The Beach Boys‘ immense song catalog is already filled with rich melodies, timeless classics and songwriting perfection — so adding in the accompaniment of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra makes for quite a treat.
Today, a new album was released by Capitol/UMG that features the Beach Boys’ songs with newly arranged orchestral accompaniments. It’s very enjoyable to hear these groups come together like this:
Of particular note is how the album bounces all around the group’s vast catalog of albums and music, which adds some nice variety to the collection.
Stream the full album below, via Spotify or Apple Music:
Said Brian Wilson of this project: “I always knew the vocal arrangements I did back in the 1960s would lend themselves perfectly for a symphony and there is no better one in the world than the Royal Philharmonic. I am both proud and humbled by what they have created using our songs and I hope everyone falls in love with it like I have.”
And Mike Love:
“This album is one of a kind. I think the fact that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has accompanied The Beach Boys with these great arrangements is just a phenomenal thing. It’s a whole other dimension to our music.”
We wouldn’t argue if more albums like this came out in the future, just saying …