More expensive times ahead for Beach Boys fans:
- There will be two new hit compilations: the 20 song CD 'Greatest Hits' and it's 50 song two disc version '50 Big Ones'. Yeah, as if we needed any more hit compilations... If you need a Beach Boys hit compilation, just get 'Sounds of Summer', which is as complete as a one disc Beach Boys hit compilation will ever get.
- Remastered versions of the following twelve albums will be released on CD: Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Volume 2, All Summer Long, Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Party, Pet Sounds, Smiley Smile, Sunflower and Surf's Up. All albums will include mono as well as stereo mixes, except for Sunflower and Surf's Up, those will be stereo only as they were never released in mono. This will be the first time that Smiley Smile, Party, Today! and Summer Days this will be available in stereo.
- A career-spanning Beach Boys 50th Anniversary box set is planned for release later this year. No further details yet. Rumor is that the box set will be mostly or entirely made up of rare & unreleased material.