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The Beach Boys - Spirit Of America mp3

  • Performer: The Beach Boys
  • Title: Spirit Of America
  • Size MP3 ver: 2709 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2881 mb
  • Country: US
  • Date of release: 14 Apr 1975
  • Style: Surf, Pop Rock
  • # Catalog: SVBB-11384
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Genre: Rock
The Beach Boys - Spirit Of America mp3


1Don't Back Down1:50
2Dance, Dance, Dance2:05
3Little Honda
Written-By – B. Wilson, M. Love
4A Young Man Is Gone
Written-By – Bobby Troup
5Barbara Ann
Written-By – Fred Fassert
6Custom Machine1:40
7Do You Remember?1:37
8Do You Wanna Dance?
Written-By – Bobby Freeman
9Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Written-By – F. Lymon, G. Goldner
Written-By – D. Pomus, M. Schuman
12Please Let Me Wonder
Written-By – B. Wilson, M. Love
13Graduation Day
Written-By – J. Sherman, N. Sherman
14Tell Me Why
Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney
15Spirit Of America
Written-By – B. Wilson, R. Christian
16The Little Girl I Once Knew2:36
18Salt Lake City2:00
Written-By – B. Wilson, G. Usher
20When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)2:02
21Break Away
Written-By – B. Wilson, R. Dunbar
22This Car Of Mine
Written-By – B. Wilson, M. Love
23Good To My Baby2:16


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SVBB-11384The Beach Boys Spirit Of America ‎(2xLP, Comp, RE)Capitol RecordsSVBB-11384US1983
CDP 546618The Beach Boys Spirit Of America ‎(CD, Comp, Club, RM)Capitol RecordsCDP 546618US1987
SVBB-11384The Beach Boys Spirit Of America ‎(2xLP, Comp)Capitol RecordsSVBB-11384Scandinavia1975
TOCP-50867The Beach Boys Spirit Of America ‎(CD, Comp, Mono, Pap)Capitol RecordsTOCP-50867Japan1998
SVBB-11384The Beach Boys Spirit Of America ‎(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat)Capitol RecordsSVBB-11384USUnknown


  • Art DirectionRoy Kohara
  • Coordinator [Reissue Coordinated By]John Vana
  • IllustrationKeith McConnell
  • Mastered By [Disc Mastering]Ken Perry
  • Written-ByBrian Wilson (tracks: A1, A5, B3 to B5, C1, C5, D2 to D4)


All selections contained herein were previously released on various Capitol singles and albums.
℗ 1975 Capitol Records, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc. A Subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., Hollywood, California.
Factories: Los Angeles, California; Jacksonville, Illinois; Winchester, Virginia.

All tracks BMI, except track A3 ASCAP

A = Record 1, Side 1
B = Record 2, Side 2
C = Record 2, Side 3
D = Record 1, Side 4

Gatefold sleeve, includes custom sticker showing song titles on back of sleeve. Position of sticker placed on back of sleeve may vary, but intended to appear as being spoken from the mouth of superhero on sleeve. Another similar release exists with Category SVBB-11384 with slightly different labels and sleeve includes illustration of MICKEY MOUSE character credit not included on this issue.
Also a Columbia House issue exists Spirit Of America with Category SVBB-511384.


  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 1): SVBB 1-11384
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 2): SVBB 2-11384
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 3): SVBB 3-11384
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 4): SVBB 4-11384
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side 1): SVBB-1-11384-J9 . -------◄
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side 2): SVBB-2-11384-J10 . -------◄
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side 3): SVBB-3-11384-J9 #4 . -------◄
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side 4): KP SVBB-4-11384-F2 #4 . -------◄
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, All Sides): MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Rights Society: BMI, ASCAP


