Inside the Music of Brian Wilson: The Songs, Sounds, and Influences of the Beach Boys' Founding Genius

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 aesth

  • Title: Inside the Music of Brian Wilson: The Songs, Sounds, and Influences of the Beach Boys' Founding Genius
  • Author: Philip Lambert
  • ISBN: 9780826418777
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ofInside 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

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    1 thought on “Inside the Music of Brian Wilson: The Songs, Sounds, and Influences of the Beach Boys' Founding Genius”

    1. In my youth (5 decades ago, now), I thought The Beach Boys were a mostly lightweight (surf music, car music), sometimes insipid (“Be True to Your School”) “pop” group, that occasionally stepped up their game to do something wonderful like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” or “Good Vibrations”. They clearly paled in comparison to the preternaturally talented and musically sophisticated Beatles. But then, as a Beatles fan, I read about how much The Beatles respected and admired The Beach Boy [...]

    2. A close listen to the Pet Sounds box set will tell you everything you need to know about Brian Wilson's greatness; My favorite part of this book is Lambert's interpretations of the songwriting devices he describes. He has a keen ear and a thorough appreciation of the art of songwriting, and he has plenty to work with, given the prolific output of Mr. Wilson. Highly recommended for all B. Wilson/Beach Boys fans, songwriters, musicians, and lovers of music.

    3. Despite reviews that thought this book was too technical music-wise, I thought it didn't go deep enough. The author compares Wilson's songs to other groups that Wilson was influenced by but I really wanted a breakdown of all this parts he conceived.

    4. Glad somebody went to the trouble of doing an academic/theoretical analysis of Brian Wilson's music but, geeze, did it have to be so dry? I mean, it is surf music we're talkin' about

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