Carl Wilson took a hiatus from The Beach Boys in an attempt to try to do something slightly more aggressive than what he could do within the confines of the group. His first solo album was released in early 1981 and was crafted at the Caribou Ranch studios that were owned by James William Guercio, who also served as producer. This is the first time this compact disc will be available inb the U.S. It s only other appearance on CD was a Japanese edition that was available for a very short time.
The centerpiece of the album is the absolutely divine Heaven , which Carl would often sing in the later stages of his touring days with the Beach Boys. Carl never rocked harder than he does on The Right Lane and the album closer is Carl s remembrance of simpler times, the beautiful & haunting, Seems So Long Ago .
The in-depth essay is by Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy, Beach Boys touring band) who was a member of Carl s band in support of this release. Billy s first hand accounts of life on the road with the group draws us right into the tour experience. This release is mastered from the original master tapes by Vic Anesini and has never sounded better.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Carl Wilson rocks and sings us some beautiful ballads on his first solo release! I have been waiting for years for this treasure to come out on cd. It was only available on hard to find vinyl or a Japanese import at some pretty hefty prices. It is now here on a Iconoclassic Remaster and it sounds fantastic!
The standout tracks are in my opinion, Hurry Love, Seems So Long Ago, and the lovely Heaven! These are some fantastic songs that only our beloved Carl Wilson could put his signature voice to!
Carl was taken way to soon but now his entire catalog is finally available! If you are a fan of Carl Wilson then buy this NOW!!!
A long overdo release. I have had this album on vinyl as well as his follow-up "Youngblood" but the CD release is about time. The written words that accompany this a treat as well. The gem on this album for me has always been "Heaven" what an incredible song. Carls vocals have never sounded better.
Finally available in the U.S., this is an excellent remaster of a mostly good album by Carl. I compared this to the Japanese version of this CD and this new one is definitely a sonic upgrade! "Hurry Love" and "Heaven" are the best tracks, in my opinion. Enjoy!
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