Pacific Ocean Blue

Label
Epic/Legacy
Release date
22 Feb 2010
Running length
34 tracks
Running time
114:59

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Dennis Wilson - River Song 3:43 29,409
2 Dennis Wilson - What's Wrong 2:25 21,449
3 Dennis Wilson - Moonshine 2:27 21,036
4 Dennis Wilson - Friday Night 3:09 19,398
5 Dennis Wilson - Dreamer 4:21 18,948
6 Dennis Wilson - Thoughts of You 3:07 18,688
7 Dennis Wilson - Time 3:31 17,105
8 Dennis Wilson - You and I 3:24 17,039
9 Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blues 2:37 15,689
10 Dennis Wilson - Farewell My Friend 2:25 17,915
11 Dennis Wilson - Rainbows 2:47 16,779
12 Dennis Wilson - End of the Show 2:56 13,522
12 Dennis Wilson - End Of The Road 2:56 1,308
13 Dennis Wilson - Tug Of Love (Previously Unreleased) 3:43 345
14 Dennis Wilson - Only With You (Previously Unreleased) 3:56 380
15 Dennis Wilson - Holy Man (Instrumental, Previously Unreleased) 4:23 320
16 Dennis Wilson - Mexico (Previously Unreleased) 5:30 445
1 Dennis Wilson - Under The Moonlight (Previously Unreleased) 3:55 236
2 Dennis Wilson - It's Not Too Late (Previously Unreleased) 4:31 232
3 Dennis Wilson - School Girl (Previously Unreleased) 2:30 237
4 Dennis Wilson - Love Remember Me (Previously Unreleased) 4:03 239
5 Dennis Wilson - Love Surrounds Me (Previously Unreleased) 3:39 202
6 Dennis Wilson - Wild Situation (Previously Unreleased) 2:41 195
7 Dennis Wilson - Common (Previously Unreleased) 3:33 214
8 Dennis Wilson - Are You Real (Previously Unreleased) 3:37 190
9 Dennis Wilson - He's A Bum (Previously Unreleased) 2:49 168
10 Dennis Wilson - Cocktails (Previously Unreleased) 2:59 193
11 Dennis Wilson - I Love You (Previously Unreleased) 2:01 157
12 Dennis Wilson - Constant Companion (Previously Unreleased) 3:21 178
13 Dennis Wilson - Time For Bed (Previously Unreleased) 3:07 158
14 Dennis Wilson - Album Tag Song (Previously Unreleased) 3:44 164
15 Dennis Wilson - All Alone (Previously Unreleased) 3:43 176
16 Dennis Wilson - Piano Variations On Thoughts Of You (Previously Unreleased) 3:02 119
17 Dennis Wilson;Taylor Hawkins - Holy Man (Taylor Hawkins Version) 4:24 17

About this album

Though the roots of this 1977 album go back to the early ’70s, Dennis Wilson’s one issued solo project, Pacific Ocean Blue, is certainly a product of its time, both musically and texturally. The set’s 12 songs reveal a songwriter who was looking to stretch out on his own and engage a vision of music that stood far outside what the Beach Boys were capable of handling or executing. Wilson himself panned the album, claiming it had no substance, and looked forward to the release of Bamboo, a record that remained unfinished and unreleased at the time of his death. (Brother Brian, however, loved the album and celebrated it with his usual childlike intensity.) Pacific Ocean Blue is a moody view of the SoCal landscape, and of Wilson’s own interior life — or his struggle to have one. From the environmental lament, “River Song,” that opens the disc, we can hear a new kind of West Coast music emerging. It’s not steeped in the weighty philosophical and political concerns that other Angelenos such as Jackson Browne were penning. Instead, it’s a wispy rock tune revolving around a beautiful piano figure, shuffling guitars, and lyrics that take a personal concern for the state of the nature crumbling around it. “Dreamer” is a classic piece of ’70s rock as it wound itself around the emerging R&B of the time, with interlaced horn lines, synths, and funky basslines cutting through the bridge and into the final verses; all steeped in a gorgeous, lush groove that even at this relaxed tempo won’t quit.

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  • DavidSmith98

    killer

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    The lost Album,a deserved release on CD,an excellent Beach Boys solo album,first listen today but will be rushing back at some point soon.

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    this album is fantastic

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Emil1982

    This is a beautiful little record, Wilson shows that he has picked up some production tips during his year as a Beach Boy. Difference is in that where Beach Boys uses a plethora of instruments to create a sunny day at the beach, while Pacific... sounds more like sundown in a cold summer breeze. What i find most striking is the contrast between Wilsons worn voice, and the beautiful sweeping use of strings. Truly wonderful! 8/10

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • algenon50

    dennis ! a one off..................

    7 Aug 2010 Reply
  • tekkie69

    Gentle Springlike Reflective Plaintive Wistful Passionate Sentimental Confident Autumnal Sensual Laid-Back/ Mellow Cheerful Intimate Melancholy Romantic Playful Earthy Organic Poignant

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Echoes917

    oh my god, I love this album so damn much. It's perfect.

    1 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    'Everything that I am or will ever be is in the music. If you want to know me, just listen.'

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Jelenino

    what a wonderful record this is, farewell

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Boilermaide

    I swear I cook by this re-release and I always either end up singing along and dancing around with utensils in hand or just starinfg into the sink... Wistful it is, yet with an underlying mastery, however haphazard...

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • phillikesbeer

    Best album i've heard this year, stunning

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • oneeyedcunt

    this really is an incredible album. R.I.P. Dennis.

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    sublime. i never knew Dennis had this much in him as a solo artist until getting the reissue last year.

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
  • daveyoriginal

    'River Song' is like the lovechild of the Beach Boys and Elton John — and that's a good thing!

    15 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Talula-belle

    Classic Dennis Wilson album available again along with unreleased Bambu. Horay!

    19 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Packiesla

    Moonshine is a cool track...

    17 Aug 2008 Reply
  • borntohula

    "end of the road"? isn't it "end of the show"?

    26 Jun 2008 Reply
  • KrazyKO

    Pacific Ocean Blue is here...

    18 Jun 2008 Reply
  • harmpy

    One of the best albums ever.

    17 Jun 2008 Reply
  • ascrodin

    And Bamboo is now spelled as Bambu, as Dennis apparently intended it to be spelled.

    31 Jan 2008 Reply
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