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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Live IN Concert 1973 on: March 15, 2016, 12:49:02 PM

I'm not sure if that information is available or where one would even begin to look for it.  
          


I'll just add that the individual dates and venues were also put forth in Jon Stebbins and Ian Rusten's simply excellent "Beach Boys In Concert" book (the noted research at hand of which I'd assume was also excellently provided by C-Man there). I don't buy many BBs books these days, but I've never regretted purchasing this one for a single second. So much great info in there!
 
http://www.amazon.com/The-Beach-Boys-Concert-Complete/dp/1617134562

And thanks for putting up the list again here, Craig. I must've combed over that section of the book a dozen times trying to figure out why *only* the date/venue for "Fun, Fun, Fun" seemed to be missing! Even posted a query about it to one of the sub-forums here to no avail. Good to know I'm not completely blind...lol.


Now...hopefully that last one will turn up as well at some point.



2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys 50: Doin' It Again & Brian Wilson and Friends (SoundStage) on: May 18, 2015, 10:25:11 PM
Haven't seen this posted yet...

For anyone interested - It looks like on Sunday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, AXS TV is going to air the Doin' It Again 50th anniversary special and Brian's SoundStage special back to back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96hYrfjS85E

The BB 50th Live in Concert and BW MusiCares specials as well. All have been in regular rotation there, so, at the very least, along with the new Soundstage episode, they should make for a nice evening of TV viewing.

http://www.axs.tv/programs/concert-series/



3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hoffman Board - Thread about Hite Morgan Sessions Kickstarter - Deleted! on: May 18, 2015, 10:12:08 PM
He took all that money for the first wave project and never returned it when it didn't happen.

FWIW, I did get a refund from him two weeks after the cancellation was announced. He offered either a refund, or to have him hold on until he got the legal crap untwisted, at which point you'd get your copy of First Wave; I opted for the refund.


I also seem to remember that there was the option to roll our First Wave investment over into the planned sessionography book. Some type of tier system if I remember correctly. I chose one of those tier options......and, of course, nothing came to pass.

So long ago...and so fuzzy in my memory. Other than the "out the money" part, that is.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: May 02, 2015, 04:40:56 PM
I'm happy (and relieved) to report that my order finally arrived yesterday.  Apparently, one of my daily emails must have finally been attended by someone, but the utter lack of any response, whatsoever, is still a little head-scratching.

I'm a patient guy and had I received even one single reply from anyone (whether it was a shipping confirmation or just a simple acknowledgement that I had been heard), I would have been content to wait patiently while things had been sorted-out on their end.

As it stands right now, though, I'd probably feel a little reticent about ordering through these folks again.

Anyway, I know this thread is about the show, and I'll share my thoughts on the complete performance at another time (also arriving at my door yesterday was a new novel, so I'll be busy having fun over the next two days, or so).


Mostly, though, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the likes of Dave Modny, ArchStanton, bgas, HeyJude, the professor and everyone who has been helpful in sharing their experiences, providing contact information and/or offering their encouragement.  

Thanks again!


Glad it finally worked out!

And, I totally agree with you: The whole lack of customer service was really starting to get frustrating and exhausting for me as well --  continually ignoring e-mails, calls and contact forms is simply inexcusable. While I do understand that glitches can occur in any type of online sales transaction, they simply need(ed) a better mechanism in place for dealing with mishaps on *their* end.

It also sucks when folks like us have to derail threads like this with "order/shipping horror stories" in order to seek out and get any results. So, my sincere apologies to all on that front.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: May 01, 2015, 12:04:38 AM
Great Dave.  Tell us if you agree with the Professor that GOK is the only clunker. . . . .just a terrible tin pan alley arrangement.


I'm not exactly sure. I think I may have been too busy admiring "the She"...........in HD.   angel


It's known to cloud judgment.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 30, 2015, 03:04:02 PM
Just a quick update (as someone who had a problem with his order)...

My copy finally did arrive today, 4-30.

Looking forward to watching it tonight!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 29, 2015, 08:15:36 PM
Well, I made my order April 9, and have started sending emails every day since Saturday the 25 asking for... anything.

Still no reply.

