This piece of work is a fantastic highlight of why Brian IS the man. True to his art form, not just a hit manufacturer, Brian makes an album which can take you to the extreme depths of human emotion. He contrasts his fun in the sun theme well with the last track, Happy Days are hear again. She Says That She Needs Me, originally meant for Pet Sounds album, also sends cold shivers down your spine, if you just let the pure thrill of this man's reflection on his past despair, into your heart. Till I Die (the Endless Harmony version especially) is my favourite song of Brian... It is quite haunting, I can feel that high pitch moog tone vibrating inside of me just thinking about it! Anticipating each forth coming note as if I am anticipating a haunting, alien experience to unfold!
How can a beach boy ever have written songs like that? Well, Brian was afraid of water, he wasn't a surfer! His genius is in his ability to write songs from a human feeling perspective. He then takes you a step further, and enables you to discover or remember feelings you never even knew about.
This album I would guess recruited a lot of Brian fans especially out of the Beach Boy fan population. I am one of them!I sure hope Brian will continue to serve up such luscious art delicacies as this album in the year 2028.
Brian makes you celebrate life as a gift in which we can experience and share different emotions, positive or negative, both can be experienced in the beautiful light. Brian not only captures the grandness of life, but also represents the best art can offer the human experience.