Beach Boy Al Jardine Goes Green with First Ever Solo Album

Founding member of the Beach Boys raises awareness with environmentally conscious new album in time for Earth Day!
AL JARDINE - A Postcard From California CD
AL JARDINE - A Postcard From California CD
April 20, 2012 - PRLog -- California Coast - Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine has just released his first ever solo album, A Postcard from California, April, 2012. A veteran of the music industry, Jardine is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a proud recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The album showcases Al Jardine's personal style while evoking the classic sound of the Beach Boys, who are reuniting for their 50th anniversary tour this summer (including a sold out show at The Hollywood Bowl, June 2nd). This is the first time the group has toured together with Brian Wilson in 20 years.

The new fifteen-song collection includes four cuts that comprise what Al Jardine calls, "the green side" of the album, compositions that speak to the relationship of man and his environment. "Don't Fight the Sea," "Tidepool Interlude, and "A California Saga"are songs that reflect this artist's deep love for the California coastline and his concern for the ecological health of the planet.

Jardine recently discussed how water, the environment, ecology, and a primary concern for nature are still predominant themes in his material. "Don't Fight the Sea' started a long time ago," Jardine explains, "with a Canadian friend of mine, Terry Jacks, who was kind enough to allow me to rewrite his song for a solo album that Mike Love and I were planning around an ecology theme. The song evolved into a beautiful statement about the futility of man's efforts to tame the ocean."

The collection, A Postcard from California, was largely penned by Al Jardine and features a regular "who's who" of classic rock and popular music royalty. Jardine was joined in the studio by a steady and willing stream of famous friends, including Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Steve Miller, Glen Campbell, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell of America, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Alec Baldwin, all of The Beach Boys and John Stamos. Completing the generational span, Jardine's sons, Matthew and Adam, are also heard on vocal harmonies.  Jardine is especially proud to have a vocals from the late Carl Wilson, featured on the song "Waves of Love".

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Track Listing:
1. A Postcard from California
2. California Feelin'
3. Looking Down the Coast
4. Don't Fight the Sea
5. Tidepool Interlude
6. Campfire Scene
7. A California Saga
8. Help Me Rhonda
9. San Simeon
10. Drivin'
11. Honkin' Down the Highway
12. California Dreamin'
13. And I Always Will
14. Waves of Love
15. Sloop John B (A Pirate's Tale)

A Postcard From California was released: April 3rd, 2012 on Waterfront Entertainment Group / Fontana / Robo Records.

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