Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Park - Orange Crate Instrumentals (Record Store Day)

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25 years ago Brian Wilson an Van Dyke Park released their first collaboration studio album Orange Crate Art on Warner Bros. Records. The album consists mostly of songs written and arranged by Parks, with Wilson featured as lead and backing vocalist. For the 25th Anniversary, the duo have released these instrumentals exclusively on vinyl for RSD Black Friday.

The album's title refers to the sun-drenched, idealized paintings that grace wooden fruit crates, and its theme is a nostalgic view of the history of California.

In 1966, when Brian Wilson prepared the follow up to his masterpiece Pet Sounds, he employed the services of Mississippi born Van Dyke Parks as lyricist for The Beach Boys next album, SMiLE. As history would soon document, SMiLE became the most famous unreleased album in rock history, it’s “completion” not seeing daylight until a Grammy®-award winning box set in 2012. SMiLE’s original plan was to incorporate many different elements of American music in an avant-garde fashion, its musical format leaps and bounds ahead of anything that existed contemporaneously.

As SMiLE quickly grew in legendary terms, Brian and Van Dyke each went their separate musical ways, only to reunite briefly in 1972 for The Beach Boys classic “Sail On Sailor.” So it was perhaps with great apprehension and excitement that these two musical giants should finally reunite in 1994 for some unfinished business. This time, however, the mission would be complete.

This is the one chance for fans to complete the full Orange Crate Art experience on vinyl. This release is the perfect companion to the 2-LP version of the vocal tracks.

Exclusive heavyweight vinyl pressed by Omnivore Recordings in celebration of RSD Black Friday 2020. Only 1800 copies worldwide.


ORANGE CRATE ART (Instrumental)

SAIL AWAY (Instrumental)

MY HOBO HEART (Instrumental)

WINGS OF A DOVE (Instrumental)

PALM TREE AND MOON (Instrumental)SIDE 2:


SAN FRANCISCO (Instrumental)

HOLD BACK TIME (Instrumental)

MY JEANINE (Instrumental)

MOVIES IS MAGIC (Instrumental)


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