Friends – The Beach Boys
by: The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are my all-time favorite band, and Friends is one of my favorite albums. It was one of the last albums that featured Brian Wilson as the creative force behind the music, and features wonderful vocal arrangements throughout. Some of the lyrics were provided by Mike Love, who had just completed a visit to Rishikish, India to study Transcendental Meditation along with the Beatles and Donovan. I particularly like the songs Friends and I Can Hear Music, all beautiful and unique and distinctly Brian. The album was rereleased in 2001 with a number of extra tracks.