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First off I’d like to thank Mike Cleare of My Brother Woody for giving me the heads up on this lost Dennis Wilson gem. You’ll look for the longest time before you’ll find a seasonal tune offering such soul and depth. Hardly surprising given that Wilson was a founding member of the Beach Boys. He recorded 2 solo albums before his untimely death in 1983 but only his debut ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’ was ever given an official release. The follow up ‘Bamboo’ never saw the light of day, which seems rather odd given the continued love affair with the Beach Boys. ‘Morning Christmas’ was recorded during those ‘Bamboo’ sessions and is characterised by Wilson’s sensitive piano led harmonies. The church bells add seasonality and the lyrics describe a joyous rhapsody of the simple things that make this time of year so special. KD
Dennis Wilson – Morning Christmas