Brian’s Hidden Beauties XXXVIII: With Me Tonight

Some songs just stick in your mind even if you don’t want them to – and With Me Tonight from Smiley Smile is one of them. One of the Smiley Smile songs that wasn’t part of SMiLE (although the melody seems to be from a fragment from those sessions), it fits into that rather odd album’s psychedelic do-it-yourself doo wop genre.

It’s one of those songs that showcases the brilliant harmonies of the Beach Boys, as well as celebrating a simple joy – a theme that would recur over the next few albums in the transcendental era of the late 60s and early 70s.  It may seem slight and inconsequential on first listen, but don’t be surprised when this tune sucks you in and sticks in your mind….

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