She & Him - Melt Away: A Tribute To Brian Wilson

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Melt Away: A Tribute To Brian Wilson is the seventh studio album by American indie duo She & Him, released in July 2022 via Fantasy Records.

She & Him, the acclaimed twosome of M.Ward and Zooey Deschanel are known for the stylish arrangements, sophisticated interpretations, and sharply drawn originals they have perfected across their exceedingly fruitful six-album, 14-year collaboration. Now, with Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, their seventh full-length release (and first for Fantasy Records) the duo has crafted a love letter to 60’s-era Southern California-inspired pop that stands on its own as a defining musical achievement.

Produced by M.Ward and mixed by Tom Schick (Wilco, Norah Jones, Iron and Wine), Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson is the pair’s first in six years and features an abundance of smartly chosen Wilson/Beach Boys compositions, some universally beloved and others a little less familiar.

All of them though, whether ingrained in your soul or hearing for the first time, share a flair for the dramatic. Ward and Deschanel bring their uncanny communal musical instincts to these pop-noir confections and re-imagine them for these times.

The inviting, twangy album opener, Brian Wilson and Mike Love’s “Darlin’,” (from the Beach Boys 1967 album Wild Honey) sets a high bar that She & Him meets throughout.

The duo’s devoted take on “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” is especially revealing. Most wouldn’t consider touching the stone-cold classic, yet they lean into it with unabashed joy. Elsewhere, the band’s sublime version of Wilson’s mournful “Til I Die” is a three-minute and 22 second marvel.

Deschanel’s spectacular vocal turn on the sadly overlooked Wilson solo cut “Melt Away” transforms the original’s lush, string-heavy treatment into a post-modern folk-pop gem. Other highlights include the surf-rock throwback “Do It Again,” featuring vocals from Brian Wilson himself (!) and the graceful “Please Let Me Wonder,” a long-treasured Wilson album cut.

Finally, the Beach Boy’s timeless “Don’t Worry Baby” might be the album’s centrepiece and most affecting track. M.Ward’s earthy, laconic lead vocal layered over an exquisite arrangement feels organic and completely new – just like this album, a stunner in every way.

This album is on black vinyl with a printed sleeve, pressed in Europe via Fantasy Records.

(14977)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Darlin'

2:58

A2

Wouldn't It Be Nice

2:57

A3

'Til I Die

3:21

A4

Deirdre

3:21

A5

Melt Away

3:51

A6

Good To My Baby

1:52

A7

Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

3:31

B1

Don't Worry Baby

3:23

B2

This Whole World

3:07

B3

Kiss Me Baby

2:50

B4

Do It Again

2:37

B5

Heads You Win - Tails I Lose

1:53

B6

Please Let Me Wonder

3:04

B7

Meant For You

1:30

SKU 14977
Record Label Fantasy Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 00888072428393
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 22 July 2022
Original Release Date (Year) 22 July 2022
Barcode # 888072428393
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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