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Brian Wilson And Genesis

09 Feb 2005

Brian Wilson is being honoured in Los Angeles on Friday 11th February. He is the recipient of the Musicares Person of the Year award. Funds raised from the event benefit Musicares Human Service Programs.

In the spirit of the event Brian Wilson has handwritten the lyrics and chord structures to each song on the Pet Sounds album. Genesis Publications is donating its binding services to hand-bind the lyrics in a leather volume within a presentation box.

The hand-bound volume will be taken to Los Angeles on Wednesday 9th February this week so that it may be auctioned for the charity on Friday night. A reserve price of $15,000 has been set for the auction.

These photographs show our bookbinder Paul at work on this historic volume. While his labours were in progress the music of Pet Sounds could be heard coming loud and clear from the bindery.

Brian Wilson at home in his Music Room, at work writing out the lyrics to Pet Sounds. Photo by Henry Diltz.

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