Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson's Solo Album To Be Reissued
Posted by Dan Haggerty on 01.25.2008
After copyright issues and years out of print, Pacific Ocean Blue will finally get the deluxe treatment...
Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson's cult-classic 1977 solo album Pacific Ocean Blue will be released May 13 in an expanded edition. The project has been out of print for more than 15 years due to copyright disputes.Pacific Ocean Blue was the first solo album from a Beach Boys member, and featured Wilson in songwriting collaborations with his brother Carl as well as Beach Boys frontman Mike Love. Wilson drowned December 28, 1983 after struggling with drug addiction for several years.
The expanded version of Pacific Ocean Blue will be available in a two-CD edition as well as a vinyl version via Sundazed. Disc 1 of the reissue will include the original 12-track album plus previously unreleased bonus songs, which are still being sorted through by label archivists. The second disc will make available for the first time songs intended for Bambu, Wilson's never-released follow-up to Pacific Ocean Blue.