Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson guest stars on the second solo album from ex-Verve singer Richard Ashcroft, ‘Human Conditions’, scheduled to drop into stores on the 22nd of October.
The new album follows Richard’s 2000 solo bow, ‘Alone With Everybody’ and features 10 new songs, with Brian singing harmony vocals on ‘Nature Is The Law’. The first single in the UK will be ‘Check The Meaning’, said to be available on the 7th of October, but no US single had announced at press time.
Musicians on the album include former Verve drummer Pete Salisbury, who played with Brian on ‘Alone With Everybody’, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, a veteran of tour and session work with the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and his own band, Sea Level plus Mercury Music Prize winner Talvin Singh on tablas.
Richard co-produced the album with Chris Potter, and Will Malone handled the string arrangements.