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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unreleased snippet of The Last Song w/Lana Del Rey on: April 15, 2022, 09:38:55 PM
Ooh! Would kill for the full to leak.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / New album made with friends over the pandemic on: February 14, 2022, 08:18:19 AM
Just put out a new album that I recruited a bunch of friends to help out with! Lots of Beach Boys inspiration on this one.

Bandcamp: https://blooburds.bandcamp.com/album/clear-beluga-skies

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6HUX6I9twBZn6s16EEiIek

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/clear-beluga-skies/1609890101
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on: November 26, 2021, 10:43:56 AM
Is there any word on a physical release?
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on: November 23, 2021, 07:54:48 PM
Hyped to finally get an official release for It's Not Easy Being Me! I wish they could've also included the version of You're Still A Mystery from his website (afaik there's no way to purchase that?). But this is a really pleasant surprise. Loving the new song too.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Demos posted to Brian Wilson's website on: July 20, 2021, 07:20:41 PM
So thrilled to have an official release of the original You're Still a Mystery vocal! Would love to be able to purchase this, but wow, what an unexpected treat.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: June 02, 2021, 09:28:44 PM
Looks like Big Sur is the first promotional single for Feel Flows: https://open.spotify.com/track/0MELSVgcAZhXg6ZAqmllD2?si=BoPi54uLTmqcw9pgnu5LsQ

Can't believe this is finally out! One of my favourite unreleased Beach Boys songs ever. Sounds incredible!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson archival release - proposed tracklist on: May 29, 2021, 12:55:22 PM
Just give us an official release of the Paley sessions.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Looking Back With Love - Official Release on: March 16, 2021, 08:45:16 PM
Mike was not interested in having this album reissued on CD, let alone in high def.  He was approached several times by a legit CD reissue label and declined to proceed with a digital release.

Shame to hear. I quite enjoy the album, and it's a gaping hole in my CD collection. At least I have it on vinyl.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson Barry Gibb Instagram Exchange on: February 17, 2021, 09:07:38 PM
I would die for a collab between those two. For the longest time The Beach Boys and The Beatles have been untouchable at the top of my list, but relistening to the Bee Gees material over the past year... they are inching their way up there. Have to hope it'd turn out better than the Brian/McCartney collab though.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Phil Spector Dead on: January 17, 2021, 09:48:28 AM
Yeah, my thoughts on seeing this were completely on how Brian would react. I'm a big fan of Spector's work--love the Ronettes and love his work with Lennon and Harrison--but hard to feel sad about this one.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Brand New album by Fear 2 Stop! - A Strange Turn of Events on: December 14, 2020, 07:05:07 PM
Finally had a listen, and I loved it! I sent you my thoughts on all the tracks, Billy. My favourites were On My Way Back, Running Water, Butterfly's Dance, and The Soundtrack of a Lonely Night. Excellent work, and looking forward to hearing more!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 22, 2020, 07:29:28 PM
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13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 22, 2020, 07:28:59 PM
Another reason this probably isn't Feel Flows--doesn't seem to include I'm Going Your Way, which was part of that pre-release with 3 songs last year.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 22, 2020, 10:58:35 AM
What a great way to start the day! Big Sur sounding absolutely beautiful. Can't wait for the box set.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian on Facebook live next Tuesday 11/24/20 on: November 20, 2020, 05:15:33 PM
Wonder if someone will ask him about Feel Flows.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: New Album - Songs About Depression on: November 20, 2020, 05:11:23 PM
Dude...that was freaking brilliant . Im getting it on payday ; I have S.A.D stuck in my head now. Really enjoyed what youve done, especially the ace production 😎

Definitely not too out in left field for me...anybody whos followed my band for the past 19 years knows how experimental we can be.

Thanks for the support!!! It means really means a lot to me.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / New Album - Songs About Depression on: November 17, 2020, 09:17:28 PM
I just released a new project, a 17-minute psych pop concept album inspired by my struggles with mental illness. Features lots of Beach Boys inspired vocal arrangements throughout. I originally wrote this in the midst of a very bad depressive episode as a way to cope while I was waiting for a psychiatrist appointment back in January. The subsequent lockdown (what a mess this year has been) gave me a lot of time to finish it up and pin down the right vocal arrangements. Hope it's not too out of left field for this forum. My next projects will be much more 60s rock inspired!

