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Number 107

The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor (Reprise REP 1138 - 1973)

I first heard this song as the opening song on the Beach Boys 1973 LP Holland, the song later being released as a single from the record. Reading any research material for the origins of the song will possibly give you a headache, with various claims as to who actually wrote the song, with Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks and Ray Kennedy being key figures in the puzzle. The early 1970s were a difficult time for Wilson, a casualty of the times, yet the Beach Boys were still coming up with suitably uplifting songs such as this.