2018 release that pairs original, classic vocal performances by the Beach Boys with newly-written symphonic arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The RPO convened in the hallowed Studio 2 at Abbey Road on 8 and 9 March this year to record the new orchestral arrangements. The orchestra was conducted by Steve Sidwell and Sally Herbert, who also wrote several of the arrangements. Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love adds: "This album is one of a kind. I think the fact that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has accompanied the Beach Boys with these great arrangements is just a phenomenal thing. It's a whole other dimension to our music." Album co-producer Nick Patrick says: "I'm a complete and utter fan of the Beach Boys and the way their music makes you feel. The Beach Boys' music is so multi-layered - you can experience it on so many layers. You've got the obvious harmonies, which are amazing. But what we found making this record is when you dig down into the arrangements, they're extraordinary. They're fresh. They're new. They're complex. They're beautiful and constructed in a completely original way."