CAPITOL RECORDS DIGITAL REISSUE
1963 — Jan & Dean's third album for Liberty Records.
Surf City reached the Top 30 (Cash Box) and Top 40 on the Billboard album charts, featuring two major hit singles, three original compositions (co-written by Berry), and a series of covers with a "city" theme.
The album marked the beginnings of the Jan Berry / Brian Wilson / Roger Christian creative relationship.
This LP was also notable for Berry's lush arrangements for brass, woodwinds. and strings . . . a style that would help define his later and more famous productions.
HIT SINGLES: Surf City (#1), Honolulu Lulu
Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.
DIGITAL LINER NOTES: Jan Berry and Brian Wilson begin writing songs together. Jan & Dean take Surf Music to #1 from coast to coast, and get their own television show. Harmonizing with the Matadors. The Wrecking Crew is in full force, and will remain a staple on all of Jan Berry's subsequent productions. Studio insight.
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