Keepin' The Summer Alive

Beach Boys


1. Keepin' The Summer Alive
2. Oh Darlin'
3. Some Of Your Love
4. Livin' With A Heartache
5. School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
6. Goin' On
7. Sunshine
8.When Girls Get Together
9. Santa Ana Winds
10. Endless Harmony

Alternative Versions

2000 CD re-issue was a "two-fer" with Beach Boys (1985). Male Ego was a bonus track.

Album Trivia

Released on Caribou on March 17, 1980
Top chart position #75 in the USA, spending 6 weeks on the chart
Top chart position #54 in the UK, spending 3 weeks on the chart

Website Comments and Review

The Beach Boys called back the past in an effort to rekindle the past- the cover and title attempt to rekindle the summer magic, songs were retreated from many years back (When Girls Get Together dates back from 1970), and much of the album was recorded at Western Studios, scene of their biggest hits. Brian was apparently functioning for a few sessions, but sadly, although this Dennis's last album, he doesn't appear as a composer and presumably is not too actively musically. All in all, scraps of magic do appear (Goin' On and Santa Ana Winds are strong) but the overall impression is the weakest effort since the debut album.

RATING: 6 out of 10

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