A while back while on the Silverphial blog I downloaded the Unsurpassed Masters Volume 9 and it had 8 tracks from a song recorded in 1965 called "Sandy". There were some lyrics for the song recorded in 1965 (and The Honeys even had a small part in it!!!).
Well, the next time I heard this song was on the Dumb Angel Rarities Volume 3 bootleg (which can also be found on Silverphial) with a song called "Sherry She Needs Me". After some research on the internet I found out Brian decided to rewrite and rerecord some vocals for this song in 1976. It was never officially released and has only been released on bootleg - specifically the Dumb Angel Rarities Volume 3 and the second section of the "Lei'd In Hawaii" album.
Anyway, the conclusion is - Brian rewrote the lyrics a THIRD time and included it on his 1998 album Imagination. Which of course, can be legally bought.
Now, I'm going to show you all 3 different versions of the song!
Sandy (1965 recording with vocal overdub at 2:05)
Sherry, She Needs Me (New instrumental recording and new vocals from Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys)
She Says She Needs Me (Another new and improved instrumental with some great new vocals from Brian Wilson and company)
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this 33 year evolution of a Beach Boys song. I have to say I was extremely happy with the final results!