Beach Boys Capitol Records album discography

This selected Capitol Records album discography for The Beach Boys is courtesy of Goldmine’s Standard Catalog of American Records. Each entry features (from left) the catalog number, format specifics (in brackets, if needed), title, year of release and value.

Abbreviations — [S]: Stereo; [M]: Mono; [P]: Partial Stereo; [R]: Rechanneled; [DJ]: Promo Copy; [(2), (3), etc.]: Number of records in each set

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SKAO-133 20/20 1969 20.00 —Black label with colorband

SKAO-133 20/20 1969 15.00 —”Starline” label

SKAO-8-0133 20/20 1969 30.00 —Capitol Record Club (CRC) edition; black label

SKAO-8-0133 20/20 1970 40.00 —CRC edition; lime label

SWBB-253 [(2)]Close-Up 1969 30.00 —Reissue of “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “All Summer Long” in one package; black labels with colorband

SWBB-253 [(2)]Close-Up 1970 40.00 —Lime labels

ST-442 Good Vibrations 1970 20.00 —Lime label (original)

ST-442 Good Vibrations 1972 25.00 —Red or orange label

ST-8-0442 Good Vibrations 1970 30.00 —CRC edition

STBB-500 [(2)] All Summer Long/California Girls 1970 20.00
—Lime labels; “Special Double Play” pack; two separate LPs (abridged versions of “All Summer Long” and “Summer Days [And Summer Nights!!]”) bound together

STBB-500 [(2)] All Summer Long/California Girls 1971 25.00 —Red labels; “Special Double Play” pack; two separate LPs (abridged versions of “All Summer Long” and “Summer Days [And Summer Nights!!]”) bound together

SF-501 All Summer Long 1970 10.00 —Individual record from above set

SF-8-0501 All Summer Long 1971 10.00 —CRC edition

SF-502 California Girls 1970 10.00 —Individual record from above set

SF-8-0502 California Girls 1971 10.00 —CRC edition

STBB-701 [(2)] Fun, Fun, Fun/Dance, Dance, Dance 1970 20.00 —Lime labels; “Special Double Play” pack; two separate LPs (abridged versions of “Shut Down, Volume 2” and “The Beach Boys Today!”) bound together

STBB-701 [(2)] Fun, Fun, Fun/Dance, Dance, Dance 1971 25.00
—Red labels; “Special Double Play” pack; two separate LPs (abridged versions of “Shut Down, Volume 2” and “The Beach Boys Today!”) bound together

SF-702 Fun, Fun, Fun 1971 10.00 —Individual record from above set

SF-8-0702 Fun, Fun, Fun 1971 10.00 —CRC edition

SF-703 Dance, Dance, Dance 1971 10.00 —Individual record from above set

SF-8-0703 Dance, Dance, Dance 1971 10.00 —CRC edition

DT 1808 [R] Surfin’ Safari 1962 25.00 —With only the “Duophonic” banner at top

DT 1808 [R] Surfin’ Safari 1962 80.00 —With “Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo” banner under the “Duophonic” banner

SM-1808 [R] Surfin’ Safari 197? 10.00

T 1808 [M] Surfin’ Safari 1962 40.00

SM-1890 [S] Surfin’ U.S.A. 197? 10.00

ST 1890 [S] Surfin’ U.S.A. 1963 50.00

T 1890 [M] Surfin’ U.S.A. 1963 40.00

SM-1981 [S] Surfer Girl 197? 10.00

ST 1981 [S] Surfer Girl 1963 50.00 —With reference to “their other new single record, ‘Little Deuce Coupe’” in liner notes

ST 1981 [S] Surfer Girl 1963 50.00 —With reference to The Four Freshmen in liner notes

T 1981 [M] Surfer Girl 1963 40.00 —With reference to The Four Freshmen in liner notes

T 1981 [M] Surfer Girl 1963 40.00 —With reference to “their other new single record, ‘Little Deuce Coupe’” in liner notes

SM-1998 [S] Little Deuce Coupe 197? 10.00

ST 1998 [S] Little Deuce Coupe 1963 40.00

T 1998 [M] Little Deuce Coupe 1963 40.00

ST 2027 [P] Shut Down, Volume 2 1964 40.00

T 2027 [M] Shut Down, Volume 2 1964 40.00

ST 2110 [S] All Summer Long 1964 30.00 —With “Don’t Back Down” correctly listed on front cover

ST 2110 [S] All Summer Long 1964 50.00 —With “Don’t Break Down” erroneously listed on front cover

T 2110 [M] All Summer Long 1964 50.00 —With “Don’t Break Down” erroneously listed on front cover

T 2110 [M] All Summer Long 1964 30.00 —With “Don’t Back Down” correctly listed on front cover.

