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Hear Brian Wilson's Retro Nineties Rarity 'Some Sweet Day'

Hear Brian Wilson's Retro Nineties Rarity 'Some Sweet Day'
From Rolling Stone - September 6, 2017

Brian Wilsonsounds cheerfullylovelorn on "Some Sweet Day," a previously unreleased song that hepenned in the 1990s. The track will appear onPlayback: The Brian Wilson Anthology, a forthcoming compilation focusing on Wilson's solo work, and makes its premiere here.

"Some sweet day you are gonna see that I am the one for you," Wilson sings. "Right now it's out of my hands," he adds later, "but I do not worry 'cause I got me a plan." The song's arrangement pulls from bubbly Sixties pop, with bright piano, darting brass and a hefty helping of strings.

Wilson penned "Some SweetDay" with help from Andy Paley. The two have a collaborativerelationship stretching back to the Eighties, when Paley worked on Wilson's self-titled 1988 solo debut. Paley also contributed to 1998's Imagination and 2004's Gettin' in Over My Head.

"Brian and I originally wrote 'Some Sweet Day' together in the early Nineties for a movie," Paley told Rolling Stone in a statement. "The idea was that it would be sung by a female in the style of a Sixties girl-group like the Chiffons. It ultimately did not end up getting recorded with a woman's voice but still I like the recording with Brian singing lead. That's Brian and me and my brother Jonathan singing the background parts. I am playing one of the pianos, Brian's playing another one. I am playing drums and guitar Jonathan's playing six-string bass. Brian hired a violinist and Michael Andreas played the woodwind part. It's a track that I have always been very proud of so I am happy that people are finally able to hear it."

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