The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made The Radio
"Fifty years ago, we started something very big," says Brian Wilson. "So now we're celebrating together in a very big way."
"It's pretty miraculous that we can start out as a bunch of guys who didn't know anything about fame or money, or anything like that," says Mike Love. "All we knew was we liked to sing and make harmonies together. So to have it become part of American musical culture is pretty amazing."
The amazing yet true saga of The Beach Boys is well chronicled, and by any standard it's one of the greatest and most musical stories ever told. Now this singular West Coast story continues with a global celebration that is befitting of the remarkable and enduring legacy of these Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. To mark their 50th Anniversary, the founding members of The Beach Boys reunited for a brand new studio album that represents a whole new harmonic convergence from a group that has brought so much joy and harmony to this whole world.
For millions of Beach Boys fans spanning multiple generations, this new album called 'That's Why God Made The Radio', represents a dream come true and an almost religious experience. That's right; this legendary group is not just going to 'Do It Again' on the road.
Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks completed their recording sessions at Los Angeles' famed Ocean Way Studios for 'That's Why God Made The Radio', the band's 29th studio album, the first in decades to feature all of the band's surviving original members.
The Beach Boys' collaborative approach to writing and recording their new music is evidenced throughout 'That's Why God Made The Radio', with all of the band members participating to create its glorious harmonies, lyrics, and arrangements. Through it all, the good times and the bad, The Beach Boys have always been at heart a musical family. And to mark a half-century of musical excellence, the surviving members of The Beach Boys family are reuniting as only family can to reflect and to celebrate.
"We've come full circle," says Al Jardine. "Sharing our memories and our present in the studio has been really remarkable. I can especially feel it when we're all singing around the mic together, because we all hear each other and we really lock in."
"We have reunited as a band, but we never 'un-reunited' as friends," says Bruce Johnston. "To be back in the studio with these guys is like a prayer that's been answered and I am thrilled to be sharing it with everybody."
"This is more like a family reunion than anything," says David Marks. "When we're together, we get along great. The chemistry always works the same as the last time we were together, and the five of us become a single element."
Produced by Brian Wilson and Executive Produced by Mike Love, 'That's Why God Made The Radio's eleven new songs once again bring fans everywhere the band's timeless signature sound with songs like the gorgeous and uplifting title track, a classic-sounding tribute to the emotional and even spiritual power of music. That same current also flows through the new album's other songs: 'Think About The Days', 'Isn't It Time', 'Spring Vacation', 'Private Life Of Bill And Sue', 'Shelter', 'Daybreak Over The Ocean', 'Beaches In Mind', 'Strange World', 'My Life Suite', and 'Summer's Gone'.
Release Date : 05 Jun 2012