Greatest Hits, Vol. 3: Best of the Brother Years

Greatest Hits, Vol. 3: Best Of The Brother Years


Treasured by collectors and particularly obsessive fans, the Beach Boys' work from the '70s and early '80s enjoyed a growing cachet with music cognoscenti during the '90s. Finally, in 2000, Capitol reissued the group's later catalog on a series of two-fers. The Greatest Hits, Vol. 3: Best of the Brother Years preceded the reissues with a 20-track overview of the years 1970 through 1986, from the first Brother single ("Add Some Music to Your Day") to the last ("California Dreamin'"). Besides the inclusion of '70s classics like "Surf's Up" and "'Til I Die," there are a few engaging Brian Wilson rockers ("Honkin' Down the Highway," "Good Timin'") and the many classic R&B standards ("Rock and Roll Music," "Peggy Sue," "Come Go With Me") pointing the way to the county-fair oldies act the Beach Boys were soon to become. On the whole, the track selection is solid but rather unappealing: the Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 may have taken a lot of singles from the Brother years, but it didn't take all of the best songs. And the short shrift given to Dennis Wilson is very disappointing. The tender ballads Dennis delivered at the end of albums like Carl and the Passions - So Tough and Holland were excellent, and among the most affecting work of the Beach Boys' career. For listeners curious about the quality of the '70s years, this probably isn't the best compilation: the group just wasn't a singles act anymore, and the most entertaining Beach Boys albums of the decade -- Sunflower, Surf's Up, The Beach Boys Love You -- are best heard in their entireties. ~ John Bush, Rovi

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  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724352451128
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Track listings

  • 1. Add Some Music To Your Day
  • 2. Susie Cincinnati (Original Single Version)
  • 3. This Whole World
  • 4. Long Promised Road
  • 5. Disney Girls (1957)
  • 6. 'til I Die
  • 7. Surf's Up
  • 8. Marcella
  • 9. Sail On Sailor
  • 10. Trader, The
  • 11. California Saga (On My Way To Sunny Califon I A) (Original Single Version)
  • 12. Rock And Roll Music (Original Version)
  • 13. It's O.K. (Original Single Version)
  • 14. Honkin' Down The Highway
  • 15. Peggy Sue
  • 16. Good Timin'
  • 17. Goin' On
  • 18. Come Go With Me
  • 19. Getcha Back
  • 20. California Dreamin'
 
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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