by Radio Music Songs on April 24, 2011

jardine A POSTCARD TO EUROPE“A Postcard from California”, the Al Jardine album which originally appeared as a digital album only (in June, 2010), is said to be hitting European stores in CD format soon. Most of the songs are Jardine originals, and collaborators include Brian Wilson, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Stephen Kalinich, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Steve Miller, Glen Campbell, Alec Baldwin, Matt Jardine, and Adam Jardine.

“It was very difficult to get Neil Young because he’s extremely busy and his time is precious,” says Jardine. “He came down to Big Sur with his wife, Pegi, a year and a half ago and gave up a whole day of his life to sing on my songs “California Saga” and “Campfire Scene”. Getting Young’s former Buffalo Springfield bandmate Stephen Stills into the studio proved to be much easier. “Stephen loves Big Sur,” says Jardine. “I just had to bribe him with a hotel room. He really helped me with the harmonies.” Stills, Crosby, Young and Jardine all sing Beach Boys-style harmonies on “California Saga”.

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