1. Slip On Through
(2:16) [Dennis Wilson]
2. This Whole World
(1:55) [Brian Wilson]
3. Add Some Music To Your Day
(3:32) [Brian Wilson/J. Knott/Mike Love]
4. Got To Know The Woman
(2:40) [Dennis Wilson]
(3:26) [Bruce Johnston/Brian Wilson]
6. It's About Time
(2:54) [Dennis Wilson/B. Burchman/Alan Jardine/
7. Tears In The Morning
(4:06) [Bruce Johnston]
8. All I Wanna Do
(2:33) [Brian Wilson/Mike Love]
(2:39) [Dennis Wilson/Gregg Jakobson]
10. Our Sweet Love
(2:38) [Brian Wilson/Carl Wilson/Alan Jardine]
11. At My Window
(2:28) [Brian Wilson/Alan Jardine]
12. Cool, Cool Water
(5:03) [Brian Wilson/Mike Love]
Add Some Music To Your Day b/w Susie Cincinnati (BR 0894)
Cotton Fields b/w The Nearest Faraway Place (C 2765)
Slip On Through b/w This Whole World (BR 0929)
Tears In The Morning b/w It´s About Time (BR 0957)
Cool, Cool Water b/w Forever (BR 0998)
Produced By The Beach Boys.
Songs Recorded At The Studios Of Brother Records.
Chief Engineer And Mixer: Stephen W. Desper.
First album name was Sunflower with the following
track line up: Slip On Through ; Walkin´; Forever
; Games Two Can Play ; Add Some Music To Your Day ; When
Girls Get Together ; Our Sweet Love ; Tears In The Morning
; Back Home ; Fallin´ In Love ; I Just Got My Pay
; Carnival ; Susie Cincinnati ; Good Time
The next name was Add Some Music. Track line up: Susie Cincinnati
; Good Time ; Our Sweet Love ; Tears In The Morning ; When
Girls Get Together ; Slip On Through ; Add Some Music To
Your Day ; Take A Load Off Your Feet ; This Whole World
; I Just Got My Pay ; At My Window ; Fallin´ In Love.
Next name was Landlocked. Track line up: Loop De Loop ;
Susie Cincinnati ; San Miguel ; HELP Is On The Way ; Take
A Load Off Your Feet ; Carnival ; I Just Got My Pay ; Good
Time ; Big Sur ; Fallin´ In Love ; When Girls Get
Together ; Good Time ; Lookin´ At Tommorow.
Other outtakes from this period include: I´m Going
Your Way ; Rasperries ; Strawberries (a Kingston Trio cover)
; Where Is She.
Album Cover: The children were Matt Jardine, Christian
and Hayley Love, Jonah Wilson on his fathers shoulders and
Carnie Wilson with the pink bonnet.
Even without digging for the exact dates, that's a complicated
question -- because what we know as SUNFLOWER actually stems
from at least five different sets of recording sessions
"Got to Know the Woman," "Forever,"
"All I Wanna Do" and "Deirdre" were
recorded in February and March 1969 for the so-called "last
Capitol album." (Also cut at this time were "Celebrate
the News," "Loop de Loop" and "Break
Away." "San Miguel" was cut a little earlier,
"Slip On Through" is from some sessions Dennis
did in July 1969.
"At My Window," "This Whole World"
and "Tears in the Morning" (except the strings
and final lead vocal) were cut in November 1969 during the
group's first non-Capitol sessions. (Also cut were "When
Girls Get Together" and "Soulful Old Man Sunshine.")
"Our Sweet Love," "Add Some Music to Your
Day" and the strings for "Tears" were cut
in January and February 1970 during the sessions to complete
the rejected ADD SOME MUSIC album. (Other tracks cut were
"Susie Cincinnati," "I Just Got My Pay,"
"Lady," "Take a Load Off Your Feet"
and "Good Time.")
"Cool Cool Water" was assembled, and "It's
About Time" and a new lead vocal for "Tears"
were cut in July 1970, when the group was reworking the
ADD SOME MUSIC album into SUNFLOWER.
It lists four (!!) singles from Sunflower:
02/1970 Reprise #0894 Add Some Music to Your Day/Susie
08/1970 Reprise #0929 Slip on Through/This Whole World
11/1970 Reprise #0957 Tears in the Morning/It's About Time
02/1971 Reprise #0998 Cool, Cool Water/Forever
The single version of "Susie Cincinnati" is a
different mix than that heard on the 15 BIG ONES album.
Most noticeably, the car sounds are in a different place
in the song. Interestingly, the mono promo single has yet
another mix of the song -- the car sounds are different
from either commercial release and the sound is much more
compressed (presumably for AM radio).
The version of "Cool Cool Water" is a 3:23 edit
-- much tighter than the 5:03 album track and, in my opinion,
a better version. For those who don't have a copy of the
single, the 3:23 edit was included on the Caribou TEN YEARS
OF HARMONY package.
"Add Some Music to Your Day" reached #64 in Billboard.
None of the others charted.
The European version of "Sunflower" (on EMI/Stateside)
started with the single version of "Cottonfields".
