On March 19, 1979.

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On March 19, 1979, “Brother / Caribou / CBS” label released “L.A. (Light Album)”, the 23rd Beach Boys album. It was recorded July 1978 – January 1979, and was produced by Bruce Johnston, The Beach Boys and James William Guercio.

Personnel:

  • Mike Love- lead, harmony and backing vocals, orchestral arrangements
  • Brian Wilson- harmony and backing vocals, piano
  • Carl Wilson- lead, harmony and backing vocals, guitar
  • Al Jardine- lead, harmony and backing vocals
  • Dennis Wilson- lead, harmony and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bruce Johnston- harmony and backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Ed Carter – guitar, bass guitar
  • Carlos Munoz – piano
  • Bobby Figueroa – drums
  • Sterling Smith – harpsichord
  • Phil Shenale – oberheim
  • Jim Guercio- bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber- drums
  • Ritchie Zito – guitar
  • Mike Baird- drums
  • Joel Peskin – alto saxophone solo
  • Jimmy Lyons- alto saxophone solos
  • Mike Meros – clavinet
  • Bob Esty – synthesizer
  • Wah Wah Watson- guitar
  • Joe Chemay – bass guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Victor Feldman- percussion
  • Ron Altbach – keyboards
  • Bill Fletcher – engineer
  • Chuck Britz – engineer
  • Joel Moss – engineer
  • Earle Mankey – engineer
  • Tom Murphy – engineer
  • Curt Becher- co-producer, engineer
  • Chuck Leary – engineer
  • Greg Venable – engineer
  • Jeff Guercio – engineer
  • John Hanlon- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Good Timin’ – Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson
  2. Lady Lynda – Johan Sebastian Bach, arr. by Al Jardine, Ron Altbach
  3. Full Sail – Carl Wilson, Geoffrey Cushing-Murray
  4. Angel Come Home – Carl Wilson, Geoffrey Cushing-Murray
  5. Love Surrounds Me – Dennis Wilson, Geoffrey Cushing-Murray
  6. Sumahama – Mike Love
  7. Here Comes the Night – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  8. Baby Blue – Dennis Wilson, Gregg Jakobson, Karen Lamm
  9. Goin’ South – Carl Wilson, Geoffrey Cushing-Murray
  10. Shortenin’ Bread – traditional, arr. by Brian Wilson
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