Brian Wilson Announces New Album of Stripped-Down Beach Boys Songs
"At My Piano" is slated for a November release
It’s been six years since Brian Wilson released a studio album, but the legendary musician just announced a new solo collection reimagining some of his Beach Boys classics. At My Piano, which will feature stripped-down versions of some of his most beloved material, is slated for a Nov. 19 release.
“We had an upright piano in our living room and from the time I was 12 years old I played it each and every day,” Wilson said in a statement about the record. “I never had a lesson, I was completely self-taught. I can’t express how much the piano has played such an important part in my life. It has bought me comfort, joy, and security. It has fueled my creativity as well as my competitive nature.”
“I play it when I’m happy or feeling sad,” he continued. “I love playing for people and I love playing alone when no one is listening. Honestly, the piano and the music I create on it has probably saved my life.”
The 12-track collection will feature piano versions of classics like “Good Vibrations,” a medley of Smile songs and four Pet Sounds tracks (“God Only Knows,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times,” and “You Still Believe in Me”). You can listen to the new rendition of “God Only Knows” and check out the complete tracklist below.
At My Piano Tracklist
1. God Only Knows
2. In My Room
3. Don’t Worry Baby
4. California Girls
5. The Warmth of the Sun
6. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
7. You Still Believe in Me
8. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
9. Sketches of Smile: Our Prayer/Heroes and Villains/Wonderful/Surfs Up
10. Surf’s Up
12. Till I Die
13. Love and Mercy
14. Mt Vernon Farewell
15. Good Vibrations
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