When their US/Canada contract on Capitol gave way in 1970 they signed with Reprise, they still had two more years to go with EMI in the rest of the world so EMI shifted the boys over to Stateside until 1972....the US staday/King releases (which only amounted to 2 singles and one LP by "The Flame") was a contract for "outside projects"........John
by the time this was issued The Beach Boys had left Capitol completely
- they did a deal with King to distribute their Brother label in the US.
I'm not sure if they did a separate deal for UK distribution direct with EMI or if that came through EMI's deal with King.
Sorry to correct you carey jeggs, but we don't want to be needlessly distressing our sensitive male chums. Brucie is addressing his lament to some old harpie who has packed her warmth and her soul, not to mention her passport. But don't worry, it's 1970, she'll be back as soon as she discovers that McDonalds have yet to make it to Europe. And as for Jan & Dean - don't forget that the smutty twosome had recorded a song in 1961 called (forgive me for repeating this) Baggy Pants. We can only hope that the BBC banned it.
I haven't listened to Tears In The Morning for about ten years but I vaguely remembered some indelicacy in the words and there it is at the beginning.'You packed your womb and took your soul.' You never hear anything like that in a Jan & Dean record.