Live At The Roxy Theatre

Brian Wilson


1. Little Girl Intro
2. Little Girl I Once Knew
3. This Whole World
4. Don't Worry Baby
5. Kiss Me Baby
6. Do It Again
7. California Girls
8. I Get Around
9. Back Home
10. In My Room
11. Surfer Girl
12. The First Time
13. This Isn't Love
14. Add Some Music To Your Day
15. Please Let Me Wonder

1. Band Intro
2. Brian Wilson
3. 'Til I Die
4. Darlin'
5. Let's Go Away For Awhile
6. Pet Sounds
7. God Only Knows
8. Lay Down Burden
9. Be My Baby
10. Good Vibrations
11. Caroline, No
12. All Summer Long
13. Love And Mercy

Alternative Versions

Oglio label release on 19 June 2001 had three bonus tracks, live versions of Sloop John B and Barbara Ann and an interview.
Sanctuary UK release on 21 January 2002 had an additional two bonus tracks (as well as the Oglio tracks), namely live versions of Help Me, Rhonda and Wouldn't It Be Nice.
February 2002 Japanese release on Victor contained a further bonus track, a live version of Fun Fun Fun.

Album Trivia

Released on BriMel records in July 2000, originally an internet-only release from the official website. See above for further releases.
Recorded live at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on April 7 and 8, 2000.

Website Comments and Review

This is the first official document of Brian's return to touring in 1999 and is based on two shows done especially for this recording at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, an intimate venue. The warm audience response the performance belies the size of the venue, however, and confirms that something special is indeed happening.

Indeed this album is an excellent summary of Brian's career with a well-chosen tracklist that emphasises many of Brian's greatest songs, and includes some very solid performances. The two new Brian songs, The Isn't Love and The First Time are both worthy of their places here, and other material you won't find elsewhere include the bizarre but somewhat fitting performance of the Barenaked Ladies song Brian Wilson and the first officially released version of Brian doing his favorite song, Be My Baby.

This was also an important milestone on the route to even greater things, especially the completion and performance of SMiLE and this record should hold an important place in any Brian Wilson's fans hearts and collection. The only sour note was the multiple re-releases that blew a few holes in the pockets of completists.

RATING: 9 out of 10

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