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Tuesday 26 April 2016

Brian Wilson Set To Resurrect Beach Boys' Pet Sounds @ Together The People Festival In Brighton

Brian Wilson will be joined by former Beach Boys band mate Al Jardine and their band at this summer's Together The People Festival in Brighton to perform a UK Festival Exclusive of the classic album Pet Sounds in full. 

Widely regarded as the record that changed the history of pop, this show coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the album's release. 

Originally released in 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time and this is an historic opportunity to see it performed by one of its original composers:

"I knew it was going to be a milestone in musical history. 

"And I knew we were on to something very, very good. The love vibes in Pet Sounds were very good."

The album was produced and arranged by Brian Wilson, who also wrote and composed almost all of its music. 

Most of the recording sessions were conducted in early April 1966, a year after he had quit touring with the Beach Boys in order to focus more attention on writing and recording


The album's musical direction ignited tensions within the group. 

Due to the album's personal, artistic nature, Pet Sounds is sometimes considered a Brian Wilson solo album, repeating the themes and ideas he had introduced with The Beach Boys Today! one year earlier. 

Wilson said: "I wrote God Only Knows and then we built the rest of Pet Sounds from there."

"The night we cut Good Vibrations, that was one of the highlights of my career, it was one of my favourite Beach Boys songs."

Brian Wilson will be joined across the weekend by an eclectic range of acts including experimental garage punk outfit The Horrors, self-termed future soul band Hiatus Kaiyote, Brighton"s adopted son Gaz Coombes, Turin Brakes, Songhoy Blues, Natty and many, many more still to be announced. 

In addition to the musical line-up, the festival will offer a variety of other entertainment, including dedicated line up for kids!

The family-friendly festival is open to all ages and will host three three music stages and welcome back the Incredible Moving Picturehouse Cinema.. 

This year will also see the return of the Soapbox stage hosting a selection of talks, debates, poetry, spoken word and acoustic performances from local contributors and beyond.

Together The People is an independent, greenfield, non camping, music and arts festival taking place in Preston Park, Brighton on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2016. CLICK HERE for more details.



by: Mike Cobley


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