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M.I.U. Album
M.I.U. Album cover
Studio album by The Beach Boys
Released 2 October 1978
Recorded Autumn 1977 and
Spring 1978 except "Hey Little Tomboy" and "My Diane", which were recorded Fall 1976
Genre Rock
Length 32:19
Label Brother/Reprise
Producer(s) Al Jardine
Ron Altbach
Professional reviews
The Beach Boys chronology
Love You
(1977)
M.I.U. Album
(1978)
L.A. (Light Album)
(1979)

M.I.U. Album is a 1978 release by The Beach Boys. Recorded at a fraught time for the band, only Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Brian Wilson appear on the album in full. Carl and Dennis Wilson are audible on only a few of the songs. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... The Beach Boys are one of the most important and influential pop music bands in rock and pop music history. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Fall redirects here. ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones, the transition from winter into summer. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Brother Records is a record label and holding company owned by Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and the estate of Carl Wilson, that holds the Beach Boys intellectual property rights, including the Beach Boys trademark. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Alan Jardine is a founding member of the Beach Boys, their occasional lead vocalist, and one of their guitarists. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and rock critic. ... The Beach Boys are one of the most important and influential pop music bands in rock and pop music history. ... Love You is the 1977 follow-up to The Beach Boys comeback album 15 Big Ones. ... L.A. (Light Album) is the last album by The Beach Boys in the 1970s, and their first as part of their contract with CBS Records (now Sony Music). ... The Beach Boys are one of the most important and influential pop music bands in rock and pop music history. ... Mike Love Michael Edward Love (born March 15, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer and songwriter who was one of the lead singers and lyric writers of The Beach Boys. ... Alan Jardine is a founding member of the Beach Boys, their occasional lead vocalist, and one of their guitarists. ... Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942, in Hawthorne, California) is an American pop musician, best known as the lead songwriter, bassist, and sometimes lead-singer of the former American rock band The Beach Boys (of which he is also a founding member and the main producer, composer, and arranger). ... Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was the youngest of the three brothers who made up the core of The Beach Boys. ... Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American rock and roll musician best known as a founding member of The Beach Boys. ...


After the release of Love You, The Beach Boys fell into dispute over the direction of the band, and were close to breaking up. Brian Wilson began regressing back into drug use and mental illness. Dennis was readying his debut solo album, Pacific Ocean Blue, and was largely unavailable for the new project, which he and brother Carl were not in favor of. The idea, by staunch trancendental meditation follower, Mike Love, was to record the new album – initially intended as a Christmas release – at the Mararishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa. Consequently, when it was time to record the album in September 1977, only Love, Jardine and the eldest Wilson showed up. Love You is the 1977 follow-up to The Beach Boys comeback album 15 Big Ones. ... Mental Illness is a concept in psychiatry and other mental health professions referring to mental abnormality associated with distress and/or dysfunction. ... Pacific Ocean Blue is Dennis Wilsons only solo album, released in 1977. ... The transcendental meditation technique, often referred to simply as TM, is a recently popular form of meditation. ... Fairfield is a city located in Jefferson County, Iowa. ...


The original intention was for Brian to produce the album, but when it became clear that he was either unable or unwilling to function in that role, Jardine stepped up to sit in the producer's chair, with songwriting partner Ron Altbach. Brian Wilson was subsequently billed as "executive producer", though it was never clarified to what extent he acted in that role.


Their last album on Reprise Records before embarking on their CBS Records (now Sony Music) contract, the provisionally-titled Merry Christmas from the Beach Boys was roundly rejected on the grounds that a regular studio album be submitted. The following spring, the group would overdub new lyrics onto some of the original Christmas tracks, whilst recording some quickly-penned new tunes, and the re-titled M.I.U. Album was done and submitted. Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... ...


Although the album peaked at #151 in the U.S. and became their first in the UK since 1964 to miss the chart completely, "Come Go With Me" would become a top 20 hit in late 1981 when it was released as a single from the Ten Years of Harmony compilation. Ten Years of Harmony is an official double album compilation album released by The Beach Boys in 1981. ...

