Carl Wilson

Youngblood, originally released by Caribou/Epic Records in 1983, was the second solo album from legendary Beach Boys vocalist Carl Wilson. In contrast to the bright pop and airy ballads with which Wilson made his reputation in the Beach Boys, Youngblood bursts from the speakers with a pair of tough rockers powered by the guitar of album producer Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers). Youngblood continues with dramatic balladry ("Givin' You Up," whose lyric may be seen as a commentary on the state of the Beach Boys at the time; "One More Night Alone," penned by Wilson's then brother-in-law Billy Hinsche who also wrote new liner notes for this reissue) and finds space for some good old fashioned rock & roll, both from Wilson's own pen and those of John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) and John Hall (Orleans).

Although commercially unsuccessful upon release, demand for Carl Wilson's solo material has increased dramatically since his tragic death in 1998. Youngblood only ever saw release on CD in a very limited Japanese pressing. This Iconoclassic reissue -- remastered from the original master tapes by Vic Anesini -- marks the first wide release of Carl Wilson's solo music on CD. The Iconoclassic CD includes a bonus track of the single edit of “Givin’ You Up,” one of Youngblood’s standout tracks, along with all the original album packaging and a personal new essay from Billy Hinsche.

Track Listing:
1. What More Can I Say
2. She's Mine
3. Givin' You Up
4. One More Night Alone
5. Rockin' All Over The World
6. What You Do To Me
7. Young Blood
8. Of The Times
9. Too Early To Tell
10. If I Could Talk To Love
11. Time
Bonus Track:
12. Givin' You Up (single version)


The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in the company's name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.

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]