The BEACH BOYS – ” Sail On Sailor 1972 “

Posted: September 30, 2022 in MUSIC

The Super Deluxe Edition features newly remastered versions of ‘Carl and the Passions – “So Tough”‘ and ‘Holland,’ plus ‘Holland”s ‘Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairytale)’ EP (complete with its original instructions to “please listen in the dark”) and boasts an unreleased live concert recorded at NYC’s famed Carnegie Hall on Thanksgiving 1972, the first-ever release of a complete Beach Boys concert from this era with the original setlist. Also including the entire previously-unreleased Thanksgiving 1972 Carnegie Hall concerts, a variety of bonus material, and for the first time ever, a reproduction of Brian Wilson’s EP ‘Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairytale)’ on 7-inch, the format it was originally released on as a companion to ‘Holland.’

Not known for their rhythm-and-blues vibes or their rocking, soulful heft, The Beach Boys left some of the surf behind to welcome South African singers and musicians Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar to the band just in time for Carl Wilson to take the lead of the Boys as Brian Wilson was slipping onto the shores of depression and into more ruinous forms of disassociation. With more of a slow, 1970s FM anthemic rock feel (“Sail on Sailor”) than anything teen-focused, the ruminative tracks from “Carl & the Passions” and “Holland” are great reminders of what gorgeous, familial harmonies can sound like when put through middle age’s tests. 

The vinyl box is available to pre-order on its own or as a limited edition set with lithographs. A variety of abbreviated versions are also available to pre-order, including a 2LP + 7″ EP set, available with or without a limited edition reproduction of the original ‘Holland’ promotional book telling the story of the making of the album; a 2CD deluxe edition; and digitally.

‘Sail On Sailor – 1972’ highlights ‘Carl and the Passions – “So Tough”‘ and ‘Holland’ with a bounty of unreleased outtakes, live recordings, demos, alternate versions and mixes, instrumentals, and a cappella tracks.

‘Sail On Sailor – 1972’ 5LP + 7” EP Super Deluxe Edition box set arriving November 18th.

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