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Title: Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel
Post by: hypehat on June 26, 2012, 05:58:51 PM
Can't believe how good this song is - with one catch.

I thought it was crap on Sweet Insanity, and on GIOMH. But the demo! Oh man. It could have been on Today! It's wonderful. (when exactly does it date from?)

Has there ever been a Brian solo song so unfairly malformed? They had the chance to go back to the original lyrics for GIOMH, and yet they stick with 90% of Landy's assery (I swear he sings 'Sex treachery' in the first verse of the SI version). At least they kept (a bit) of the bridge. Shame they kept his fucking terrible melodramatic string parts too. Goshdarn.

Didn't someone around from the time confirm it was written about them here on the board? Wish I could remember that thread, and indeed, who it was.

Anyway. Yeah. I dig this song A TONNE and no-one has done it justice ever. It's such a Brian love song. "I hear her talking to someone, talking bout some little thing". So banal, really, but if you think about it.... it makes sense.

I'll stop now.


Title: Re: Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel
Post by: SMiLE Brian on June 26, 2012, 06:02:41 PM
Darian should have redone it like do you have any regrets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ndMltIVTJc


Title: Re: Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel
Post by: buddhahat on June 27, 2012, 08:00:36 AM
Can't believe how good this song is - with one catch.

I thought it was crap on Sweet Insanity, and on GIOMH. But the demo! Oh man. It could have been on Today! It's wonderful. (when exactly does it date from?)

Has there ever been a Brian solo song so unfairly malformed? They had the chance to go back to the original lyrics for GIOMH, and yet they stick with 90% of Landy's assery (I swear he sings 'Sex treachery' in the first verse of the SI version). At least they kept (a bit) of the bridge. Shame they kept his f***ing terrible melodramatic string parts too. Goshdarn.

Didn't someone around from the time confirm it was written about them here on the board? Wish I could remember that thread, and indeed, who it was.

Anyway. Yeah. I dig this song A TONNE and no-one has done it justice ever. It's such a Brian love song. "I hear her talking to someone, talking bout some little thing". So banal, really, but if you think about it.... it makes sense.

I'll stop now.

Is it a piano demo? Brian's piano demos are so beautiful but there don't seem to be many. I remember trying to do a comp once but I could only find a handful of demos outside the Love You ones.

Anyone done a definitive BW piano demo comp?! (sorry to go OT)


Title: Re: Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on June 27, 2012, 08:01:23 AM
Yeah, I like earlier incarnation(s) better, too.

DLHKSAA is a good song, but I always thought there was something wrong with it, or not quite flowing well. The lyrics are bad. It's one of those BW songs that would sound better (great?) recorded today with Brian's improved vocals and WITH the Beach Boys.