Many singles by the Beach Boys were issued in various countries with different picture sleeves.
“Barbara Ann” was first issued by The Regents during 1961 and it reached number 13 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. The Beach Boys version spent two weeks at number two duringng early 1966. The odd thing about the release was that Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean provided the lead vocal.
The Beach Boys PARTY album was supposed to have been recorded live at a Beach Boys get together. Brian Wilson could not help but tinker with it in the studio. Still, “Barbara Ann” has a live feel to it.
The Beach Boys had four number one hits but “Babrara Ann” was their only number two making it the fifth biggest single hit of their career. The Dutch picture sleeve shows a very young group just about to enter the most creative period of their career.