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When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
Written by: Brian Wilson
Produced by: Brian Wilson
Recording date: August 5 and 10, 1964
Master Number: #52666
Lead Vocal by: Mike and Brian
Originally appeared on: Today
Subsequently appeared on: Spirit of America; Made in USA; Summer Dreams; The Best of the Beach Boys; Good Vibrations
Features harpsichord and stunning backing vocals. The startling counterpoint between Mike and Brian's vocals and the roll-call of the passing years give this song a heartbreakingly beautiful feel. A personal favorite.
A Californian court awarded Mike Love credit for lyrics for this song
0:25 Mike says (doesn't sing) "will I still dig those sounds" off beat
0:37 Click, just before "Fifteen"
1:52 Sounds like "Forty-eight" instead of "Twenty-eight."
1:53 Sounds like "Forty-nine" instead of "Twenty-nine."
A-side with: She Knows Me Too Well
Released on: September 1964
Charted on: 5 September 1964
When I Grow Up To Be A Man (vocals)
Link to lyrics for this track.
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