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Friends

The Beach Boys

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1
Meant For You
The Beach Boys
0:41
2
Friends
The Beach Boys
2:33
3
Wake The World
The Beach Boys
1:31
4
Be Here In The Mornin'
The Beach Boys
2:19
5
When A Man Needs A Woman
The Beach Boys
2:10
6
Passing By
The Beach Boys
2:28
7
Anna Lee, The Healer
The Beach Boys
1:55
8
Little Bird
The Beach Boys
2:01
9
Be Still
The Beach Boys
1:25
10
Busy Doin' Nothin'
The Beach Boys
3:06
11
Diamond Head
The Beach Boys
3:42
12
Transcendental Meditation
The Beach Boys
1:52
Total Playing Time    25:43
UK Albums Chart - #13, 1968
UK Singles Chart - #25, 1968 - Friends

"There is 'less is more' production philosophy, charming tricks, for example tuba on Wake The World and, most of all, having fun in the best possible sense."
- Sputnikmusic

"... it does have a pleasant quality and just passes by like a gently flowing stream ... ultimately satisfying in its own way ... should be listened to with your feet up and a glass of wine in hand."
- Blogcritics.org

"Four Stars. Everything on the first side is great ... listen once and you might think this album is nowhere. But it's really just at a very special place and after a half-dozen listenings, you can be there."
- Rolling Stone

"Released at the height of hippie excess, this masterpiece went unnoticed ... while extremely pleasant and nonabrasive, is more psychedelic than anything David Crosby ever penned. Brian’s songs are uniformly remarkable ..."
- PopMatters.com

Brian Wilson has stated in interviews that the mellow, laid-back Friends, released in 1968, remains his favourite Beach Boys album, although it was largely overlooked in the US. Often considered a showcase for the emergence of Dennis Wilson as a writer and singer, the album and title track single did better on charts in the UK than in the US.
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