Friends (Stereo) The Beach Boys
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- 1Meant For You00:41
- 3Wake The World01:31
- 4Be Here In The Mornin'02:19
- 5When A Man Needs A Woman02:10
- 6Passing By02:28
- 7Anna Lee, The Healer01:55
- 8Little Bird02:01
- 9Be Still01:25
- 10Busy Doin' Nothin'03:06
- 11Diamond Head03:42
- 12Transcendental Meditation01:52
Info for Friends (Stereo)
„Released when Cream and Jimi Hendrix were at their apex, the low-key pleasantries of Friends seemed downright irrelevant in mid-1968. Today it sounds better, but it's certainly one of the group's more minor efforts, as the members started to divide the songwriting more or less evenly among themselves, rather than letting Brian Wilson provide most of the material. The title track was a charming, if innocuous, minor hit. The bossa nova "Busy Doin' Nothin'" was a subtly subversive piece of rock Muzak, though hindsight reveals a rather worrisome indolence in the lyrics, as penned by Wilson, who was starting to withdraw into his own world. The production and harmonies remained pleasantly idiosyncratic, but there was little substance at the heart of most of the songs. The irony was that Smile had collapsed, in part, because some of the Beach Boys felt that Wilson's increasingly avant-garde leanings would lose their pop audience; yet by the time of Friends, the Beach Boys had done a pretty good job of losing most of their audience by retreating to a less experimental, more group-based approach.“ (Richie Unterberger, AMG)
Al Jardine, lead, backing and harmony vocals
Bruce Johnston, backing and harmony vocals
Mike Love, lead, backing and harmony vocals
Brian Wilson, organ, lead, backing and harmony vocals
Carl Wilson, lead, backing and harmony vocals
Dennis Wilson, lead, backing and harmony vocals
Additional musicians:Jim Gordon, drums on "Be Here in the Morning"
Recorded February 29–April 13, 1968 at Brian Wilson's home studio and ID Sound, Los Angeles
Produced by The Beach Boys
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