It was written in collaboration with Wilson's bandmate Scott Bennett with spoken word poetry commissioned from Van Dyke Parks. As a concept album, the work largely derives from the 1949 song "That Lucky Old Sun", originally recorded by Frankie Laine.
That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls around Heaven All Day)" is a 1949 popular song with music by Beasley Smith and words by Haven Gillespie. Like "Ol' Man River", its lyrics contrast the toil and intense hardship of the singer's life with the obliviousness of the natural world. The biggest hit version of the song was by Frankie Laine. This recording was released by Mercury Records as catalog number 5316
That Lucky Old Sun rarely approaches the subtleties of the classic Beach Boys sound. 60. This album leaves no doubt that the former Beach Boy is now fully recovered from the 1967 nervous breakdown that effectively stalled his career for decades. At 66, Brian Wilson still managed to give us one more great album, and I'm eternally grateful for that. 0 of 0 users found this helpful. 1. Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful.
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Show me that river Take me across Wash all my troubles away Whilst that lucky old sun's got nothing to do But roll around heaven all day. More on Genius. About That Lucky Old Sun. A short introduction to the album, using the 1949 song of the same name (popularity covered by Frankie Laine,. This segment sets the tone of sunny nostalgia, personal turmoil and redemption that makes up the album. That Lucky Old Sun" Track Info. That Lucky Old Sun Brian Wilson. That Lucky Old Sun.
That's what That Lucky Old Sun is all about-musically brilliant, beautifully produced & executed, with understanding and compassion and insights about his own life as well as life in general. It's gratifying and upbeat, melodically beautiful, with a rhythm as infectious as the Morning Beat he sings about on the album. Nothing, but nothing, could be further from the truth!
Musically and lyrically, That Lucky Old Sun is as cohesive as its predecessor, though more modest in scale and ambition. Wilson and co-writers Scott Bennett and Van Dyke Parks have created an amazing portrait of . and Wilson's place within it, blending nostalgia with hope for the future and honest biographical detail. The title track is an appropriately chosen oldie, written in 1949 by Beasley Smith and Haven Gillespie with lyrics that contrast the toil of life with the easy indifference of nature to our travails. Also aiding the album's suite-like feel are four spoken interludes written by Parks that paint images of . life with the writer's characteristic sense of wordplay and rhythm. From a listening standpoint, these are the low points of the album, as Wilson's narration isn't very compelling, especially when he's asked to wield a series of Spanish phrases after "Mexican Girl".