There have been rumors circulating about a full-blown [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beach Boys[/lastfm] reunion for years. I’m here to tell you…IT’S HAPPENING! [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Al Jardine[/lastfm] has gathered [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mike Love[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruce Johnston[/lastfm]…and even [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Brian Wilson[/lastfm] to do what they do best. HARMONIZE! Believe it or not, the late [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Carl Wilson[/lastfm] will be a part of this – thanks to vocal tracks recorded years ago! The best part: it’s all for charity.
(Courtesy of NME.com)
The Beach Boys are set to release a vinyl single to help victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Founding member Al Jardine has teamed up with band members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston for the track ‘Don’t Fight The Sea’, a song originally from Jardine’s album ‘A Postcard From California’. An archived vocal from the late Carl Wilson also features on the track.
The flip side is an a capella mix from the 1968 Beach Boys song ‘Friends’.
“We felt that the song had a nice basic message of friendship,” said Jardine.
“I also like the idea of that song, because the vocals are a bit under appreciated. So this release was a perfect place to showcase the idea of harmony and friendship. Everybody is behind it 100%, that’s the nice part.”
All proceeds will go to the Red Cross Japan Relief.
The single was officially released yesterday. The first 1,000 copies will be pressed in white vinyl with a red label! Get on this.