The Beach Boys: An Unprecedented Dive into Their World

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The Beach Boys, a name that recalls the rhythm of the ocean and the warmth of the sun, are about to be immortalized in a comprehensive new book. This book, aptly titled The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys, is a deep dive into the lives and music of these iconic musicians.

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A Unique Beach Boys Collaboration

This book is not just a biography; it’s a collaboration. It includes interview material from band members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston. But the voices in this book are not limited to the band members. Other contributors include Thom Yorke, Lindsey Buckingham, Jimmy Page, Carly Simon, and more. This unique blend of perspectives provides a rich and diverse narrative, making this book a must-read for any music enthusiast.

Unseen Treasures

The book is not just about words; it’s also about visuals. It includes previously unpublished photos and other material from the group’s Capitol Records archive. These unseen treasures add a layer of depth to the narrative, allowing readers to visually journey through the band’s history.

The Message of Love

Brian Wilson, in a statement about the project, said, “There’s love in the music and people can relate to the love, regardless of whether you’re 2 years old or 92 years old. For me, music is about love. Love is the message I want to share. I hope people feel that in my music. That makes the hard work worth it.” This sentiment encapsulates the essence of The Beach Boys’ music and their enduring appeal.

Beach Boys Book: Legacy in Literature

The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys is the latest addition to a growing collection of literature about the band. In 2015, Kent Crowley published Long Promised Road: Carl Wilson, Soul of the Beach Boys, the Biography, a book about the group’s co-founding fraternal singer. Brian Wilson has two memoirs, the contested 1991 book Wouldn’t It Be Nice: My Own Story and the more definitive 2016 book I Am Brian Wilson. Mike Love’s memoir, Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, also arrived in 2016, a month ahead of Wilson’s book.

Awaiting Release

The release date for The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys has not yet been announced. However, it is slated to arrive in 2024 via Genesis Publications. This much-anticipated book promises to be a significant addition to the literature on The Beach Boys, offering fans and music lovers an unprecedented look into the lives and music of this iconic band.

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