New Brian Wilson Studio Album in June

By | April 19, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Brian Wilson’s first new studio album in six years, “Gettin’ in Over My Head,” will be released by Warner Music Group’s Rhino Records on June 22.

The 61-year-old former Beach Boy recently resurrected and finished his legendary “Smile” sessions, which he debuted live in the United Kingdom. Wilson is expected to tour Europe in the summer in support of “Gettin’ in Over My Head” and possibly bring the “Smile” concert to the United States in the fall. He is currently in the studio working on the final version of “Smile,” which will likely also be released through Warner.

“Gettin’ in Over My Head” features guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Elton John, Van Dyke Parks and Paul McCartney. The album also includes a duet with his late brother Carl Wilson titled “Soul Searchin’.”

“Gettin’ in Over My Head” features a number songs which Wilson had worked on earlier but had not yet completed, including the title track and “Desert Drive,” which are culled from his mid-1990s collaboration with producer Andy Paley. Wilson’s last studio album was 1998’s “Imagination.”