Brian’s Hidden Beauties LXIII: It’s Like Heaven

Under Wraps - album cover

You may be surprised to find a Shaun Cassidy album cover on this blog, but his Under Wraps album featured the first release of this Brian Wilson composition, written with Diane Rovell and Rocky Pamplin.  As you may guess from the co-writers, this song was intended for use by the Honeys/American Spring and was recorded a number of times in 1977/78. However, it only saw CD release as an extra track on the now rare  CD release of the 1972 American Spring album.

It’s Like Heaven certainly qualifies as a Brian Wilson rarity given the above, and while it may not be one of his greatest songs, it is an effortless pop song, evoking a simpler time and simpler love.

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