In the nearly 20 years since I wrote "Surf's Up,"
I've learned a lot, including a few things about that first
You're right -- if you pick up a stock copy of "Add
Some Music" b/w "Susie Cincinnati," you're
going to find a version of the song that's very similar
to what's on 15 BIG ONES. The car sounds ARE in the same
location. (The 15BO version IS a remix of this track, just
not a drastic one. There's a harsher edge to Alan's vocal
and the entire song is more compressed. It also runs a few
But if you pick up a promo copy of "ASM" b/w
"Susie," you'll find the very different mix that
I described in my book. It's mono (the stock copies are
all stereo), the car sounds occur right up front (rather
than about 35 seconds in), and the track runs eight seconds
longer than the version of 15BO.
In fact, for the completist, there are at least five different
versions of that single to hunt for:
(1) White label promo single. Label and inner wax on "Susie"
side indicate master number is N18243. Writer of "Susie"
is listed as Alan Jardino (with an "o"). Track
is heavily-compressed mono, runs 3:01, with car sounds heard
(2) White label promo single. Label on "Susie"
side indicates master number is N18243, but inner wax shows
"N18243-DJ-RE1," indicating a remastering. Writer
of "Susie" is listed as Alan Jardine
(with an "e"). Track is mono (but less compressed),
runs 3:01, with car sounds heard at 0:01. [This is the version
heard on the APPETIZERS sampler album.]
(3) Stock single, with circular Reprise logo at top, with
smaller square "W7" logo overlapping it. Label
on "Susie" side indicates master number is N18243,
but inner wax shows "N-18243-S," indicating stereo.
Writer of "Susie" is listed as Alan Jardino (with
an "o"). Track is stereo, runs 2:55, with car
sounds heard at 0:35.
(4) Stock single, with square Reprise logo at top. Label
and runout groove on "Susie" side indicate master
number is N18243S, indicating stereo. Writer of "Susie"
is listed as Alan Jardino (with an "o"). Track
is stereo, runs 2:55, with car sounds heard at 0:35.
(5) Stock single, with square Reprise logo at top. Label
on "Susie" side indicates master number is N18243S,
but inner wax shows "N-18243-S-3"; both indicate
stereo. Writer of "Susie" is listed as Alan Jardino
(with an "o"). Track is stereo, runs 2:55, with
car sounds heard at 0:35.
The 1974 "Child of Winter" single also used "Susie
Cincinnati" as the B-side. The label lists the master
as "N18243," while the inner wax shows "N18243-1A."
This time, they got the writer's name correct -- Alan Jardine
with an "e". But surprisingly, they used the less
compressed mono master, rather than the stereo mix. It runs
3:01, with the car sounds at 0:01.
To the best of my knowledge, a stock single does not exist
with the mono version of "Susie" on it. Nor am
I aware of any release (promotional or stock) of a stereo
version with the car sounds at 0:01 rather than 0:35. So,
needless to say, I would be interested in hearing from anybody
who has either of these "non-existent" versions.
The album was remastered (final time) on Aug. 12, 1970.
Things that has to be put right in Brad´s "Surf´s
Up" book about the recording sessions during the Add
Some Music/Sunflower period. The pages 281-282 point-by-point:
1. Second paragraph, page 281: "Four album titles
exit for those two years. One, SUNFLOWER, is attached to
two track lineups."
We know now that the title SUNFLOWER is attached only to
the released album lineup.
2. Third paragraph, page 281: "In The Beach Boys'
tape library is a 16-track master reel labeled SUNFLOWER,
but which carries a linuep vastly different from the released
album of the same name."
This was based upon the photo and caption on page 134 in
David Leaf's book. He published a photo of the spine of
what's labeled as "SUNFLOWER 16 Track Master Reel 1,"
and wrote, "SUNFLOWER originally had a different song
alignment." Well, as it turns out, the album didn't
have a different song alignment, because that tape is NOT
a sequenced master tape for the album. Rather, it's one
of two 16-track reels that Steve Desper assembled of all
the material that was under consideration at one point for
inclusion on SUNFLOWER. This wasn't known until just last
year when Andrew Sandoval stumbled across "SUNFLOWER
16 Track Master Reel 2" in the BBs' tape vault.
3. First paragraph, page 282: "Eleven years later,
Bruce Johnston admitted such an album [The Fading Rock Group
Revival] never existed. 'That was just me, coming out with
a silly title,' he said. 'That was just me being stupid.'"
Whether Bruce's title was just him being stupid or not,
I don't know. But I do know that the album he described
does actually exist. There are sequenced tapes for what's
referred to as "The Last Capitol Album," and there
are memos and paperwork relating to a contact settlement
between Capitol and The Beach Boys requiring its delivery
by June 1, 1970. It wasn't delivered, of course; it appears
Capitol got LIVE IN LONDON instead. But the album did exist.
4. Fourth paragraph, page 282: "Found in the group's
tape library is a reel labeled only as the "second"
Brother Records album. The reel's lineup is a mix of songs
not included on the released SUNFLOWER and apparently post-SUNFLOWER
recordings: [list of songs snipped]"
Left off the list of songs was the 13th and final track
on the reel, an incomplete 2:31 version of "Til I Die"
(essentially the released version with some vocals missing).
5. Sixth paragraph, page 282: "Besides those unreleased
songs already mentioned, out-takes from the SUNFLOWER period
include ... a pretty circular ditty, 'We're Together Again.'"
"We're Together Again" has since been dated to
the summer and early fall of 1968.