Posted by: Bill Jones | May 19, 2008

Brian Wilson Comes Back to Capital

September’s release of “That Lucky Old Sun,” by musical genius Brian Wilson, will be more than just a musical reminisence of the Beach Boys‘ Southern Californian Heydays, but will also be released by the Beatles’ nemisis’ original Label. After issuing his previous couple of works on Rhino and Nonesuch he has returned to Capitol Records for the release of his next album, “That Lucky Old Sun.” The set is due Sept. 2.

The new release centers around the Southern California of Wilson’s youth and was premiered last September at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The work comprises 11 new songs plus four spoken narratives written by longtime collaborator Van Dyke Parks and a vocal excerpt.

It’s Wilson’s first new studio album since 2004’s “Gettin’ in Over My Head.” Also that year, he completed work on the long-unfinished album “Smile,” an eargoggles standard that was originally intended for release by the Beach Boys in the mid-1960s, but did not get completed for 40 plus years.

Wilson has a handful of U.K. and North American tour dates on tap this summer, beginning June 28 in London and wrapping with a Sept. 12-14 stand at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Track List:






“That Lucky Old Sun”
“Morning Beat”
“That Lucky Old Sun” (narrative)
“Good Kind of Love”
“Forever My Surfer Girl”
“That Lucky Old Sun” (narrative)
“Live Let Live”
“Mexican Girl”
“That Lucky Old Sun” (narrative)
“California Role”
“That Lucky Old Sun” (narrative)
“Can’t Wait Too Long” (vocal excerpt)
“Midnight’s Another Day”
“Going Home”
“Southern California”


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