Brian's Solo Career
Brian in the 60's on the Drums??
Yes the man can play anything!
LOVE AND MERCY
HISTORY OF BRIAN WILSON
Well my one statement is if you like Brian's work with the Beach Boys you will love his work on all of his Solo projects!! As the years went by Brian just got Better and Better !!! LOVE AND MERCY!
Brian started in High School listing to a group called the Four Freshmen and analyzing the songs one by one. Brian wrote the song "Surfin' " for a High School project which he received a " F" on the project. As we all know from 1961 till the end of the 70's Brian wrote many a hit and even more just plain great songs for the Beach Boys. In 1965 Brian decided to no longer tour with the Beach Boys but stay at home and write the songs. From this point on Brian 's Music just got better and better.
His American masterpiece was released in 1966 Called Pet Sounds. With this album Brian changed the entire recording industry methods of recording a album. Brian used a module method to record the album as he recorded piece by piece. Then Brian top everything which was ever released with his single made just after this album called Good Vibrations which top all charts and pushed the industry even further. Brian Wilson has been compared to such people as Mozart / Gershwin / and many other greats. many critics have called Brian a musical genius and the 20th century Mozart. The Song Good Vibrations has been called a pocket symphony. The album pet Sounds has been voted #1 all- time greatest album on many charts.
A fact a lot of people are not aware of is that during this time period Brian released a single on his own from the album Pet Sounds called Carolina No. Also on the next Beach Boys album to be released Smiley Smile , Brian along with Mike Love released a single called Gettin Hungry. Brian was rumored to release some singles secretly such as a song with the name Ron Wilson on it. Brian also in the early 60's did work with his first wife's group The Honeys and his first #1 song was not with the Beach Boys but a song he wrote for Jan and Dean called Surf City.
The other main factor when people compare The Beach Boys to the Beatles is that Brian Wilson was the only song writer for years and he arranged all of the songs and produce all of the songs. The Beatles had Paul McCartney and John Lennon and had George martin as a producer. Also in this comparison we should mention that George Harrison wrote one song per album for The Beatles. I am not saying which group was better but how much pressure was on Brian to keep up with The Beatles.
Wilson completed his Pet Sounds album he started work on a album called Dumb
Angel was then change the name to SMILE. The Beach Boys version of this
album was never released due to personal problems with Brian and the tremendous
opposition to the change in the music from his brothers and his cousin Mike
I feel if this album was completed at this time it could have changed music even more than Pet Sounds or even more than Srgt Peppers changed the industry.
In 1967 The Beach Boys were the first rock group to open their own record label called Brother Records so that Brian could release some of his experimental music
Brian was married early in his life to his 16 year old wife who stayed with him throughout a lot of difficult times. Brian did write for his wife's singing group The Honey's.
It was at
a major tribute to Brian Wilson at Radio City Music Hall in New York City where
Brian played Hereos and Villians for the first time and due to the audience
reaction Brian decided that people finally understood some of his later music .
I was lucky enough to be at this performance.
b. 20 June 1942, Hawthorne,
California, USA. Brian, the spiritual leader of America's most famous group the
In 2004 Brian finally went back to his long a banned American Masterpiece SMILE .
Brian completed the album and even brought back Van Dkye Parks to complete a few songs which were not done as of yet. Then Brian arranged his new version of SMILE and went on a world tour with the album. The last album Brian released was a Christmas album just as the Beach Boys did way back in 1964 as one of the first groups to due this. Brian always was and still is a spiritual person. Brian also moved back to California before this point to the land which he created the musical sound for
We can only hope that Brian continues on to give us more great music which we can treasure from our AMERICAN MOZART of modern music ------- BRIAN WILSON
BRIAN WILSON 'S DISCOGRAPHY
Brian Wilson released his first solo album with the simple title of
" Brian Wilson" The main single was a song called "Love and Mercy"
Brian's Single Let's Go To Heaven In My Car made for the movie Police Academy #4
Brian's First Solo Album
Well my one statement is if you like Brian's work with the Beach Boys you will love his work on all of his Solo projects!! Brian is currently working on a new album .
Below is a small review of all of his solo work to date. If you are interested in more information on Brian make sure you contact his official website at www.Brianwilson.com
Brian's First Solo Album
This album contains such songs as "Love And Mercy" , "Walkin"The Line " , Melt Away" Little Children" , "One For The Boys" , "Night Time " , Rio Grande" , plus many other great songs. If you do not yet own a Brian Wilson Solo Album this is the one which I recommend you buy to get you started. The One Thing which I will guarantee is once you buy one that you will buy another one. This album has also had a Deluxe edition released with extra songs on it.
