Beach Boy Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue Reissued

30th anniversary special edition features unreleased songs

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Former Beach Boy Dennis Wilson‘s album Pacific Ocean Blue is being reissued next month, marking the album’s 30th anniversary and also 25 years since Wilson’s untimely death.

The double CD package features 12 bonus tracks from the recording sessions from the unfinished follow-up album Bambu, which were mixed with engineer John Hanlon.

In a surprising move Foo FightersTaylor Hawkins takes Wilson’s role for a version of the previously unfinished “Holy Man”. The new lyrics were written by co-producer and long time Dennis collaborator, Gregg Jacobson.


The CD set will also include a booklet with previously ‘lost’ photos that have been uncovered in the Sony Music archives.

Liner notes come from a variety of Beach Boy scholars including award-winning television producer, director and writer David Leaf.

Although hugely popular at the time of release in the late seventies, Pacific Ocean Blue has been out of print since the early eighties and survived up until now only as a collector’s item.


Dennis Wilson once said, “Everything that I am or will ever be is in the music. If you want to know me just listen.” Now comes the chance to reacquaint with the eternal Beach Boy.

The Full Track listing:

Disc One: Pacific Ocean Blue

River Song

What’s Wrong


Friday Night


Thoughts Of You


You And I

Pacific Ocean Blues

Farewell My Friend


End Of The Show

Bonus Tracks

Tug Of Love (Feel the Pull)

Only With You

Holy Man (instrumental)


Disc 2: Bambu (The Caribou Sessions)

Under The Moonlight

It’s Not Too Late

School Girl

Love Remember Me

Love Surround Me

Wild Situation


Are You Real

He’s A Bum


I Love You

Constant Companion

Time For Bed

Album Tag Song

All Alone

Piano Variations On Thoughts Of You

Holy Man (Taylor Hawkins Version)


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