SM-2164 The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album 197? 10.00

ST 2164 [S] The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album 1964 50.00

T 2164 [M] The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album 1964 50.00

SM-2198 Beach Boys Concert 197? 10.00

STAO 2198 [S]Beach Boys Concert 1964 30.00 —With bound-in booklet

STAO-8-2198 [S]Beach Boys Concert 196? 80.00 —CRC edition

TAO 2198 [M] Beach Boys Concert 1964 30.00 —With bound-in booklet

DT 2269 [R] The Beach Boys Today! 1965 25.00

DT-8-2269 [R] The Beach Boys Today! 1965 80.00 —CRC edition

T 2269 [M] The Beach Boys Today! 1965 30.00

DT 2354 [R] Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 1965 50.00 —With “New Improved Full Dimensional Stereo” banner

DT 2354 [R] Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 1965 25.00 —With “Duophonic” banner

T 2354 [M] Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 1965 30.00

DMAS 2398 [R]Beach Boys Party! 1965 25.00 —w/o sheet of photos

DMAS 2398 [R]Beach Boys Party! 1965 30.00 —With sheet of photos

MAS 2398 [M] Beach Boys Party! 1965 30.00 —w/o sheet of photos

MAS 2398 [M] Beach Boys Party! 1965 40.00 —With sheet of photos

The Beach Boys’ key to success in 1966

DT 2458 [R] Pet Sounds 1966 30.00

T 2458 [M] Pet Sounds 1966 40.00

DT 2545 [P] Best of the Beach Boys 1966 12.00 —Black “The Star Line” label

DT 2545 [P] Best of the Beach Boys 1966 15.00 —Black label with colorband

DT 2545 [P] Best of the Beach Boys 1967 15.00 —Red and white “Starline” label

DT 2545 [P] Best of the Beach Boys 1970 12.00 —Green “Starline” label

DT 2545 [P] Best of the Beach Boys 1973 10.00 —Orange label, “Capitol” on bottom

DT 2545 [P] Best of the Beach Boys 1978 10.00 —Purple label, large Capitol logo

DT 2545 [P] Best of the Beach Boys 1983 10.00 —Black label, print in colorband

T 2545 [M] Best of the Beach Boys 1966 15.00 —Black “The Star Line” label

T 2545 [M] Best of the Beach Boys 1966 20.00 —Black label with colorband

T 2545 [M] Best of the Beach Boys 1967 30.00 —Red and white “Starline” label

T/DT 2580 Smile Booklet 1966 400.00 —Printed for insertion into unreleased “Smile” LP; counterfeits exist

T/DT 2580 Smile 1966 1000. —Unreleased; price is for cover slick, which has been counterfeited

DT 2706 [P] Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 1967 15.00 —Red and while “Starline” label

DT 2706 [P] Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 1970 12.00 —Green “Starline” label

DT 2706 [P] Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 1973 10.00 —Orange label, “Capitol” on bottom

DT 2706 [P] Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 1978 10.00 —Purple label, large Capitol logo

T 2706 [M] Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 1967 25.00

DTCL 2813 [(3)R]The Beach Boys Deluxe Set 1967 50.00 —Maroon border on box; custom pressings of LPs with “DTCL” prefixes

DTCL-8-2813 [(3)R]The Beach Boys Deluxe Set 1967 150.00
—Capitol Record Club edition; blue border on box; custom pressings of LPs with “DTCL” prefixes

TCL 2813 [(3)M]The Beach Boys Deluxe Set 1967 250.00 —Black border on box; albums have “T” prefixes

ST 2859 [S] Wild Honey 1967 20.00

T 2859 [M] Wild Honey 1967 40.00

ST-8-2891 [R] Smiley Smile 1968 300.00 —CRC edition

DKAO 2893 Stack-o-Tracks 1968 50.00 —w/o sheet music booklet

DKAO 2893 Stack-o-Tracks 1968 125.00 —With sheet music booklet

DKAO-8-2893 Stack-o-Tracks 1968 200.00 —CRC edition

ST 2895 Friends 1968 25.00

DKAO 2945 [P]The Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 3 1968 15.00
—Black label with colorband

