Beach Boys fans are ecstatic over the June 30th release of the band’s latest collection, called 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow. In addition to the first-ever stereo mix of the band’s beloved 1967 Wild Honey album, Sunshine Tomorrow boast countless outtakes and alternate tracks from both the Smiley Smile and Wild Honey album — along with key rehearsals and live tracks from the aborted Lei’d In Hawaii album. Rounding out the set are select previously unreleased performances from the Beach Boys’ Thanksgiving 1967 tour.
The 1967 Smiley Smile recordings mark Brian Wilson’s first work after the abandoned Smile album, with Wild Honey being the last Beach Boys album of the 1960’s to showcase the legendary songwriting team of cousins Brian Wilson and frontman Mike Love. The album gets its name — Sunshine Tomorrow — from a line from Wild Honey’s “Let The Wind Blow.”
We asked Brian Wilson about relocating the Beach Boys from Hollywood’s top professional studios into his Bel Air home on Bellagio Road — the band’s musical headquarters for the next five years: “Well, I wanted to have a home environment trip, where we could record at my house, so we had an engineer build a studio in our den; convert it into a studio. We could function easier, because we were at home at our house. So, the guys knew the house and they knew the studio so they were able to play good.”
And they are returning to the New York State Fair for the first time in nearly 20 years.
They take the stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 25.
Photo Courtesy of Annie Liebovitz