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March 9, 2004

Sunday Hearld (UK)

The lights come up, and Brian Wilson is on stage, looking for all the world like a grandfather just back after Sunday lunch, in comfortable sweater and a red scarf, surrounded by the kids. Letís do something a cappella, he says. And then the voices rise in unison, a rich, swaying ballad coalescing from wordless vocalisations. It feels like a revival meeting for the dispossessed; those who have been out in the cold waiting for Smile, the Beach Boysí lysergic Rosetta Stone in which Brian Wilson attempted to translate his LSD-inspired spiritual beliefs into sound. More

Posted by acapnews at March 9, 2004 8:21 AM


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