Endless Summer is a compilation album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on June 24, 1974. A collection of hits from the band's pre-Pet Sounds period,Endless Summer was compiled by their old label Capitol Records while the Beach Boys were contracted with Reprise Records. Its unexpected success bore immediate consequences on the band's then-progressive musical direction.
Four months after release, the album reached #1, and reclaimed the band's commercial glory in the United States, spending 155 weeks on the Billboard album chart. It became the group's second chart-topping album in the US, being certified 3x platinum by the RIAA for shipping over three million copies in the US.
AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder
Endless Summer, was assembled in consultation with Mike Love, soared to number one and charted high over two subsequent summers (spending three years on the charts, the longest of any of the group's albums), and attracted the enthusiastic attention of millions of listeners too young to have bought their singles back when.