"Pacific Ocean Blue" = Must-have reissue
TIMES ONLINE "What exactly are Beach Boys completists supposed to do now? First, Brian Wilson completes Smile; now Sony gets round to re-releasing Dennis Wilson’s “lost masterpiece”. Dennis is, inevitably, referred to as the only Beach Boy who actually surfed — as if this was strange, as if the band’s music could possibly have achieved its wistful, poignant magic had his brother Brian been a regular Californian beach bunny. So, the tragic gap between a life lived and a life dreamt of is missing from Dennis’s solo work, replaced by the tired grandeur of a life lived all too well. Fans of the Beach Boys’ post-Pet Sounds output will love it — and will gobble up the newly completed version of its mooted successor, Bambu, on CD two. "