Capitol Records/UMeOctober 10 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of one of The Beach Boys most enduring and beloved hits, “Good Vibrations.” To coincide with the milestone, a 12-inch EP featuring five versions of the sonically inventive chart-topper pressed on sunburst vinyl will be released on October 7.

Co-written by founding Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love, “Good Vibrations” was recorded at multiple sessions at four different studios in Hollywood between February and September 1966. The song was highlighted by layered production, an episodic structure and unusual instrumentation, including a theremin.

The Good Vibrations (50th Anniversary Edition) vinyl EP features the original single version of the tune, an alternate take, an edit of the song that combines tracks from various sessions, an instrumental version and a live rehearsal performance recorded in August 1967 in Honolulu. The vinyl disc also includes “Let’s Go Away for Awhile,” which was the B-side of the “Good Vibrations” single.

The EP’s cover art replicates the artwork featured on the original U.S. “Good Vibrations” single. The vinyl disc comes packaged with a pull-out lithograph of the cover of the original Japanese “Good Vibrations” single.

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys are giving fans in North America and the U.K. the chance to submit themed video clips that may be incorporated into a new official video celebrating the song’s milestone. Visit TheBeachBoys.com/GoodVibrations for more details.

Here’s the track list for the Good Vibrations (50th Anniversary Edition) EP:

Side A
“Good Vibrations” (original 45 rpm single version)
“Good Vibrations” (various sessions)
“Good Vibrations” (alternate take)

Side B
“Good Vibrations” (instrumental)
“Good Vibrations” (live concert rehearsal: August 25, 1967)
“Let’s Go Away for Awhile” (original B-side)

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