Thursday

Dennis Wilson

Bamboo - Unreleased

Planned as the follow up to the magnificent Pacific Ocean Blue, this second and final Dennis Wilson LP has remained unreleased since his death in 1983. While the majority of the songs here were never finished, Wilson's ambition to make this record more stylistically diverse than its predecessor is still evident. Check out the southern horns and lap steel on the instrumental "New Orleans", or the funky percussion on "Companion". Yet, much like Pacific Ocean Blue this is an aural record of a man losing his grip and falling apart -- which is, oddly, what makes it so appealing. Since the album was never completed, the tracklisting has remained unknown, though the folks over at Dennis Wilson Dreamer have a wealth of information about this album, so be sure to pay them a visit.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Orie said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I've been looking a very long time!! My 3 year old loves it, too.

d said...

I can see why its unreleased, it has that '80s feel to it, and is vastly inferior to the amazing pacific ocean blue.

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Anonymous said...

Now my life is complete. I shall now put a paper sack over my head and make the world go away. Thanks you for a great blog!

--JV

Anonymous said...

You can't compare this album to Pacific Ocean Blue ,because this is very unfinished. It's hard to tell what this album could have been ,but what we do have is great. Dennis was every bit as creative as Brian in the 70's.
Just think what the Beach Boys could have accomplished musically in the 1970's had Brian and Dennis both stayed healthy.

Ger said...

So much great stuff! Thank you very much.

peterraegallery said...

Great!!!!Thankyou very much some hard to find albums every one a gem..