Inside the music of Brian Wilson: the songs, sounds, and influences of the Beach Boys' founding genius
Inside the Music of Brian Wilson is, as author Phillip Lambert writes in the prologue "completely, and intensely, focused on the music of Brian Wilson, on the musical essence of his songs and the aesthetic value of his artistic achievements. It acknowledges the familiar biographical contexts of his songs, but it tells completely new stories about the birth and evolution of his musical ideas, identifying important musical trends in his work, heretofore undisclosed inter-song connections within his music, or between his music and that of others, and the nature and extent of his artistry. It aims not just to identify great songs, but to explain exactly what makes them so."Lambert, a renowned musicologist, brings to this work to life with both his professional expertise and an infectious personal appreciation of the power of pop music. His clear, engaging tone and accessible writing style allows even a musically inexperienced reader to follow him as he traces Wilson's musical evolution, with a particular focus on the years leading up to the writing and recording of Pet Sounds and SMiLE, albums which many consider to be the masterpieces of his oeuvre. Inside the Music of Brian Wilson is the definitive book on Wilson's music and is essential reading for fans of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and great pop music.Includes THREE amazing Appendixes: Appendix 1: Brian Wilson Song Chronology*Appendix 2: Four Freshmen Albums, 1955 1961 Appendix 3: Favorite Songs and Influences Through 1961*The most complete song chronology ever published.
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"Wouldn't It Be Nice" to have detailed insight into the composition, arranging, and recording of the classic (and not-so-classic) songs of Beach Boy Brian Wilson? Lambert (music, Baruch Coll. & CUNY ... Read full review
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