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Brian Wilson played lots of rare songs with The Zombies at the Beacon (videos, setlists)

Brian Wilson and The Zombies just wrapped up their co-headlining “Something Great from ’68” tour at NYC’s Beacon Theatre last night (9/26), and the tour found The Zombies playing their beloved 1968 album Odessey and Oracle in full (plus other songs), while Brian focused on The Beach Boys’ underrated 1968 album Friends as well as their great 1971 album Surf’s Up.

The Zombies began their set with a few career-spanning songs, including the classics “Tell Her No” and “She’s Not There,” before playing Odessey and Oracle, and Brian’s set was full of surprises. He opened with some of The Beach Boys’ best early hits like “California Girls,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” and “Don’t Worry Baby,” and then he went on to pull not just from Friends and Surf’s Up, but also from other classics from the band’s late ’60s / early ’70s psychedelic era like Smile, Pet Sounds, Wild Honey, and Holland. He played some pretty rare cuts, many of which he hadn’t performed in years and some of which he hadn’t performed before this tour, like “Friends,” “Busy Doin’ Nothin’,” “Little Bird,” “Diamond Head,” “Passing By,” “‘Til I Die,” and “Lookin’ at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song).” He also played faves like “Good Vibrations,” “Heroes and Villains,” “Surf’s Up,” “Sail On, Sailor,” “God Only Knows,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Feel Flows,” and more.

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Brian Wilson Setlist (via)
California Girls
I Get Around
Help Me, Rhonda
Don’t Worry Baby
Darlin’
Meant for You
Friends
Wake the World
Busy Doin’ Nothin’
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Sloop John B
God Only Knows
Feel Flows
Long Promised Road
Sail On, Sailor
I Can Hear Music
Little Bird
Diamond Head
Passing By
‘Til I Die
Surf’s Up
Lookin’ at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
Heroes and Villains
Good Vibrations
Fun, Fun, Fun
Love and Mercy

The Zombies Setlist (via)
Tell Her No
Merry Go Round
Edge of the Rainbow
She’s Not There

Odessey and Oracle:
Care of Cell 44
A Rose for Emily
Maybe After He’s Gone
Beechwood Park
Brief Candles
Hung Up on a Dream
Changes
I Want Her, She Wants Me
This Will Be Our Year
Butcher’s Tale (Western Front 1914)
Friends of Mine
Time of the Season

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