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It’s been a long, long time, my what a worldBrian_Wilson730_MainPicture
There’s trouble everywhere, I’m sure you’ve heard
This must be what they mean, love conquers everything
Tell me it’s not a dream, say it’s true
Say it’s you, say it’s love

“What Love Can Do”- Brian Wilson

WHAT LOVE CAN DO, 429 Records’ collection of songs by some of the music world’s most creative songwriters is enjoying a successful launch as the title track, a new recording by Brian Wilson is powering the AC radio charts in the first weeks of release! Written by Brian Wilson, Steven Krikorian and Burt Bacharach and produced by legendary producer Phil Ramone, “What Love Can Do” was the # 1 Most Added song at adult contemporary radio in late July, setting off a march up the charts in tandem with the release last week of the album of the same name. what-love-can-doWHAT LOVE CAN DO is a project put together by Phil Ramone that brings together celebrated musicians such as Brian Wilson, Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Burt Bacharach and many others each of whom have gone back into the studio to recreate one of their all-time hits as well as record a brand new song. It’s a unique idea where artists, under the creative genius of Phil Ramone, record a fresh take on a timeless classic while also offering an up-to-date example of their artistry. Key AC stations such as KWAV (Monteray, CA) and WCDV (Baton Rouge, LA) have already embraced the new song which finds Wilson at the top of his form. WHAT LOVE CAN DO was released on 429 Records on August 4.

WHAT LOVE CAN DO is more than just a nostalgic look back for the artist and the listener but it’s a heartfelt message from each artist involved that their music is more vibrant and evocative than ever. The lineup of artists participating in the project is truly stellar representing the pop, rock, folk and jazz genres.

1) “God Only Knows” Brian Wilson

2) “Un Baile Del Corazon” Stephen Bishop

3) “Your Goodbye” Richard Marx

4) “A Love Song” Kenny Loggins

5) “Sunday Morning Coming Down” Kris Kristofferson

6) “I Still Remember” Burt Bacharach, John Pagano

7) “Rainbow Connection” Paul Williams, Willie Nelson

8) “Hold On To The Nights” Richard Marx

9) “The Wonder” Kris Kristofferson

10) “I’ll Remember Your Name” Kenny Loggins

11) “New Music From An Old Friend” Paul Williams, Jane Monheit

12) “Save It For A Rainy Day” Stephen Bishop, Eric Clapton

13) “Alfie” Burt Bacharach, Peabo Bryson

14) “How About Now” Kenny Loggins

15) “What Love Can Do” Brian Wilson

In addition, Brian Wilson is gearing up for a tour of the U.S. beginning in October. Confirmed dates include:

October 23 – Soaring Eagle Casino Mount Pleasant, MI

October 24 – Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI

October 26 – Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ

October 27 – Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJBrianWilson2

October 29 – Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA

October 31 – Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Virginia Beach, VA

November 1 – Creative Arts Center at WVU Morgantown, WV

November 3 – The Capitol Center Concord, NH

November 4 – Lupos Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI

November 6 – Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA

November 8 – The Capital One Bank Theatre Westbury, NY

November 10 – The Egg Albany, NY

November 11 – Kirby Center Wilkes Barre, PA

November 12 – Lowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA

November 13 – Community Theater at Mayo Morristown, NJ

December 3 – Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA

December 5 – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Stateline, NV

429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is lead by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies.

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Summer….61,

A goddess became my song,

I fell in her ocean eyes,

As endless as the skies,

Forever she’ll be my Surfer Girl.

“Forever She’ll Be My Surfer Girl”- Brian Wilson

Thought I would post the promotional trailer for “That Lucky Old Sun”. It shows that Brian still has an ear for song and is excited for this release. I know I am.

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Summer….61,

A goddess became my song,

I fell in her ocean eyes,

As endless as the skies,

Forever she’ll be my Surfer Girl.

“Forever She’ll Be My Surfer Girl”- Brian Wilson

Thought I would post the promotional trailer for “That Lucky Old Sun”. It shows that Brian still has an ear for song and is excited for this release. I know I am.

