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Wilson, Brian 1942-

Works: 386 works in 1,207 publications in 4 languages and 25,524 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Popular music  Rock music  Autobiographies  Biographical films  Drama  Musical films  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Songs and music 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger, Interviewee, Producer, Singer, Lyricist, Commentator, Adapter, led, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: ML420.W5525, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Brian Wilson
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Brian Wilson presents Smile by Brian Wilson( Recording )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New recordings of unreleased songs recorded in 1967 by the Beach Boys 1967 album, performed by Wilson and his touring band (not the original Beach Boys)
The union by Elton John( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marks the culmination of a mutual musical adoration that began in the late 1960s, ahead of John's debut U.S. performance in 1970 at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles. Includes the single If It Wasn't for Bad
Theremin : an electronic odyssey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining film about Leon Theremin, a Russian émigré, who pioneered the field of electronic music four decades before the rise of electronic rock music, and helped usher in technological warfare between Cold War Super Powers years before Ian Fleming created the fictional super spy James Bond. Includes rare film clips from classic Hollywood films and soundtracks
Smile : the story of Brian Wilson's lost masterpiece by Domenic Priore( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966, Brian Wilson, hot off the success of the ground-breaking Beach Boys album Pet Sounds, embarked on a project with his new songwriting partner, Van Dyke Parks, an album he said would be 'a musical story of America'. The writing and recording process for Smile, however, devolved into chaos. The unfinished project was shelved and Wilson fell victim to his increasing bouts of depression. As Wilson now prepares finally to release Smile to the public, Domenic Priore, dubbed by MOJO 'the world's foremost Smile-ologist', has written the definitive book on the entire experience - from the original recording to the revival tour and beyond. He has been in the studio with Wilson and Parks, as well as on the road for the celebrated European Smile concerts, and the result will be - at long last - the full version of one of pop's mythic stories
Greatest hits by Elton John( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue moo : 17 jukebox hits from way back never by Sandra Boynton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammy-nominated Sandra Boynton's 2008 release is her first since 2004's Philadelphia Chickens. It recreates the fabulous jukebox era with a stack of tunes written by Boynton and her songwriting partner, Michael Ford
Endless summer by Brian Wilson( Recording )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surfin' safari -- Surfer girl -- Catch a wave -- The warmth of the sun --Surfin' USA -- Be true to your school -- Little deuce coupe -- In my room --Shut down -- Fun, fun, fun -- I get around -- The girls on the beach --Wendy -- Let him run wild -- Don't worry baby -- California girls --Girl don't tell me -- Help me, Rhonda -- You're so good to me -- All summer long -- Good vibrations
Brian Wilson reimagines Gershwin by George Gershwin( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Gershwin, Brian Wilson is one of the great composers of the last 100 years. On this album, Wilson has re-recorded and reimagined twelve classic songs from the Gershwin Brothers and completed two new Wilson/Gershwin compositions. The Gershwin estate gave Wilson access to rare, unfinished pieces of music by George Gershwin, with which Wilson crafted collaborative compositions unlike anything the world has seen
20 good vibrations, the greatest hits by Beach Boys( Recording )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beach Boys' sound has become the sound of summer. The band's tight harmonies and beach party music created many memorable hits like I Get Around. This collection has twenty of the band's best, from Surfin' Safari to Kokomo
The SMiLE sessions by Beach Boys( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded between 1966 and 1967, Smile was intended to be a pop rock masterpiece as well as the follow up to the Beach Boys' acclaimed Pet Sounds album. But the master tapes were shelved, and the album was never released. Now this piece of rock history comes to life with a two-disc set that provides an in-depth overview of the recording sessions and the album itself
That lucky old sun by Brian Wilson( Recording )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical love letter about Southern California. Brian Wilson continues the awe-inspiring concept album journey that has evolved since the Beach Boys' 1966 classic Pet Sounds. Features a mix of songs and spoken narratives
Brian Wilson by Brian Wilson( Recording )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't give up on me by Solomon Burke( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Sohn in Audio 8/02: "Was für eine Stimme! Solomon Burke, von vielen als "King Of Rock & Soul" angesehen, zieht alle Register. Er singt und fleht voller Inbrunst, lässt den Emotionen freien Lauf. Und sein raues Organ hat noch immer mächtig Power! Die elf Songs liefern ihm dafür die perfekte Vorlage, interpretiert der alte Phillie-Barde doch, unaufdringlich instrumentiert, Material erstklassiger Songwriter von Van Morrisons "Fast Train" über "Soul Searchin' (Brian Wilson) bis zu Bob Dylans "Stepchild". Toll!"
A child's celebration of lullaby( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of lullabies with various singers such as Lena Horn, Kathie Lee Gifford, Linda Ronstadt, Raffi, Taj Mahal and many others
No pier pressure by Brian Wilson( Recording )

13 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of popular music's most deeply revered figures returns with his eleventh solo studio album. Joining him here are some of his former Beach Boys bandmates as well as Kacey Musgraves, fun.'s Nate Ruess, and more
Grammy nominees( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New dawn by Libera (Musical group)( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the key of Disney by Brian Wilson( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Wilson brings his inimitable style to the Disney songbook in an ambitious album which brings together two icons of the California experience - the original and founding member of the Beach Boys and Disney
Brian Wilson : love & mercy by Brian Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirty computer by Janelle Monáe( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janelle Monae is one of the most unique artists in music today, with a sound and visuals that many compare to Prince. Her highly anticipated third full-length album was introduced with the buzzworthy singles Make Me Feel and Django Jane
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The nearest faraway place : Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and the Southern California experienceInside the music of Brian Wilson : the songs, sounds, and influences of the Beach Boys' founding geniusContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in musicWouldn't it be nice : Brian Wilson and the making of the Beach Boys' Pet soundsBrian Wilson & the Beach Boys : how deep is the ocean? : essays & conversations exploring the mysteries of their incomparable musical accomplishmentsSmile : the story of Brian Wilson's lost masterpieceBack to the beach : a Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys readerBrian Wilson : a Beach Boy's tale
Alternative Names
Brian Wilson Amerikaans muzikant

Brian Wilson amerikansk musiker, sanger, låtskriver og produsent

Brian Wilson amerykański muzyk rockowy, członek The Beach Boys

Brian Wilson bassista, pianista e cantante statunitense

Brian Wilson musicien américain

Brian Wilson Músico estadounidense

Brian Wilson Músico integrante dos Beach Boys

Brian Wilson US-amerikanischer Musiker

Wilson, B. 1942-

Wilson, Brian Douglas

Wilson, Brian Douglas 1942-

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Уилсон, Брайан

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