Day 19 — A song from your favourite album
I don't really think I have ONE favourite album. But I definitely love A LOT of albums. Brian Wilson's SMiLE is up there on the list. This album (if you know anything about the history of the Beach Boys and Brian Wilson) was a labour of love - it almost didn't happen! A college friend of mine burned the early versions of the songs onto a CD for me and I was hooked. The old version of "Surf's Up" is amazing because you can hear the youthfulness in Brian's voice.... but the completed, final version is a gem that, I'm pretty sure, will bring tears to my eyes if I am so lucky to hear it performed live when I see Brian Wilson in June.
I pretty much love every song on SMiLE - it is truly a masterpiece. End of story!
March 11 update: Oh man! Am I somehow prescient or what?? Beach Boys' Lost 'Smile' Album to See Release in 2011. Oh my god, oh my god!