The Beach Boys are pleased to announce The Beach Boys With The Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra on 180g vinyl LP. Produced by Nick Patrick and Don
Reedman, the album pairs The Beach Boys' original vocal performances with new
symphonic arrangements, newly recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at
Abbey Road Studios.
The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra spans decades of timeless
Beach Boys hits and favorites across its 17 tracks.
On March 8 and 9, 2018, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra convened in Studio 2 at
Universal Music Group's Abbey Road Studios in London, the storied room where The
Beatles, Pink Floyd, and other legendary artists have recorded some of the
world's most cherished music. There, they recorded new orchestral arrangements
to complement The Beach Boys' classic vocal harmonies from the legendary group's
original recordings. Conducted by Steve Sidwell and Sally Herbert, who also
wrote several of the album's new symphonic arrangements, the orchestra dove into
The Beach Boys classics, including the new album's earliest hit, 1964's "Fun,
Fun, Fun," and its most recent one, 1988's "Kokomo." The album also features the
orchestra's new turns on the signature classics "Good Vibrations," "California
Girls," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Sloop John B," "Help Me,
Rhonda," "In My Room," "Disney Girls," and several more. The resulting album,
The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, honors The Beach Boys'
artistry and innovation in an inspired new way with the group's first album
collaboration with a full orchestra.
Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson says, "I always knew the vocal
arrangements I did back in the 1960s would lend themselves perfectly for a
symphony and there is no better one in the world than the Royal Philharmonic. I
am both proud and humbled by what they have created using our songs and I hope
everyone falls in love with it like I have."
Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love says, "This album is one of a kind. I think
the fact that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has accompanied The Beach Boys
with these great arrangements is just a phenomenal thing. It's a whole other
dimension to our music."
The Beach Boys' Al Jardine says, "Don Reedman and Nick Patrick did a terrific
job on this. I can't imagine having more fun than taking some of these great
songs and putting them into this perspective. They did a beautiful job of
arranging the music around the original vocals, which I think is a terrific
idea. It makes the music feel new all over again!"
The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston says, "When I listened to the album, I
realized that the new arrangements performed by the orchestra didn't add the
wrong kind of weight. They just added the beautiful fairy dust of the orchestra
to what we already recorded. It's another interpretation of us without losing
the groundwork of us. I really like it."
The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra co-producer Nick Patrick
says, "I'm a complete and utter fan of The Beach Boys and the way their music
makes you feel. The Beach Boys' music is so multi-layered -- you can experience
it on so many layers. You've got the obvious harmonies, which are amazing. But
what we found making this record is when you dig down into the arrangements,
they're extraordinary. They're fresh. They're new. They're complex. They're
beautiful and constructed in a completely original way."
The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra co-producer Don Reedman
says, "To be able to make this record, it's a great honor. The feeling you
get, listening to the original recordings and the performances, and then to be
able to put our expression into their recordings through our arrangements and
the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is an absolute thrill."
LP 1 - Side A:
1. California Suite
2. California Girls
3. Wouldn't It Be Nice
4. Fun, Fun, Fun
5. Don't Worry Baby LP 1 - Side B:
1. God Only Knows
2. Sloop John B
3. Heroes And Villains
4. Disney Girls LP 2 - Side C:
1. Here Today
2. In My Room
4. The Warmth Of The Sun LP 2 - Side D:
2. Help Me Rhonda
3. You Still Believe In Me
4. Good Vibrations