FREE BEACH BOYS CD; ONLY IN NEXT WEEK'S MAIL ON SUNDAY; It's the Sound of Summer, Perfect for the Holiday Car Journey, 12 Original; Recordings of Their Biggest Sun-Soaked Hits - Only in Next Week's

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Byline: Angella Johnson

THEIR music is the definitive sound of the summer holidays. And The Mail on Sunday is giving away an exclusive compilation CD of The Beach Boys' biggest hits FREE in next week's issue.

Remember Surfin USA, I Get Around, California Girls, Good Vibrations Sloop John B and Help Me Rhonda? They're all on the exclusive disc, along with six other fabulous tracks - perfect for the holiday car journey.

Formed in California in 1961, the group - brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine - achieved staggering success and an immovable place in the history of pop and rock.

They had nine consecutive gold albums, 20 UK Top 40 hits, 36 US Top 40 hits (the most of any American rock band) and 56 Hot 100 hits, including four No1 singles.

In 1966, the combined releases of Pet Sounds - widely considered to be one of the finest albums of all time - and the epic single Good Vibrations made them the biggest pop group in the world after The Beatles.

Inspired by the creative genius of Brian Wilson, the group's main songwriter, producer, composer and arranger, the Beach Boys summed up a world of teenage yearning. Dreams of flashy cars, first kisses, holiday romance - and Fun with a capital F - were all served up as three-minute slices of life, with five voices in perfect harmony and sophisticated chord changes which became the band's trademark sound. …