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That Lucky Old Sun (Eco) [Import]

Brian Wilson Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Sep 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B001BN732I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 673,061 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. That Lucky Old Sun0:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Morning Beat 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Narrative: Room With A View0:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Good Kind Of Love 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Narrative: Venice Beach0:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Live Let Live/That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise) Medley 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mexican Girl 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Narrative: Cinco De Mayo0:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. California Role/That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise) Medley 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Narrative: Between Pictures0:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Oxygen To The Brain 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Can't Wait Too Long0:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Midnight's Another Day 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)0:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Going Home 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Southern California/That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise) Medley 4:550.99  Buy MP3 


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A new studio album from legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer Brian Wilson.

A musical love letter from Southern California, 'That Lucky Old Sun' shimmers with sun-dappled choruses and arrangements that swell and swirl as if carried by the Pacific tides. The album is narrated in transitional interludes spoken by Wilson. The narratives, cameos on life and the heartbeat of Los Angeles, propel the album's musical story.

Last summer, Wilson found himself singing the 1949 classic song, "That Lucky Old Sun," which became the inspiration for a unique approach to what would become his next studio release. He bought Louis Armstrong's version of the track and was inspired to collaborate lyrically with his band mate Scott Bennett, and with Van Dyke Parks, his old 'sidekick'.

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(2008/CAPITOL) 17 tracks (38:09) digipac with 16 page bookletMedium 1
  1. That Lucky Old Sun
  2. Morning Beat
  3. Room With A View
  4. Good Kind Of Love
  5. Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl
  6. Venice Beach
  7. Live Let Live / That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)
  8. Mexican Girl
  9. Cinco De Mayo
  10. California Role / That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise
  11. Between Pictures
  12. Oxygen To The Brain
  13. Can't Wait Too Long
  14. Midnight's Another Day
  15. That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)
  16. Going Home
  17. Southern California

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A return to form for the Beach Boys genius! 23 Aug 2008
By oldstuff VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Brian Wilson's solo career has been a fairly mixed affair with the triumphant return of Smile or the likes of Rio Grande mixed in with some poor (by his standards) album tracks.

Lucky Old Sun, however, is a great return to form for pop music's greatest composer. First performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the album version is solid from start to finish from the instant classic of "Midnight's another day" to the Beach Boys-like "Morning Beat". The spoken narratives (written by Van Dyke Parks) don't detract from the music and instead complement Brian and Scott Bennetts creation.

This is probably more accessible than "Smile" was as it's a much more coherent piece where Smile was such a leap that nobody has done anything like it since.

Brian's & Beach Boys fans will love this album and it deserves a listen or two from everybody else to.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That Lucky Old Sun (Brian Wilson) 3 Sep 2008
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The unimaginable has happened, and Brian Wilson has created a new masterpiece, with his latest album (a heartfelt tribute to the mythic Los Angeles of his youth). "That Lucky Old Sun" is a worthy successor to both "Pet Sounds" and "Smile", and contains the familiar layered harmonies and glorious melodies of Brian's previous greatest works, plus some as the same quirkiness as "Smile". Those unfamiliar with Brian's recent work, may need a couple of plays to adjust to the current sound of his voice, and the brief narrative sections that were written by "Smile" co-creator Van Dyke Parks. However, everything flows together well, and the album is Brian's most accessible and tuneful creation since the beginning of his solo career. The resulting effect is extremely uplifting. Much of the success of the album is due to Brian's supremely talented backing band - most especially lyricist Scott Bennett (who also helped with the production). As far as the songs go, there is not one weak link, and a wide variety of musical styles are incorporated. Personal favourites include "Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl" and "Good Kind of Love" on which blonde vocalist Taylor Mills particularly shines (in 2007 Taylor released a fine solo album of her own, titled "Lullagoodbye"). A real highpoint of "That Lucky Old Sun" is the stunning "Midnight's Another Day" - a powerful and moving ballad, which many consider to be Brian's greatest song since "Surf's Up". The album concludes with the sublime harmonies of another true gem in "Southern California". "That Lucky Old Sun" is an album to purchase and treasure, and one to listen to regularly in its entirety.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another miracle! 3 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The unimaginable has happened, and Brian Wilson has created a new masterpiece, with his latest album (a heartfelt tribute to the mythic Los Angeles of his youth). "That Lucky Old Sun" is a worthy successor to both "Pet Sounds" and "Smile", and contains the familiar layered harmonies and glorious melodies of Brian's previous greatest works, plus some of the same quirkiness as "Smile". Those unfamiliar with Brian's recent work may need a couple of plays to adjust to his current sound, and the brief narrative sections that were written by "Smile" co-creator Van Dyke Parks. However, everything flows together well, and the album is Brian's most accessible and tuneful creation since the beginning of his solo career. The resulting effect is extremely uplifting. Much of the success of the album is due to Brian's supremely-talented backing band - most especially lyricist Scott Bennett (who also helped with the production). As far as the songs go, there is not one weak link, and a wide variety of musical styles are incorporated. Personal favourites include "Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl" and "Good Kind of Love" on which blonde vocalist Taylor Mills particularly shines (in 2007 Taylor released a fine solo album of her own, titled "Lullagoodbye"). A real highpoint of "That Lucky Old Sun" is the stunning "Midnight's Another Day"- a powerful and moving ballad, which many consider to be Brian's greatest song since "Surf's Up". The album concludes with the sublime harmonies of another true gem in "Southern California". "That Lucky Old Sun" is an album to purchase and treasure, and one to listen to regularly in its entirety. The accompanying DVD includes interviews with Brian and all of the long-term male members of his highly likeable band. It also contains live performances of two of the album tracks, "Good Kind of Love" and "Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun 25 Feb 2009
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Brian Wilson followed his 2004 album Gettin' In Over My Head with the 2008 disc That Lucky Old Sun. The album was a collaboration with lyricist Van Dyke Parks, who he had worked with on the legendary aborted Beach Boys project Smile. Both artists are on fine form throughout this album, with Brian performing some terrific melodies, and Parks turning in some great lyrics, with typical dimensionality ("First love is the moment/You can never repeat, but you'll always own it"). Brian's band, The Wondermints, help out on harmonies, creating something akin to a Beach Boys album - and creatively, this is maybe circa 1970.

