Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck: the immense pleasure of what shouldn’t work but does

Brian Wilson touring with Jeff Beck? Brian Wilson recording with Jeff Beck?

At that news I more or less threw figurative hands in imaginary air and figured I’d believe it when I saw it, and try to judge mercifully when I did. English guitar Gods, you see, would seem to have so extremely leetle in common with, let alone add to, California composers/arrangers/weirdo geniuses/etc.

But then the buzz was not just good but entirely so, and then this happened. A few weeks ago, but maybe you missed it. So check it out – “Our Prayer” segues into Beck’s lovely arrangement of “Danny Boy,” and I had no idea this was even possible.

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