Capitol Records release ‘Today!’ The Beach Boys’ eighth album (1965)

The Beach Boys’ ‘Today!’ is their eighth studio album produced by Brian Wilson and released on March 8, 1965 by Capitol.

Track Listing : 1.Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman) – 02:19 . 2.Good To My Baby (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 02:16 . 3.Don’T Hurt My Little Sister (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 02:07 . 4.When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 02:01 . 5.Help Me, Ronda (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 03:08 . 6.Dance, Dance, Dance (Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love) – 01:59 . 7.Please Let Me Wonder (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 02:45 . 8.I’M So Young (William H. Prez Tyus, Jr.) – 02:30 . 9.Kiss Me, Baby (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 02:35 . 10.She Knows Me Too Well (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 02:27 . 11.In The Back Of My Mind (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 02:07 . 12.Bull Session With The ‘Big Daddy’ (The Beach Boys) – 02:10

Musicians : The Beach Boys – Band . Al Jardine – Vocals, Lead On (5), Electric Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Handclaps . Mike Love – Vocals, Co-Lead On (2 – 3 – 4 – 7 – 9), Lead On (6), Handclaps . Brian Wilson – Vocals, O-Lead On (2 – 3 – 4 – 7 – 9), Lead On (8 – 10), Four And Six-String Bass Guitar, Grand, Upright And Tack Piano, Baldwin Harpsichord, Hammond Organ, Handclaps . Carl Wilson – Harmony And Backing Vocals, Lead, Rhythm And Twelve-String Guitar, Six-String Bass Guitar, Handclaps . Dennis Wilson – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 11) Drums, Tambourine, Handclaps . Hal Blaine – Drums, Woodblocks, Sleigh Bells, Triangle, Tambourine, Castanets, Temple Block . Glen Campbell – Guitar . Peter Christ – English Horn . Steve Douglas – Tenor Saxophone . David Duke – French Horn . John Gray – Grand Piano . Carl Fortina – Accordion . Plas Johnson – Tenor Saxophone . Carol Kaye – Bass Guitar . Barney Kessel – Classical Nylon Rhythm Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar . Larry Knechtel – Bass . Carrol Lewis – Double-Reed Harmonica . Louie – Castanets . Jack Nimitz – Saxophone . Jay Migliori – Baritone Saxophone . Earl Palmer – Drums, Timbales . Don Randi – Tack Upright Piano, Organ . Bill Pitman – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar . Ray Pohlman – Bass Guitar . Billy Lee Riley – Harmonica . Leon Russell – Piano, Organ . Billy Strange – Electric Guitar, Electric Mandolin . Ron Swallow – Tambourine . Tommy Tedesco – Autoharp, Electric Guitar, Mandolin . Russ Titelman – Percussion (Microphone Boom Hit With Screwdriver) . Julius Wechter – Vibraphone, Bell-Tree, Timpani, Tambourine, Congas . Jerry Williams – Vibraphone, Timpani . Marilyn Wilson – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Brian Wilson . Chuck Britz – Engineer . Larry Levine – Engineer

Package : John Engstead – Cover Photo

Recorded June 22, 1964–January 19, 1965 At United Western Recorders, Gold Star Studios, Rca Victor Studios, Hollywood.

Released On March 8, 1965 By Capitol.

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Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
On the whole, Today! is a terrific album, not quite Pet Sounds (which seriously overshadows it) and with some imperfections (“Ronda” and “Bull Session,” mostly), but a classic album in its own right that remains underrated. […]

Adrian’s Album Reviews
With Brian now full time in the studio having quit touring due to a nervous breakdown, he went to work on some of the best produced backing tracks The Beach Boys ever had the pleasure to sing over in their lives. – See more at: http://www.adriandenning.co.uk/beachboys.html#Today […]

Sputnikmusic
But message of the record is: okay, we have some demons, but don’t worry, everything is gonna be fine. There are few albums that can make you feel happy, carefree and cheerful, and then make you cry. […]

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