New revised and expanded edition of the hugely acclaimed Beach Boys compendium, collecting all of the best articles, interviews and reviews from their five decades of music, along with a number of inspiring pieces specially commissioned for this volume.
Since the book’s first edition, the Beach Boys’ world has endured the tragedy of Carl Wilson’s premature death and the triumph of a re-energised Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds live in its entirety with a thrilling young band. Brian also appeared to much acclaim at the Queen’s golden jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.
In line with these events, this revised edition includes a revealing Carl Wilson interview by Geoffrey Himes, that acts as a tribute to one of the most underrated members of the band, as well as a new interview with Pet Sounds-lyricist Tony Asher and an essay on the resurgence of Brian Wilson by editor Kingsley Abbott.
Also included: Nick Kent interviewing Brian * David Leaf on the early years * The sorely missed Timothy White on the reunion for 15 Big Ones * A reprint of the original Holland booklet * Van Dyke Parks * Jerry McCulley with Brian in 1988 * Stephen J McFarland on The Beach Boys and surf music* Peter Doggett on Dennis’ solo work * and classic interviews with Brian and Dennis and Mike.