Brian Wilson - Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology
This collection revisits Wilson‰۪s solo career with a new 18-song collection that mixes studio and live recordings with two previously unreleased tracks:åÊRun James RunåÊ- a new song Wilson wrote and recorded for this collection, andåÊSome Sweet DayåÊa gem he wrote with Andy Paley in the early 1990s for an unfinished recording project.åÊPlayback: The Brian Wilson AnthologyåÊcovers more than thirty years of music with selections from nine of Wilson‰۪s solo albums. Several tracks on the album come from the two albums Wilson released in 2004:åÊGettin‰۪ In Over My HeadåÊand the Grammy winningåÊBrian Wilson Presents Smile.åÊThe most poignant of these isåÊSoul Searchin‰۪åÊa song Wilson built around a vocal track left behind by his brother Carl, who passed away in 1998. The celebrated orchestral masterpiece,åÊSmileåÊis represented byåÊHeroes And Villains, and the timeless classic,åÊSurf‰۪s Up. The set also features two live performances from Wilson‰۪s 2000 concert recording, Live At The Roxy Theatre. Included here areåÊThe First TimeåÊandåÊThis Isn‰۪t LoveåÊa charming collaboration with Wilson‰۪såÊPet Soundslyricist Tony Asher.åÊPlayback: The Brian Wilson AnthologyåÊincludes a selection of classic photos from throughout Wilson‰۪s solo career, in addition to a candid shot taken in the studio in 2017 during the recording ofåÊRun James Run. The album also includes liner notes by David Wild and features a previously unseen picture of Wilson on the front cover, taken by legendary rock photographer Robert Matheu.