Beach Boys Shilling New Album on QVC

The Beach Boys – 50 years and counting.

The Beach Boys, currently in the midst of their 50th anniversary tour, will appear on the QVC television network on Wednesday (May 16), at 7 p.m. EDT.  You can tune in and have the opportunity to order the Boys’ new album That’s Why God Made The Radio, which will hit brick-and-mortar stores on June 5.

Just because you order it early doesn’t mean you’ll get it early – all of the orders will ship June 5, according to the QVC website. But if you order through QVC, you will get a bonus CD, an 11-track sampler of some of the Beach Boys’ greatest hits. That’s Why God Made The Radio with bonus CD will be available starting May 16 at QVC.com or (800) 345-1515, while supplies last.

The bonus CD is a bit different from the Beach Boys zine pack, available at Walmart right now. The Walmart CD features the 2012 remake of “Do It Again” and the track listing of the older hits is a bit different. The QVC bonus CD lists “Do It Again”  but doesn’t specify if it is the new remake. The Walmart exclusive comes with a booklet and some goofy Beach Boys postcards – get it at a store near you or at the Walmart website.

Before you start shaking your head, remember a few months ago Lionel Ritchie went on QVC to promote his new album Tuskegee and sold about 20,000 copies, which certainly helped push the album into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard albums chart.

UPDATE: For those who missed it, QVC has made the entire Beach Boys hour available on YouTube.

The Beach Boys official website

YouTube: “Reunion In Harmony” promo video

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