Let Him Run Wild
|"Let Him Run Wild"|
|Single by The Beach Boys|
|from the album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)|
|Released||album: July 5, 1965
single: July 12, 1965
track: March 20, 1965 at Western Studios
|Writer(s)||Brian Wilson, Mike Love|
|The Beach Boys singles chronology|
"Let Him Run Wild" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released on their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) and as the b-side to "California Girls".
An instrumental version is found on the 1968 Stack-O-Tracks compilation.
The 1990–2001 reissue of Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) includes among the bonus tracks a version of the song with alternate backing vocals.
Brian Wilson recorded a version of the song for his 1998 album Imagination.
The 2007 compilation The Warmth of the Sun featured the first stereo mix of the song.
The song was not performed live until 2008 when the Mike Love and Bruce Johnston lead Beach Boys performed it during their European tour the song featured backing member Scott Totten on lead vocals. The song was again performed several times during the bands 50th Anniversary Tour with Totten again on lead vocal. Brian Wilson performed the song live during his 2013 tour with Al Jardine and David Marks with former Beach Boys backing member and current Brian Wilson band backing member Jeff Foskett on the lead vocal.
- Al Jardine – harmony and backing vocals
- Mike Love – harmony and backing vocals
- Brian Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocal
- Carl Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; twelve string guitar
- Dennis Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; tambourine
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