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Don't Worry Baby
Written by: Brian Wilson/Roger Christian
Produced by: Brian Wilson
Recording date: February 20, 1964
Master Number: #51285
Lead Vocal by: Brian
Originally appeared on: Shut Down Volume 2
Subsequently appeared on: Endless Summer; Made In USA; Summer Dreams; The Best of the Beach Boys; Good Vibrations
Ostensibly a car song, but also revealing great insecurity on the writer's part.
Rumoured to be written as a follow-up to Spector's "Be My Baby."
One of Brian's last collaborations with Roger Christian.
One of Brian's best ever vocals.
The I Get Around/Don't Worry Baby single is often regarded as one of the best two-sided singles ever.
0:00 Percussion misplayed, right channel only
0:18 Click from splicing tapes
0:22 Cymbal like sound, left channel only
0:26 Click, maybe something hitting the floor
1:03-1:06, right channel only, there is a degradation of tape quality which can be noticed in the backup vocals. It sounds as if there was a crinkle in the master tape
1:16 Double note on the bass
1:47 Click, tape edit
1:53 talking, probably in response to 1:52
B-side with: I Get Around
Released on: May 11, 1964
Charted on: May 30, 1964
Live At The Roxy version
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