Re(1): beach boys uk/usa cd's Posted on July 7, 2016 at 22:10:00 by Panayiotis
In the USA, when they first issued the Two-fers...they were out for a few years, and then Capitol REISSUED all the Capitol CDs as SINGLE albums. They were available for a few years, and then Capitol went back to the Two-fers, of which most are still easily available, albeit probably out of print.
As for the WARNERS Stuff, again, they were first issued as SINGLE albums on CBS EPIC...including the CARIBOU albums....and then when the rights went back to Capitol they were Re-issued as Two-fers.
Here's the list of TWO-Fers. The Capitol albums usually had BONUS tracks added. The Warners and CBS albums didn't have BONUS tracks.
SURFIN SAFARI/SURFIN USA
SURFER GIRL/SHUT DOWN VOL 2
LITTLE DEUCE COUPLE/ALL SUMMER LONG
PARTY/STACK O TRACKS
IN CONCERT/LIVE IN LONDON
PET SOUNDS (done by itself)
SMILEY SMILE/WILD HONEY
IN CONCERT (Double CD on ONE disc)
15 BIG ONES/LOVE YOU
KEEPIN THE SUMMER ALIVE/85 Album
There's also RARITIES/MEDLEYS (Japanese Import)
Also, in Japan there have been many issues of each of the albums as SINGLE releases. And other Twofer releases as well. They seem to Re-issue them in Japan every 6 months or so.
In the UK--Not sure if the Capitol stuff was ever issued as single albums. (other than PET SOUNDS). I do know the Warners and CBS/Caribou albums came out as single discs. I have a couple of the UK single album issues.