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Rare studio footage of the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations”

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This archival footage from 1966 shows Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys working on “Good Vibrations” in the studio. “Back at that time, there’s a lot of upbeat, up-tempo songs but Brian brought in this haunting harmony,” said producer and songwriter Linda Perry.

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♪ What elation, oh my, my ♪ - Back at that time, there's a lot of upbeat, up-tempo songs but Brian brought in this haunting harmony.

♪ Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations ♪ You know there's something going on with Brian Wilson.

There's no hiding that this man is troubled and trying to escape something.

♪ Hum-be-num, oh ♪ ♪ Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations ♪ - He's just one of the greatest artists who ever walked the face of the earth.

(instrumental outro) In our time or in any time.

♪ Good, good, good, good vibrations ♪ ♪ She's giving me the excitations ♪ ♪ Good, good, good, good vibrations ♪ ♪ Na na na na na, na na na ♪ ♪ Na na na na na, na na na ♪ (upbeat music)

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