Brian Wilson is Back!

May 19, 2008


Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has returned to Capitol Records for the release of his next album, "That Lucky Old Sun."

"That Lucky Old Sun" is a musical love letter from Southern California which centers around Brian's youth. The work comprises 11 new songs plus four spoken narratives written by longtime collaborator Van Dyke Parks.

"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."

It's Wilson's first new studio album since 2004's "Gettin' in Over My Head" and the long-unfinished LP "Smile." 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.

Wilson has a slew of U.K. and North American tour dates on tap this summer, beginning June 28 in London and ending with a Sept. 12-14 stand at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The new record LP is set to be released on Sept. 2.

Here’s the full track list for "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)
"Can't Wait Too Long" (vocal excerpt)
"Midnight's Another Day"
"Going Home"
"Southern California"