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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / IJWMFTT Used As Sample. on: November 26, 2012, 10:03:39 PM
So I just downloaded this album by Blank Banshee. I was digging it and about half way I notice the song called "Purity Boys." As soon as it starts I realize, IJWMFTT is used heavily as the track. It's really cool. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaW2g9wrStU

Opinions?
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is anyone else disappointed with the new, stereo edition of \ on: November 11, 2012, 08:31:15 PM
The thing is there are better fan extraction mixes on youtube that utilize the stereo master.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Record Store Day 'Black Friday' 2012 Release on: October 17, 2012, 02:46:37 PM
Bull Moose is now confirming that the BBs release is a single 10" in a gatefold sleeve. Tracks are Surfin' Safari b/w "Isn't It Time.

Johnston65, where are you seeing info regarding the 40th anniversary edition of Aladdin Sane? I'm assuming this will be out next year?

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/5700

In the info it states: "7" picture disc in advance of the 40th Anniversary reissue of Aladdin Sane."

So it is technically announced which gets me more pumped than the Beach Boys single honestly.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Record Store Day 'Black Friday' 2012 Release on: October 16, 2012, 12:51:05 PM
This is really confusing. On the site it just says Surfin' Safari now.

On an unrelated note Record Store Day just pretty much confirmed there is a 40th anniversary edition of Aladdin Sane coming out, which is awesome for me because the Ziggy 40th was stellar.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: seltaeb1012002's Stereo Remixes Thread (update: Walk On By - Extended Mix) on: October 15, 2012, 08:58:09 PM
I'm pumped. One of my top 5 favorite Beach Boy songs.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds 2012 Remaster on: October 15, 2012, 10:28:32 AM
In my opinion the MoFi Stereo release is the one I listen to the most, and sounds the best. I really don't listen to the mono mix anymore because I can't find a release/mix that sounds as good as it. I barely listen to my 180g vinyl reissue because I think the sound is a little shoddy.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: October 14, 2012, 08:45:20 PM
Does anybody else hate what they did to Cotton Fields on 50 Big Ones?  Instead of starting with Al's distant echoed voice gradually getting clearer, it starts out clear right away.  I don't know, I always thought that effect was pretty cool.  Otherwise, it sounds pretty awesome.
Because it's the single version.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: October 14, 2012, 12:20:54 PM
I think the cover's could be better. For example the Today! cover, It looks horribly copied. There is a beautiful version here made by a guy in photoshop: http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?id=159287&q=beach+boys+today%21

If you compare them side-by-side you can tell a vast difference.

I don't hate it, I'm just nitpicking.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Study-Video on: October 13, 2012, 11:42:03 AM
I feel like an idiot because I can't access these videos.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SUNFLOWER now available at HDTracks.com on: October 12, 2012, 01:51:34 PM
Per Rocky's suggestion - convert to ALAC.  iTunes will automatically convert to 16bit for playback within the Apple eco system, and you can use any one of a number of other players (or iTunes add-ons) for 24bit playback.

This is actually the first major reissue campaign that I'm holding out for high res downloads rather than jumping on CDs the day they came out.  We're finally moving beyond CD quality audio, it's just taking a while.
I might be mistaken but iTunes can run 24-bit normally. It doesn't convert down to 16-bit.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: October 02, 2012, 07:32:01 PM
Once it uploads, gift

