Brian Wilson was the driving force behind The Beach Boys, the band who gave us Pet Sounds (1966), the LP ranked 2nd on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Now, almost 50 years after forming the band, Wilson will release a new solo album next Tuesday. Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin features covers – imaginative re-interpretations, if you will – of classic songs written by the iconic Gershwin Brothers. The video above spells out the backstory behind the album. But if you want a real taste of the project, then get this. This Sunday, the album will be streamed live on Brian Wilson’s web site at 12:00 noon Pacific Time. And thereafter Wilson himself will take questions on his Facebook page for one hour (12:45pm – 1:45pm). Get the details here. And also check out this good find: Gershwin plays Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
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