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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: RIP Nicky Wonder on: August 07, 2019, 09:15:15 PM
https://youtu.be/WBXE2tssCLU

RIP Nicky
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Now live over at Sound On Sound magazine... a tech interview with Mark Linett on: June 21, 2019, 08:19:30 AM
I went back and looked at the video, and now know what the letter is.

Shortly before the shoot I had a water leak in my studio and a bunch of letters and other papers from my teenage years  got wet and had been laid out to dry. The letter is from my old collection of QSL cards and is a response to my sending a report that I heard the station on my shortwave receiver.

Nothing to do with the Beach Boys..........
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Now live over at Sound On Sound magazine...Mark Linett! on: June 20, 2019, 05:01:13 PM
I'm really, really happy to see that video interview with Mark posted! If Mark himself is reading this thread, I just had a few questions:

At roughly :44 into the video, there is a shot of a letter addressed to Mark from radio station 610 WIP in Philly...tagged on air by the DJ's as"Color 61" or "610 Color Radio" whatever that meant  Grin . I was wondering what that letter was, and how you came in contact with 610 WIP at that time. It's been a sports talk type of station for many years now, but in the 60's it was a Metromedia owned station that played the format "middle of the road", mixing current hits with standards like Cole, Sinatra, etc and news versus the rock stations in Philly WIBG and WFIL. As a Philly radio guy, anytime I see an old callsign like WIP I'm curious to hear any backstories. And both my Mom and Dad back in their younger years after the war were listeners of "The Dawn Patrol" overnight show with Joe McCauley until Joe started doing morning drive-time.  Smiley

I know it's been discussed before, but I was also wondering how you handled the old 3-track tapes: There is the story of Geoff Emerick and George Martin in the 70's having trouble both finding and keeping running a working 3-track machine when they were doing the Beatles "Hollywood Bowl" project, as all those tapes were done by Capitol on 3-track. Was it a case of more working 3-track machines being available near LA or just that more had been refurbished and in working condition in more recent times than in the 70s?

Thanks again for a terrific video interview.

You're welcome......

I'm not sure what that letter is or if in fact it was filmed at my studio. As for the 3 track question.... the group's tapes are all in fine condition and over the years have been transferred using either my Scully 1/2" machine or my Ampex ATR which also has 3 track and four track heads. The group's tapes have all been transferred to hi-res digital over the years with the exception of some of the live recordings. Also as I indicated in the interview we have almost all of the tapes, and they are stored correctly and safely.......

Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement.... Mark
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do we have any definitive info on \ on: June 14, 2019, 09:56:43 AM
recording date 3 / 2 / 1974....... a jam ..... no vocals
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What's the closest that Brian ever came to replicating a Phil Spector session? on: March 17, 2019, 10:38:12 PM
My contenders: Why Do Fools Fall In Love, He's A Doll, The One You Can't Have, and the backing track to the uncompleted "Go Away Boy".

I want to say all this stuff was tracked at Gold Star, but correct me if I'm wrong. 


Thanks C-Man for the info about Mike singing live from the booth... didn't know that!



In this case "booth" doesn't mean the control room . MIke was either in the vocal booth next to the control room or out in the main room with the players.most likely the former...... BTW the early run-through of the track that's on the 1964 download set released in 2014 has an even more spector-like  quality.......
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 On Tour Set now available in U.K. on: January 27, 2019, 04:00:24 PM
Please post confirmation that it is indeed now for sale on the UK site. I had asked Capitol to look into the issue and want to make sure the problem has been fixed.

Thanks
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 22, 2019, 11:57:28 AM
https://world.wng.org/2019/01/new_or_recent_albums
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Feeling 2 on: January 05, 2019, 09:29:41 AM
I don't even think this thing is available unfortunately.


Available here:

http://www.foothillrecords.com/msmusic.html
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Feeling 2 on: January 04, 2019, 08:58:21 AM
I think you will enjoy both discs. They feature songs written or co-written by Steve Kalinich including songs he wrote with Brain, Carl and Dennis , and  I was lucky enough to produce both albums for the Ms Music label .

Mark
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: December 17, 2018, 11:20:13 AM
Please let me know if the Live 68 set is still not available overseas and which countries have the issue so I can let Capitol know.

ALso if the 66 or 67 sets ae still not available in the UK.

