In honor of the victims affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last month, the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beach Boys[/lastfm] are coming together to record a song for charity.
Founding Beach Boy [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Al Jardine[/lastfm] approached the rest of the group with the idea to record his solo track “Don’t Fight The Sea” which appeared his debut album A Postcard From California last year, all in the name of relief for Japan.
Al Jardine rounded up the rest of the Beach Boys, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Brian Wilson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mike Love[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruce Johnston[/lastfm], for a reunion of sorts to record a single to benefit relief aid in Japan.
The single “Don’t Fight The Sea” comes from Jardine’s debut solo album, but will be re-released this Tuesday, April 19th to raise money for Japan.
Jardine explained coming up with the idea to Undercover.fm saying, “We felt that the song had a nice basic message of friendship. I also like the idea of that song, because the vocals are a bit under- appreciated. So this release was a perfect place to showcase the idea of harmony and friendship. Everybody is behind it 100%, that’s the nice part.”
The single will be released on April 19th with the first 1000 copies pressed on white vinyl with a red label and be signed by each member of the group. The flip side of the record will also contain an a Capella version of their 1968 hit “Friends.” All proceeds raised from the sales of the single will benefit the Red Cross’s Japanese relief effort.
Listen to Jardine’s original version of “Don’t Fight The Sea” below