The Beach Boys announce new album with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Beach Boys announce new album with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


The Beach Boys have announced a new album, 'The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra', to be released on 8 June by Universal/UMC.


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 album is produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, who were at the helm for the hugely successful albums A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Available now for pre-order in digital, CD, and 180-gram 2LP vinyl LP formats (2LP vinyl to be released 17 August), 'The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' spans decades of timeless Beach Boys hits and favourites across its 17 tracks.


Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson said: "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."


On 8 and 9 March 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 hit, 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 honours The Beach Boys' artistry and innovation in an inspired new way with the group's first album collaboration with a full orchestra.


'The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' will be released on 8 June. Pre-order here:



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