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December 15th 1966

Wonderful (Background Parts) (overdub)

Surf's Up (overdub)

Studio: Columbia
Date & Hours of Employment: 7pm to 10pm; vocals
Master No.: n/a
No. of Minutes: n/a

Sessions Vocalists: Beach Boys

"A film crew and I went to Columbia Records's studios with Brian and his friends, and they were doing tiny little pieces that made no sense in and of themselves….just a few notes…also the sessions didn't make a scene that was all that interesting…I had hoped to get Brian masterminding a recording session, but instead it was terribly spread out…Brian was a little spacey, but he didn't seem drugged." David Oppenheim

"Earlier in the evening the film crew had covered a Beach Boys vocal session which had gone very badly. Now at midnight, the Beach Boys had gone home and Brian was sitting in the back of his car, smoking moodily. In the dark car, he breathed heavily, his hands in his lap, eyes staring nowhere. 'All right, let's just sit here and see if we can get into something positive, but without any words. Let's just get into something quiet and positive on a nonverbal level.' " Jules Siegel

Surf´s Up

Studio: Columbia
Date & Hours of Employment: near midnight; vocals
Master No.: n/a
No. of Minutes: n/a

Sessions Vocalist: Brian Wilson

"We filmed a piece called 'Surf's Up', and he accompanied himself at the piano. After that we tried to talk with him but didn't get much out of him." David Oppenheim


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