Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson


1. Hold Me
2. Bright Lights
3. What You Gonna Do About Me
4. The Right Lane
5. Hurry Love
6. Heaven
7. The Grammy
8. Seems So Long Ago

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Album Trivia

Released on Caribou on March 27, 1981
Carl's first solo album
Produced by James William Guercio

Website Comments and Review

Carl's first solo album was done during a break from the rest of the band, when he felt that the Beach Boys were not expanding creatively. The sound of the first four tracks of this album is certainl different to the Beach Boys of that era, being an 80s R&B sound, but they tread a turgid, repetitive groove that do little to enhance Carl's reputation. The second half is better, with the standout being Heaven, a ballad that has enhanced more than a few weddings. This moment of magic somewhat redeeems the album, but it is still in the more disappointing half of Beach Boys and related product.

RATING: 5.5 out of 10

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