The Beach Boys Cover Database

An attempt to collect together all the covers of Beach Boys songs in one place.

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Child Is Father Of The Man

"Child Is Father Of The Man"

(Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks)
Album: The Smile Sessions (2011)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube, Spotify

First version released: Brian Wilson (2004)

Smile track, although vocals weren't fully recorded. Van Dyke Parks added lyrics for the 2004 Brian Wilson Presents Smile release. It was rewritten for "Little Bird" and closes Surf's Up.

The database contains 3 covers of "Child Is Father Of The Man".

Artist Album Year Listen Notes
The New Surfsiders
(covered as "SMiLE Medley")
SMiLE Medley single2012YoutubeHilariously awful medley of "Heroes And Villains"/"Do You Like Worms"/"Cabin Essence"/"Child Is Father Of The Man"/"Surf's Up"/"Vega-Tables"/"Fire"/"Good Vibrations".
Will C.
(covered as "Brian's Epiphany")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around "Child Is Father Of Man", the Vegetables promo from the SMILE boxset and "Funky Pretty" (both studio and In Concert versions), with interview snippets.
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Smile2004Youtube, SpotifyWith additional lyrics by Van Dyke Parks.

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