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ARTIST
TITLE
A World Of Peace Must Come
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LITA 039CD LITA 039CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/29/2008

"Stephen John Kalinich was born in Endicott, New York and grew up in Binghamton. In his early teens, he started writing poems and articles about world peace. He first came to California around 1964, fell in love with it, and promptly transferred from Harper College in upstate New York to UCLA. Kalinich found himself immersed in the vibrant anti-war culture of late '60s California, often writing songs and poems against the war. He found a musical partner and kindred spirit in Mark Lindsey Buckingham. They cut a demo for a track called 'Leaves of Grass,' inspired by the famous Walt Whitman poem 'Leaves of Grass,' and Kalinich started taking demos around. In the mid-'60s, it was either at Brother Records or while pumping gas that Kalinich first met The Beach Boys. He hit it off with Brian, Carl and Dennis right away. As the first artist signed to The Beach Boys' new label Brother Records, Carl Wilson produced a record for him. His first songs that saw release were 'Little Bird' and 'Be Still,' which he wrote with Dennis and were released on the Friends album. His relationship with Dennis would lead to a number of further collaborations and Kalinich/Dennis Wilson co-writes, including: 20/20 -- 'All I Want To Do,' Hawthorne, CA -- 'A Time To Live In Dreams,' Pacific Ocean Blue -- 'Rainbows,' and Bambu -- 'Love Remember Me.' A World Of Peace Must Come was recorded at Brian's house in Bel-Air in 1969. The tapes were promptly lost, not to be heard again until now. For the first time, this truly timeless snapshot of an era and an ethos will be available nationally, and we can only hope that his prophecy is fulfilled." Deluxe booklet featuring unseen photos, notes, and interviews; liner notes by Beach Boys archivist Alan Boyd and Bill Bentley; bonus track of original 1966 demo for Brother Records.