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October 10 th marked the 50th anniversary of the release of one of

popular music’s most iconic songs of all time, The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations.” The Beach Boys and

Capitol/UMe will celebrate the golden milestone with the worldwide release of “Good Vibrations” (50 th

Anniversary Edition) on a 12-inch sunburst vinyl EP on October 7. Named the “Greatest Single of All

Time” by MOJO magazine, “Good Vibrations” is a musical treasure for the ages.

Recorded across several sessions at four Hollywood studios between February and September 1966,

“Good Vibrations” was a revelation upon its release, wowing musicians, critics and music fans and

rocketing to the top of singles charts around the world. A crown jewel of popular music, “Good

Vibrations” has been called a “pocket symphony,” with its still-innovative production, lush, layered

arrangements and range of instruments, including the world’s most celebrated use of the theremin.

The “Good Vibrations (50 th Anniversary Edition) vinyl EP features the original 7” single version, an

alternate studio take, an edit of the song with elements from various sessions, an instrumental, and a

live version from a Honolulu rehearsal in August, 1967 that was originally intended for the lost album

Lei’d in Hawaii, plus the single’s B-side, “Let’s Go Away For Awhile.” A pull-out lithograph of the single’s

original Japanese cover art, with its “Good Vibration” title typo intact, is included in the EP package,

which features the original 1966 U.S. single cover art on its front.

Fans in North America and the U.K. are invited to share their “Good Vibrations” with The Beach Boys

for a chance to be featured in a special 50 th anniversary tribute video. For more information, visit

TheBeachBoys.com/goodvibrations.

2016 is a golden year for America’s Band. In June, The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds (50 th Anniversary

Edition) was released worldwide in several configurations, including a 4CD/Blu-ray Audio collectors

edition presented in a hardbound book, featuring the remastered original album in stereo and mono,

plus hi res stereo, mono, instrumental, and 5.1 surround mixes, session outtakes, alternate mixes, and

previously unreleased live recordings; a 2CD and digital deluxe edition pairing the remastered album in

stereo and mono with highlights from the collectors edition’s additional tracks; and remastered, 180-

gram LP editions of the album in mono and stereo with faithfully replicated original artwork.

Led by founding member Mike Love, The Beach Boys are on tour all year, celebrating the 50 th

anniversary of “Good Vibrations.” Founding member Brian Wilson is also on tour, accompanied by

founding member Al Jardine, performing Pet Sounds live for the last time. New memoirs by Love and

Wilson will be published this fall.

The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American

band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40

chart hits (36). “Good Vibrations” was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame® in 1994. ‘Sounds Of

Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys’ has achieved triple-Platinum sales status and ‘The SMiLE

Sessions,’ released to worldwide critical acclaim in 2011, was heralded as the year’s Best Reissue by

Rolling Stone and earned a GRAMMY Award® for Best Historical Album.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s

Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are a beloved American institution that

remains iconic around the world.

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