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Brian Wilson Smiles Again: Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, March 2004

WE STILL HAVE so much invested in the idea of Brian Wilson’s genius. Three decades since he last wrote a genuinely great song, we continue to revere this damaged, insular, perhaps autistic man – the suburban misfit who elevated Californian teen pop to a level of musical genius that places him alongside Mozart and Schubert.

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