No Pier Pressure: APRIL 7, 2015

For the release of his 11th solo studio album, titled No Pier Pressure, Wilson has returned to Capitol Records, his original label home with The Beach Boys. The album will be released April 7 in standard 13-track and deluxe 16-track editions, each available on CD and digitally, as well as a 16-track 2LP edition on 180-gram vinyl. 

Brian was  joined at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios by talented musicians he personally invited to record with him, including his former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, as well as Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess, She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian, and trumpet master Mark Isham. Brian also brought in session all-stars Don Was, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, and Kenny Aronoff. 

 

The BBC has unveiled an all-star version of "God Only Knows", featuring today's greatest artists. Click on the video above to watch this amazing, visual performance of Brian's classic from Pet Sounds.

"All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can’t thank them enough,” he said. “I’m just honoured that God Only Knows was chosen. God Only Knows is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written."
– Brian Wilson



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