If I placed an orer such as you did and KNEW my credit card had been charged, I'd either call my card company and dispute/cancel the charge ( and then chance a re-order)
OR I'd quit wasting my time on emails and use the telephone


Unfortunately, their 800 telephone number, "we'll take a message and get back to you in one day" routine is useless as well. At least it was in my case. Twice. So, if all avenues of communication are exhausted to no avail, a CC dispute would indeed probably be the only way. FWIW, I also called the general help line at WTTW...who simply gave me the 800 number again!

As noted before, for me, the *only* response I finally got was when I e-mailed "Elizabeth" at WTTW, who then forwarded my message to Questar. After apologetically acknowledging that they neglected to see/fill my order at all (even though my CC was charged immediately as well...way back on 4/10), they said they would finally be shipping it out on 4/22 ,and that it should take 3-7 days [note: I believe I incorrectly wrote "3-10 days" in a previous post].

As of today, seven days later, I still haven't received it. So, I'm really hoping it arrives in the next day or two (I live in Cleveland). I think I've watched that YouTube clip of "Wild Honey" on my Smart TV about 30 times already as a temporary salve...lol.

The ironic, double whammy part is that they charged $10.95 for S&H.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 25, 2015, 02:27:01 PM
I would try again, or even call--you absolutely should have had it by now.


I placed my order on April 9, with my credit card being charged the next day.

I sent off a quick email on April 15, just asking whether they had had the opportunity to ship my order yet.  Though the site promised a reply within one business day, I've not yet heard a word.

More, I've read of more than one fan here who hails from roughly the same area (Upstate NY) and who have long-since received theirs.

So yeah, I suppose I'm beginning to feel a tad... uneasy.

Not sure whether I should try to contact them again (or if it would even do me any good, considering I never heard back from them)?


I don't know if you saw any of my earlier posts, but your situation seems similar to what I went through. I also ordered late night of the 9th. Ultimately, it took an e-mail to Elizabeth at soundstage@wttw.com (who then apparently forwarded it to Jonathan at Questar) for me to get any sort of response/results.  The "Contact" email form and 800 number were useless for me.

And while I still haven't received my order, I was assured with a follow-up e-mail that it shipped out this past Wednesday, 4-22. They said 3-10 days to arrive.

Thank you both for your replies.

I very much appreciate your advice (which I decided to take and sent an email to the soundstage@wttw.com address).

Thanks again! Smiley


My pleasure. Hope it gets worked out soon.

I'm also wondering if, due to the proximity of our initial orders, we were both victims of the same software glitch. That is, a temporary bug in their system. I was also charged immediately and, in my case, I never received the order confirmation e-mail. Could all be similarly related.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 25, 2015, 01:11:11 PM
I placed my order on April 9, with my credit card being charged the next day.

I sent off a quick email on April 15, just asking whether they had had the opportunity to ship my order yet.  Though the site promised a reply within one business day, I've not yet heard a word.

More, I've read of more than one fan here who hails from roughly the same area (Upstate NY) and who have long-since received theirs.

So yeah, I suppose I'm beginning to feel a tad... uneasy.

Not sure whether I should try to contact them again (or if it would even do me any good, considering I never heard back from them)?


I don't know if you saw any of my earlier posts, but your situation seems similar to what I went through. I also ordered late night of the 9th. Ultimately, it took an e-mail to Elizabeth at soundstage@wttw.com (who then apparently forwarded it to Jonathan at Questar) for me to get any sort of response/results.  The "Contact" email form and 800 number were useless for me.

And while I still haven't received my order, I was assured with a follow-up e-mail that it shipped out this past Wednesday, 4-22. They said 3-10 days to arrive.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 20, 2015, 02:15:52 PM
Quick update for anyone who's been following my trials and tribulations with the Soundstage order, or for anyone else who might be having issues...

As a last resort, I e-mailed Elizabeth at the WTTW e-mail address today (thanks Bgas for that addy!) after previously using the order site contact form e-mail address and 800 phone number (twice!). She must've forwarded it to Questar because about an hour ago I finally received an e-mail from "Jonathan" there, stating that he would personally look into the situation.