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


Spirit of America is the 1975 follow-up to the Capitol Records compilation of music by The Beach Boys, Endless Summer, released the previous year. Although it features only a handful of genuine hits, Spirit of America proved to be another success for The Beach Boys' former label, reaching No. 8 in the US during a chart stay of 43 weeks and going gold. After the success of its predecessor Capitol rounded up the few remaining early hits that were not released on Endless Summer, as well as some album. Spirit Of America - The Beach Boys. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Spirit of America - The Beach Boys. The follow-up to 1974's incredibly popular Endless Summer - which gave the Beach Boys their highest chart placement for an album at number one, no less in a dog's age - Spirit of America was a similar attempt to mine the group's classic Capitol Records catalog, with odder and somewhat less satisfying results. But some of the less than wholly satisfying moments were more a reflection of the woeful state of Capitol's A&R department than they were any black mark against the Beach Boys' music. High level music with The Beach Boys. Straight to your soul. From their album Little deuce coupe 1963. Watch the video for Spirit of America from The Beach Boys's Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. From The Album. Play album. Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys. 98,135 listeners. 134 more albums featuring this track. The Beach Boys : Spirit of America,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. Spirit of America , Beach Boys , Double Vinyl Lp. For those younger wanting to learn about the magic of Brian Wilson, Spirit of America and Endless Summer both cover an excellent overall feel of their sound and style of music they created. Never be another group like this ever again. Read more. Double album length. If you like the Beach Boys you will love this. Songs in album The Beach Boys - Spirit Of America 1975. The Beach Boys - Dance, Dance, Dance. The Beach Boys - Break Away. The Beach Boys - A Young Man Is Gone. The Beach Boys - 409. The Beach Boys - The Little Girl I Once Knew. The Beach Boys - Spirit Of America. The Beach Boys - Little Honda. The Beach Boys - Hushabye. The Beach Boys - Hawaii. The Beach Boys - Drive-In


Comments (1)

As with it's predecessor 1974's Endless Summer, the USA release was a double album compilation, but this time using 23 tracks made up as: 3 sides of 6 tracks, and 1 side of 5. Again the UK version was a single album of 11 tracks and 12 tracks rerspectively (again mastering, cutting and sonically the UK release has a very tight *GPI/spiral and thus very quiet audio) Both original releases come with the Salmon Pink and Green Logo text labels and again neither stated the audio-modes/sonics, which are as follows:-

Disc 1 (Side 1)
1. Mono-Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)
2. Stereo
3. Mono
4. Mono-Duophonic
5. Mono-Duophonic
6. Stereo

Disc 2 (Side 2)
1. Stereo (centred vocals)
2. Stereo (Mono backing track)
3. Stereo
4. Stereo (Mono backing track)
5. Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)
6. Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)

Disc 1 (Side 3)
1. Stereo (centred vocals)
2. Stereo (Mono backing track)
3. Mono-Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)
4. Mono-Duophonic (non directional audio wash)
5. Stereo (Mono backing track)

Disc 2 (Side 4)
1. Mono-Duophonic (longer fade-out edit of the 7" single mix)
2. Mono-Duophonic
3. Stereo
4. Mono-Duophonic
5. Mono-Duophonic (non-directional audio wash)
6. Stereo.

Break-Away was UK re-released (first time here) in its true Stereo mix as part of the Becah Boys Singles Collection using the retro-ish Black on Red with the "Capitol" dome and stars logo labels.

Track Breakdown: 23 tracks :1 Mono :11 Mono-Duophonic (6 of which are a dreadful wash of non-directional or clear sound bearing in mind that the Beach Boys ARE their vocals and 3 part harmonies totally lost in Duophonics and other tamperings) :5 True Stereo mixes :2 Stereo backing tracks under centred (mono) vocals :4 Stereo Vocal mixes over mono mixed backing tracks.

This sonics of this compilation are just quite simply revolting and do not do the Boys any justice, the saving grace is of course the gatefold USA sleeve it just captures the moment and what the Beach Boys are, and as an album an odd but enjoyable curio) To open the project with the worst Duophonic wash of sound was not the best idea and when track 2 which is true stereo hits it just makes what you have listened to as quite un-listenable and rather foolish.

IMHO, as a dedicated Beach Boys fan including David Marks, (his book is a must have for all fans), There needs to be a proper 50 track Capitol masters (5 vinyl album set) of true vocal and backing stereo mixes of their greatest volume of works, then all the other over-compilations that are made up as 'S.O.A.' is of a mish-mash of sonics and mixes that are just NOT up to the mark and do not show and re-play the amazing and incredible 3 part harmonies that ARE the Beach Boys (thank goodness for the live albums).

(Personal note: I hope this factual information re Spirit Of America audio modes/sonics is of some use to members, I have added it as an enhancement NOT as a replacement or critic of the original lister who did not submit any of the information that I have now added)

I have no idea as to the CD sonics or if new tapes and or masters have been used in making the AAD master.

*GPI Grooves Per Inch the industry standards allowance for acceptable and minimal sonics and reproduction in relation to "bleed through" and tracking.

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