vocals; Kurzweil K250 synthesizer (5)
Extra musicians
  • John Alder – guitars (1, 6, 8), guitar synth (4), dobro (11)
  • Graham Broad – drums (4, 11), percussion (1-2, 4-5, 11)
  • Jeff Foskett – backing vocals (2, 5)
  • Stuart Gordon – violin (5), viola (5), cello (5)
  • Steve Grainger – baritone saxophone (1-2), tenor saxophone solo (7)
  • Roy Hay – all devices besides tenor saxophone and programming (7)
  • Simon Humphrey – bass (6)
  • Judd Lander – harmonica (11)
  • Steve Levine – Fairlight programming (all tracks), drum machine programming (1-4, 7-9)
  • Julian Lindsay – Kurzweil K250 synthesizer (1, 11), PPG Wave 2.3 synthesizer (1-2, 8-9), programming (1), Yamaha DX1 synthesizer (2, 4-5), Oberheim OB-8 synthesizer (2), string association (5), organ (6), acoustic piano (10), bass guitar (4, 11)
  • Terry Melcher – Kurzweil K250 synthesizer (1)
  • Kenneth McGregor – trombone (2, 5)
  • George McFarlaine – bass guitar (3)
  • Gary Moore – lead guitar (4-5), rhythm guitar (4), SynthAxe (5)
  • Ian Ritchie – tenor saxophone (2, 8), Lyricon (3)
  • Dave Spence – trumpet (2)
  • Ringo Starr – drums (6), timpani (6)
  • Stevie Surprise – vocals (10), drums (10), synth bass (10), Fender Rhodes electrical piano (10), harmonica (10)

Chart positions

Chart (1980) Peak
Place
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 52
UK High 40 Albums[13] 60

Citations

Bibliography

  • Dillon, Mark (2012). Fifty Sides of the Seaside Boys: The Songs That Inform Their Story. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-77090-198-8.

  • The Seaside Boys at Discogs (checklist of releases)


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