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NOTE: On June 18th, 2008, Sony BMG/ Legacy Recordings released the long awaited reissue of Dennis Wilson's masterwork, the acclaimed 1977 solo album Pacific Ocean Blue. Aside from a brief CD release in 1992, this is the first time this album has been widely available to the public since it's first appearance. Included in this release is a second disc packed with previously unreleased material from sessions leading up to a second solo album, tentatively titled BAMBU.

So, have you heard the new release? What do you think? What surprised you? Do you have questions? Reviews? Opinions? - they are all welcome here.

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Re: Early 70's stuff

Everything can happen Thanks for answering.

I have read that only a instrumental studio track exist for "i've got A friend". But does a proffesional live recording of that song exist ? Thats my all time favorite song!

Re: Early 70's stuff

I believe that one of the recordings in circulation *is* a professionally-recorded version (and the other is a fan recording). Steve Desper recorded a couple of concerts for the Beach Boys, with the idea of doing some overdubs in the studio later on (which the band ultimately chose not to do).

Re: Early 70's stuff

Ah, maybe there are a live recording of it in the vault that might surface one day.
I have one version that was aired on radio Luxembourg in 72 but it could have been clearer.. Better sources of that show maybe exist at someones shelf.

Re: Early 70's stuff

Maybe . . . buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut they haven't shown up in forty years, so I wouldn't hold my breadth. I'm just glad that the song is available at all, as it's a great song.

I love POB and the Bamboo recordings, but my favourite period of Denny's is from the early 70s. The music radiates positivity. What makes this my favourite are all of the great up-tempo tunes from this time frame (Sound of Free, Slip on Through, I'm Going Your Way, etc). I don't think he ever wrote as many great up-tempo songs again as he did during this period, or ever had as much diversity of sound.

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