And then, 5 minutes ago, I received a phone call from him stating that while, yes, my credit card was indeed automatically charged initially, they were having problems with their new order software, and, as a result, somehow, my order never was received for processing. He apologized emphatically, took my address down again, and told me it would go out in the mail tomorrow (fingers crossed). Bottom line: Good thing I stayed on this, or I would've been waiting for nothing.

So, if you have problems...keep on it. Smiley
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 17, 2015, 11:50:36 AM
Still no delivery today. I also put in another call yesterday to that 800 number, where a CSR again took my info down and promised someone would get back to me. That hasn't happened yet either. That's two calls and an e-mail with no reply for anyone keeping score.

If I don't receive it by Monday, I'm calling my bank to dispute the charge. In light of never receiving the original order receipt like everyone else did, all I want is some kind of confirmation that my order was indeed received, beyond the immediate auto charge. Too much to ask?


Sorry for the rant....but total clowns in how they operate.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 16, 2015, 11:56:50 AM
My mail already came today...and nothing for me. I'm here in Ohio.

Curious: Just so I'm clear. Is there anyone else here who had their CC charged but *didn't* get the confirmation e-mail after ordering? That would go a long way in figuring out whether my situation is an anomaly. Smiley

TIA.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 15, 2015, 01:06:16 PM


Anybody tried calling the 800 phone number on the website? I haven’t yet.


Si, I did. My own experience:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,20216.msg511797.html#msg511797
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Many Negative Reviews of No Pier Pressure... on: April 15, 2015, 01:01:07 PM
Here's my own take on things. Not necessarily any sort of absolute truth but just one more perspective.

Do I think that there's some digital pitch correction on the new album? Yes. While my personal experience with the Antares plug-in was only fleeting, I think I have a pretty good grasp of what the "artificial steps quality" of that tuning process sounds like, even in light stages. Perhaps ironically, I hear it most on the Musgraves (great track IMHO, btw!) and some of the other guest vocals with their respective tracks. I also hear it in occasional spots on both Al and Brian's vocals. I wouldn't be surprised if the individual elements of the backing vocals were treated to it as well in places. Beyond that, there's probably a slew of other effects and plug-ins being used as well. Along with comp'd vocals, punch-ins, layered-lines, multiple takes and all the other stuff that makes record production so fascinating.

That said, I'm not really sure why this should be a shock to anyone...or even a dealbreaker. TunaAuto is pretty much the way-of-life in terms of the tools that contribute to the sheen of modern pop and country records  -- albeit perhaps an un-organic one to some. We also know that Joe Thomas has never shied away from it in the past, and even though Bob Clearmountain gets the chief mixing credit here, there's a whole bunch of other people credited as well (including JT). In this digital, unlimited virtual track recording age, it, along with other effects, could've been applied at any stage......and probably undone just as easily if need be. And while there's things about the overall production of the album that I'm not always overly fond of, I can't really just single that part out.

Also, count me in as someone who probably actually prefers to hear Brian's somewhat pitch-challenged, "modern" voice treated to a *bit* of this (though, in the case of the C50 live album, I think it was not implemented very well there). This isn't simply some new trend, and while the actual tools and technology were different, they've been doing it to his voice for decades. As an example, they dumped his voice into a sampler (Synclavier, Fairlight, etc.) during Orange Crate Art and pitch-corrected it using the pitch wheel.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/252354-post2.html

IIRC, Mark Linett also mentioned "tuning the odd vocal note here and there" in a Mix interview regarding the Gershwin album (and it's definitely audible on "The Like In I Love You' on some notes/phrases).

So, I'm not sure it should be considered "disparaging" to point this out. It's a tool like anything else, and while I get that some people don't like it, it's nothing really unique these days. Good singers, bad singers....and everything/everyone in between.....even individual instruments occasionally....seem to be fair game. Smiley
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 15, 2015, 11:54:59 AM
On the issue of charging the card prior to shipping, I don’t think that in and of itself is problematic. I’ve ordered many items where they charge immediately but still take days or weeks to ship out.



Just to clarify...

In my particular case, it really isn't a matter of me being concerned that my CC was charged; I'd expect that to be done automatically by their order software.