Smiley Smile (2012 Stereo mix) [Full Album]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVakYtK15Ao&feature=youtu.be
You're a boss. I think this will hold me over until I can get a copy and rip it in flac.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Beatles Stereo vinyl box ... on: September 30, 2012, 09:52:08 AM
The only ones I would even consider picking up are Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, and maybe Magical Mystery Tour if I don't get the MMT Box Set. Also they would have to be in mono, otherwise I will skip because I have the CD's and The Beatles aren't that great.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: September 23, 2012, 11:28:57 AM
I just realized... they could TOTALLY just release the other albums on iTunes... that'd be good with me!
That is a horrible idea. All the music on iTunes is 256kbps so there's no point in calling it a remaster if you don't have it lossless.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: September 12, 2012, 04:22:24 PM
Those stereo Wild Honey tracks are great, even in a low bit rate stream.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: September 10, 2012, 06:56:26 PM
They look really minimalist, but I think the actual back cover is in the gatefold.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: September 05, 2012, 03:20:53 PM
The mastering on the stereo Smiley Smile is pretty damn good, dynamics-wise. This may be a good indication that the mastering on these will be superior to the 2001 releases, which were sometimes dreadful in how compressed and limited they were. "Do You Wanna Dance?" is a good example of just how ridiculous it gets.

The format of these releases (mono and stereo) are ideal and should've been done ages ago. Brian's original mono mixes of all the early albums deserve being heard and preserved, as will the new stereo mixes. I will say, though, that I'm wondering if the mastering on the MFSL stereo Pet Sounds editions released a few months ago will be superior to the new mono/stereo twofer.
well, the MFSL Pet Sounds was on a SACD, which has way better audio quality than a normal red book. So technically, yes it's better.

BUT

It doesn't have the mono so it's all up to you.

I berieve it was released on both SACD and standard. But yeah, 'tis stereo only.
Oh yes, it was a hybrid. Red book and SACD.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: September 04, 2012, 07:35:32 PM
The mastering on the stereo Smiley Smile is pretty damn good, dynamics-wise. This may be a good indication that the mastering on these will be superior to the 2001 releases, which were sometimes dreadful in how compressed and limited they were. "Do You Wanna Dance?" is a good example of just how ridiculous it gets.

The format of these releases (mono and stereo) are ideal and should've been done ages ago. Brian's original mono mixes of all the early albums deserve being heard and preserved, as will the new stereo mixes. I will say, though, that I'm wondering if the mastering on the MFSL stereo Pet Sounds editions released a few months ago will be superior to the new mono/stereo twofer.
well, the MFSL Pet Sounds was on a SACD, which has way better audio quality than a normal red book. So technically, yes it's better.

BUT

It doesn't have the mono so it's all up to you.
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Tame Impala - Elephant on: September 02, 2012, 11:52:33 PM
I'm kinda have mixed feelings on this track. It seems like they haven't matured at all and I think this track could fit perfectly on their first LP and it would feel like it was meant to be there.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: the NEW Phonebook's here!!!!! on: August 28, 2012, 04:00:39 PM
Gosh Darn surfboards on Beach Boys covers.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Ladies and Gentlemen....BRIAN'S BACK on: August 28, 2012, 02:08:30 PM
I think a rimshot is in order.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Magical Mystery Tour Reissue! on: August 27, 2012, 02:24:42 PM
The box set with the remastered EP is making my mouth water.

I believe this is the first remastered Beatles vinyl, correct?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Wild Honey on: August 27, 2012, 02:16:20 PM
But there is no official stereo version available. Did you listen to a duophonic copy?
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mono and Stereo Versions on: August 27, 2012, 02:13:48 PM
I've asked this in a couple threads but haven't gotten a reply, sorry for repeating myself.

Does anyone know where I can find a HQ (preferably stereo) version of 'The Little Girl I Once Knew'? 

It's one of my favorite BB songs and I would love to hear it in better quality than the original single version.

Thanks in advance for any help!

 Grin

I made this stereo mix a few years ago combining the vocals from the single and alternate version with the backing track from SOT.

http://soundcloud.com/smileyhoneyfriends/the-little-girl-i-once-knew
The track doesn't exist.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys 2012 Remasters! on: August 17, 2012, 08:13:52 PM
Since we're on the topic of buying music vs. sharing it, what about buying music used? You're not putting money in the pockets of the band but a seller. How can you justify it?
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Best Beach Boys Album for Healing on: August 17, 2012, 06:57:31 PM
Find Anna Lee, the Healer and she will recommend Friends. I guarantee it. Even the cover art to the album is calming.
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