This was the last of Brian Wilson's "pocket symphony" productions. A brilliantly compressed mini song suite, "This Whole World" achieves much of the 1966 Beach Boys album Smile
's promise and implied inventiveness in under 2 minutes. Here, Wilson floats effortlessly from one idea to another, shifting the sands of rhythm and texture beneath a creamy flow of harmonies, keyboards and guitar. The result is a simple slice of innocence.
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