‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Review: Love Letter to a Pop Genius – Variety

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Brian Wilson did more than write great pop music. He turned pop songs into hymns, soaring chorales, sublimely delicate and jaunty effusions of sweet-souled sound laced with an underlying sadness so divine that, as Bruce Springsteen says in the movie of “Pet Sounds,” “The beauty of it carries a sense of joyfulness even in the pain of living. The joyfulness of an emotional life.”
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  1. What a gift to unborn generations of music lovers who discover the breath (“spirit”) taking music of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys❗️

    “ Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road” is finally a love letter to Brian Wilson — to all the beauty he has given the world, but also to the fact that he made it through his crack-ups and came out the other side”

    “ The movie shows you that Brian Wilson’s genius is not something that should ever be taken for granted. God only knows what we’d be without him.”

    Variety Review

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