Following Sexy Intellectual's previous film about Brian Wilson's magnificent craft; Songwriter 1962-1969, comes this companion piece covering the maverick composer's life and work throughout the 1970s.
While this latter part of his career is rarely championed with the same kind of enthusiasm that greets his 1960s productions, it remains an essential part of Brian's story and contains many, many moments of glory which compare favourably to those which litter the era generally considered his heyday.
Brian Wilson: Songwriter – 1969-1982 includes historical musical performances, rare and classic recordings re-assessed by a panel of esteemed experts and obscure footage, rare archive interviews and seldom seen photographs.
Contributions include Beach Boys' manager Fred Vail; Brian's sometime co-producer, David Sandler; his close friend, Mark Volman (The Turtles / Flo & Eddie); Brother Records' Studio engineers, Earl Mankey and Stephen Desper; Wilson collaborator Stephen Kalinich; Three Dog Night's Danny Hutton, plus Beach Boy Bruce Johnston and the Wrecking Crew's Hal Blaine.
Also featuring live and studio recordings of many Brian Wilson classics and obscurities, review, criticism and comment from biographers and writers, Peter Ames Carlin, Domenic Priore, Professor Philip Lambert and Barney Hoskyns.
With extended interviews, featurettes, Behind the Music, Out Of Bed/The Man Behind The Myth, Brian Goes Country; plus contributor biographies and more.
"BRIAN WILSON: SONGWRITER 1962-1969 IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PORTRAIT OF BRIAN WILSON’S WORK AS A SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER EVER RELEASED" - Letterboxd.com
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Producer: Tom O'Dell
Featuring: Thomas Arnold, The Beach Boys, The Beatles
Running Time: 134 mins