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Surfer Girl

Studio Album by The Beach Boys

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Released on September 16, 1963

Capitol US T 1981

Produced by Brian Wilson

Chart position: # 7

Originally released in mono

Tracklist

TitleComposer
1
Surfer Girl
Hit HITB.Wilson
2
Catch A Wave
B.Wilson/Love
3
Surfer Moon
Gem GEMB.Wilson
4
South Bay Surfer
Foster/B. Wilson/D.Wilson/Jardine
5
The Rocking Surfer
Traditional/Arranged by B.Wilson
6
Little Deuce Coupe
Hit HITB.Wilson/Christian
7
In My Room
Hit HITB.Wilson/Usher
8
Hawaii
International HitHITB.Wilson/Love
9
Surfer's Rule
B.Wilson/Love
10
Our Car Club
B.Wilson/Love
11
Your Summer Dream
Gem GEMB.Wilson/Norberg
12
Boogie Woodie
Traditional/Arranged by B.Wilson

Reviews

  • Brian Wilson's birth as the California visionary, right here. The first all-in-one writer/performer/producer powerhouse. A proto summer classic, setting the scene for All Summer Long & Summer Days. Wall-to-wall joy, and perhaps the biggest quantum leap forward by any band, ever.

    Sean Macreavy photo Sean Macreavy
  • You can get all the big ones here on a Best Of, but you’d miss out on this record’s heart. The surfiest of all BB lps, with a kinda sad, summer’s over, back to school vibe. Surf music at high water. Few noticed, but released in the US the same day, 9/16/63, was “She Loves You.”

    Gene Dorney photo Gene Dorney

Editions

  • Surfer Girl (Mono & Stereo Remasters)

    • October 9, 2012
    • Capitol
    • US
    • CD
    New to this edition:
    
    Original mono album mix previously unreleased on CD
  • Surfer Girl / Shut Down, Vol. 2

    • March 13, 2001
    • Capitol
    • US
    • CD
    Bonus Tracks:
    
    In My Room (German Version) (B.Wilson/Usher) - including an intro with Brian counting
  • Surfer Girl & Shut Down Vol. 2

    • April 24, 1990
    • Capitol
    • US
    • CD
    Bonus Tracks:
    
    In My Room (German Version) (B.Wilson/Usher)
  • Surfer Girl / Surfin' U.S.A. Gold CD

    • June 21, 1989
    • Capitol
    • US
    • CD