It has been announced that Brian Wilson is to return with a brand new album in collaboration with the Gershwin estate, 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin':
Brian has re-recorded and re-imagined twelve classic songs from the Gershwin Brothers and collaborated on two new Wilson / Gershwin compositions: 'The Like In I Love You' and 'Nothing But Love', crafted from never-before-published music by Gershwin.
The Gershwin estate gave Wilson access to rare, unfinished pieces of music by George Gershwin, with which Brian crafted collaborative compositions unlike anything the world has heard.
Wilson chose to record George and Ira Gershwin songs because he considers the late composers of classics like 'Someone To Watch Over Me', 'Rhapsody In Blue' and 'Summertime' as a critical influence on him. "Along with Irving Berlin, Gershwin basically invented the popular song, but he did something more. He had a gift for melody that nobody has ever equalled yet his music is timeless and always accessible. This is the most spiritual project I've ever worked on. This latest interpretation will be a new opportunity to discover the magic of Gershwin music."
Like Gershwin, Brian Wilson is one of the great composers of the last 100 years. The Southern California native, along with his brothers, a cousin and a friend, formed the Beach Boys while still in his teens. With Wilson as chief songwriter and arranger, the band not only enjoyed dozens of hits, but changed music forever thanks to Brian's innovative melodies and harmonies. Songs like 'I Get Around', 'Help Me, Rhonda', 'California Girls', 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' and the #1 smash 'Good Vibrations' remain indispensable staples in the rock 'n' roll canon. The band's 'Pet Sounds' (1966) is regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time.