Brian Wilson Previews ‘At My Piano’ Instrumental Album with “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pre-Order)


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At My Piano is the title of a new collection of stripped-back Beach Boys classics, solo favorites and more from Brian Wilson, due out Nov. 19. Its release coincides with the planned rollout of a new documentary, Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, which will also debut in November.

The album is a showcase of Wilson’s impeccable songcraft as he revisits several songs from throughout his unrivaled career, including many Beach Boys classics such “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” which was recently shared as a preview of the set:

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Another preview of the set came previously, in the form of “God Only Knows”:

Said Wilson in a statement about this release, per Rolling Stone:

“We had an upright piano in our living room and from the time I was 12 years old I played it each and every day. 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. It has bought me comfort, joy, and security. It has fueled 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.”

This news also comes as Wilson finishing up his Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live! with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin tour. The Beach Boys, too, just released Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 box set last week (click here for our massive new feature on it).

The track listing for At My Piano, which also features songs from SMiLE and his solo song, “Love and Mercy”:

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 and Villains/Wonderful/Surfs Up
10. Surf’s Up
11. Friends
12. Till I Die
13. Love and Mercy
14. Mt Vernon Farewell
15. Good Vibrations


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