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Described by the Beach Boys' founding legend as an "interwoven series of 'rounds' and as an autobiographical travelogue," Wilson recorded the album at Hollywood 's Capitol Studios, where he first made records with his two brothers, his cousin and a friend in 1962. "I'm thrilled to be back home with Capitol, and I'm looking forward to sharing 'That Lucky Old Sun' with everyone," Wilson said in a statement. "This music is really special to me." Titles include 'Morning Beat,' 'Midnight's Another Day,' 'Live Let Live,' 'Mexican Girl' and 'California Role.'
Accompanied by transitional interludes narrated by Wilson, the album's theme is steeped in the heartbeat of Los Angeles. For the project, Wilson collaborated lyrically with his current band member Scott Bennett and his longtime "sidekick" Van Dyke Parks to create the spoken narratives. Wilson first performed 'That Lucky Old Sun' live last September at London's Royal Festival Hall during a series of six sold-out and critically acclaimed concert performances that celebrated the theater's restoration.