Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Sandals - The Endless Summer Soundtrack

Here's the original soundtrack to Bruce Brown's 1964 documentary "The Endless Summer". Though it isn't exactly the pinnacle of surf guitar, there's a lot of interesting stuff on here, particularly the use of the clavietta and the unique sound collages that were a fixture of this era. As for specific songs, the "Theme from 'The Endless Summer'" is a classic, and I can't listen to "6-Pak" without having a grin on my face. "Lonely Road" is used very effectively in the movie for scenes of travelling, and it's hard to listen to most of this music without getting images from the film. This isn't all of the music from the film, as some material was left off the LP for time, and other orchestral/exotica type music in the film wasn't performed by the Sandals at all.

I stressed the word original because there's a rerecorded version out there by The Sandals that doesn't even come close to this original LP. It's a shame that the catalog of the soundtracks to Bruce Brown's films are so shoddily available to the general public. Though all of them were released on the Pacific Jazz/World Pacific label, since that label has become defunct the music has been lost, despite it's indellable connection to these films. Bud Shank's work is only available commercially in an OOP limited edition, very expensive Mosaic box set, again making me pose the question, why must good music be kept exclusive or limited? I guess that's what blogs like this are for.

Side 1:
01 - Scrambler
02 - 6-Pak
03 - Driftin'
04 - Theme From "The Endless Summer"
05 - Good Greeves
06 - Decoy

Side 2:
07 - Out Front
08 - Wild As The Sea
09 - Trailing
10 - Jet Black
11 - Lonely Road
12 - TR-6


Anonymous surf4ever said...

Just got to say:
See ya,

11:11 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Thanks for the comment and the link on your page. Enjoy!

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, thanks, thanks.....

From Spain, i really love this one and was searching it for a long time,


6:29 AM  
Blogger dave said...

Awsome soundtrack!

Casual Pirate

7:34 PM  
Blogger Rockinbavarian said...

Finally got it. Thanks a lot..

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This album kicks serious ass!!! Thanks a lot!

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here the A y B Side

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, thanks for this!

can you post this in flac format?

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Cosmo said...

what a great blog you've got going here.
diggin' your postings and write-ups.

am currently listening to the "endless summer [ost]"
great stuff . . .

thank you very, very much!!!

11:02 AM  
Blogger OBD said...

Thank-You so much!! I've been looking for this forever! Excellent conversions!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A true classic--it must be very expensive and rare to own the original vinyl record!

7:03 AM  
Blogger The Milner Coupe said...

Mahalo for the great album. We seem to have a very similar taste in tunes so I'm sure I'll be visiting often.
Well done.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you can see the videos too...

4:10 PM  
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6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, i´m from Spain too, your blog is really nice. As my fellow countryman says down here, it´s really really hard to find this record in Spain... ¡QUE DIOS TE LO PAGUE, AMIGO!

4:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems the link is broken...(
could you post it again , please??

4:30 AM  
Blogger eda said...




3:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it'd be so cool if you could post a new link to this album. i've been searching for this for ages... great blog!

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

been searching for this... any chance of a re-upload?

11:15 AM  
Blogger dr. oc2pus said...

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11:58 AM  
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