Recorded at Brother Studio, Santa Monica, California Mixed at House Of Blues Studio, Encino, CA Mastered at . New copies came with a large blue sticker on the shrink wrap with details about the release.
Pacific Ocean Blue is Dennis Wilson's only solo album, released on August 22, 1977. The crowning achievement of the brand of melancholy and introspective songwriting Dennis had been composing for near on a decade, it is regarded as perhaps the finest The Beach Boys solo album, notably outselling that group's contemporary album release at a time when tensions between Dennis and other group members were high.
Pacific Ocean Blue is the debut studio album by American songwriter-musician Dennis Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, and the only one to be released in his lifetime. When released in August 1977, it was warmly received critically, and noted for outselling the Beach Boys' contemporary efforts. Two singles were issued from the album, "River Song" and "You. and I", which did not chart. Background and recording. After several attempts, starting in 1970, to realize his own project, some of which made it to the finished album, Wilson recorded the bulk of Pacific Ocean Blue in the months spanning the fall of 1976 to the following spring, at the Beach Boys' own Brother Studios
Dennis Wilson wrote and produced a masterpiece which stands independently. River Song" is the most beautiful song on the album, but all of them are easy and wonderful listening. I only imagine what Dennis would have to offer later in his life but "Pacific Ocean Blue is a wonderful legacy. 2 people found this helpful. this album is quite the diamond in the rough. it sounds nothing like the beach boys, and i think that's part of the appeal. i love the beach boys, but i was really quite surprised at how different dennis' approach was and what the final product ended up as, especially considering the presence of his brothers on many tracks.
Summary: Beach Boy Dennis Wilson's solo album is rereleased with songs from his unreleased "Bambu" album and one unfinished track sung by the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins. Record Label: Sony Legacy.
|A6||Thoughts Of You||3:02|
|B2||You And I||3:25|
|B3||Pacific Ocean Blues||2:37|
|B4||Farewell My Friend||2:24|
|B6||End Of The Show||2:56|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment
- Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment
- Manufactured By – Music On Vinyl B.V.
- Distributed By – Music On Vinyl B.V.
- Backing Vocals – Alexander Hamilton, Baron Stewart, Billy Hinsche, Bruce Johnston, Kurt Becher*, Gregg Jakobson, Jim Dutch, Joe Chemay, John Joyce*, Karen Lamm-Wilson*, Trisha Roach
- Bass – Chuck Domanico, Jamie Jamerson*
- Choir – The Double Rock Baptist Choir
- Drums – Bobby Figueroa, Hal Blaine, Ricky Fataar
- Guitar – Earle Mankey, John Hanlon
- Guitar, Backing Vocals – Ed Tuleja
- Guitar, Bass – Ed Carter
- Horns – Bill Lamb , Charlie McCarthy, Janice Hubbard, Lance Buller, Michael Andreas
- Keyboards, Drums – Dennis Wilson
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 886977 316913
|PZ 34354||Dennis Wilson||Pacific Ocean Blue (LP, Album, Ter)||Caribou Records||PZ 34354||US||1977|
|PZA 34354||Dennis Wilson||Pacific Ocean Blue (8-Trk, Album)||Caribou Records, CBS||PZA 34354||Canada||1977|
|25AP 748||Dennis Wilson||Pacific Ocean Blue (LP, Album)||Caribou Records||25AP 748||Japan||1977|
|88697640482||Dennis Wilson||Pacific Ocean Blue (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Caribou Records, Epic, Legacy||88697640482||Europe||2010|
|CRB 32438||Dennis Wilson||Pacific Ocean Blue (LP, RE)||Caribou Records||CRB 32438||UK||1990|