Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 31 May 2016

I’ve was only Introduced to The Beach Boys & Brian Wilson a few years ago. A friend of mine told me many times to take a listen, and I’m very pleased I did. When I first listened to ‘ Pet Sounds’ I was instantly a fan and had the record on repeat for weeks. Followed by other Beac Boys Albums. Since then my love for their music and their history has grown.When I received an email regarding this 2016 UK tour,

When I received an email regarding this 2016 UK tour, I was on the phone to my friend within minutes to make sure we got tickets. We managed to get 2 great tickets in the stalls and bang in the centre. Could not have asked for a better seat.

With over 40 tracks of hit after hit played by a 10 strong band with original Beach Boy Members and excellent singers to backup Brain for the high pitch notes that he’s no longer able to reach. I thought the show was superb, I felt like the whole audience were on Brains side and just wanted to have a great night. It annoys me when people expect older artists like Bob Dylan and Brain Wilson to play like they did when they were in the 20’s but I felt like the audience were fully understanding.  

Over all, a fantastic night and I hope to see the band again in the near future. 

The set list (From Setlist.com) 

Our Prayer (The Beach Boys song)
Heroes and Villains(The Beach Boys song)
California Girls(The Beach Boys song)
Dance, Dance, Dance (The Beach Boys song)
I Get Around (The Beach Boys song)
Shut Down (The Beach Boys song)
Little Deuce Coupe (The Beach Boys song)
Little Honda (The Beach Boys song)
Girl Don’t Tell Me (The Beach Boys song)
In My Room (The Beach Boys song)
Surfer Girl(The Beach Boys song) (Blondie Chaplin on lead vocals)
Don’t Worry Baby (The Beach Boys song)
Wake the World (The Beach Boys song)
Add Some Music to Your Day (The Beach Boys song)
Then I Kissed Her (The Beach Boys song)
Monster Mash (Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Kickers cover) (Proceeded by Proud Mary snippet)
One Kind of Love
Marcella (The Beach Boys song)
Wild Honey (The Beach Boys song) (Blondie Chaplin on lead vocals)
Funky Pretty (The Beach Boys song) (Blondie Chaplin on lead vocals)
Sail On, Sailor (The Beach Boys song) (Blondie Chaplin on lead vocals)

Pet Sounds
Wouldn’t It Be Nice (The Beach Boys song)
You Still Believe in Me (The Beach Boys song)
That’s Not Me (The Beach Boys song)
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (The Beach Boys song)
I’m Waiting for the Day (The Beach Boys song)
Let’s Go Away for Awhile (The Beach Boys song)
Sloop John B ([traditional] cover)
God Only Knows (The Beach Boys song)
I Know There’s an Answer (The Beach Boys song)
Here Today (The Beach Boys song)
I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times (The Beach Boys song)
Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys song)
Caroline, No

Encore:
Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys song)
All Summer Long (The Beach Boys song)
Help Me, Rhonda (The Beach Boys song)
Barbara Ann (The Regents cover)
Surfin’ U.S.A. (The Beach Boys song)
Fun, Fun, Fun (The Beach Boys song)
Love and Mercy

 

The video below is not the best quality but it shows everyone having a brilliant time (not my video)

 

Review from the Liverpool Echo Here

Poster from the tour.

 

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