In 2007 Brian Wilson
released a single called PATH OF LIFE along with the song LOVE AND MERCY
It was truly a beautiful combination of the two songs .
Brian's Second and
Sweet Insanity was going to be the Name of this album which you can get on bootleg and is really worth it . This album has one of my favorites on it "The Spirit Of Rock ' N' Roll "which I think Brian should give to the Beach Boys since it is more that style than the rest of his solo work. However this album also has many other great songs on it. Someone To Love, Brian , Make a Wish, Concert Tonight, Save The Day, Smart Girls , and many other great songs.
Brian's Third Album
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
This is an album of Brian's Favorite songs . Some of these songs where done with the Beach Boys Originally however they have all been re-recorded on this album with new back-up singers. The Production on this album and the way the songs where slightly changed for the better .One song which was originally Brian's first single "Caroline No." -(A rare single to find) and turned up on Brian's American Masterpiece "Pet Sounds" with the Beach Boys is now on this solo album. This album also includes many other great songs .This Whole World, Do it again , The Warmth of the sun , Wonderful , Til I Die ,and many other great songs.
Brian's Fourth Album
This album puts Brian back with his partner for
the one and only unreleased SMILE album This is a mellow album but very enjoyable album to
listen to. Songs include :Orange Create Art ,
San Francisco , Sail Away , and many other
good songs written by Van Dyke Parks and all sung by Brian Wilson.
Brian's Single Your Imagination
Brian Wilson's April 1998. Song title is to be Your Imagination
"Imagination".Is Said to be his best work since his American masterpiece album, Pet Sounds. The songs on it are: Your Imagination, She Says That She Needs Me, South American, Where Has Love Been, Keep an Eye On Summer, Dream Angel, Cry, Let Him Run Wild, Lay Down Burden, Sunshine, and Happy Days Are Here Again.
BRIAN'S SIXTH ALBUM
LIVE AT THE ROXY THEATRE
This is a Live Album which contains many old classics such as The Girl I Once Knew ,Kiss Me Baby , Do It again , California Girls , Add Some music , Til I die Lay Down The Burden and more. It also contains some new songs such as The First Time and Be My Baby and the song Brian Wilson.
BRIAN WILSON'S SEVENTH ALBUM
PET SOUNDS LIVE
Brian Wilson with his new band playing his American masterpiece
BRIAN'S EIGHTH ALBUM
'S PET PROJECTS
THE BRIAN WILSON PRODUCTIONS
This is a
album of all the extra projects Brian did in the early days of his career.
This includes songs from The Honey's ,Glen Campbell , And even Jan and Dean and other Groups Brian assisted in this time period .
BRIAN'S NINTH ALBUM
GETTIN' IN OVER MY HEAD
Soul Searchin' / Your'e Touched Me / City Blues / Rainbow Eyes /
BRIAN'S TENTH ALBUM
years Brian sat down and completed this version of SMILE !
This album includes such classics as : Heroes and Villains / Good Vibrations /Wonderful / Vegetables / Surf's Up / and FIRE which is the one song which Brian received a Grammy for this song. It also includes many great other songs and is concept album which flows together song by song.
Right is the artwork from The Beach Boys album
On The Left is the artwork from Brian Wilson's Smile album
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER , THE STORY OF SMILE
Brian 's Single Good Vibrations
BRIAN'S ELEVENTH ALBUM
All I Really Want For Christmas
releasing one Christmas song to his fans on his website . Then he decided to
make his own Christmas album which of course is great!!
Includes Brian new version of his song Little St. Nick and other Brian Wilson new classics plus some regular Christmas songs.
THE LUCKY OLD SUN
Lucky old Sun
2--- Morning Beat
3--- Good Kind Of Love
4--- Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl
5--- Live Let Live
6--- Mexican Girl
7--- California Role
8--- Oxygen To the Brain
9--- Midnights Another Day
10--- Going Home
11--- Southern California
BROADWAY PLAY -- GOOD VIBRATIONS
BRIAN WILSON SOLO ALBUMS
Brian's Fan Club
SPIRIT OF ROCK N ROLL
BRIAN WILSON PICTURES
Current Picture of Brian
Wilson Fan Club http://www.brianwilson.com
The Wilson Girls ( Wilson-Phillips) -- Http://bradcoweb.com/rockgroups/wilsons.shtm
Brian Wilson Picture Page -- http://www.bradcoweb.com/rockgroups/bripic.htm
Brian At NYC Tower Records-- http://www.bradcoweb.com/rockgroups/briantower.htm
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Brian Wilson Tour -- http://www.bradcoweb.com/rockgroups/wilsontour.htm
Brian Wilson Imagination -- http://www.bradcoweb.com/rockgroups/imagination.htm
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