Carl Wilson
Carl Wilson
Carl Wilson AlbumCarl Wilson Album

Carl Wilson took a hiatus from The Beach Boys in an attempt to try to do something slightly more aggressive than what he could do within the confines of the group. His first solo album was released in early 1981 and was crafted at the Caribou Ranch studios that were owned by James William Guercio, who also served as producer. This is the first time this compact disc will be available in the U.S. Its only other appearance on CD was a Japanese edition that was available for a very short time.

The centerpiece of the album is the absolutely divine Heaven, which Carl would often sing in the later stages of his touring days with The Beach Boys. Carl never rocked harder than he does on The Right Lane, and the album closer is Carl’s remembrance of simpler times, the beautiful and haunting Seems So Long Ago.

The in-depth essay is by Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy, Beach Boys touring band) who was a member of Carl’s band in support of this release. Billy’s first hand accounts of life on the road with the group draw us right into the tour experience. This release is mastered from the original master tapes by Vic Anesini, and has never sounded better.
[Release Date: 9/29/2015]

Track Listing:
1. Hold Me
2. Brights Lights
3. What You Gonna Do About Me?
4. The Right Lane
5. Hurry Love
6. Heaven
7. The Grammy
8. Seems So Long Ago

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A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of the 1970s and '80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]
Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session on the Nested album page.

Are the original album graphics included in the packaging?
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.  [more]