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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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In Hawaii there’s a place known as Waimea Bay220jan-berry-2
Where the best surfers in the world come to stay
And ride the wild surf they come to try
To conquer those waves some 30 feet high

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Ride ride ride the wild surf
Ride ride ride the wild surf
Ride ride ride the wild surf
Gotta take that one last ride

Surf fever brings them here to meet the test
And hanging round the beach you’ll see the best
They’re waxed up and ready just waiting for
The surf to build up on the northern shore

“Ride the Wild Surf” -Jan and Dean

This is something I’ve always wanted to see. A Jan and Dean CD box set. Evidently there are many other fans who want the same.

There is an online petition to have the powers that be to produce such a gem. Read on…

To:  EMI / Capitol

This is a petition calling for a Box Set CD Release for Jan & Dean.

From late 1950s R&B, to Surf music, and the Psychedelic era, Jan & Dean produced 26 chart singles between 1958 and 1966. Sixteen of these were national Top 40 hits on the Billboard and Cash Box charts, seven of which reached the national Top 10. Four of Jan & Dean’s albums also made the national Top 40 during that period. jan-dean2

In April 1966, Jan Berry was critically injured in an automobile accident, resulting in brain damage and partial paralysis. From 1966 onward, Jan & Dean made new music separately, and occasionally together. They hit the road again in the late 1970s, during Jan Berry’s high-profile fight to overcome the effects of traumatic brain injury. This story was told on national television in the highly rated film “Deadman’s Curve” (1978), which paved the way for “Phase II” of Jan & Dean’s road career. They toured consistently throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and into the new millennium. Following Jan Berry’s untimely death in March 2004, Dean continues to honor the music with live concert appearances.

Jan Berry has now been dead for more than three years, and it is long past time for Jan & Dean to be honored with a comprehensive Box Set CD Release. There are many options for such a package, including the superior original mono mixes, and well as various outtakes and backing tracks. There is enough of a fan base and market to warrant such a package.

As a songwriter and singer, Jan Berry had his first Top 10 hit in 1958, before Phil Spector. As an arranger and producer (signed first to Nevins-Kirshner and then to Screen Gems), Jan Berry worked with Hollywood’s elite studio musicians long before Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson did the same.

EMI now holds Jan & Dean’s Screen Gems catalog, encompassing their most famous hits and album cuts.

Artists who achieved less success than Jan & Dean during their careers have been given the Box Set treatment. It’s now time for Jan & Dean to have their own comprehensive Box Set career retrospective. This would be a popular released for EMI, or it could be farmed out to another label, such as Shout Factory.

Please click on the link to sign online

http://www.petitiononline.com/jdcd2007/petition.html

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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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