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A Postcard from California

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Released  19 June 2010
Length  35:77
Artist  Al Jardine
Genres  Rock music, Pop music
Recorded  1988–2010
Label  Fontana
Release date  19 June 2010
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Similar  Al Jardine albums, Rock music albums

A Postcard from California is Al Jardine's debut studio solo album. For the album Jardine recruited several music icons including his former Beach Boys band mates. The album also contains several unreleased Beach Boys songs including "Don't Fight the Sea" and "Looking Down the Coast".


Jardine added "Waves of Love" as one of the bonus tracks on his 2012 reissue of the album. Intentionally or not, the digital and CD versions of the 2012 reissue contained entirely different versions of the song. The CD included a more laid-back, live soundcheck-sounding version with Carl Wilson's lead buried among other voices, while the digital version contained a much more "produced" and punchy version in a different key and with Carl's lead brought to the fore. There is a third version of "Waves of Love" on the Japanese version.

A postcard from california

Track listing

  1. "A Postcard from California" (Al Jardine) – 4:59
  2. Featuring Glen Campbell on Vocals
  3. "California Feelin'" (Brian Wilson and Stephen Kalinich) – 2:03
  4. "Looking Down the Coast" (Jardine) – 3:45
  5. "Don't Fight the Sea" (Jardine and Terry Jacks) – 3:23
  6. Featuring Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston on vocals
  7. "Tidepool Interlude" (Kalinich) – 1:38
  8. Featuring spoken word by Alec Baldwin
  9. "Campfire Scene" (Jardine) – 0:44
  10. Featuring Neil Young on vocals
  11. "California Saga: California" (Jardine) – 2:52
  12. Featuring Neil Young, David Crosby and Stephen Stills on vocals
  13. "Help Me, Rhonda" (Wilson and Mike Love) – 3:47
  14. Featuring Steve Miller on Vocals
  15. "San Simeon" (Jardine) – 2:48
  16. Featuring America on Vocals
  17. "Drivin'" (Jardine, Stevie Heger and Scott Slaughter) – 3:12
  18. Featuring Brian Wilson on vocals and David Marks on guitar
  19. "Honkin' Down the Highway" (Wilson) – 2:33
  20. Featuring Brian Wilson on vocals
  21. "California Dreamin'" (John Phillips and Michelle Phillips) – 2:50
  22. "And I Always Will" (Jardine) – 4:23

Bonus Tracks on 2012 Reissue:

  1. "Waves of Love" (Jardine and Larry Dvoskin) – 3:51
  2. Featuring Carl Wilson on vocals
  3. "Sloop John B (A Pirate's Tale)" (Trad. Arr. by Jardine) – 4:03

Japanese Bonus Tracks on 2012 Reissue:

  1. "Waves of Love" (Alternate Version) (Jardine and Larry Dvoskin) – 3:51
  2. Featuring Carl Wilson on vocals
  3. "Eternal Ballad" (Jardine)


  • Al Jardine – Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, and Lead Vocals
  • Additional Musicians


    1A Postcard From California5:00
    2California Feelin;2:04
    3Looking Down the Coast3:46


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