Brian Wilson To Finish The Incomplete Songs Of George Gershwin

72 Years After Gershwin's Death      09/10/09

Brian Wilson To Finish The Incomplete Songs Of George Gershwin

The Beach Boy's Brian Wilson has reached an agreement with Disney Records and the estate of George Gershwin to let Wilson complete and record the unfinished songs of George Gershwin.

Gershwin left a collection of several dozen song fragments, which have been sitting around, largely untouched, for more than seven decades.

"This is the most spiritual project I've ever worked on," said Wilson, in a statement. "He had a gift for melody that nobody has ever equalled, yet his music is timeless and always accessible."

"I've always loved George Gershwin," added Wilson. "The earliest music I remember hearing is Rhapsody in Blue."

Now, George Gershwin and Brian Wilson are both geniuses of their respective genres, but the project sounds a bit like calling up Ozzy to tidy up the loose ends on Mahler's 10th Symphony, doesn't it?

What do you think of the idea of a Gershwin/Wilson collaboration?

via LATimes

James Lewin
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