Beach Boys Release New Video for Remastered Gem ‘Darlin”

Enhanced track appears on recently released '1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow' compilation.

July 5, 2017 12:11 pm
Watch Video for Beach Boys' Newly Remastered Gem 'Darlin''
The rock and roll band The Beach Boys are reflected in a mirror held by their producer and founder Brian Wilson in circa 1967. (left to right) Mike Love, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Dennis Wilson. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

A lot happened after the Beach Boys released their groundbreaking Pet Sounds album in 1966.

The year in between saw quite a bit of tumult, as lead songwriter Brian Wilson’s would-be follow-up, Smile, was aborted (its many sessions have since been released) and hastily replaced with Smiley Smile.

Regardless, Wilson and the legendary California band continued pumping out sun-kissed music, including the largely forgotten—at least in the context of greater rock history—gem of an album, Wild Honey.

The band recently released an album revolving around those sessions and leading up to them in 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow, which shows off the band’s forward momentum—with Wilson still as its main creative force—despite the songwriter’s deepening mental health issues, increased drug use, and isolation from the band.

Above, watch a newly released video for the recently remastered “Darlin’” from 1967’s Wild Honey. (That’s Wilson’s brother Carl on lead vocals.)

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