Brian Wilson Pet Sounds ((LIVE)) Press Release
Brian Wilson Performs ‘Pet Sounds’ for the very last time in the UK
London, Thursday 7th September, Following the ecstatic reviews, ticket frenzy and extraordinary audience response that accompanied the historic first-ever performances of the ‘lost’ masterpiece, ‘SMiLE’ in 2004, the amazing ‘In Concert’ shows throughout 2005, Brian Wilson returns to the UK in November for what will be a poignant occasion. Brian Wilson will be playing a gig that will no doubt be talked about in rock n roll history for years to come. The Co-Founder of The Beach Boys that is Brian Wilson, will be playing a one off show at London’s Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 12th November, and to celebrate its 40th Anniversary will be performing the Classic album ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety for the very last time in the UK.
The legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most unforgettable and inspirational music in rock history, Wilson will again perform with his extraordinary ten-piece band.
These concerts mark Brian Wilson’s sixth return to the UK. The triumphant staging of ‘Pet Sounds’ in January 2002 was followed by a return visit for encore performances in June of that year. 2004 debut performances of ‘SMiLE’ attracted fans from all over the world including Sir Paul McCartney, George Martin, Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey, Natalie Imbruglia, Daniel Johns, Geoff Hoon, Greg Dyke, and Fran Healy of Travis.
Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys’ 12th studio album, is universally hailed as one of the most important recordings of all time. EMI Catalogue Marketing released it along with previously unseen dvd footage and unheard tracks on 28th August 2006 on this, the 40th anniversary of its original release. It will be available digitally (including video downloads), and the digital formats will also include bonus tracks.
He is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished music in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century.
If you’ve seen Brian in concert, you’ve already witnessed the magic and the celebration. If you’ve heard his records, you know why he’s been called the Mozart of Rock, the Gershwin of his generation. In a culture where trends change overnight, Wilson has gone the distance.
Brian, after numerous nominations, finally won a well-deserved Grammy Award at the 47th annual awards last year, for ‘Best Rock Instrumental Performance’ for ‘Mrs.O’Leary’s Cow’.
What the critics have said:
“I have probably been to thousands of pop concerts in my life. But I have never felt anything like what I sensed here. - What I felt was love, waves of it, like heat’ – Evening Standard
‘Grown men wept as the 61-year-old performed a set of around 20 songs, including classics such as Wouldn't It Be Nice and California Girls. Wilson opened the sell-out concert with an intimate unplugged set accompanied by his 11-strong band.’ – BBC News
Pet Sounds accolades:
Sir Paul McCartney - It was Pet Sounds that blew me out of the water. I love the album so much. I've just bought my kids each a copy of it for their education in life. I figure no one is educated musically 'til they've heard that album.
Eric Clapton - All of us, Ginger (Baker), Jack (Bruce), and I consider Pet Sounds to be one of the greatest pop LPs to ever be released. It encompasses everything that's ever knocked me out and rolled it all into one. Brian Wilson is, without a doubt, a pop genius.
Elton John - Pet Sounds is a landmark album. For me to say that I was enthralled would be an understatement. I had never heard such magical sounds, so amazingly recorded. It undoubtedly changed the way that I, and countless others, approached recording. It is a timeless and amazing recording of incredible genius and beauty.
Sir George Martin - The first time I heard Pet Sounds, I got that kind of feeling that happens less and less as one gets older and more blasé…that moment when something comes along and blows your mind… It’s like falling in love - you’re swept away by it.
Mike Mills (R.E.M.) - One of the most beautiful and eternal pieces of music ever made. A personal favorite.
To be a part of history in the making you had better be quick to grab your ticket it’s only a small theatre….
Live Date 2006
Sunday 12th November Adelphi Theatre, London 0870 - 895 - 5598
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Buy online: www.livenation.co.uk www.ticketrush.co.uk tickets and info to your mobile. All Tickets Subject To Booking Fees
Tickets go on sale Friday 8th September at 9am. £85, £75, £65, £40 (max 4 per person)
The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ 40th Anniversary album is out now on Capitol