Don't be confused by the 'Soundtrack' tag, although this CD is indeed the soundtrack to a 'rockumentary' about the Beach Boys made a few years ago (and available on DVD in the States). The material dates from 1963 through to 1980, and includes alternate takes, new stereo mixes, and previously unreleased material taken from the seemingly bottomless Beach Boys/Brian Wilson archive. Highlights (for me) include an astonishing version of 'Til I Die' featuring an instrumental opening (totally gorgeous) followed by a rough-sounding vocal mix - engineer Steve Desper apparently did the mix entirely for his own pleasure and not surprisingly the Boys opted for the version released on the 'Surf's Up' album. Other previously unreleased tracks include 'Soulful Old Man Sunshine', 'Loop de Loop' (Al Jardine adding a new lead vocal 29 years after it was first recorded!!) and Dennis Wilson's beautiful 'Barbara', recorded in 1971. Live highlights include 'Darlin' (Knebworth 1980) and a 1972 live rendition of 'Wonderful', pretty much as recorded for 'Smile' and not akin to the drugged-out 'Smiley Smile' version. All in all a treat for fans and highly recommended!!