Archives for: 2011, week 37

Brian Wilson more than delivered on Gershwin tour

HEARLD SCOTLAND "Jack Webster is wrong to describe Brian Wilson’s recent concert as “a shocker” (Letters, September 15). He clearly did not read the concert publicity with care for, if he had, he would have known that 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gerswhin'… more »

Brian Wilson, Royal Festival Hall

THE ARTS DESK "Summertime and the living is easy. Gershwin wrote it but it could almost be written by that apostle of California sun, Brian Wilson, who sung it with his band last night. Wilson wouldn’t have come up with a line like 'your daddy’s rich, a… more »

Brian Wilson Face-To-Face With Microphone

Brian Wilson & Michael Jackson

The guy in the yellow shirt standing next to Brian Wilson appears to be Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees. more »

Concert review – Brian Wilson at Birmingham Symphony Hall

EXPRESS & STAR "Brian Wilson, the legendary composer and performer who started his career in the Beach Boys, dazzled a packed house at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall with an array of American songbook classics and tunes from his extensive back catalogue… more »

'The Wrecking Crew' has that lovin' feelin'

STAR TRIBUNE "Rock documentary tells the story of anonymous studio musicians who played on 1960s hits by everyone from the Beach Boys to the Righteous Brothers." more »

Not enough Gershwin and too much Beach Boys in Brian Wilson concert

HERALD SCOTLAND "Congratulations to Alison Kerr for her most perceptive review of the Brian Wilson performance at the Royal Concert Hall (“Brian Wilson reimagines Gershwin”, The Herald, September 13). As she makes very plain, the show was a shocker." more »

Brian Wilson – The Sage, Gateshead

GUARDIAN "Since he returned from breakdown-induced wilderness, with rapturously received performances of the Beach Boys's 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds, a mini-industry has sprung up around Brian Wilson. There have been endless tours, poorly received sol… more »

Beach Boys prove pop music's role in healing process

DENVER POST "Any question about whether pop music had an appropriate place in how Denver would mark the 10th anniversary of the 2001 attacks was answered long before the Beach Boys took the stage for Sunday's 'Colorado Remembers 9/11' concert at Civic C… more »

Brian Wilson at London's Royal Festival Hall

TNT MAGAZINE "He might be 23 years into his solo career but it’s the Beach Boys stuff that we really remember Brian Wilson for. For instance, who can recall the great man’s solo efforts Sweet Insanity or Orange Crate Art? Nope, didn’t think so." more »

Brian Wilson at the Grand Canal Theatre September 7th 2011

GOLDENPLEC "Brian Wilson’s farewell tour of sorts stopped in at the fantastic surrounds of the Grand Canal Theatre Dublin on Wednesday night. In a show of two halves, Wilson and a large ensemble of backing musicians firstly performed his George Gershwin… more »

Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

HERALD SCOTLAND "Well, Ira Gershwin’s lyrics may have emerged unscathed– but poor old George would have been hard-pushed to recognise his own greatest hits at Sunday night’s concert when Brian Wilson’s ten-man band brought his reworkings of the Gershwin… more »

Gig review: Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

SCOTSMAN "The question is: does Gershwin need re-imagining, even if it is by a musician who could be argued to be his peer in popular songwriting? Brian Wilson's answer is to cover Gershwin's best loved songs in his musical image and smother them in his… more »

Big Sur Hootenanny

MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY "Beach Boy Al Jardine was on hand to watch the [Fleet] Foxes, whose tight harmonies have often been compared to the Beach Boys." more »

The Beach Boys To Join California's Hall Of Fame

RTT NEWS "The Beach Boys have been added to the 2011 class of the California Hall of Fame. The announcement came last week after their selection thereto was made by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown." more »

Live review: Brian Wilson, The Sage Gateshead

SHIELDS GAZETTE "Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson recreated the classic American songbook of George Gershwin for his adoring Tyneside fans. The first half saw Wilson and his brilliant, multi-instrumental band – plus a string section – performing songs fro… more »

The Beach Boys :: SMiLE Sessions

AQUARIUM DRUNKARD "We all knew this day would eventually come, it was only a matter of time. Earlier this month it was announced the sessions from the Beach Boys fabled Smile sessions would finally see an official release — and in grand fashion. Next mo… more »

Caspar Llewellyn Smith- "Why I frown upon the Beach Boys releasing Smile"

GUARDIAN "Haven't we been here before? News that the the Beach Boys' Smile is to be released later this year is both confusing and something I really wish they wouldn't do ... Here's my problem: it's never been difficult for anyone interested to track d… more »