Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks Share Cover of ‘What a Wonderful World’

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Track will appear on 25th-anniversary reissue of pair’s 1995 collaborative album, Orange Crate Art

Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks have unearthed their previously unreleased cover of the jazz standard, “What a Wonderful World.” The track is one of several rarities that will appear on the upcoming 25th-anniversary reissue of Wilson and Parks’ 1995 collaborative album, Orange Crate Art, out June 19th via Omnivore Recordings.

Wilson and Parks’ cover of “What a Wonderful World” boasts a simple arrangement that finds Wilson crooning over some very lush keys. Backing harmonies that sound like the Beach Boys crossed with a church choir are peppered throughout, while Wilson even throws a little gravel into his voice toward the end in a nod to Louis Armstrong’s enduring version of the song.

Wilson and Parks first worked together in 1966.

Orange Crate Art 25th Anniversary Edition Tracklist

Disc One
1. “Orange Crate Art”
2. “Sail Away”
3. “My Hobo Heart”
4. “Wings of a Dove”
5. “Palm Tree and Moon”
6. “Summer in Monterey”
7. “San Francisco”
8. “Hold Back Time”
9. “My Jeanine”
10. “Movies Is Magic”
11. “This Town Goes Down at Sunset”
12. “Lullaby”
13. “Rhapsody in Blue”
14. “Love Is Here to Stay”
15. “What a Wonderful World”

Disc Two — Previously Unreleased Instrumentals (CD only)
1. “Orange Crate Art”
2. “Sail Away”
3. “My Hobo Heart”
4. “Wings of a Dove”
5. “Palm Tree and Moon”
6. “Summer in Monterey”
7. “San Francisco”
8. “Hold Back Time”
9. “My Jeanine”
10. “Movies Is Magic”
11. “This Town Goes Down at Sunset”

The UK dates supposed to be taken in May and June 2020, into Brighton, London, Manchester and many more before rounding things up in Cambridge have been postponed.

But it’s his date at Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo on 4 June that obviously has us the most excited. Wilson will be joined on tour by his former band mates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

 

 

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