Brian Wilson Returns to Capitol

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65-year-old pop/rock icon Brian Wilson is back in business, represented once again by Capitol Records, loyal label of his former band, The Beach Boys. Wilson’s new album, That Lucky Old Sun, revisits his roots by returning, yet again, to the Southern California culture of the 1960s that has continued to influence his sunny sounds for decades. 


 

65-year-old pop/rock icon Brian Wilson is back in business, represented once again by Capitol Records, loyal label of his former band, The Beach Boys. Wilson’s new album, That Lucky Old Sun, revisits his roots by returning, yet again, to the Southern California culture of the 1960s that has continued to influence his sunny sounds for decades. London venue where Wilson revealed his last album, Smile. Unreleased, yet in existence for 37 years, Smile remained tucked away in Wilson’s personal repertoire until he finally presented it to Capitol, who released it in 2004. Wilson’s timeless influence and appeal, Smile reached initial expectations by landing a No. 2 spot just behind Kanye West’s The College Dropout, in a 2004 Village Voice nationwide pop-music poll critiquing the best albums of the year. Wilson projects, their participation is sure to bestow us with another stellar collaboration should tradition prevail. Wilson says the album contains an “interwoven series of ’rounds’ with interspersed spoken word,” and includes several narratives between Wilson and the sun, depicting an illustrative fantasy of life in Southern California.

Set for release on September 2, That Lucky Old Sun was first revealed last September at Royal Festival Hall, the same

Envisioned as a potential rival to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Wilson’s Smile is considered a key representation of the intense progression of pop music in the 1960s. Confirming

On That Lucky Old Sun Wilson resumes work with writers such as Van Dyke Parks and Scott Bennett. Both involved in previous


Look for That Lucky Old Sun in September and see if the Beach Boy still has those “Good, good, good—good vibrations…” 


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