Title - 'California Music Presents Add Some Music'
Artist - Various
“The world could come together as one.”
These lyrics are from the 1970 Beach Boys composition 'Add Some Music to Your Day,' and they are the inspiration for a new Omnivore Recordings album, California Music Presents Add Some Music, due out April 23rd, 2021 on CD and Digital.
Initiated by Beach Boys historian and documentarian David Beard, California Music Presents Add Some Music is an uplifting collection celebrating all that is good about one of California’s greatest exports … music!
In 2020, Beard re-recorded the classic 1970 Beach Boys song 'Add Some Music to Your Day' (written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Joe Knott) with Beach Boys members Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks and the children of the Beach Boys; including Carnie and Wendy Wilson (Brian Wilson’s daughters), Christian, Hayleigh and Ambha Love (Mike Love’s children); Justyn Wilson (son of Carl Wilson); and Matt Jardine (son of founding Beach Boys member Al Jardine).
Their brilliant new rendering of 'Add Some Music to Your Day' was arranged and produced by Rob Bonfiglio (member of the Brian Wilson Band and husband to Carnie Wilson).
Filling out the ten tracks are recordings by Love, Jardine, Johnston, Marks longtime Beach Boys associate Jeffrey Foskett, Bonfiglio, and a previously unreleased recording of The Beach Boys’ classic ‘Friends' from the next generation.
1. 'Add Some Music To Your Day' – California Music
2. 'Ram Raj' – Mike Love
3. 'Jenny Clover' – Al Jardine
4. 'She Believes in Love Again' – Bruce Johnston
5. 'Long Promised Road' – David Marks
6. 'Friends' – Christian Love, Matt Jardine, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson, Justyn Wilson, Ambha Love, Adam Jardine, Carl B. Wilson
7. 'Get Together' – Jeffrey Foskett
8. 'Golden State' – Rob Bonfiglio
9. 'Add Some Music to Your Day' (A Capella Version) – California Music
10. 'Add Some Music to Your Day' (Instrumental) – California Music
This quite uplifting, soothing and totally awesome new album opens on the free flowing harmonies and melodies of 'Add Some Music To Your Day' (from the California Music collective) and backs that up with the heavily chanted ambiance of 'Ram Raj' (Mike Love), the genuine tenderness of 'Jenny Clover' (Al Jardine), and then we get both the lush orchestrations of 'She Believes in Love Again' (Bruce Johnston) and the guitar psych work of 'Long Promised Road' from David Marks.
Next up is the free flowing, layered harmonies of 'Friends' (feat. Christian Love, Matt Jardine, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson, Justyn Wilson, Ambha Love, Adam Jardine, Carl B. Wilson), which is itself backed by the foot-tapping 'Get Together' (Jeffrey Foskett), the tambourine-imbibed, gentle hipsway of 'Golden State' (Rob Bonfiglio), with the album coming to a close on an acapella version, and then an instrumental version, of 'Add Some Music to Your Day.'
From Beard’s liner notes: “Gathering together these incredible talents in order to help those in need is as good as it gets, and when it comes to the music of The Beach Boys, it makes sense."
"We get to listen to music while helping others. It’s ventures like this one that make the future a little brighter.”
A portion of the proceeds of this release will be donated to:
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'California Music Add Some Music To Your Day' - Official Music Video
Omnivore 'California Music Presents Add Some Music' Official Trailer