A five-CD set shines a light on recordings from the Beach Boys’ underappreciated later years. Also, interpretive material from Colin Hay, rehearsal tapes from Gram Parsons, and new music from Ellen Foley.
Producers pair the vocals from Roy Orbison and Beach Boys classics with newly recorded backup from London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Plus, CDs from Kinky Friedman and Liz Frame.
New thrills from the Smiley Smile and Wild Honey sessions, plus reviews of CDs from Arrica Rose, the New Zeitgeist, and Game Theory.
The Woodstock and Monterey Pop films offer quite a flash from the past, but if you want to know how
A new anthology called Almost Summer holds together remarkably well, especially when you consider that most of its tracks were
Some of the tracks on The Beach Boys Love You are fantastic—and most of the rest are even better. In