Thanks

Mark
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: December 15, 2018, 02:48:29 PM
THE BEACH BOYS 1968:
Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine & Bruce Johnston
Compilation and New Mixes Produced by Mark Linett & Alan Boyd Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Mark Linett at Your Place Or Mine
Executive Producers: Matt D’Amico & Peter Fletcher
Original Recordings Produced by The Beach Boys Engineer: Stephen Desper
Brother Records, Inc: Jerry Schilling, President Session Research: Craig Slowinski
Special Thanks: Howie Edelson; Elliot Kendall; Ross Schwartz; Mark Kaplan; Pacific Title Archives; Stephen Kalinich; Al Gomes, Connie Watrous & The Rhode Island BB Posse; Brad Rosenberger; Les Prebilsky; Lee Dempsey; Andrew G. Doe; Margaret Gwynne; Betty Collignon Wright; Lori Lightfoot; Steve Latshaw; Panayiotis Bogdanos; Les Chan; Monty & Bailey Linett; David Beard & Endless Summer Quarterly
* New songs (unpublished)
Brian Wilson - New Executive Music (BMI) Dennis Wilson - Dennis Wilson Music (ASCAP) Al Jardine - Al Jardine Music (BMI)
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12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: December 15, 2018, 02:48:12 PM
THE BEACH BOYS 1968:
Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine & Bruce Johnston
Compilation and New Mixes Produced by Mark Linett & Alan Boyd Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Mark Linett at Your Place Or Mine
Executive Producers: Matt D’Amico & Peter Fletcher
Original Recordings Produced by The Beach Boys Engineer: Stephen Desper
Brother Records, Inc: Jerry Schilling, President Session Research: Craig Slowinski
Special Thanks: Howie Edelson; Elliot Kendall; Ross Schwartz; Mark Kaplan; Pacific Title Archives; Stephen Kalinich; Al Gomes, Connie Watrous & The Rhode Island BB Posse; Brad Rosenberger; Les Prebilsky; Lee Dempsey; Andrew G. Doe; Margaret Gwynne; Betty Collignon Wright; Lori Lightfoot; Steve Latshaw; Panayiotis Bogdanos; Les Chan; Monty & Bailey Linett; David Beard & Endless Summer Quarterly
* New songs (unpublished)
Brian Wilson - New Executive Music (BMI) Dennis Wilson - Dennis Wilson Music (ASCAP) Al Jardine - Al Jardine Music (BMI)
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13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How much acutal tape splicing did Brian do himself? on: August 14, 2018, 08:22:45 AM
The sessions Brian did with Andy around 1995 began on analog tape with some overdubs done on digital.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - The Unsung Hero of BASS GUITAR on: February 19, 2018, 01:01:16 PM
Don't Worry Baby, Warmth of the Sun
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Desk - still in existence? on: January 18, 2018, 09:37:42 PM
Neil Young says in his Autobiography that Pet Sounds was recorded on the 'Green Board' that he purchased and moved to his ranch. Is that accurate?

From what I've gathered from the more knowledgeable replies, no, in a word.

Although it's possible some of the modules used for PS could have made their way into that board. The 610 modules and chassis used for PS were likely sold to Papa John Phillips and then later dismantled in Canada.

The thread sort of broke down into an argument about Brian's autonomy (or lack of) over the mixing desk at Columbia (lol).

The modules in the green board are the same as the ones in the Western Studio 2 console. They are not the same as the ones in the Studio 3 console which had the buss (track) select in the frame not in the module. As far as I know only two of the earlier Studio 3 type consoles were ever built.

The Neil Young console was an earlyWally Heider  remote console
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Smile Mixing desk question for scholars on: January 18, 2018, 08:34:41 AM

This console was purported to have been owned by Sinatra, but it was never installed at Western or used by the Beach Boys. The UA console in Studio 3 was an older model with difft signal path. That console was later sold to John Phillips and eventually ended up in Canada where it was dismantled.

A picture of the Studio 3 console taken in 1968 can be downloaded here:  https://personal.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8d706a89605f76afb49b

I  own the UA console that was installed in Western Studio 2 and used for much of the Party album , some early sessions like "punchline" and occasional overdubs. I used it for many sessions with Brian as well as the stereo mix of Pet Sounds.