Nostalgia features heavily on this disc, and although it doesn't suffocate it, the past is definitely the central concept here, with songs like "Morning Beat", "California Role" and others providing not so much an accurate portrait of the past, but a distorted view of the fabled American Dream. This is most certainly Brian in his comfort zone - and that doesn't matter, as it also provides comfort of the familiar variety to the listener too.

Although his voice isn't as strong as it once one - health problems have, after all, been a consistent feature in Brian's life - this is most certainly the same guy who gave us so many classics: pivotal musical moments immortalised both on dusty vinyl and shiny disc. That Lucky Old Sun does, says Brian, consist of "five rounds", interspersed with occasional narrative passages. There are no gaps in between songs, and as such, the album stands unavoidably as a body of work, although songs like the jubilant "Good Kind of Love" and "Forever My Surfer Girl" can be placed on their own as marvelous pieces of highly orchestrated, big production pop.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album, better than expected!
This is one of Brian's best solo albums, great melodies and wonderful performances from his excellent band creating a lush and beautiful sound. Recommended!
Published 10 months ago by Freddie Valentine
4.0 out of 5 stars THAT LUCKY OLD SUN
In 2008, following the completion of the 'Smile' concept (finally!), Brian Wilson came up with another conceptual piece, 'That Lucky Old Sun'. Read more
Published 15 months ago by HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV)
3.0 out of 5 stars Too cheap to miss.
At the price this was a bargain. OK, Brian Wilson's voice is a little croaky but he writes so well and always has great musicions with fine a production crew. Good to play!
Published 19 months ago by pinky
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
"That Lucky Old Sun" was a wonderful return to form for Brian Wilson. Aside from "Brian Wilson Presents Smile", it is the finest achievement of his solo career so far. Read more
Published 20 months ago by The Monster Mash
4.0 out of 5 stars from great to decent.
this one has got some great songs on it. And then some ok ones. The music is well played and I have the best buy version from amazon.com which has three extra tracks. Read more
Published on 15 July 2012 by Michael Dobey
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery but the cd itsel is a lemon.
The hopes were high, too high. I thought it would be a high qualitu disc because I love Smile but the standards were apparently not that high alass. Shame on you Brian Wilson!
Published on 13 May 2012 by Fmj Van Weegberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Up there with 'All Summer Long', 'Sounds', 'Love You', and 'Brian...
I bought this when it came out back in 2008...I think it was. I wasn't too enamoured with 'BW Presents' - you can't top Carl singing 'Good Vibrations', or youthful Brian on 'Heroes... Read more
Published on 15 Oct 2011 by PATTY O'TUNE
5.0 out of 5 stars beach boys
The cd is Brian Wilson of the Beachboys with some recent tunes. Good standard worth buying glad I bought it.
Published on 3 Oct 2011 by Mrs. Annette C. Walker
4.0 out of 5 stars Lucky Old Brian Does It Again
My first impressions of this album echoed those of some other reviewers - nice melodies, let down by some banal lyrics, and - perhaps - a far cry from his classic work. Read more
Published on 2 Oct 2011 by Mr. S. Bush
3.0 out of 5 stars Snippets of brilliance not enough.
See Larry's 3 star review. This is an accurate and well informed review from someone who obviously loves BW like i do. Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2010 by Raffy D
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