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Lay Down Burden
Written by: Brian Wilson/Joe Thomas
Produced by: Brian Wilson and Joe Thomas
Recording date: Summer 1997/early 1998
Lead Vocal by: Brian
Originally appeared on: Imagination
Subsequently appeared on:
Written against the backdrop of Brian losing his mother and Carl, this ballad hearkens this archivist back to the emotional resonance of "Caroline No" or "Til I Die". There is a sense of deep regret but also of a need to find peace. A tremendous song that shows that Brian can still affect our deepest emotions more than 35 years after "The Lonely Sea."
Live at the Roxy version
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