The Beach Boys Reunite To Help Japan
The Beach Boys are making music again. Al Jardine reunited with bandmates Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston to release new music to aid Red Cross relief efforts in Japan. Two songs will be made available for the first time on a 7” vinyl single. The first 1,000 records will be pressed on limited edition White vinyl, with a Red label (resembling the Japanese flag), with 100% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross to help Japan. The remaining discs will be pressed on limited edition black vinyl. About 90 of the first run will have sleeves signed by all four of the Beach Boys, which will be auctioned off. The A-side is the environmentally conscious “Don’t Fight the Sea,” composed by Al Jardine and Terry Jacks, a track from the new album “A Postcard From California.” The song features Jardine, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and a vocal from the late Carl Wilson. The flipside is an unreleased Beach Boys a capella mix from a 1968 recording of the song “Friends.” The single will be available tomorrow. Find out more at www.AlJardine.com or www.TheBeachBoys.com.