Dennis Wilson's Long-Lost Masterpiece, Pacific Ocean Blue, Racks Up Impressive Sales More Than 30 Years After Its Original Debut
# 4 ROCK RELEASE ON AMAZON.COM DAY OF RELEASE
# 8 DEBUT ON BILLBOARD'S CATALOG CHART
# 2 BEST SELLER AT AMEOBA RECORDS IN LOS ANGELES
# 16 DEBUT ON THE UK ALBUM CHART
Pacific Ocean Blue: Legacy Edition (Caribou/Epic/Legacy), the 30th anniversary reissue of the long-out-of-print musical masterpiece from the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson, is blowing up both in the States and worldwide following its US release last Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
Pacific Ocean Blue: Legacy Edition -- a two-CD collection featuring the original album in its entirety as well as bonus tracks and the first official release of songs from Bambu, Wilson's intended follow-up -- was the # 4 rock release for Amazon.com on the day of release. The album is already a top-seller in the UK and Europe having debuted at # 16 on the UK Album Chart, # 67 in the Netherlands, # 71 in Ireland, and rocketing to #5 in Norway. These feats are all the more remarkable considering that Pacific Ocean Blue was originally released more than 30 years ago and that these are current, not catalog charts.
The release of Pacific Ocean Blue: Legacy Edition has been a cause for celebration among fans and press alike.
"The reissue's heart lies in tracks like 'River Song' and the rollicking 'What's Wrong' -- two raw, emotional highlights that are as moody as anything Brian ever composed," wrote Rolling Stone in its four-star review of the album, while MOJO observed that "(Dennis) left behind Pacific Ocean Blue as his masterpiece, a soul-baring document of a disintegrating male psyche that is perfectly poised between pain and its transcendence."
The London Observer called it "The Holy Grail for many a rock fan" while The London Guardian labeled Pacific Ocean Blue a " ... musical masterwork ... ." Additionally, the Legacy Edition received 5-star reviews in the current editions of Uncut and Record Collector.
Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue was the first solo album to be released by any of the Beach Boys and has been out-of-print and unobtainable for more than a decade except as a pricey collectors item or bootleg. The deluxe Legacy Edition marks the occasion of its 30th anniversary, and the 25th anniversary of its creator's untimely death in 1983, at age 39.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO
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