Beach Boy Brian Wilson is one of greatest songwriters that the pop world has ever produced. Their 1966 album 'Pet Sounds' is widely recognised as being one of the greatest pop albums ever made. So when Brian Wilson walked rather unsteadily to his keyboard at London's Royal Albert Hall to perform the album in its entirety, it promised to be one of the most extraordinary moments in pop history because it was said that this would be the last time he would ever play the album live.
'Pet Sounds' has an amazing history. It was fifty years ago that it was released and Wilson - now an astonishing 75 - was so mesmerised by the progressive, revolutionary direction that The Beatles were embracing with their ground-breaking 'Rubber Soul' album, he was determined to produce an even better album than that - in fact he wanted to make the greatest album of all time.
Because of its incredibly advanced studio production, 'Pet Sounds' is a difficult album to play live. But Wilson and his accomplished 10 piece band, which included original Beach Boy stalwart Al Jardine, gave it a great shot and its key songs (including 'Wouldn't It Be Nice', 'Sloop John B', and 'God Only Knows') produced good vibrations amongst the Royal Albert Hall audience who had come to pay homage to the Californian legend.
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