Wilson Phillips

Dedicated

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The dedication is to the parents of Wilson Phillips -- Brian Wilson and John & Michelle Phillips, in specific -- so this Dedicated contains plenty of faithful, loving versions of songs by the Beach Boys and Mamas & Papas that you know by heart. "California Dreamin'," "Wouldn't It Be Nice,' "Monday Monday," "God Only Knows," "Dedicated to the One I Love"-- the staples of oldies radio are all here, given sweet, clean treatment by Wilson Phillips, whose signature harmonies shine in this pristine setting. Unless a stiffening of the swing in "Do It Again" and "Fun Fun Fun," or a streamlined a cappella rendering of "Good Vibrations" are taken into account, there are no real surprises here, either in attitude or arrangement. This is designed as comfort food for fans of any generation of the Wilsons or the Phillips and, provided that you share the same pristine production sensibilities, this can be a pleasant nostalgia trip.

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