Contents

Track listing

  1. "She's Got Rhythm" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love/Ron Altbach) – 2:27
    • Features Brian Wilson and Mike Love on lead vocals
  2. "Come Go with Me" (C. E. Quick) – 2:06
    • Features Al Jardine on lead vocals
  3. "Hey Little Tomboy" (Brian Wilson) – 2:25
    • Features Mike Love, Brian Wilson, and Carl Wilson on lead vocals
  4. "Kona Coast" (Al Jardine/Mike Love) – 2:33
    • Features Mike Love and Al Jardine on lead vocals
  5. "Peggy Sue" (Buddy Holly/J. Allison/N. Petty) – 2:15
    • Features Al Jardine on lead vocals
  6. "Wontcha Come Out Tonight?" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) – 2:30
    • Features Brian Wilson and Mike Love on lead vocals
  7. "Sweet Sunday Kind Of Love" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) – 2:42
    • Features Carl Wilson on lead vocals
  8. "Belles of Paris" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love/Ron Altbach) – 2:27
    • Features Mike Love on lead vocals
  9. "Pitter Patter" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love/Al Jardine) – 3:14
    • Features Mike Love and Al Jardine on lead vocals
  10. "My Diane" (Brian Wilson) – 2:37
    • Features Dennis Wilson on lead vocals
  11. "Match Point of Our Love" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) – 3:29
    • Features Brian Wilson on lead vocals
  12. "Winds of Change" (Ron Altbach/Ed Tuleja) – 3:14
    • Features Al Jardine and Mike Love on lead vocals

Shes Got Rhythm is a song written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Ron Altbach for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942, in Hawthorne, California) is an American pop musician, best known as the lead songwriter, bassist, and sometimes lead-singer of the former American rock band The Beach Boys (of which he is also a founding member and the main producer, composer, and arranger). ... Mike Love Michael Edward Love (born March 15, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer and songwriter who was one of the lead singers and lyric writers of The Beach Boys. ... Come Go with Me is a song written by C. E. Quick. ... Hey, Little Tomboy is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... Kona Coast is a song written by Al Jardine and Mike Love for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... Alan Jardine is a founding member of the Beach Boys, their occasional lead vocalist, and one of their guitarists. ... Peggy Sue is a rock and roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty, and originally performed and recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets in early July of 1957. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ... Wontcha Come Out Tonight? is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... Sweet Sunday is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... Belles of Paris is a song written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Ron Altbach for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary using the Transwiki process. ... My Diane is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... Match Point of Our Love is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... Winds of Change is a song written by Ron Altbach and Ed Tuleja. ...

Singles

  • "Peggy Sue" b/w "Hey Little Tomboy" (Brother 1394), 28 August 1978 US #59
  • "Come Go with Me" b/w "Don't Go Near The Water" (from Surf's Up) (Brother/Caribou ZS4 02633), 2 November 1981 US #18

M.I.U. Album is now paired on CD with L.A. (Light Album). Surfs Up is the twenty-second official album by The Beach Boys and was released in 1971. ... L.A. (Light Album) is the last album by The Beach Boys in the 1970s, and their first as part of their contract with CBS Records (now Sony Music). ...


M.I.U. Album (Brother/Reprise MSK 2268) reached # 151 in the U.S. during a chart stay of 4 weeks.


Merry Christmas From The Beach Boys

After signing with CBS Records in 1977, the Beach Boys wanted to satisify the terms of their Warner/Reprise contract by releasing a Christmas Album. Rejected by Warners, many of the tracks appeared on various bootlegs and on the 1998 release Ultimate Christmas. If released, the album would have had the following track listing: Ultimate Christmas is a 1998 seasonal compilation of music by The Beach Boys released on Capitol Records. ...