DKAO 2945 [P]The Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 3 1969 20.00 —”Starline” label

PRO 3133 [DJ]Silver Platter Service from Hollywood: The Beach Boys Christmas Special 1964 200.00

SY-4572 [R] Surfin’ Safari 197? 12.00 —Orange label, Capitol logo at bottom; reissue of DT-1808 with completely different back cover and the words “… A Collector’s Item … Special Collections of Classic Hit Recordings by the Brightest Stars …”

SVBB-11307 [(2)]Endless Summer 1974 20.00 —Orange labels, “Capitol” on bottom; with poster

SVBB-11307 [(2)]Endless Summer 1978 15.00 —Purple labels, large Capitol logo

SVBB-11307 [(2)]Endless Summer 1983 12.00 —Black labels, print in color band

SVBB-11307 [(2)]Endless Summer 1988 12.00 —Purple labels, small Capitol logo

SVBB-11384 [(2)]Spirit of America 1975 15.00 —Orange labels, “Capitol” on bottom

SVBB-11384 [(2)]Spirit of America 1978 12.00 —Purple labels, large Capitol logo

SVBB-11384 [(2)]Spirit of America 1983 10.00 —Black labels, print in colorband

SVBB-11384 [(2)]Spirit of America 1988 10.00 —Purple labels, small Capitol logo

ST-11584 Beach Boys ‘69 (The Beach Boys Live in London) 1976 12.00

SN-12011 Beach Boys ‘69 (The Beach Boys Live in London) 1979 10.00

SVBB-12220 [(2)]Sunshine Dream 1982 12.00

ST-12293 Rarities 1983 15.00

STBK-12396 [(2)]Made in U.S.A. 1986 12.00

N-16012 [M] Surfin’ Safari 1980 8.00

SN-16013 [S] Little Deuce Coupe 1980 8.00

SN-16014 [S] Surfer Girl 1980 8.00

SN-16015 [S] Surfin’ U.S.A. 1980 8.00

SN-16016 [S] All Summer Long 1980 8.00

DN-16017 [R] California Girls 1980 8.00

SN-16018 [P] Fun, Fun, Fun 1980 8.00
—Reissue of “Shut Down, Vol. 2”

DN-16019 [R] Dance, Dance, Dance 1981 8.00

SN-16134 Beach Boys ‘69 (The Beach Boys Live in London) 1981 8.00

SN-16156 [M] Pet Sounds 1981 8.00

SN-16157 Friends 1981 8.00

N-16158 [M] Smiley Smile 1981 8.00

SN-16159 [S] Wild Honey 1981 8.00

DN-16272 [R] Beach Boys Party! 1982 8.00

N-16273 Be True to Your School 1983 8.00

DN-16318 [R] Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 1984 8.00

C1-91318 [R] Best of the Beach Boys 1988 12.00 —Purple label, small Capitol logo

C1-92639 Still Cruisin’ 1989 12.00

R 123946 Best of the Beach Boys 197? 15.00 —RCA Music Service edition

R 133854 The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album 197? 15.00 —RCA Music Service edition

R 223559 [(2)] Endless Summer 197? 25.00 —RCA Music Service edition

R 233593 [(2)] American Summer 1975 25.00 —RCA Music Service exclusive

SF-500501 All Summer Long 1971 10.00 —Columbia Record Club edition

SF-500502 California Girls 1971 10.00 —Columbia Record Club edition

DT-502545 [P] Best of the Beach Boys 197? 15.00
—Columbia Record Club edition

DT-502706 [P] Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 197? 15.00 —Columbia Record Club edition

SVBB-511307 [(2)]Endless Summer 197? 25.00 —Columbia Record Club edition

SVBB-511384 [(2)]Spirit of America 1975 20.00 —Columbia Record Club edition

CAPITOL SPECIAL MARKETS

SLB-6994 [(2)] Golden Years of the Beach Boys 1975 20.00

SL-8114 Beach Boys Super Hits 1978 10.00

SLB-8134 [(2)] The Beach Boys 1980 20.00

SL-9431 Good Vibrations from the Beach Boys 1986 15.00
—Special issue for Sunkist

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