Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

Reimagines Gershwin
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  • Released: August 17, 2010
  • Label: Walt Disney Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone
"The result is PORGY AND BESS-meets-PET SOUNDS: lovely, weird, subtly psychedelic symphonic lounge music."
4 stars out of 5 -- "Wilson is clearly energized, and it's delightful to hear one virtuoso finally meet up with another."
Entertainment Weekly - p.126
"'They Can't Take That Away From Me' remade as a California Girls'-style shuffle is too novel to pass up." -- Grade: B+
Billboard (p.28) - "Wilson's layered a cappella renditions of 'Rhapsody in Blue' are brief but sublime. It's wonderful, indeed."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.93
3 stars out of 5 -- "Wilson's vocals are solid -- he's a nuanced singer of standards, particularly ballads."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.96
3 stars out of 5 -- "When Wilson manages to nail the more melancholy, bluesier material, such as 'I Loves You Porgy,' he produces his best vocal in years."
Uncut (magazine)
"'Nothing But Love' sounds more like an early Beach Boys song, but with one killer Gershwin chord change that Wilson navigates well."


  • 1.Rhapsody in Blue (Intro)
  • 2.The Like in I Love You
  • 3.Summertime
  • 4.I Loves You Porgy
  • 5.I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
  • 6.It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 7.'S Wonderful
  • 8.They Can't Take That Away from Me
  • 9.Love Is Here to Stay
  • 10.I've Got a Crush on You
  • 11.I Got Rhythm
  • 12.Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 13.Nothing But Love
  • 14.Rhapsody in Blue (Reprise)

Product Description:

Tributee: George Gershwin.
Tributee: George Gershwin.
Personnel: Sharon Jackson , Peter Kent (violin); Jessica van Velzen (viola); Rudy Stein, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Peggy Baldwin, Cameron Stone (cello); Dan Higgins, Bill Liston (woodwinds); Probyn Gregory (trumpet); Andy Martin (trombone).
Audio Mixer: Al Schmitt.
Liner Note Author: David Wild.
Recording information: Henson; OceanWay; Yor Place Or Mine Recording Studios.
Photographer: Clay Patrick McBride.
Arrangers: Paul Von Mertens; Brian Wilson .
Recorded with the support of the Gershwin estate, this tribute album finds Brian Wilson putting his own stamp on a number of George Gershwin classics, as well as completing two songs left unfinished at the time of the composer's death.

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  • UPC: 050087146122
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