Brian Wilson
Musicares person of the Year Show
2005
70'
The renaissance of Brian Wilson continues with MusiCares: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, a 2005 concert featuring timeless tunes by the Beach Boys maestro and his various lyricists, rendered here by a variety of artists, including Wilson himself. The singer-song matches here are uniformly outstanding, as the performances tend to bring out influences that were more latent in the Beach Boys' original versions. The Backstreet Boys (who knew?) highlight the doo-wop and Four Freshmen flavors of "When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)", easily negotiating the song's complex harmonies; Shelby Lynne shows that "Surfer Girl" could have been a country song; Earth, Wind, and Fire slightly speed up "Don' Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)", an immaculate ballad from Pet Sounds, while former Crystals singer Darlene Love brings out the Phil Spector inspiration in "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and the Red Hot Chili Peppers highlight the straight rock'n'roll of "I Get Around," with Anthony Kiedis, Flea, and John Frusciante doing a creditable job on vocal parts that were originally sung by a quintet. Add to that the fact that the event raised money for worthy charitable causes, and you end up with some seriously good vibrations.
Brian Wilson
Musicares person of the Year Show
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  • 1. I Get Around - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 2. City Blues - Richie Sambora
  • 3. Sail on Sailor - Jamie Cullum
  • 4. Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
  • 5. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times - John Legend
  • 6. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) - Backstreet Boys
  • 7. Surfer Girl - Shelby Lynne
  • 8. Don't Worry Baby - Billy Preston, Michael McDonald
  • 9. Surf's Up - Jeff Beck
  • 10. Surfin' USA - Jeff Beck
  • 11. Don't Talk - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • 12. Wouldn't it Be Nice - Darlene Love
  • 13. Pet - Brian Wilson
  • 14. Heroes And Villains - Brian Wilson
  • 15. Good Vibrations - Brian Wilson
  • 16. Fun, Fun, Fun - Brian Wilson
  • 17. Love and Mercy - Brian Wilson