Though internal feuds have plagued The Beach Boys in recent years, Capitol Records is still unearthing cuts from one of America’s most recognized bands.
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will release a special, six-CD box set this summer that features seven and a half hours of material from the band’s 50+ year career. The set, called Made in California, features 60 original songs by the band, and it will include various demos, alternative recordings and live performances.
The box set will be packaged as a high school yearbook, which will contain artwork, messages and memorabilia from the band throughout its career, including a 1959 personal essay written by Brian Wilson when he was a student called “My Philosophy.”
“This box set captures the evolution of a dream which started with a family singing Everly Brothers songs around a piano, to creating the harmonies that fans would carry in their hearts for a lifetime,” said Mike Love, one of the founding members of the band, in a statement.
The announcement comes after an apparent rift between Love and other original members of the band. Wilson is currently recording a solo album with help from previous band members Al Jardine and David Marks, while Love continues to carry on the band’s name with a new lineup.
Made in California is out on Aug. 27 on Capitol Records.