AL JARDINE – ” A Postcard from California ” Reissued/Expanded

Posted: December 9, 2022 in MUSIC

Originally released in 2012, “A Postcard from California” marked the solo debut album from Al Jardine, co-founder of the Beach Boys.

After previously being released digitally, the album has been made available in an expanded and remastered edition on CD today, December. 9th. It features two bonus tracks: “Waves of Love,” highlighted by one of the last-recorded vocal tracks from Carl Wilson, and “Sloop John B (A Pirate’s Tale),” which Jardine first released to accompany his acclaimed children’s book of the same name.

“I can’t believe it’s been twelve years since “Postcard” came out and I thank everyone involved in the production and creation of this album to help me get my songs out there,” said Al Jardine in a statement. “Brian’s advice to aspiring young songwriters has always been ‘finish your songs’ so I took it to heart and I hope everyone who has listened to “A Postcard from California” feels my excitement and enthusiasm for this great land and sea of ours and our need to protect it forever. Thank you for all your support over the years, it is greatly appreciated and I will continue to dedicate Postcard to all the pets we love and who love us back!”

As you might imagine, Jardine was joined in the studio by a number of his musical colleagues for this effort:

“A Postcard from California” was largely penned by Jardine who enlisted a slew of his famous friends to help him bring this album to life, including Alec Baldwin, David Crosby, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley of America, Flea, Glen Campbell, John Stamos, Neil Young, Richie Cannata, Stephen Stills, and Steve Miller. The album also served as a reunion of sorts for The Beach Boys as it brought Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, along with a lead vocal by Carl Wilson, together on the song “Don’t Fight The Sea” several years before the band would reunite for an album and tour in celebration of their 50th anniversary in 2012. Jardine’s sons, Adam and Matt Jardine, also sing on the album, which was co-produced by musicians Stevie Heger and Scott Slaughter.

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