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Brian Wilson Reimagines George Gershwin out 8/17

SOURCE: Published: 2010-07-02

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It's an unprecedented meeting of two legendary musical minds, separated by 70 years. Pioneering musical genius Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys, has teamed up with George Gershwin, in Wilson's Disney Pearl debut CD, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin. Featuring timeless classics like “Rhapsody in Blue," “I've Got Rhythm" and “Summertime," the album makes history with “The Like in I Love You" and “Nothing But Love," two new songs Wilson crafted from never-before-published music by Gershwin. Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin arrives at stores and online retailers on August 17, with a special vinyl edition set for release August 24.

Produced by Brian Wilson, mixed by multi-Grammy winner Al Schmitt and joined by his longtime acclaimed band, the new album features the trademark stacked vocal harmonies and orchestrations that made Wilson a towering and revered figure in popular music. Songs include his Gershwin favorites, such as “Summertime," “I Loves You Porgy," “I Got Plenty of Nothin'" and “It Ain't Necessarily So" (all from the opera “Porgy and Bess"), “S'Wonderful," “I've Got a Crush on You," and “They Can't Take That Away From Me." An a capella version of the groundbreaking 1924 orchestral piece “Rhapsody in Blue," showcasing Wilson's stunning vocal harmonies, opens and closes the album.

Track Listing:

1. “Rhapsody in Blue"/Intro
2. “The Like in I Love You"
3. “Summertime" (from Porgy and Bess)
4. “I Loves You Porgy" (from Porgy and Bess)
5. “I Got Plenty of Nothin" (from Porgy and Bess)
6. “It Ain't Necessarily So" (from Porgy and Bess)
7. “'S Wonderful" (from the Broadway musical “Funny Face," also used in MGM film “An American in Paris")
8. “They Can't Take That Away from Me" (used in the film “Shall We Dance" and nominated for Academy Award)
9. “Our Love is Here to Stay" (from the film “The Goldwyn Follies" and MGM film “An American in Paris")
10. “I've Got a Crush on You" (used in Broadway shows “Treasure Girl" and “Strike Up the Band")
11. “I've Got Rhythm" (from Broadway show “Girl Crazy")
12. “Someone To Watch Over Me" (from Broadway show “Oh Kay!")
13. “Nothing But Love"
14. “Rhapsody in Blue"/Reprise

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