The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA (1963/2015) [Mono & Stereo]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 49:13 minutes | 2,08 GB | Genre: Pop Rock, Surf Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | @ Capitol Records
Recorded: June 13, 1962; January 5 – February 12 1963; Capitol Studios and United Western Recorders, Hollywood
Newly remastered for vinyl and in hi-res by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, Surfin’ USA is presented here in both mono and stereo.
The stereo editions of Surfin’ USA were originally mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group’s supervision.
“Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions — evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck’s skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own — but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market,” says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys’ archivist.