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An anthology of solo recordings from the original Beach Boy, Brian Wilson, starting with his ‘comeback’ album on Sire, through to the current day & a new track ‘Run James Run’ which is unreleased & recorded specifically for this album. The record also features another unreleased track – ‘Some Sweet Day’ – from the sessions with Andy Paley. And the remainder comes from his various solo releases, the self-titled album on Sire, the ‘Smile’ release on Nonesuch, the duet ‘Soul Searchin’’ with his brother Carl from ‘Gettin’ In Over My Head’ right through to the most recent full length ‘No Pier Pressure’ on Capitol.
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5.59 x 5.12 x 0.31 inches; 1.9 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Rhino/Warner Bros.
- Original Release Date : 2017
- Date First Available : June 19, 2017
- Label : Rhino/Warner Bros.
- ASIN : B071KHBB35
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #80,038 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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This release is a digitally remastered compilation of several standout tracks from his solo career (1988 to present), for both casual and diehard fans. Four stars for the album, because it surprisingly omits several very good songs ("What Love Can Do", "Imagination", "Saturday Night", "Rainbow Eyes", and "Summer In Monterey" are just a few); however, we're blessed with an official release of "Some Sweet Day" and the freshly recorded "Run James Run" -- a throwback and a new classic all in one.
I heartily recommend this CD, presented in a gatefold digipak, as a holiday gift CD. Let it be an ambassador and introduction to friends and relatives of beautiful pop music.
Covering three decades of Wilson’s music from 1988 onward, this recording abounds with hope, joy, inspiration, aspiration, and a positive outlook on life, even and especially in the face of challenges and turmoil. In this respect, this really is a feel-good record.
Adding to the eternal, effusive optimism on display here are the patented Beach Boy-style vocal harmonies that are the foundation and hallmark of Wilson’s musical persona, regardless of whether he’s with the Boys or on his own. But Wilson’s individual sonic explorations stretch further than that and are just as rich and resplendent.
When you get right down to it, Wilson is a fantastic singer-songwriter and one of the most acclaimed and beloved of the last 50 years, and as this album proves in spades, justifiably so.
You cannot have a true Brian Wilson Anthology on a single disc there is just too much material to include. Maybe someday they will do Brian justice and release a nice 4 or 5 disc box set with lots of bonus tracks, unreleased gems, alternate versions etc. But for now this is a great deal. You get a nice small capsule version of the genius that is Brian Wilson!! If you are a fan, buy this and enjoy it to the fullest. You cannot go wrong with Brian Wilson music!!
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This is his first solo anthology, an 18-song collection that spans nearly 30 years, touches on nine of Wilson's solo albums and includes two previously unreleased tracks. So was it announced on his website. An anthology should have the most beautiful and best songs of his solo career.
This compilation has four songs from his first album, two songs from the albums “Imagination” – “Getting Over My Head” – “Smile” - “Live at the Roxy Theatre” but only one song from each of his last four studio albums. His last studio album “No Pier Pressure” is a great one and the song “One Kind of Love” (also from his biopic Love and Mercy) is certainly not enough. Same for the “That Lucky Old Sun” album. I know everybody has his own favorites but how did the compilers decide that this one song from that album is his best?
No songs from “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”, “What I Really Want For Christmas”, “Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds Live” and “Brian Wilson and Friends” albums. It should have been a double cd so the overview was more balanced.
But we do get two new songs: “Some Sweet Day” , an unreleased rocker from the early 90’s. And “Run James Run”, a song he wrote especially for this compilation. A well-known title as it was the original title for the instrumental that would become “Pet Sounds”!
It’s always nice to have some new Brian Wilson songs but this compilation feels like it’s missing a few songs!