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I had to fix a lot of things this morning
‘Cause they were so scrambled
But now it’s okay
I tell you I’ve got enough to do

The Beach Boys – Busy Doin Nothing

I was sittin’ in a crummy movie
With my hands on my chin
all the violence that occurs
Seems like we never win
Love and mercy that’s what you need tonight
Love and mercy to you and your friends tonight

Brian Wilson- “Love and Mercy”

The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson have been part of who i am since I was 13 and “Endless Summer ” came out in the seventies. While everyone was Jammin to Grand Funk and Stevie Wonder I was up late listening to “Holland” on earphones in my room. It was “my” thing and I loved it. It is still a source of joy when anything Beach Boy or Brian Wilson reaches my ears and now it looks like something Brian Wilson new and old is coming…

BRIAN WILSON RETURNS TO CAPITOL RECORDS / EMI, HIS ORIGINAL LABEL HOME…. NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THAT LUCKY OLD SUN,’ TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2 ON CD, DELUXE CD/DVD, LIMITED EDITION VINYL & DIGITALLY” 

You don’t have to climb the Capitol tower, or play the Hollywood Bowl, if there’s a roll in your heart, and a rock in your soul…” (lyrics from That Lucky Old Sun’s “California Role”)

Hollywood, California – May 19, 2008

 

 

 

 

– He is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the
most cherished music in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most gifted and influential pop composers of the last 50 years. Today, Wilson announces his return to Capitol Records / EMI, his original label home. Wilson’s new studio recording,

That Lucky Old Sun

 will be released by Capitol/EMI on CD, CD/DVD, limited edition vinyl and digitally on September 2 (September 1 internationally). Brian Wilson’s return to Capitol Records / EMI, where The Beach Boys caught their first hit wave with the 1962 classic, “Surfin’ Safari/409,” is a triumphant homecoming for one of the world’s most gifted and beloved musical talents.

 

 

“I’m thrilled to be back home with Capitol, and I’m looking forward to sharing That Lucky Old Sun with everyone,” says Brian Wilson. “This music is really special to me.”

 

“We are delighted to be working with Brian Wilson for his new album,That Lucky Old Sun,” says Guy Hands, Executive Chairman of EMI Music. “We all remember the feelingwe got when we first heard The Beach Boys’ music. My particular favorite classic is ‘Surfer Girl.’ It always reminds me of driving an open top car down the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Barbara to Malibu. Brian Wilson is an iconic talent with enormous musical influence all over the world and we are very proud to be representing him.”

 

A musical love letter from Southern California,

 

 

That Lucky Old Sun

shimmers with sundappled choruses and arrangements that swell and swirl as if carried by the Pacific tides. One of the songs, “Midnight’s Another Day,” has been described by MOJO magazine as “glorious.” The album is narrated in transitional interludes spoken by Wilson as ‘That Lucky Old Sun,’ the storyteller. The narratives, cameos on life and the heartbeat of Los Angeles, propel the album’s musical story.

 

Last summer, Wilson found himself singing the 1949 classic song, “That Lucky Old Sun,” which became the inspiration for a unique approach to what would become his next studio release. He bought Louis Armstrong’s version of the track and was inspired to collaborate lyrically with his band mate Scott Bennett, and with Van Dyke Parks, his old ‘sidekick,’ to create vibrant spoken narratives. Wilson debuted “That Lucky Old Sun” at London’s Royal Festival Hall in September 2007 in a series of six sold-out and critically acclaimed concert performances celebrating the theatre’s restoration.

 

Wilson describes That Lucky Old Sun as an “interwoven series of ‘rounds’ with interspersed spoken word,” and as an autobiographical travelogue of sorts. The new studio album is produced by Wilson and was created with his acclaimed band at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where he first recorded in 1962.The new release is the dawning of a new California morning for Brian Wilson, continuing the awe-inspiring concept album journey that he first began four decades ago. Wilson’s songwriting, arranging and producing talents came together in harmonious glory for The Beach Boys’ 1966 classic, Pet Sounds, and have continued to evolve during his solo career, highlighted by his 2004 critically acclaimed Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE. Lyrically and in Wilson’s incomparably lush, evocative arrangements, That Lucky Old Sun adds a new chapter to Wilson’s conceptual presentations, reaching ever higher with his vibrant and moving autobiographical storytelling and intricate harmonies. Following numerous nominations, Wilson won a well-deserved Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (2004) for “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow” and he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Last December, he was feted as a leading cultural icon by The Kennedy Center Honors alongside Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese, Steve Martin and Leon Fleisher.