What concerns me is is that it might be a twofold process where the folks who are filling the orders need to *see* an actual order and that order's details from a customer -- independent of the auto charge process. And without any sort of confirmation on my end with the specifics of what I actually ordered or where to ship it  -- the autographed combo in my case as well -- I'm not positive that they have. That is, I just want to make sure that I don't slip through the cracks on the order fulfillment end of things. Unfortunately, and even though my CC was also automatically charged, that *has* happened to me in the past with another, unrelated company [And, in that case, by the time I pointed out to them that my CC was charged, they apologetically told me they were out of what was a limited edition item. For whatever reason, the order fulfillment department apparently had no specific record of my order and weren't even aware of the automatic CC charge.].

Not saying that's gonna happen this time, but the fact that some people got order e-mail conformation of their placed orders, however basic, while others didn't.....does concern me a bit. Hopefully, it's just a glitch in their software. On the other hand, the lack of communication following several inquiries kind of sucks.




Definitely all valid points. I can only hope that the longer the website is up and taking orders, and the more people place orders, the less likely it is that the whole thing is a big clusterfudge at least in terms of people getting what they ordered at some point.

The communication issue is the big issue. I’d be fine if they wrote back and said “Orders will take 1 to 2 weeks to process.” Even that would already be kind of misleading considering both the website verbiage and a personal e-mail I got specifically said the stuff is “in stock” and ships out as soon as it’s ordered. But some sort of communication would be nice.



Indeed. I've never been a big fan of "silent limbo." In any aspect of life...lol.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 15, 2015, 11:08:53 AM
On the issue of charging the card prior to shipping, I don’t think that in and of itself is problematic. I’ve ordered many items where they charge immediately but still take days or weeks to ship out.



Just to clarify...

In my particular case, it really isn't a matter of me being concerned that my CC was charged; I'd expect that to be done automatically by their order software.

What concerns me is is that it might be a twofold process where the folks who are filling the orders need to *see* an actual order and that order's details from a customer -- independent of the auto charge process. And without any sort of confirmation on my end with the specifics of what I actually ordered or where to ship it  -- the autographed combo in my case as well -- I'm not positive that they have. That is, I just want to make sure that I don't slip through the cracks on the order fulfillment end of things. Unfortunately, and even though my CC was also automatically charged, that *has* happened to me in the past with another, unrelated company [And, in that case, by the time I pointed out to them that my CC was charged, they apologetically told me they were out of what was a limited edition item. For whatever reason, the order fulfillment department apparently had no specific record of my order and weren't even aware of the automatic CC charge.].

Not saying that's gonna happen this time, but the fact that some people got order e-mail conformation of their placed orders, however basic, while others didn't.....does concern me a bit. Hopefully, it's just a glitch in their software. On the other hand, the lack of communication following several inquiries kind of sucks.


17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 14, 2015, 05:36:36 PM
Looks like a few of us bought this Blu-ray/ Cd combo.  They charged my bank account on the 9th, but I still have no shipping notice.  They won't answer the 3 e-mails I sent, and I've talked to them twice.  That 800- 633-5633 phone number is just a sales connection. 

Anybody heard from them?  I've never been charged before day of ship.


Pretty much same thing here

My CC was charged immediately. Yet, I never received an e-mail confirmation as it said I would when the order was placed. So, I thought I would send a quick message using the contact form just to confirm that my order was indeed received. No response. Then, I decided to give the phone number on the site a call for the same reason. Someone there took my "order inquiry" message down and said that they would forward it along, noting that someone from Questar would contact me. Again, no response. That was last Friday.

So, at this point, I guess it's just hope and wait. At the very least, all I'm looking  for is some sort of confirmation that my order was indeed received. Auto charges to credit cards, by themselves, don't exactly fill me with confidence. Order confirmation numbers do. Smiley
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Ponostore version of NPP now available on: April 13, 2015, 04:04:59 PM
This is a fantastic article on the subject that I'd highly recommend: http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html


I don't really have a dog in this debate because: A) I am over 50, B) I do have a good deal of hearing loss and tinnitus, and C) My combative internet days are over (damn...lol!).  Smiley

But...there's really two separate issues at hand when one is discussing these so-called audiophile, high-resolution sites like HDtracks and Pono. Obviously, the whole "high-res benefits" thing is going to be debatable, but what's not is the fact that there are often significantly improved, often exclusive remasterings to be had there as well (at least perhaps until they find their way to CD). Namely for certain back catalog items. In some cases, the definitive ones, IMHO (e.g. *some* of the mid- late 70s Chicago titles, the Fleetwood Mac '75 album, Tusk, etc., etc.).

