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Early Brian Wilson recordings set for digital release

Early Brian Wilson recordings set for digital release

Capitol Records is reportedly releasing a special digital-only collection of early Brian Wilson projects titled The Big Beat 1963 on Tuesday, December 17.

The compilation features a collection of rare Beach Boys or Brian Wilson-related recordings from 1963. Most of these tracks have appeared on bootlegs over the years, but none have ever had a commercial release.

The release seems to be related to EU legislation stating that if a recording is not officially released within 50 years of its creation, it will automatically fall into the public domain at the beginning of the 51st calendar year. Last year, Columbia Records released The Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary Collection, featuring studio outtakes and live material recorded by Dylan in 1962. The set was explicitly designed to copyright the material under new European laws, a source at Sony Music told Rolling Stone.

According to a story published online the tracklisting is:

The Big Beat — recorded by Bob & Sheri
(Brian Wilson)

First Rock and Roll Dance (Instrumental) — recorded by Brian Wilson
(Brian Wilson)

Gonna Hustle You (a.k.a. New Girl In School) [Demo] — recorded by Brian Wilson
(Brian Wilson, Bob Norberg)

Ride Away — recorded by Bob & Sheri
(Brian Wilson, Bob Norberg)

Funny Boy — recorded by The Honeys
(Brian Wilson)

Marie — recorded by Bob Norberg & Brian Wilson, with The Honeys
(Brian Wilson)

Mother May I — recorded by The Beach Boys
(Brian Wilson)

I Do (Demo) — recorded by The Beach Boys
(Brian Wilson, Roger Christian)

Bobby Left Me (Backing track) — recorded by Brian Wilson
(Brian Wilson)

If It Can't Be You (a.k.a. I'll Never Love Again) — recorded by Gary Usher
(Brian Wilson)

You Brought It All On Yourself — recorded by The Honeys
(Brian Wilson)

Make The Night A Little Longer — recorded by The Honeys
(Carole King, Gerry Goffin)

Rabbit's Foot (Unfinished track w/backing vocals) — recorded by The Honeys
(Brian Wilson)

Summer Moon — recorded by Vicki Kocher and Bob Norberg
(Brian Wilson)

Side Two (Instrumental)— recorded by Brian Wilson
(Brian Wilson)

Ballad Of Ole Betsy (Demo) — recorded by The Beach Boys
(Brian Wilson, Roger Christian)

Thank Him (Demo)— recorded by Brian Wilson
(Brian Wilson)

Once You've Got Him — recorded by The Honeys
(Ginger Blake, Dianne Rovell)

For Always And Forever (Demo) — recorded by The Honeys
(Ginger Blake, Dianne Rovell)

Little Dirt Bike (Demo) — recorded by The Honeys
(Ginger Blake, Dianne Rovell)

Darling I'm Not Stepping Out On You (Demo) — recorded by The Honeys
(Ginger Blake, Dianne Rovell)

When I Think About You (Demo) — recorded by The Honeys
(Ginger Blake, Dianne Rovell)

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