There are some numbers missing in the 350-380 series: #s 354 + 355, 367 & 369 and 372 are all missing. I wonder if there are Wizardo’s out there that have fallen through the cracks.
Below: The original back insert, perhaps produced while stoned.
Side A: Good Vibrations/ Don’t Go Near the Water/ Darlin’/ Wouldn’t it Be Nice/ Long Promised Road/ Student Demonstration Time
Side B: Disney Girls/ Take a Load Off Your Feet/ Sloop John B/ Surfin’ USA
Quality: “Far from a great recording but gets the atmosphere of the concerts of that time.” “Vgm” states Hot Wacks.
Date and venue research: The set list features a significant number of tracks from their 1971 Surf’s Up album. They did not play Madison Square Garden in either 1971 or 1972. The set list matches part 1 of their concert in Long Beach, CA on 3 December 1971:
Beach Boys present on stage: Mike Love, Brian Wilson (On “A Day In The Life Of A Tree”), Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine
Backup band PROBABLY included: Ed Carter, Daryl Dragon, Mike Kowalski, Ricky Fataar, Billy, Hinsche, Bobby Torres, Joel Peskin
1. GOOD VIBRATIONS
2. DON’T GO NEAR THE WATER
4. WOULDN’T IT BE NICE
5. LONG PROMISED ROAD
6. STUDENT DEMONSTRATION TIME
7. DISNEY GIRLS
8. TAKE A LOAD OFF YOUR FEET
9. SLOOP JOHN B.
10. SURFIN’ U.S.A.
11. IT’S ABOUT TIME
– Intermission –
12. COOL, COOL WATER
13. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TREE
14. LOOKIN’ AT TOMORROW
15. CAROLINE, NO
16. I’VE GOT A FRIEND
17. OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE
18. GOD ONLY KNOWS
19. TM POEM
20. SURF’S UP
21. DO IT AGAIN
22. FUN, FUN, FUN
“Probably the only performance ever of ‘A Day In The Life Of A Tree’. The Boys coaxed Brian out from the side of the stage to play organ while Jack Rieley sang it. They were going to do ‘Heroes and Villains’, but had to shorten the set because the Long Beach Police were going to turn the power off at a certain time. At the end of the main set, following ‘Surf’s Up’, Jack Rieley comes onstage and announces they have just enough time to do two more before the plug is pulled, so instead of leaving and coming back for an encore, they just stay on stage and do the last two. The high vocal part on the end of ‘Fun Fun Fun’ is performed exactly 25 times tonight (I counted ’em!). Brian may have joined in for that, but Rob isn’t sure. Contrary to what is written in Keith Badman’s book, ‘Surfer Girl’ is not performed tonight.”
Captured live at New York’s Fillmore East in 1971
Compare this with their confirmed set list at NY’s Carnegie Hall on 23 November 1972:
01. Darlin’ 4:37
02. Only With You 3:58
03. Heroes And Villains 4:05
04. Long Promised Road 7:30
05. Don’t Worry Baby 5:24
06. Student Demonstration Time 5:28
07. I Get Around 4:57
08. Marcella 3:43
09. California Saga / California 3:36
10. Help Me, Rhonda 5:21
11. (Medley) Wonderful; Don’t Worry, Bill; Wonderful 7:12
12. God Only Knows 3:11
Pressing on Mid Records (MID 2609), mentioned in Hot Wacks as “Midnight Records/Renaissance 2609”. I was not able to find this title as Live or the Contraband title California Surf Music, as stated there.