Today's song comes from deep within the rock vault. This is Brian Wilson performing his famous song "Surf's Up", originally intended for the SMiLE album, which the Beach Boys never actually recorded. This is Brian Wilson at his finest. In his home performing solo as he heard it in his head in rough form.
When Wilson finally re-recorded SMiLE in it's entirety in 2004, "Surf's Up" was of course included, completely re-recorded with Wilson's backing band the Wondermints.
Van Dyke Parks' lyrics are awesome, Brian Wilson's singing is solid yet vulnerable. This song rocks.
Now here's the version from the SMiLE of 2004 with the Wondermints.