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Title: The Greatest Hits - Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations
Post by: Jason on September 24, 2013, 09:34:36 AM
Discuss, review, and rate The Greatest Hits - Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations, released September 21, 1999.

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Title: Re: The Greatest Hits - Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations
Post by: drbeachboy on September 24, 2013, 09:49:57 AM
Released on my birthday rates it a 5 right off the bat.

Both this and the 1999 version of Vol. 1 is the perfect way to pick up some rare single mono mixes. Though this one missed on Fun Fun Fun, giving us the mono LP version by mistake. I like the LP mix best, anyway. :)


Title: Re: The Greatest Hits - Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on September 26, 2013, 05:20:23 PM
Overall a major improvement over Volume 1. Although I still prefer Volume 3 lol.
I think it has something to do with my tastes in Beach Boys music.
In any case:
4 out of 5.


Title: Re: The Greatest Hits - Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations
Post by: Mr. Wilson on January 01, 2014, 05:10:41 PM
Same short review as vol 1..  I dislike the covers of both tho .. Havent they got some pictures they could use..  ;D  10/10


Title: Re: The Greatest Hits - Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations
Post by: Mujan, 8@$+@Rc| of a Blue Wizard on January 14, 2015, 10:28:02 AM
Another album I grew up with. We got this one a year or two later. Really rounded out my understanding of who the boys were. Caroline No was always my fave, but I really liked Warmth of the Sun and Please Let Me Wonder too. The entire first half is amazing. Honestly tho, after Darling the rest of the songs don't really do anything for me. I'm just not a fan of their '68 and '69 output. I think the best thing from those years was Cant Wait Too Long, which being born from SMiLE and being unreleased doesn't really count.

In hindsight, it blows my mind how massive an undertaking H&V was. I thought it was just another track back then. Not even a particularly good one at that. When I first heard it was supposed to be the centerpiece of SMiLE I was stunned.

3/5