The Beach Boys, All Summer Long (Mono & Stereo Remaster)

Lenny Kaye

By Lenny Kaye

on 02.21.12 in Reviews

All Summer Long (Mono & Stereo Remaster)

Beach Boys
Resonating the changes to come

All Summer Long, the Beach Boys’s sixth long player, is a transitional album, with the band balanced between the youthful innocence of their image and Brian’s growing mastery of his art. “I Get Around” would be the devil-may-care hit single and “Little Honda” the twist o’ the throttle, but the opening vocal blend of the Pomus-Shuman classic “Hushabye,” the caring poignancy of “Wendy,” or the immediacy of nostalgia in the title track and “Do You Remember” resonate the changes to come.