Beach Boys Releasing 50th Anniversary Tour Compilation

Collection includes 41 recordings from last year's reunion

David Lee Marks and Mike Love of The Beach Boys perform during the 50th Anniversary tour in London, United Kingdom.
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April 15, 2013 2:20 PM ET

The Beach Boys are releasing a compilation of tracks from their 50th anniversary reunion tour last year. Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour will be a two-disc collection featuring 41 recordings taken from last year's massive world tour, featuring classics such as "Surfin' USA," "Good Vibrations" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice," along with their cover of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" and cuts from their latest album, That's Why God Made the Radio, which brought the band back together.

Brian Wilson on Another Beach Boys Reunion: 'Doubt It'

Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour will be available on May 21st. Though the reunion and anniversary tour were a momentous occasion for the band, things turned sour soon afterwards, as Mike Love booked more Beach Boys shows without Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. Love denied firing Wilson from the band, and Wilson said in February that he was doubtful about another reunion.

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