BEACH BOYS AL JARDINE CO-FOUNDER’S ACCLAIMED DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM, “A POSTCARD FROM CALIFORNIA”, AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE DIGITALLY VIA UMe

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INCLUDES FORMER BEACH BOYS COMPANION BRIAN WILSON, MIKE’S LOVE, BRUCE JOHNSTONDAVID MARKS PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS ALEC BALDWIN, DAVID CROSSBYDEWEY BUNNEL AND GERRY BECKLEY OF AMERICA, CHIPS, GLEN CAMPBELL, JOHN STAMOS, NEIL YOUNG, STEPHEN AGAIN, STEVE MILLERAND MORE

THE 15-TRACK ALBUM INCLUDES AN UNRELEASED, NEWLY REMASTERED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF “WAVES OF LOVE” FEATURING ONE OF CARL WILSON’S LAST RECORDED VOCALS

LOS ANGELES, September 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Al Jardine’s acclaimed debut solo album, A postcard from Californiais now available digitally for worldwide streaming and download via UMeright in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary co-founder of The beach boys’ 80e birthday tomorrow, September 3rd. Originally released in 2010 on CD and again in 2012 with two bonus tracks, “Waves of love” and “Sloop John B (A Pirate’s Tale)“, the highly sought-after record has not been available on digital for several years and is making its streaming debut. The album quickly sold out when it was released on limited-edition translucent blue vinyl for Record Store Day in 2018. A postcard from California here: AlJardine.lnk.to/APostcardfromCaliforniaPR

“I can’t believe it’s been twelve years since Post card came out and I thank everyone involved in the production and creation of this album for helping me get my songs out there,” says Al Jardine. “Brian’s advice to young aspiring songwriters has always been ‘finish your songs’, so I took it to heart and hope everyone who listened A postcard from California feels my excitement and enthusiasm for this great land and sea of ​​ours and our need to protect it forever. Thank you for all your support over the years, it is greatly appreciated and I will continue to be dedicated to you. Post card to all the animals we love and who love us back!”

Recorded at Jardine’s Red Barn Studios in Big Sur, California., A postcard from California touch to California history, natural beauty and other environmental issues. The 15-song collection includes several songs that talk about the relationship of man and his environment. “don’t fight the sea,” “tidal interlude” and “A Californian saga” are songs that reflect Jardine’s deep love for the California coastline and its concern for the ecological health of the planet, which more than a decade after its initial release resonates as strongly today as ever. Jardine has always embodied this concern for the environment, and the coastline and the ocean in particular. Previously on the Beach Boys Surf album, him and mike love wrote the song “Don’t Get closer the water.” Track “Looking down the coast” is the story of the discovery of California by the Spaniards, seen through the eyes of its natural inhabitants, the California condor, whale, otter and bear.

Especially for this digital release, Jardine has included an unreleased, newly remastered and expanded version of the bonus track “Waves of love‘, which features the former Beach Boys band member Carl Wilson in one of his last vocals recorded in the studio.

A postcard from California was largely written by Jardine who enlisted a group of his famous friends to help bring this album to life, including Alec Baldwin, David Croby, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley of America, Chip, Glenn Campbell, John Stamos, Neil Young, Richie Cannata, Stephen Stillsand Steve Miller. The album also served as a sort of reunion for the Beach Boys as it brought Brian Wilson, mike love and Bruce Johnson, with a main voice of Carl Wilsontogether on the song “don’t fight the sea“several years before the band reunited for a 50th anniversary album and toure anniversary in 2012. Jardine’s sons, Adam and Matt Jardinealso sing on the album, which was co-produced by musicians Stevie Heger and Scott Slaughter.

“‘Don’t Fight the Sea’ started a long time ago with a Canadian friend of mine, Terry Jackswho was kind enough to allow me to rewrite his song for a solo album which mike love and I was planning around an ecology theme. I asked Matt Jardine to help me with the lyrics. I always imagined it to be the ultimate environmental song, a big statement, but I could never get all the guys together to finish it. I started with Carl, Bruce (Johnson) and myself on the funds, then years later Brian put on his falsetto, and just recently Mike recorded his signature baritone line. To top it off, I added Matt and his friend Scott Mathews to the track, to give additional vocal support to the core group; all this over a period of more than thirty years. I guess perseverance pays off!”

don’t fight the sea” (also released as a 7″ single on white vinyl on Record Store Day 2011 to help raise funds for Japan disaster relief) is just one of the many highlights of the album which also includes versions inspired by Beach Boys classics”Help me Rhonda” and “A Californian saga” and a sincere interpretation of Moms and Dads the biggest success,The Californian dream“, a duet with the former Beach Boy Glenn Campbell who replaced for Brian Wilson on tour from December 1964-March 1965. Campbell also lends his unmistakable vocals to the album’s ebullient opener title track.

Help me Rhondamorphs into blues as Jardine shares vocals with Steve Miller on the track written by Brian Wilson which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 for the Beach Boys in 1965 thanks to Jardine’s unforgettable lead vocals. The late virtuoso’s harmonica adds to the bluesy feel Norton Buffalo. Jardine’s reworking of “A Californian saga“, his song from the 1973 Beach Boys album, HollandFeatures Neil Young on co-lead vocals with Jardine and backing vocals by David Croby and Stephen Stills in the same way Adam and Matt Jardine. Young also sings on “campfire scene” following by Alec Baldwin oral narration of a Stephen John Kalinitch poem on “tidal interlude” which leads to “A Californian saga.”

A postcard from California also includes “Sloop John B (A Pirate’s Tale)which was originally published alongside Jardine’s award-winning children’s book of the same name.

As Endless Summer Quarterly writes in their review, “there are great moments of depth, strokes of expression and an ageless vision that can only come from a ‘Jardine musical canvas’. While this collection is not purely autobiographical, it masterfully captures the short-lived lifestyle of his biological family as well as the musical consciousness of the Beach Boys.”

Now just in time to Al Jardine’s 80e anniversary, his first solo album, A postcard from California is available again for all to enjoy. For more information on the album, go to http://www.aljardine.com

A postcard from California Track list
1. A postcard from California
2. California feeling
3. Look at the coast
4. Don’t fight the sea
5. Tidal Interlude
6. Campfire Scene
7. A Californian saga
8. Help Me Rhonda
9. San Simeon
10. Driving
11. Honkin’ on the Highway
12. The California Dream
13. And I Always Will

Special bonus tracks
14. Waves of Love
15. Sloop John B (A Pirate’s Tale)

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