Out today (June 8th) is The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The set was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman -- the same team involved in the recent orchestrated works of Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and Roy Orbison. The new collection pairs the Beach Boys’ original vocal performances with new symphonic arrangements, newly recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Abbey Road Studios.

The tracklisting to The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is: "California Suite," "California Girls," "Wouldn’t It Be Nice," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Don’t Worry Baby," God Only Knows," "Sloop John B," "Heroes And Villains," "Disney Girls," "Here Today," "In My Room," "Kokomo," "The Warmth Of The Sun," "Darlin'," "Help Me, Rhonda." "You Still Believe In Me," and "Good Vibrations."

  • Over half of the new symphonic album features songs by the legendary songwriting team of Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Aside from his late brothers Dennis and Carl, no one goes back further with Brian than Love, whose mother Emily was sisters with the Wilson's father, Murry: "Yeah, the first memory I have of him singing was on my Grandmother Wilson's lap, and he sang 'Danny Boy' -- man, I tell you, what a voice. We went through high school together, we would go to football games at his school, my school. Yeah, we experienced our entire childhood and teenage years together as first cousins."
AUDIO: MIKE LOVE ON BEING COUSINS WITH BRIAN WILSON
AUDIO: NEIL YOUNG ON BRIAN WILSON