Side 1:

  1. "Christmastime Is Here Again" (The Peggy Sue track with new lyrics)
  2. "Child Of Winter" (A remix of the 1974 single)
  3. "Winter Symphony"
  4. "Michael Row The Boat Ashore" (Outtake from 15 Big Ones)
  5. "Seasons In The Sun" (Recorded in 1970)

Side 2: Peggy Sue is a rock and roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty, and originally performed and recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets in early July of 1957. ... 15 Big Ones is the infamous Brian is Back comeback album by The Beach Boys, released in 1976. ...

  1. "Holy Evening" (aka "Morning Christmas")
  2. "Christmas Day" (A new track, not the song from 1964's Christmas album)
  3. "Go And Get That Girl"
  4. "Santa's On His Way" ("H.E.L.P. Is On The Way" with new lyrics)
  5. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (not the seasonal standard)
  6. "Medley: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Come All Ye Faithful/Hark The Herald Angels Sing/We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

outtakes include:

  1. "Santa's Got An Airplane" ("Loop De Loop" with new lyrics)
  2. "Belles of Christmas" (Rewritten as "Belles of Paris")
  3. "Kona Christmas" (Rewritten as "Kona Coast")
  4. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (Lead vocals by Wendy and Carnie Wilson, backing vocals by the Beach Boys)

California Feeling

The non-seasonal album recorded in Iowa, was delivered to Warner Bros. in the Spring of 1978. It was originally titled "California Feeling" (after a song Brian demanded not to be included on the album). The album was to be released with the following lineup: Look up spring in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  1. "Match Point Of Our Love"
  2. "Pitter Patter"
  3. "Sweet Sunday Kind Of Love"
  4. "Belles Of Paris"
  5. "Winds Of Change"
  6. "My Diane"
  7. "She's Got Rhythm"
  8. "Our Team"
  9. "Hey Little Tomboy"
  10. "Kona Coast"
  11. "Wontcha Come Out Tonight"
  12. "How's About A Little Bit Of Your Sweet Lovin'"

Also considered for the album were the 1969 Dennis Wilson song, "San Miguel," and an early version of Al Jardine's "Lady Lynda." Lady Lynda is a song written by Alan Jardine and Ron Altbach for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ...


This album was rejected by Warners.


Winds Of Change

The "California Feeling" album was overdubbed and "sweetened" for release. Two songs, "How's About A Little Bit Of Your Sweet Lovin'," and "Our Team" were replaced with "Peggy Sue" and a new version of "Come Go With Me." The album was retitled "Winds Of Change" and scheduled for release in the Summer of 1978. "Winds Of Change" was to be released with the following lineup: Summer is a season that is astronomically defined as beginning around June 21, and ending around September 23 in the Northern Hemisphere. ...

  1. "Match Point Of Our Love"
  2. "Pitter Patter"
  3. "Sweet Sunday Kind Of Love"
  4. "Belles Of Paris"
  5. "Winds Of Change"
  6. "My Diane"
  7. "She's Got Rhythm"
  8. "Peggy Sue"
  9. "Hey Little Tomboy"
  10. "Kona Coast"
  11. "Wontcha Come Out Tonight"
  12. "Come Go With Me"

Also considered for the album was the 1977 outtake, "Ruby Baby."


This album was rejected by Warners.


The album was finally released in October of 1978 as "M.I.U. Album" with an alternate mix of "Hey Little Tomboy" used.


Sources

  • M.I.U. Album/L.A. (Light Album) CD booklet notes, Jeff Tamarkin, c.2000.
  • "The Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys and the Southern California Experience", Timothy White, c. 1994.
  • "Wouldn't It Be Nice — My Own Story", Brian Wilson and Todd Gold, c. 1991.
  • "Top Pop Singles 1955–2001", Joel Whitburn, c. 2002.
  • "Top Pop Albums 1955–2001", Joel Whitburn, c. 2002.
  • All Music Guide.com

Timothy White (January 25, 1952 - June 27, 2002) was a noted rock music journalist and editor. ... Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942, in Hawthorne, California) is an American pop musician, best known as the lead songwriter, bassist, and sometimes lead-singer of the former American rock band The Beach Boys (of which he is also a founding member and the main producer, composer, and arranger). ...

External links

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