That said, just for giggles, I downsampled the new Brian title to 16/44, applied Replay Gain to level-match and then did a "blind" ABX test in Foobar against the corresponding (also 16/44) CD. And, I'll be damned if I could differentiate any difference in mastering between the two while casual listening in the 16/44 world. Thus, at least in this case, mastering shouldn't be much, if any of a variable (noting again: that, while serviceable, my own hearing isn't quite what it used to be).  

Actually **looking** at the waveforms seems to show a tiny bit of additional limiting in the standard version, and conversely, the aforementioned additional, albeit not-too-serious clipping issue in the other one. In general, the dynamic range of this album is nothing to write home about (i.e. it's pretty loud), though I do still think it's a pretty nice, full sounding record in absolute sonic terms.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Ponostore version of NPP now available on: April 13, 2015, 09:49:12 AM
It's also on HDTracks for $20.98.  Same quality as the Pono files.  Not sure if there is any other difference except for price.


http://www.hdtracks.com/no-pier-pressure-deluxe


In this particular case, I'd reckon it's most likely the same cross-platform mastering. A little bird managed to drop the 24/96k HDtracks FLACS into my possession when it was released there last Tuesday, so, at the very least, and "aural sniffing" aside, I can verify that there is actual spectral content of value in most (but not all....the Hollens track for example) of the tracks that extends beyond the Nyquist limit cutoff of the "normal" CD file: For the most part, it's authentic "hi-rez." Doing a quick, down and dirty analysis, that is. There's also some additional exceptions below that HDtracks lists in their footnote.

I should also add that, even if someone doesn't subscribe to the belief that any of this is audible to anyone other than dogs, there's some small historical value in that noted footnote over at HDtracks because it seems to suggest that the two original 24/48k exception tracks they list there, "Don't Worry" and "I'm Feeling Sad," may have a unique recording vintage or location (I'll assume the the 24/44.1k "Sebu" exception track already did, courtesy of the album liner notes). For example, I suppose a 48k sampling rate could suggest a DAT tape origin (16 bit native from older eras...of course) or maybe a home studio setup? Or...maybe not. "Don't Worry" does almost sound like it's from another era or setup. St. Charles, IL era and studio perhaps? All speculation of course. Anyone know for sure? Smiley

Also, somewhat strangely, the HDtracks files show more clipping than their respective standard CD files. Not a gross amount....but it's there.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 09, 2015, 11:21:42 AM
One of the e-mail and/or website blurbs mentions the Blu-ray/DVD includes 27 songs. It appears 31 were performed at the live gig. We know at least two of the 27 will be the in-studio Deschanel tracks, and there probably be another non-live Musgraves track. So we might be looking at 24 of the 31 live show tracks being used.

The 17 confirmed tracks from the TV airing are:

1. Our Prayer
2. Heroes and Villains
3. Good Vibrations
4. This Beautiful Day
5. Runaway Dancer
6. Don't Worry Baby
7. Wild Honey
8. Sail On Sailor
9. Half Moon Bay
10. Saturday Night
11. Hold On, Dear Brother
12. On the Island (studio)
13. God Only Knows (studio)
14. The Right Time
15. Wouldn't It Be Nice
16. Help Me, Rhonda
17. Fun, Fun, Fun

The following songs are also in the trailer:

18. Sloop John B
19. Sail Away

We also know that the two “Radio” suite songs should be on there:

20. Pacific Coast Highway
21. Summer’s Gone

Is it safe to assume we’ll probably get an in-studio video for the Musgraves track?

