Features Guest Artists Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward, Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess, and More!
He is one of popular musics most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most gifted and influential composers of the past 50 years. For the release of his 11th solo studio album, titled No Pier Pressure, Wilson returned to Capitol Records, his original label home with The Beach Boys.
For the No Pier Pressure sessions, Brian Wilson reunited with longtime collaborator Joe Thomas, with whom he co-produced The Beach Boys No. 3 Billboard album Thats Why God Made The Radio for the iconic bands 50th anniversary reunion in 2012. In addition, Wilson was joined at Hollywoods 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 & Hims Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, Capital Cities Sebu Simonian, and trumpet master Mark Isham. Wilson has also brought in session all-stars Don Was, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, and Kenny Aronoff. Members of Wilsons longtime touring band, including Scott Bennett, Paul Mertens, Darian Sahanaja, and Probyn Gregory also participated in the sessions, along with Matt Jardine, son of Al Jardine, and former bandmate Jeffrey Foskett.
Always most inspired when creativity is given time and space to freely flow, Wilson initially envisioned the sessions for his new album with The Beach Boys in mind, but that was not to be. Wanting to find the right voices to complete his vision, Wilson saw an opportunity to finally become hip with his kids and recruited some amazing young vocalists who have been inspired by his music to do the job.
Includes digital download of the album
LP 1 - Side A:
1. This Beautiful Day
2. Runaway Dancer (feat. Sebu)
3. Saturday Night (feat. Nate Ruess)
4. On The Island (feat. She & Him)
LP 1 - Side B:
1. The Right Time (feat. Al Jardine & David Marks)
2. Whatever Happened (feat. Al Jardine & David Marks)
3. Guess You Had To Be There (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
4. Tell Me Why (feat. Al Jardine)
LP 2 - Side C:
1. Don't Worry
2. One Kind Of Love
3. Sail Away (feat. Blondie Chaplin & Al Jardine)
4. The Last Song
LP 2 - Side D:
1. I'm Feeling Sad
2. Somewhere Quiet
3. Half Moon Bay (feat. Mark Isham)
4. Our Special Love (feat. Peter Hollens)