Live In London

Beach Boys


1. Darlin'
2. Wouldn't It Be Nice
3. Sloop John B
4. California Girls
5. Do It Again
6. Wake The World
7.Aren't You Glad
8. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
9. Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring
10. Good Vibrations
11. God Only Knows
12. Barbara Ann

Alternative Versions

1990 CD re-issue was a "two-fer" with Concert (1964). The following bonus tracks were included.
Don't Worry Baby (live 1964)
Heroes And Villains (live 1967)

Album Trivia

Recorded at the Finsbury Park Astoria (London) on December 1, 1968
Released on Capitol in the UK in May 1970
Was only released on November 15, 1976 in the USA as Beach Boys 69
Reached #75 in the USA charts where it stayed for 10 weeks

Website Comments and Review

The second Beach Boys live album (by recording order) is an interesting snapshot of the era when the Beach Boys were huge in Europe, but way off the radar in the USA. Although there are no tracks not on studio albums, the track selection is quite good, although containing many songs that would remain concert staples to this day.

The album has an interesting release history in that it was released in the UK, apparently as an attempt to fill the last of the Capitol contract, but was only released in the USA during the "Endless Summer" revival. Now paired with the 1964 Concert, it is now readily available.

RATING: 7 out of 10

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