Requiem for a Beach Boy Bum

 

Dennis Wilson lives!

By A.D. Amorosi

 

While we’re not one to celebrate sales charts, I have to
admit these marks are impressive. According to Sony/BMG Legacy:

 

 

#
4 ROCK RELEASE ON AMAZON.COM DAY OF RELEASE!

 

#
2 BEST SELLER AT AMEOBA RECORDS IN LOS ANGELES!

 

#
16 DEBUT ON THE UK
ALBUM CHART!

 

 

We’re no talking about a Beck or a Coldplay. This is the
Epic/Legacy release of Pacific Ocean
Blue: Legacy Edition
– troubled Beach Boy drummer Dennis Wilson’s solo
album from 1978 and its accompanying tracks from his unfinished Bambu sessions. To say that the moody
record was a lost emotive masterpiece might be a bit much. But it was a gruff
blue-eyed soul/folk/rock effort that showed off skills only hinted at within
latter-day B-Boys hits such as “Sail On Sailor” and other Brother label
releases.

 

Wilson
died in 1983, at age 39.

 

You can read BLURT’s review of the album HERE or in our June
digital magazine.

 


 

[Photo Credit: Dean O.
Torrence
]

 

 

 

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