LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE LAST NIGHT AT THE FILLMORE NYC 1971
This set, recorded live on the closing night of New York’s Fillmore East in 1971, captures the group at a time when their performance abilities were at a peak and just as they were finishing up the recording of one of their finest late-era studio albums, Surf's Up.
Although Brian was no longer performing with the band, and Dennis Wilson (due to a hand injury) had been replaced on drums by Mike Kowalski, the core group of Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine was still intact - and more than capable of delivering a great show. Carl Wilson handles most of the lead vocals and his voice rings with the same crystalline clarity and heartfelt sincerity that he brought to‘God Only Knows’ on Pet Sounds. The band opens with the complex and intriguing SMiLE era tune ‘Heroes And Villains’.
Bruce Johnston takes over lead vocals on a rendition of Elton John's ‘Your Song’ - probably the most contemporary cover the band everperformed, having only been an American hit for Elton the previous December