Brian Wilson:


That Lucky Old Sun

 

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)
Oxygen
Can’t Wait Too Long (vocal excerpt)
Midnight’s Another Day
Going Home
Southern California

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I had to fix a lot of things this morning
‘Cause they were so scrambled
But now it’s okay
I tell you I’ve got enough to do

The Beach Boys – Busy Doin Nothing

I was sittin’ in a crummy movie
With my hands on my chin
all the violence that occurs
Seems like we never win
Love and mercy that’s what you need tonight
Love and mercy to you and your friends tonight

Brian Wilson- “Love and Mercy”

The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson have been part of who i am since I was 13 and “Endless Summer ” came out in the seventies. While everyone was Jammin to Grand Funk and Stevie Wonder I was up late listening to “Holland” on earphones in my room. It was “my” thing and I loved it. It is still a source of joy when anything Beach Boy or Brian Wilson reaches my ears and now it looks like something Brian Wilson new and old is coming…

BRIAN WILSON RETURNS TO CAPITOL RECORDS / EMI, HIS ORIGINAL LABEL HOME…. NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THAT LUCKY OLD SUN,’ TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2 ON CD, DELUXE CD/DVD, LIMITED EDITION VINYL & DIGITALLY” 

You don’t have to climb the Capitol tower, or play the Hollywood Bowl, if there’s a roll in your heart, and a rock in your soul…” (lyrics from That Lucky Old Sun’s “California Role”)

Hollywood, California – May 19, 2008

 

 

 

 

– He is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the
most cherished music in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most gifted and influential pop composers of the last 50 years. Today, Wilson announces his return to Capitol Records / EMI, his original label home. Wilson’s new studio recording,

That Lucky Old Sun

 will be released by Capitol/EMI on CD, CD/DVD, limited edition vinyl and digitally on September 2 (September 1 internationally). Brian Wilson’s return to Capitol Records / EMI, where The Beach Boys caught their first hit wave with the 1962 classic, “Surfin’ Safari/409,” is a triumphant homecoming for one of the world’s most gifted and beloved musical talents.

 

 

“I’m thrilled to be back home with Capitol, and I’m looking forward to sharing That Lucky Old Sun with everyone,” says Brian Wilson. “This music is really special to me.”

 

“We are delighted to be working with Brian Wilson for his new album,That Lucky Old Sun,” says Guy Hands, Executive Chairman of EMI Music. “We all remember the feelingwe got when we first heard The Beach Boys’ music. My particular favorite classic is ‘Surfer Girl.’ It always reminds me of driving an open top car down the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Barbara to Malibu. Brian Wilson is an iconic talent with enormous musical influence all over the world and we are very proud to be representing him.”

 

A musical love letter from Southern California,

 

 

That Lucky Old Sun

shimmers with sundappled choruses and arrangements that swell and swirl as if carried by the Pacific tides. One of the songs, “Midnight’s Another Day,” has been described by MOJO magazine as “glorious.” The album is narrated in transitional interludes spoken by Wilson as ‘That Lucky Old Sun,’ the storyteller. The narratives, cameos on life and the heartbeat of Los Angeles, propel the album’s musical story.

 

Last summer, Wilson found himself singing the 1949 classic song, “That Lucky Old Sun,” which became the inspiration for a unique approach to what would become his next studio release. He bought Louis Armstrong’s version of the track and was inspired to collaborate lyrically with his band mate Scott Bennett, and with Van Dyke Parks, his old ‘sidekick,’ to create vibrant spoken narratives. Wilson debuted “That Lucky Old Sun” at London’s Royal Festival Hall in September 2007 in a series of six sold-out and critically acclaimed concert performances celebrating the theatre’s restoration.

 

Wilson describes That Lucky Old Sun as an “interwoven series of ‘rounds’ with interspersed spoken word,” and as an autobiographical travelogue of sorts. The new studio album is produced by Wilson and was created with his acclaimed band at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where he first recorded in 1962.The new release is the dawning of a new California morning for Brian Wilson, continuing the awe-inspiring concept album journey that he first began four decades ago. Wilson’s songwriting, arranging and producing talents came together in harmonious glory for The Beach Boys’ 1966 classic, Pet Sounds, and have continued to evolve during his solo career, highlighted by his 2004 critically acclaimed Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE. Lyrically and in Wilson’s incomparably lush, evocative arrangements, That Lucky Old Sun adds a new chapter to Wilson’s conceptual presentations, reaching ever higher with his vibrant and moving autobiographical storytelling and intricate harmonies. Following numerous nominations, Wilson won a well-deserved Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (2004) for “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow” and he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Last December, he was feted as a leading cultural icon by The Kennedy Center Honors alongside Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese, Steve Martin and Leon Fleisher.

Brian Wilson:


That Lucky Old Sun

 

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)
Oxygen
Can’t Wait Too Long (vocal excerpt)
Midnight’s Another Day
Going Home
Southern California

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