Long Promised Road

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"Long Promised Road"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Surf's Up
B-side "Deirdre" (1st release)
"'Til I Die" (2nd release)
Released May 24, 1971
October 11, 1971
Format Vinyl
Recorded April 3, 1971
Genre Rock
Length 3:30
Label Brother/Reprise
Writer(s) Carl Wilson
Jack Rieley
Producer(s) The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Wouldn't It Be Nice (live)"
(1971)
"Long Promised Road" /
"Deirdre"
(1971)
"Long Promised Road" /
"'Til I Die"
(1971)

"Long Promised Road" /
"Deirdre"
(1971)

"Long Promised Road" /
"'Til I Die"
(1971)

"Surf's Up"
(1971)
Surf's Up track listing

"Long Promised Road" is a song written by Carl Wilson and Jack Rieley for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was first released as a single in May 1971, and did not chart. It was then released on their 1971 album Surf's Up, and was rereleased as a single, with a different b-side, "'Til I Die", in October of the same year. This time it made it to #89 on the Billboard Hot 100. Aside from a few guitar parts written in the early days of the band, the song is Carl Wilson's first composition, he plays all of the instruments and handles the lead vocal on the track.

Personnel[edit]

  • Carl Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; electric guitar; moog, harpischord, organ; percussion, drums

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