Feel Flows – Transcendental Meditation

“Feel Flows” is a song written by Carl Wilson and Jack Rieley for the The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1971 album Surf’s Up. Carl Wilson’s lead vocals were recorded using reverse echo.

It is the true gem of Surf’s Up. I love this song, it contains a captivating mantra.

The Beach Boys on this recording are:
  • Carl Wilson – lead, backing and harmony vocals; piano, organ; guitar, bass guitar
Additional musicians and production staff
  • Charles Lloyd – saxophone, flute
  • Woody Thews – percussion

I respect that Charles Lloyd played a pivotal role performing on this recording. His spiritual connection with The Beach Boys formed a living, breathing ethos that raises the soul.

During the 1970s Lloyd played extensively with The Beach Boys as they all lived in Big Sur in those days.  Charles Lloyd toured and recorded with the Beach Boys, eventually founding the band Celebration with Mike Love and Al Jardine, both Transcendental Meditation followers.

Explaining the spiritual nature of his songs, Carl Wilson said, “We believe in God as universal consciousness. God is love, God is you, God is me, God is everything here in this room.”

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