At last Al Jardine has made his solo debut. This 2012 release has three bonus tracks that didn't appear on the 2010 release.
"California Dreamin'" is the first one with lead vocals from Al and Glenn Campbell (there should be a David Crosby on it too somewhere in the background). Glenn's voice really shines on this one. "Waves of Love" is the second one and was recorded live backstage in Atlantic City. There is no information of when it was recorded but the vocals are shared between Al Jardine, his son Matt and Carl Wilson. The last bonus track is Al Jardine's interpretation of "Sloop John B" from his children's book "A Pirate's Tale".
"A Postcard from California" is a good album. Much better than I thought it would be. The production is fine and there are some great songs on it. "Don't Fight the Sea" is obviously a Beach Boys song that was left unfinished a few decades ago but it sounds so great now that you begin to ask "Why ... ?". There are a lot of guest stars on it. Neil Young, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, all the Beach Boys except Dennis, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell of America, Glenn Campbell, John Stamos, ... .
The only criticism I have is that this album leans too much on old Beach Boys songs.