The one in the UK has similar modules to the one in Western Studio 2

Mark Linett
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2017 copyright extension release details? on: December 01, 2017, 09:53:38 AM
I have been told it will be available in the UK. The label is also looking into why the 1966 set is not available .
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2017 copyright extension release details? on: November 29, 2017, 06:00:49 PM
I am wondering if it will be released 12/1, 12/8 or 12/15. My money is on 12/8.


dig ding ding ding !!!!!!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Paley Sessions Discussion Thread on: November 20, 2017, 06:35:52 PM
Looks to me like the video in question contains the unedited footage that EW producers gathered when putting together their Brian-Mike reunion feature. You'd want lots of establishing shots and other b-roll to fill space while someone narrated, for instance.

With precious few exceptions, video of BW in the studio is staged, and this was no exception. Brian, Mike, Mark, Andy and others are just hanging out to be filmed. No actual production is going on, regardless of how much or little any of the participants are saying.

You are totally wrong about that in this case......... Mark
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sunshine Tomorrow She's Going Bald? on: October 30, 2017, 08:50:56 AM
I thought there was a stereo release of Wild Honey already as well. This is not so much a complaint. I really like this release. Just seemed odd that She’s Going Bald was the only song from Smiley not touched as far as I can tell.

stay tuned
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \tape speed on: September 08, 2017, 06:23:44 AM
The track is at the correct, original as recorded speed........

22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Monterey Pop Festival on: June 19, 2017, 02:07:46 PM
Stephen, a clarification please.  You mention 16 track recorders - wasn't 8 track still fairly new in 67 (EMI still only had 4 track for the Beatles!), and 16 track didn't come in until 68-69?  Or am I misunderstanding (or just misinformed)?
COMMENT to Bicyclerider: The first Ampex 16-tracks were in use by New York studios in '67. Wally always had SOTA equipment. If it could be had, he would have had it. His sound truck was quite the ticket, but I did not go into the truck. However, I know they took more than eight mic lines, which is why I suspected in my recolection that he was using the latest machines  including Ampex 16-tks. ~swd

I mixed the Hendrix set from Monterey many years ago and can confirm that it was recorded on 1" 8 track as were all the Heider remote stuff from that period. Not sure offhand when 16 track became available but think  it was a few years later .
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Ask The Honored Guests / Re: The Mark Linett Thread on: January 24, 2017, 07:30:11 PM
My thanks Stephen and everyone. I had not heard about this.

Does someone have a link to the list ? I can only find 2016 not the one for this year, and the link in Stephen's message doesn't seem to work.

Best

Mark
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / PBS- Beach Boys on: August 31, 2016, 12:08:58 PM
This is the correct tracklist for the Beach Boys disc on the PBS summer classics set.

1- SURFIN USA
2- CA. GIRLS
3-SURFER GIRL
4-FUN FUN FUN
5-WARMTH OF THE SUN
6-LITTLE DEUCE COUPE
7-I GET AROUND
8- DON’T WORRY BABY
9-GOIN TO THE BEACH
10-CA. FEELING
11-SURFS UP
12-SUMMER MEANS NEW LOVE
13-KOKOMO
14-WOULDN’T IT BE NICE
15-GOD ONLY KNOWS
16-GOOD VIBRATIONS
17- BARBARA ANN
18-SOMEWHERE NEAR JAPAN
19-STILL CRUISIN
20-SUMMER OF LOVE
21-ISLAND GIRL
22-WIPE OUT
23-SUMMER IN PARADISE
24-ALL SUMMER LONG-ACAPELLA
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BBC2 Classic Albums Pet Sounds on: July 26, 2016, 04:51:50 PM
I enjoyed this one too!  Just a shame they had to squeeze it in to an hour.  I would have loved to hear more of the interviews/performances from Brian demonstrating things on the piano.  Al also had his guitar but we didn't see him use it!

It was still good to see new interviews and Brian looked relaxed.  I've often wondered why he didn't use the alternate ending to God Only Knows and thought Mark was going to ask him.  It would have been the perfect opportunity.  Grin

 I did ask him, but he said he didn't remember which is not surprising since it was over 50 years ago. Seems like God Only Knows turned out ok without it, and remember  there are other parts in the released version that are no longer on the multitrack so using that bg part would have altered a lot more in the vamp.

Mark
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