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A Postcard From California


Download links and information about A Postcard From California by Alan Jardine. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 46:45 minutes.

Artist: Alan Jardine
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 15
Duration: 46:45
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No. Title Length
1. A Postcard From California 4:59
2. California Feelin' 2:03
3. Looking Down the Coast 3:45
4. Don't Fight the Sea 3:23
5. Tidepool Interlude 1:38
6. Campfire Scene 0:44
7. A California Saga 2:52
8. Help Me Rhonda 3:47
9. San Simeon 2:48
10. Drivin' 3:12
11. Honkin' Down the Highway 2:32
12. California Dreamin' 2:49
13. And I Always Will 4:19
14. Waves of Love 3:51
15. Sloop John B (A Pirate's Tale mix) 4:03



On A Postcard from California, Al Jardine creates a concept album of sorts, and at its best points, it's an album that's probably as close as we're going to get to a new Beach Boys album this far into the 21st century. That doesn't make it a Beach Boys album, of course, but the themes are all here — California, the sea, waves, cars, girls, motion, all of that — and Jardine also adds a large environmental layer to things, too. Does it work? It's well-intentioned and pleasant, and there is a host of guest stars on hand, from Neil Young to Flea, and there are some cool harmonies and sound effects of waves and gulls, but aside from a couple of tracks — most notably "Don't Fight the Sea," the solid "Waves of Love" (which comes complete with sleigh bells), and an interesting harmonica-driven redo of "Help Me Rhonda" — most of what's here is more well-intentioned and sincere than it is engaging. When things work, though, Jardine turns what is essentially a mid-period Beach Boys facsimile into something a little more interesting.