22. Guess You Had to Be There

That leaves five slots for the following 12 tracks from the live show:

Dance Dance Dance
Then I Kissed Her (Al)
She Knows Me Too Well (Ike)
Marcella
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (Isham)
California Saga: California (Al)
Darlin’ (Ruess)
God Only Knows (Ruess)
California Girls
All Summer Long
Barbara Ann
Surfin’ USA


This all assumes the citation of 27 tracks is correct, and that all of the “bonus songs” they’ve mentioned so far are contained within that 27 track count.


Jude,

If you click on the FAQ link at the order site, there's a picture of the back of the DVD (and obviously we hope Blu-Ray, as advertised, as well) with the included song titles:

Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains
Sloop John B.
Dance, Dance, Dance
Good Vibrations
This Beautiful Day
Runaway Dancer
Don't Worry Baby
Marcella
Wild Honey
Sail On Sailor
Sail Away
Half Moon Bay
Don't Talk
Saturday Night
Hold On, Dear Brother
Darlin'
On the Island
God Only Knows
The Right Time
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Help Me, Rhonda
All Summer Long
Fun, Fun, Fun
Guess You Had To Be There

Bonus Songs:
Pacific Coast Highway
Summer's Gone

(27 total)

Bonus Features:
She & Him Interview
Nate Reuss Interview
Kacey Musgraves Interview
Sebu Interview


FWIW, I ordered the combo pack early this morning, myself. And while my CC was immediately charged (coming through as "Paypal"), I never received the confirmation e-mail.

Thus, I'm hoping it'll be processed.Smiley
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: No Pier Pressure (board member reviews) on: April 04, 2015, 02:01:08 PM
When was this recording of ITBOMM done? Sounds like it falls somewhere in the adult child era, when his voice was making an impressive comeback from the gruff and pitchy Love You sound. He almost has some of his original sweetness in places.

1975.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: No Pier Pressure (board member reviews) on: April 04, 2015, 01:50:05 PM
L&M is the best version I have heard, from the hurricane relief sessions maybe and ITBOMM is from to my ears around the same time (night/day/night/day?) that California Feeling is from. Has the same vibe.

FWIW, and for anyone keeping score, the bonus track version of "Love and Mercy" is indeed the same one that's on the 2005 "Walking Down The Path Of Life," Hurricane Katrina "single" release.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Preview No Pier Pressure On Google Play! on: March 09, 2015, 01:08:25 PM
I now GUARANTEE "This Beautiful Day" has some connection to the "Life" suite.


I might just support that guarantee. Listening to the Amazon preview, the string bit there contains pretty much the exact same melody line as Summer's Gone during the latter song's  break. So, that's either one happy coincidence, one happy recycling, or else...
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 14 Beach Boys albums coming to vinyl/SACD on: December 10, 2014, 01:16:04 PM
Always enjoy Beach Boys remasters but isn't this a bit of overkill?  Weren't most of these albums just re-released two years ago?  The SACD remastering should be nice, but there are only so many times I'm willing to repurchase the same album...


Beyond the formats themselves or any related inherent advantages, I think some are simply excited by the notion that someone *else* is doing the mastering besides ML. This isn't a dig at Mark, but, like anyone, his work is going to be seasoned with his own personal tastes and style -- EQ choices, gear, other processing/plug-ins, etc. And that may not always line up with a particular listener's tastes.


Here, again beyond the formats, we're just getting another sonic viewpoint for a rare change. Comparable to the situation with the Mo-Fi, Pet Sounds SACD release. If one is an audiophile, that in itself is fairly monumental in the Beach Boys world these days. I'm looking forward to hearing the results...at least what I can afford. Smiley
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Breaking down on: September 11, 2014, 09:26:11 PM
I would love to know the breakdown of each song -- when and where it was recorded...and I know someone once identified where the cover shot was from, but darned if I can remember.
The Beach Boys In Concert book has most of the information you seek.


Jon,

On a related note, and I may have made this query in another thread to no avail, do you or anyone else happen to have the info for where and when that album's version of "Fun, Fun, Fun" was recorded? Unless I missed it while reading -- and I may very well have -- I believe it was the only track on the album that the book didn't cite (i.e. only 19 out of 20 were listed there).

Or...is that particular bit of info MIA?


TIA!
Dave
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