The Beach Boys are back with a new album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

10 May 2018, 14:19

It's almost summer, so it's time to start cranking up The Beach Boys.

A new album will see the legendary group teaming up with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, for a new album to be released on June 8.

The album will combine The Beach Boys’ original vocal performances, with new symphonic arrangements, recorded by the world famous orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

The album is produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the team behind similar albums A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

You can listen to the new version of 'Fun, Fun, Fun' below:

Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson said: “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.”

Mike Love added: “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.”

The full tracklisting is:

1. California Suite   

2. California Girls   

3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice          

4. Fun, Fun, Fun      

5. Don’t Worry Baby             

6. God Only Knows

7. Sloop John B       

8. Heroes And Villains          

9. Disney Girls         

10. Here Today         

11. In My Room        

12. Kokomo

13. The Warmth Of The Sun      

14. Darlin’   

15. Help Me, Rhonda

16. You Still Believe In Me     

17. Good Vibrations