The last album Brian Wilson
produced before retiring from touring with the Beach Boys
, this album dealt with far more complex matters than previous Beach Boys albums. Rather than restrict himself to fun-in-the-sun type subjects, Brian was now wondering what lay ahead in the future, regretting his own failiings as a man, and talking about the doubts he had in himself.
The songs sound for the most part like Brian Wilson solo compositions, but after a mid-90s lawsuit Mike Love
was added to the credits as lyricist for all the originals.
And why they finished off such a groundbreaking album with Bull Session With Big Daddy
( a conversation recorded while eating lunch about nothing in particular), I will never know.
- Do You Wanna Dance
- Good To My Baby
- Don't Hurt My Little Sister
- When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
- Help Me, Ronda
- Dance Dance Dance
- Please Let Me Wonder
- I'm So Young
- Kiss Me Baby
- She Knows Me Too Well
- In The Back Of My Mind
- Bull Session With Big Daddy
The album is available on Capitol records
on a twofer with Summer Days... And Summer Nights!
The line-up for this album is Brian Wilson
, Carl Wilson
, Dennis Wilson
, Mike Love
and Al Jardine
Previous album - Beach Boys Concert
Next album - Summer days... And Summer Nights!