The Nearest Faraway Place

The Nearest Faraway Place

Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience

Book - 1994 | 1st ed
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a portrait of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson along with a social history of the Los Angeles area celebrated in their music, discussing both its youth culture and its music industry

Baker
& Taylor

Offers an intimate portrait of the group along with a social history of the LA area celebrated in its music, tracing the evolution of Southern California after World War I, its youth culture, and its music industry. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 080502266X (acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: 781.66092 WHI
Characteristics: 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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bobfrombob
Jan 06, 2012

A well done bio. Not a puff piece. Comes across as fair and balanced. White is obviously a fan of Beach Boys/Wilson music and he had good access to speak directly, and at length, to key players. I found too much stuff at the beginning about the Wilson parents and their parents parents but I skipped over that. And I wish there had been a discography since it's hard to follow Beach Boys albums, especially in the early days since there was so much repackaging. But overall a very good book.

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