Brian Wilson Hoping To Record 'Lucky Old Sun'
Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the new work he premiered at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sept. 10, the Beach Boy legend tells Billboard.com.Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the new work he premiered at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sept. 10, the Beach Boy legend tells Billboard.com.
Wilson admits there is no specific timetable in mind for the recording. "I enjoy playing in Europe because they always give me standing ovations, and react differently to each of the songs we play," he says. "We hope to record, but at the moment we're just presenting it to the audience."
The veteran artist, who claims to be currently unsigned, spoke with during the London leg of his Sept. 10-23 U.K. tour. The ongoing shows set feature such new songs as "Morning Beat," "Forever You'll Be My Surfer Girl" and "California Role."
Wilson suggests the material is close to the California sunshine-spirit found on seminal Beach Boy albums such as "Pet Sounds" and the now-legendary "Smile." "'Smile' had a happy atmosphere with many little snippets, as did 'Pet Sounds'," he says "But 'That Lucky Old Sun' doesn't have snippets -- it has full songs."
With lyrics by Scott Bennett, "That Lucky Old Sun" also features spoken narratives written by Van Dyke Parks, who worked with Wilson to "Smile."