The founding members of the Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary bands in popular music history, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary celebration including a new studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks recently completed recording sessions for the band’s 29th studio album; the first in decades to feature all of the band’s surviving original members. Produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love, the album’s 12 new songs illustrate their unique and evocative West Coast story with the band’s timeless signature sound.
With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has, for the first time, collected and compiled the band’s legendary 1966-’67 sessions for the never-completed SMiLE album. Capitol/EMI and The Beach Boys are pleased to announce the long-awaited arrival of The SMiLE Sessions in multiple physical and digital configurations. Artwork and complete tracklists are also unveiled for the first time for what Rolling Stone magazine recently called ‘the most famous unfinished album in rock & roll history.’