Pacific Ocean Blue is the first album by American musician Dennis Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, and the only one released in his lifetime.[3] When released in August 1977, it was warmly received critically,[4] and noted for outselling the Beach Boys’ contemporary efforts.[5] Two singles were issued from the album, “River Song” and “You and I“, which did not chart.

The album remains a focal point of Wilson’s legacy,[6] being referred to as a “classic”.[3] It was voted number 838 in Colin Larkin‘s All Time Top 1000 Albums.[7] Wilson intended to record a follow-up, entitled Bambu, but the album was left unfinished at the time of his death in December 1983.[6][8]