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THE BEACH BOYS – WILD HONEY LP – Nr MINT MONO UK ORIG BRIAN WILSON

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The Beach Boys – Wild Honey
(Capitol Records  1968  T2859  Mono)
UK Pressing

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some light surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

G&L Flipback Sleeve in Nr MINT- condition
– back cover has a little discolouration around flaps on edge
EMI advertising Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. The group, led by their principal songwriter and producer Brian, pioneered novel approaches to popular music form and production, combining their affinities for jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound. He later arranged his compositions for studio orchestras and explored a variety of other styles, often incorporating classical or jazz elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

Wild Honey is the 13th studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released December 18, 1967 on Capitol Records. It was the group’s first foray into soul music and was heavily influenced by the R&B of Motown and Stax Records (artists such as Stevie Wonder). Lead single and opening track “Wild Honey” became a minor hit with only a short chart stay. Its follow-up “Darlin'” reached number 11. The album itself reached number 24 in the US and number seven in the UK.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Lead vocal(s) Length
1. “Wild Honey” Carl Wilson 2:37
2. “Aren’t You Glad” Mike Love and Brian Wilson 2:16
3. “I Was Made to Love Her” (Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder) C. Wilson 2:05
4. “Country Air” group 2:20
5. “A Thing or Two” Love, C. Wilson, and B. Wilson 2:40
Side two
No. Title Lead vocal(s) Length
1. “Darlin'” C. Wilson 2:12
2. “I’d Love Just Once to See You” B. Wilson 1:48
3. “Here Comes the Night” B. Wilson 2:41
4. “Let the Wind Blow” Love, B. Wilson, and C. Wilson 2:19
5. “How She Boogalooed It” (Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson) C. Wilson 1:56
6. “Mama Says” group 1:05
Total length: 23:58

Personnel

Credits per Craig Slowinski.

The Beach Boys

  • Al Jardine – vocals, rhythm guitar on “I’d Love Just Once To See You”
  • Bruce Johnston – vocals, organ on “Wild Honey” and “How She Boogalooed It”, bass on “Wild Honey”
  • Mike Love – vocals
  • Brian Wilson – vocals, piano, organ, percussion, bass on “A Thing Or Two”
  • Carl Wilson – vocals; lead and rhythm guitars; bass on “Aren’t You Glad”, “Country Air”, and “Let the Wind Blow”; tambourine on “Wild Honey”; drums on “Darlin'” (inaudible)
  • Dennis Wilson – vocals, drums, bongos

Additional musicians

  • Hal Blaine – drums on “Darlin'”
  • Ron Brown – bass on “Darlin'”, “I Was Made to Love Her”, and “Here Comes the Night”
  • Paul Tanner – Electro-Theremin on “Wild Honey”

Production and technical staff

  • The Beach Boys – producers
  • Jim Lockert – engineer
  • Bill Halverson – second engineer
  • Stephen Desper – engineer on “Mama Says” (uncredited)

It is unknown who played strings and horns on “Darlin“.

 

Weight 1.00000000 kg

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