Capitol Records will release a new, expanded special DVD edition of Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story, the highly rated, critically acclaimed documentary, produced by Stephanie Bennett of Delilah Films and directed by Alan Boyd, which made its U.S. television debut on VH1 in 1998. The DVD will feature five bonus video clips, including recently rediscovered and previously
unreleased footage from the vaults, as well as new 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of seven of their classic songs.
In this two-hour documentary on their musical life, The Beach Boys tell the story of their remarkable career, a career that has spanned eight presidents and survived through tremendous personal and professional obstacles. Coinciding with the March 14 release, American Movie Classics (AMC) will air an abridged version of the documentary in two parts on March 18 and 25, as part of a month-long Beach
Boys promotion in its American Pop program strand. Among the newly added highlights on “Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story” is a 1980 concert performance of “Do It Again” in Knebworth, England, one of the few times a concert with all six Beach Boys — Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Alan and Bruce — was recorded and videotaped.
In “California Girls,” longtime fans will recognize outtakes from the “All Summer Long” LP photo session, while “Kiss Me, Baby” features shots from a pair of late 1965 recording sessions at Western Studios. Never-before-seen footage of Carl Wilson strolling through Europe on a 1969 world tour accompanies “Long Promised Road.” The five bonus video clips featured on the “Endless Harmony” DVD include TV appearances, promotional films and concert footage. Complete performances of “Surfin” USA“ and ”Things We Did Last Summer“ are from The Beach Boys” earliest-known network TV appearance in 1963. The complete promotional film for “Sloop John B” features a guest appearance by legendary Beatles publicist Derek Taylor, while the original film for “Friends” from 1968 boasts a previously unreleased mix of the song that was recently unearthed during a search of the group’s tape vaults.
“In My Room” and “Little Deuce Coupe” are from the recently rediscovered “lost concert” from March 1964. The DVD edition will also feature seven bonus 5.1 Surround Sound audio mixes. Featuring performance footage and the best of the group’s many TV and concert appearances, “Endless Harmony” showcases The Beach Boys at the height of their early fame through to the present in their
own home surroundings. It contains open and often frank contributions from Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston and (from recent and vintage interview footage) the late Carl and Dennis Wilson.