The album that Brian Wilson created in an attempt to outdo the Beatles' Rubber Soul album. Worshipped by music lovers for its harmonies it is also regarded as an early demonstration of how to use the recording studio as an instrument. Brian Wilson has recently been touring the album again, playing it to thousands of devoted fans. It includes classic tracks such as Wouldn't it Be Nice, Don't Talk and God Only Knows.
Jim Fusilli is chief rock music critic for the Wall Street Journal and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." In addition, he is the author of the award-winning mystery series featuring private investigator Terry Orr and his daughter Bella. The series includes Closing Time, A Well-Known Secret, and Tribeca Blues. The fourth novel in the series, Hard, Hard City, was published by G.P. Putnam in the fall of 2004. He lives in New York City.