Add another stack of tracks from Brian Wilson to the collection of projects — new film, biopic and tour — arriving this spring and early summer.
For Record Store Day on April 18, Omnivore Recordings will release Sessions ’64, a collection of songs Wilson wrote and produced for the Honeys, the Castells and the Timers. The Record Store Day pressing, on 10-inch gold vinyl, is limited to 1,500 copies.
Wilson produced the tracks with Jimmy Bowen with Sandra Glantz, aka Ginger Blake of the Honeys, and Gary Usher arranging. The tracks, which included Wilson’s then-wife Marilyn in the Honeys, were originally released on Warner Bros. Records in 1964.
Wilson’s 11th studio album, No Pier Pressure, will be released April 7, followed by a U.S. tour that starts June 18. Love & Mercy, a scripted feature on Wilson’s peak period with the Beach Boys and his troubled life with Eugene Landy in the 1980s, opens June 5.
In addition, Wilson and the musicians behind Beach Boys hits are featured prominently in Denny Tedesco’s documentary The Wrecking Crew, which opens Friday in theaters and on VOD.
Sessions ’64 track listing
“He’s a Doll” (mono master)
“He’s a Doll” (stereo mix)
“He’s a Doll” (stereo backing track)
“The Love of a Boy and a Girl” (mono master)
“I Can See Right Through You (Go Away Boy)” (stereo backing track)
“I Do” (stereo mix)
“I Do” (stereo backing track)
“No Go Showboat” (stereo mix)
“No Go Showboat” (stereo backing track)