That's Why God Made the Radio

The Beach BoysJune 5, 2012
Pop℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc
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The surviving Beach Boys, including Brian Wilson, got back together to celebrate their 50th anniversary and recorded this surprising return to form. Mike Love offers some key contributions, just like back-in-the-day, while Wilson also brings aboard people he’s worked with in his solo career. The opening cut instantly lets you know that Wilson's knack for getting startlingly symphonic, drop-dead gorgeous vocal harmonies out of his old band mates is still intact, while, at its best, the nostalgically bittersweet tunes show they still miss brothers Carl and Dennis as much as disappearing California vistas lined with clean beaches and open roads. The title track is cool enough to quote an old John Barry movie theme, while the final three songs—especially the yearning "Pacific Coast Highway" and "Summer's Gone"—are majestic, touching upon the difference between our idealized dreams and a sometimes painful present (something The Beach Boys have been doing since "In My Room" and "The Warmth of the Sun.") If this ends up being The Beach Boys' swan song, then it's a fitting one. – Nick Dedina, Google Play

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Songs
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Think About The Days1:27
2
That's Why God Made The Radio3:19
3
Isn't It Time3:43
4
Spring Vacation3:04
5
The Private Life Of Bill And Sue4:16
6
Shelter3:00
7
Daybreak Over The Ocean4:19
8
Beaches In Mind2:36
9
Strange World3:03
10
From There To Back Again3:23
11
Pacific Coast Highway1:47
12
Summer's Gone4:41
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Additional Information

Total length
38:46
Tracks
12
Released
June 5, 2012
Label
℗ 2012 Brother Records Inc
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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