The BEACH BOYS – ” Holland ” Released 9th January 1973

Posted: January 9, 2015 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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The Beach Boys “Holland” album was released this day in 1973. Brian’s contributions included “Sail on Sailor, “Funky Pretty” and the extended suite “Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale).” The album also featured Al Jardine’s “California Saga: California” with an intro vocal by Brian. I love Holland. I consider it one of the band’s  best Albums. Blondie and Ricky’s contributions to the Beach Boys were underappeciated. Huge fan of The Trader by Carl. Blondie’s vocal on “Sail on Sailor” is superb.

Holland was the nineteenth studio album by the American rock group The Beach Boys, released in January 1973. It was recorded in Baambrugge, Netherlands over the summer of 1972 using a reconstructed studio sent from California, and with two Brian Wilson tracks rush-recorded in Los Angeles and added to the album at the last minute. The photograph on the album’s front cover is an upside down image of the Kromme Waal, a canal that runs through the center of Amsterdam.

Holland included a bonus EP, Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale), a musical fairy tale written by Brian Wilson about a magical transistor radio who appears to a young prince. Narration was provided by the group’s manager: Jack Rieley.

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