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Brian Wilson to release solo piano versions of Beach Boys classics

By | Published on Monday 20 September 2021

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson has announced a new album of solo piano versions of Beach Boys songs, titled ‘At My Piano’.

“We had an upright piano in our living room and from the time I was twelve years old I played it each and every day”, says Wilson. “I never had a lesson, I was completely self-taught”.

“I can’t express how much the piano has played such an important part in my life”, he goes on. “It has bought me comfort, joy and security. It has fuelled my creativity as well as my competitive nature. I play it when I’m happy or feeling sad. I love playing for people and I love playing alone when no one is listening. Honestly, the piano and the music I create on it has probably saved my life”.

The tracklist for the new album is as follows:

1. God Only Knows
2. In My Room
3. Don’t Worry Baby
4. California Girls
5. The Warmth Of The Sun
6. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
7. You Still Believe In Me
8. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
9. Sketches Of Smile: Our Prayer/Heroes & Villains/Wonderful/Surf’s Up
10. Surf’s Up
11. Friends Till I Die
12. Love & Mercy
13. Mt Vernon Farewell
14. Good Vibrations

‘At My Piano’ will be released through Decca on 19 Nov.