Brian Wilson ‘That Lucky Old Sun’ DVD to be Released January 27 by Capitol/EMI

December 2, 2008

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Capitol/EMI will release a new
Brian Wilson DVD entitled That Lucky Old Sun on January 27, 2009. A companion
to Wilson’s critically-acclaimed That Lucky Old Sun album, released September
on CD, vinyl and digitally, the DVD features more than two and a half hours
of content, including a full-length live performance of the album, a new
feature-length documentary and additional behind-the-scenes footage from the
album’s recording sessions, and some of Wilson’s recently filmed promotional
performances and interviews.

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The new That Lucky Old Sun DVD features a full-length performance of
Wilson’s latest album, filmed live at Capitol Studios on May 19, 2008 in 5.1
Surround and 2.0 Stereo audio, as well as a new feature-length film, Going
Home, directed and edited by George Dougherty, which documents the making of
the album and Wilson’s return to his original record label, Capitol Records.

The DVD’s bonus features include track-by-track audio commentary by Wilson
and his That Lucky Old Sun songwriting partner and band member, Scott Bennett,
for the live Capitol Studios performance, behind-the-scenes footage from the
album’s recording sessions, and recent promotional interviews and performances
by Wilson for Yahoo! Music, MySpace and “Black Cab Sessions.”

The GRAMMY Museum, opening December 6 in Los Angeles, will debut its “An
Evening With” signature public program with Brian Wilson on January 15.
Wilson will be interviewed onstage by the Museum’s Executive Director, Robert
, before performing a few songs for an intimate audience of 200
people. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

That Lucky Old Sun has received rave reviews from top music magazines
including Rolling Stone, Spin, MOJO, and Uncut, with Rolling Stone praising
the album as “Brian’s strongest new work in years.” Wilson and his band just
completed a November tour of the new album to 11 major U.S. cities that earned
accolades from fans and the media alike.

The dawning of a new California morning for Brian Wilson, That Lucky Old
Sun continues the awe-inspiring concept album journey that he first began four
decades ago. Wilson’s songwriting, arranging and producing talents came
together in harmonious glory for The Beach Boys‘ 1966 classic, Pet Sounds, and
have continued to evolve during his solo career, highlighted by his 2004
critically acclaimed Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE. Lyrically and in Wilson’s
incomparably lush, evocative arrangements, That Lucky Old Sun adds a new
chapter to Wilson’s conceptual presentations. Pitchfork Media’s album review
rates Wilson’s That Lucky Old Sun as “his finest non-Smile album since the
golden age of the Beach Boys,” and adds, “That Lucky Old Sun neatly closes the
circle he began drawing in 1961 with the single ‘Surfin’,’ returning him to an
idealized Southern California…”

For more information, visit http://www.ThatLuckyOldSun.net, an interactive
webpage devoted to the album.

Following numerous nominations, Wilson won a well-deserved Grammy Award
for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (2004) for “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow” and he
was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Last December, he was
feted as a leading cultural icon by The Kennedy Center Honors alongside Diana
, Martin Scorsese, Steve Martin and Leon Fleisher.

For more information about Brian Wilson, please visit

BRIAN WILSON That Lucky Old Sun (DVD)

‘That Lucky Old Sun’ performance (Capitol Studios, Studio A: May 19, 2008)

Filmed performance of entire album by Brian Wilson and his band (5.1
Surround / 2.0 Stereo)

     --  That Lucky Old Sun
     --  Morning Beat
     --  Narrative: Room With A View
     --  Good Kind OF Love
     --  Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl
     --  Narrative: Venice Beach
     --  Live Let Live / That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)
     --  Mexican Girl
     --  Narrative: Cinco de Mayo
     --  California Role / That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)
     --  Narrative: Between Pictures
     --  Oxygen To The Brain
     --  Can't Wait Too Long
     --  Midnight's Another Day
     --  That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)
     --  Going Home
     --  Southern California

    'Going Home'
       Feature-length documentary about the making of That Lucky Old Sun and
       an exploration of Brian Wilson's life long personal and creative
       relationship with Southern California.
       Directed and edited by George Dougherty.

    Bonus Materials
     --  Track-by-track Capitol Studios performance commentary by Brian Wilson
         and Scott Bennett
     --  The making of That Lucky Old Sun: additional behind the scenes
         footage from the album's recording sessions
     --  Yahoo! Nissan Live Sets performance with studio audience Q&A
     --  MySpace "Artist On Artist" interview: Brian Wilson & Zooey Deschanel
     --  "Black Cab Sessions" performance


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