Classics Selected By Brian Wilson

Classics selected by Brian Wilson is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys and released through Capitol Records in mid-2002. It was compiled by Brian Wilson himself that February. It includes a new recording of an unreleased 1970s track, "California Feelin'" not by The Beach Boys but Wilson and his live band.

Brian wrote in the liner notes:

Picking just 19 Beach Boys favourites is one of the hardest things I ever had to do. If you asked me tomorrow I would probably want to include "Kiss Me, Baby", "Salt Lake City", "Girl Don't Tell Me", "The Little Girl I Once Knew", "At My Window" and, from Holland, "Funky Pretty" & "Mount Vernon and Fairway". Blondie Chaplin's vocal on the fadeout to "Funky Pretty" is sensational. But here's my list as of today... Brian Wilson's 19 favourites on February 11, 2002.

Wilson's choices tend to favor his ballads, from "Surfer Girl" and "The Warmth of the Sun" to his Pet Sounds and Smile material. Later song selections include "'Til I Die" and "Sail On, Sailor".

Classics selected by Brian Wilson briefly made the US charts, reaching number 159 during a chart stay of 1 week.

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... Mark Linett – Compilation Engineer Kazunori Uemura – Package Design Brian Wilson – Producer, Selection Carl Wilson – Producer Satoru Yonekawa – Package Design ...

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