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Greatest summertime band of all time provides soundtrack for season

The Beach Boys in 1964. From left, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Carl Wilson.  (Hulton Archive/Hulton Archive/TNS)
By Jim Harrington Tribune News Service

School’s out, the sun is blazing and those California beaches are most definitely calling.

The only thing that might be missing is a proper soundtrack for the season.

So, let’s once again turn to the greatest summertime band of all time.

Yes, of course, we’re talking about the Beach Boys.

Capitol Records and UMe are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame act by releasing a greatly expanded and remastered edition of “Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys.”

The original multiplatinum-selling album was released in 2003 and featured 30 songs. The new version adds 50 more to the mix, resulting in 80 tracks that range from the band’s best-known hits to deep cuts.

Sing along with these Heroes of Hawthorne, California, on “California Girls,” “I Get Around,” “Surfer Girl,” “God Only Knows,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Barbara Ann,” “Help Me, Rhonda.” “In My Room” and many other beloved offerings.