Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Grammy® Winner, New York Times Best-Selling Author, co-founder and chief lyricist of The Beach Boys, Mike Love, is set to release a special double album on November 17 through BMG. Entitled Unleash the Love, the album will feature 13 brand new songs and 14 re-recordings of Beach Boys classics. The album is produced by Grammy®-winning producer, Michael Lloyd.
For more than fifty years, Mike Love has been the lead singer and front man of The Beach Boys taking the sounds of America’s band to every corner of the globe— playing for crowds of up to 750,000 fans. Mike has co-authored more than a dozen hit singles, cementing The Beach Boys as one of the only artists to have produced twelve Top 10 Singles within 5 years. With iconic and timeless tracks like “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” and “Surfin’ Safari,” The Beach Boys have created some of the most performed songs in pop music history.
Unleash The Love is a testament and continuation of Mike Love’s remarkable career. The new tracks range from rock, gospel, R&B and pop and celebrate Love’s connection to the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and his journey to find personal love and peace. Love’s history with Transcendental meditation anchors a number of songs including “Ram Raj” a song celebrating the divine; “Pisces Brothers,” a tribute to the late George Harrison and the spiritual awakening the two artists shared on their respective birthdays and “Cool Head, Warm Heart” a breezy pop song, which borrows its title from a famous saying by Maharishi Mahesh. The album also includes a prayer for the planet “Only One Earth.” As with all of the new tracks, a sense of urgency is infused in every song: to change what you can, to transcend, connect to the planet and the people around you and give into the power of love.
“I’ve been working on these new songs on and off for many years now and I’m excited to share them with fans,” says Mike Love. “As a writer, I kept gravitating to this idea of love, in all forms. Romantic love, unrequited love, lasting love, spiritual love, love for the planet, and what the absence of love can do to us as a people. This album is my way of communicating what the world needs now is love sweet love. And the hope is if we all can unleash whatever love inside of us, we can collectively make this world better.”
In addition to the collection of Mike Love original songs, the special double album features new versions of classic hits such as “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” and “Good Vibrations,” recorded members by The Beach Boys touring band.
Mike Love – Unleash The Love Official Tracklist
Mike Love Originals:
All the Love in Paris featuring Dave Koz on Saxophone
Getcha Back featuring John Stamos on Drums
Daybreak Over the Ocean
I Don’t Wanna Know
Cool Head, Warm Heart
Unleash The Love
10,000 Years Ago featuring John Stamos on Drums
Only One Earth
Make Love Not War
Mike Love/Beach Boys Re-Records:
Do It Again featuring Mark McGrath and John Stamos
Help Me Rhonda
I Get Around
Warmth of the Sun featuring Ambha Love
Kiss Me Baby
Darlin’ featuring AJR
Wild Honey featuring John Cowsill
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Fun Fun Fun
Earlier this month, the paperback version of Mike Love’s New York Times best-selling memoir, GOOD VIBRATIONS: My Life as a Beach Boy hit shelves. The book is published by Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA). Pick up your copy here.
Currently, Mike Love is on the Wild Honey World Tour with The Beach Boys which will continue into Winter of 2017. Fans attending upcoming concert dates will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order Unleash The Love at a discounted rate using a special text message code and number that will be provided at each show leading up to the album’s release.
The Beach Boys touring band features lead singer Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenberger, Tim Bonhomme, and John Cowsill. The band continues to perform over 150 sold-out shows year-round across the globe. The official tour routing is below.
10/06 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Mgm Resort & Casino, Inc.
10/07 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Mgm Resort & Casino, Inc.
10/10 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre (Dallas)
10/11 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre (San Antonio)
10/13 – College Station, TX – Rudder Auditorium, College Station
10/14 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Lake Charles
10/15 – Galveston Island, TX – The Grand 1894 Opera House
10/21 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
10/22 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland – Kansas City
10/23 – Columbia, MO – Jesse Auditorium
10/24 – Normal, IL – Braden Auditorium
10/25 – Benton Harbor, MI – Mendel Center
10/26 – Tiffin, OH – Ritz Theatre – Ohio
10/27 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
10/28 – Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center For The Arts
10/29 – Paducah, KY – Carson Center
10/30 – Richmond, KY – EKU Center For The Arts
11/02 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre – Memphis
11/03 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
11/04 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
11/05 – SAVANNAH, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
11/08 – Malt Shop Memories Cruise
11/08 – Malt Shop Memories Cruise
11/14 – Schenectady, NY – Proctors
11/15 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
11/16 – Indiana, PA – Indiana University Of Pennsylvania – Kovalchick Convention Center
11/17 Hagerstown, MD – Maryland Theatre
11/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
11/19 North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theatre
02/11 – Coral Springs, FL – Coral Springs Center for The Arts
02/13 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
02/16 – West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center
03/01 – Visalia, CA – The Fox Theatre
03/09 – Little Rock, AR – Robinson Center Music Hall
03/21 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
05/09 – Youngstown, OH – Powers Auditorium
05/10 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
05/11 – Holland, MI – Tulip Time Festival
05/13 – Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Center for the Arts
06/05 – Grand Forks, ND – Chester Fritz Auditorium
06/06 – Sioux Falls, SD – Washington Pavilion
06/07 – Lacrosse, WI – Lacrosse Center
06/08 – Wausau, WI – Grand Theater
06/09 – Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium