Archives for: 2010, week 33

Beach Boys/Brian Wilson Promo CD Extravaganza: Official Centralized Information Center

Here we have the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson Promo CD Extravaganza: Official Centralized Information CenterThe highs, the lows, the good, the bad and the ugly of collecting Beach Boys/Brian Wilson Promo CDsLinks to a complete 14 volume set of blogs… more »

Brian Wilson waxes rhapsodic on Gershwin

LA TIMES "Although the album is [Brian] Wilson's way of sharing his affection for the Gershwins' legacy, for pop aficionados it offers up a meeting of distinct voices in American music from strikingly different eras and locales: the Gershwins inextricab… more »

NY Times Takes On "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin"

NY TIMES "What do George Gershwin and the Beach Boys’ prime mover, Brian Wilson, have in common? A jaunty, exuberant tunefulness for one thing, and a desire to push pop into high-art territory for another. In 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin,' Mr. Wils… more »

Surfin’ Gershwin: Ex-Beach Boy Brian Wilson pays tribute to one of his first musical influences

NY POST "Before he was one of the 20th century’s most revered pop legends — or even a Beach Boy writing hit songs about surfing, California girls and hot rods — Brian Wilson was listening to George Gershwin ... Now Wilson pays homage to the Jazz-age gia… more »

Review: Two American classics meet on 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin'

HITFIX "Some albums arrive with such anticipation and weight that they crumble under their own expectations. There is no way that the whole of 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin,' out Tuesday, can be greater than the sum of its parts. The fact that some o… more »

Music Legend Al Kooper Reviews "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin"

BOSTON HERALD "The standout feature is the excellence of [Brian] Wilson’s vocals. During the last few years, his live singing has run the gamut from shaky to soaring. 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin' proves he still has the abilities of his Beach Boys… more »

Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig Describes Working On "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin"

THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD "I was really thrilled and stoked to get the call from Brian's people to work on his record yet again ... Brian being who he is, he can get the best arrangers and the best musicians, so I am always interested to hear what he's… more »