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An early, previously unused recording of The Beach Boys' Christmas classic hits the web

Brian Wilson has posted an exclusive stream of an original recording of The Beach Boys‘ classic Christmas song, ‘Little Saint Nick’, which you can listen to now by visiting brianwilson.com.

The musician revealed that this version was recorded in October 1963, several months before the band began recording their 1964 record ‘The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album’. The backing track from this early rendition was later used for the band’s 1964 song ‘Drive In’.

Along with sharing this song, Wilson wrote on his blog about his band’s upcoming 50th anniversary reunion:

The boys and I are looking forward to a great 50th celebration with you all next year.

The Beach Boys are set to record a new studio album, as well as play a 50-date international tour next April while using many of the musicians who’ve backed Wilson in recent years.

Speaking about the reunion, Brian Wilson said: “This anniversary is special to me because I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again.”

You can watch a video of the original members recording ‘Do It Again’ for their new record by clicking on the player below.