Pet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions

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Pet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 7 February 2003
Recorded 1963–73
Genre Pop, rock, surf, psychedelic
Length 51:48
Label Ace Records (CDCHD 851)
Producer Brian Wilson
Compiler Rob Finnis
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Pet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions is a CD compilation album of the recorded work of record producer, songwriter, and musician Brian Wilson as he attempted to branch away from his band the Beach Boys during the early-to-mid-1960s and early 1970s.[1] The compilation features performing artists such as Glen Campbell, Gary Usher, the Honeys, American Spring, Jan and Dean, Sharon Marie, and the Survivors. It was released with a full-color 20-page booklet with rare photos and a detailed essay.[2][3]

The compilation is the only one of its kind to be released under internationally legitimate circumstances. Previously, Still I Dream of it: Rare Works of Brian Wilson was a similarly-themed grey area Japanese release now considered by law as a bootleg.[3][4] The issue of legality is also prominent on Pet Projects; some tracks were evidently unavailable due to contractual reasons.[1] Noted absences include Bob & Sheri's "The Surfer Moon" & "Humpty Dumpty", the Castells' "I Do", the Honeys' "The Love of a Boy and a Girl", Bob & Bobby's "Twelve-O-Four" & "Baby What You Want Me To Do", and Ron Wilson's "I'll Keep on Loving You" & "As Tears Go By".[5]


All songs written and composed by Brian Wilson, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Performed by Length
1. "Run-Around Lover"     Sharon Marie 1:53
2. "Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby"   Mike Love/B. Wilson Sharon Marie 2:34
3. "Pamela Jean"     The Survivors 2:38
4. "After The Game"     The Survivors 2:01
5. "Sacramento"   Gary Usher/B. Wilson Gary Usher 1:58
6. "That's the Way I Feel"   Usher Gary Usher 2:06
7. "The One You Can't Have"     The Honeys 1:57
8. "Surfin' Down the Swanee River"   Stephen C. Foster, arr. B. Wilson The Honeys 2:15
9. "Summertime"   George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin/Du Bose Heyward/Dorothy Heyward Sharon Marie 1:36
10. "Hide Go Seek"     The Honeys 1:46
11. "Shyin' Away"   Diane Rovell/David Sandler/Marilyn Wilson Spring 2:54
12. "Fallin' in Love"   Dennis Wilson Spring 2:28
13. "Pray for Surf"   Rovell The Honeys 2:29
14. "Shoot the Curl"   Rovell The Honeys 2:21
15. "Vegetables"   B. Wilson/Van Dyke Parks Laughing Gravy  
16. "The Revo-Lution"   Usher/B. Wilson The Revolvers 2:11
17. "Number One"   Usher/B. Wilson The Revolvers 2:10
18. "She Rides With Me"   Roger Christian/B. Wilson Paul Peterson 1:56
19. "Guess I'm Dumb"   Russ Titelman/B. Wilson Glen Campbell 2:41
20. "Story of My Life"   Love/B. Wilson Sharon Marie 2:35
21. "He's a Doll"     The Honeys 2:08
22. "Tonight You Belong to Me"   David Lee/Billy Rose The Honeys 2:07
23. "Goodnight My Love"   John Marascalco/George Matola The Honeys 2:51
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  1. ^ a b c Unterberger, Richie. "Pet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions". Allmusic. Allmusic. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Finnis, Rob. "Pet Projects liner notes". Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bax, Gary. "Pet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions". Ace Records. 
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External links[edit]

Pet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions at Discogs