After this Summer has come and gone I’ll think back to what I was listening to at the time and the reissue of Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue will most definitely be at the top of that list. The Legacy Edition, which came out last month, besides being chock full of photos and notes, presents the original album in a quality that the oft-traded bootlegs only hinted at. As we mentioned last Spring (we posted the bootleg version of Bambu), the reissue comes with a second disc comprised of the sessions that were to become the Bambu album that never was.
At times optimistic, at times dark love letter to Los Angeles, Pacific Ocean Blue hasn’t left my car since its release last month. It has traveled about every corner of the city from downtown L.A. up the coast to Malibu. Two tracks below from the album, and be sure to check out Dennis singing “You Are So Beautiful” live in 1977 with his first love, the Beach Boys.
Previously: Dennis Wilson :: At Long Last…Bambu
MP3: Dennis Wilson :: River Song
MP3: Dennis Wilson :: Pacific Ocean Blue
Amazon: Dennis Wilson – Pacific Oceans Blue (Legacy Edition)
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Dennis Wilson (w/ Beach Boys) :: You Are So Beautiful (Live, January 1977)