album comes next month
Brian Wilson has announced that he is releasing some stripped-back versions of The Beach Boys classics on a new album.
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Wilson will release a solo piano album of some of his classic hits, which is set for release on October 19 through Decca.
The new album will feature new versions of ‘At My Piano’, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’, ‘In My Room’, ‘Don’t Worry Baby’, ‘California Girls’, ‘Surfs Up’, ‘Good’. Vibration’ and ‘Only God Knows’ – which you can hear below.
In a press release speaking about the project, Wilson said: “We had an upright piano in our living room and I’ve played it every day since I was 12. I never had any lessons. , I was completely self-taught.
“I cannot express that the piano has played such an important role in my life. It has brought me comfort, joy and security. It has fueled my creativity as well as my competitive nature.
“I play it when I’m happy or sad. I like to play for people and I like to play alone when no one is listening. To be honest, the piano and what I’ve done on that Made music, it might have saved my life.”
Back in August, The Beach Boys shared two unreleased songs, including an unreleased a cappella version of “Surfs Up.”
Two tracks are taken from the band’s huge upcoming box set, ‘Feel Flow – The Sunflower and Surfs Up Sessions 1969–1971’.