Bandcamp: https://blooburds.bandcamp.com/album/songs-about-depression

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3XSIj54XmB30uHgQqWl1jJ
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Surf's Up Question on: September 18, 2019, 07:16:07 PM
Sorry, I'm a bit confused now. If the Smile Sessions version is Brian's Dec 15 vocal mixed with part 1 from 1971, does that mean the 1971 version is entirely a new recording? The Wiki article suggests that it was done over the 66 backing track, but then isn't matching Brian's solo vocal with the 66 backing track exactly what they did? Or are you talking about matching the Inside Pop version with the 66 track? Any clarification is much appreciated--this is my favourite song of all time, and I'm fascinated by the process through which it came together.

The "Smile Sessions" version is a combination of 1966 and 1971 elements. The first part is Brian's lead vocal from the '66 "solo" studio version on top of the '66 backing track, but with some 1971 overdubs mixed in. And then the second part is Brian's solo demo, again with some, but not all, of the 1971 overdubs added.

Another way to look at the "Smile Sessions" version is that it's as the final released version was in 1971, but with Carl's vocal in the first half replaced with Brian's, and with *some* but not all of the '71 overdubs mixed down or out.

The only way to really label elements of the recording is by referring to when each element in question was *recorded*, as the final 1971 release of the song includes of course both '66 and '71 elements. The "Smile Sessions" version is, in reality, the same. It includes elements of both '66 and '71 sessions, but in different combinations.

Or I'm totally missing what's being as asked, or stating the obvious, in which case I apologize!  LOL

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for clarifying!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Surf's Up Question on: September 17, 2019, 02:18:14 PM
Sorry, I'm a bit confused now. If the Smile Sessions version is Brian's Dec 15 vocal mixed with part 1 from 1971, does that mean the 1971 version is entirely a new recording? The Wiki article suggests that it was done over the 66 backing track, but then isn't matching Brian's solo vocal with the 66 backing track exactly what they did? Or are you talking about matching the Inside Pop version with the 66 track? Any clarification is much appreciated--this is my favourite song of all time, and I'm fascinated by the process through which it came together.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Lead Vocals on 1970's The Flame on: August 23, 2019, 07:02:25 PM
That The Flame Complete CD sounds incredible! I'd kill to have it. I can only imagine how good the remaining songs are, considering how much I love the first 11.

It's also a big shame about that previous incident. I really enjoyed your study videos, Stephen.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Lead Vocals on 1970's The Flame on: August 22, 2019, 06:50:06 PM
I've been listening to The Flame's self-titled 1970 album a lot lately (what an incredible album!). It occurred to me though that not all of the vocals sound like Blondie. In particular, Don't Worry Bill, Get Your Mind Made Up (verses), Highs and Lows, and Another Day Like Heaven sound like someone other than Blondie is singing.

Does anyone have any idea who sings lead vocals on which tracks? I've tried to A/B some of the tracks with Ricky's leads on The Rutles album to figure out which songs could be him, but I can't figure it out.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: CD Availability Question (Analogue Productions) on: June 12, 2019, 02:02:44 PM
Thanks, both of you! That answers my question. I guess I will go ahead and pick both of those up!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / CD Availability Question (Analogue Productions) on: June 12, 2019, 09:48:54 AM
I'm wondering about the current availability to two specific albums on CD.

The first is Smiley Smile with the stereo mix. I'm aware there are multiple CDs with the stereo Smiley Smile--there's the Japanese pressing with mono and stereo, and Analogue Productions also has a hybrid mono/stereo one listed through Acoustic Sounds. The Japanese one seems more or less unavailable for purchase other than used for a small fortune. Is the Analogue Productions version the same mix? Can it be ripped to a computer (I've never bought an SACD before--I hear those can't be ripped normally but it might also have a regular CD layer?). Does anybody own this?

The other one is the Analogue Productions CD for Holland that came out a couple years back. I distinctly remember them adding We Got Love to the tracklist, but when I check on Acoustic Sounds now, We Got Love is no longer listed. Was the version with that as a bonus track discontinued?
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Challenge: Combine MIU and LA into a single cohesive classic LP on: March 29, 2019, 08:20:27 AM
I know I'm pretty much alone with this, but MIU is one of my faves by The Boys. It's fun, nothing too deep, but it doesn't feel forced, you know? Must be all those Brian Wilson compositions, I guess.

LA? Make the disco track shorter, Shortnin' Bread longer (in style of long Can't Wait Too Long, with different variations coming up) and throw in a few Dennis tracks he was working on at the time. And voila, you'll have a classic odd AOR album there.

Completely in agreement with this. The only thing I don't care for on MIU is the Peggy Sue cover. Drop that and add "Why" from MIC and it's good to go. LA on the other hand... I'm not sure how to fix that one, but at least it's listenable outside of HCTN.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: The Sylvans - Pack It Up on: December 05, 2018, 06:10:37 PM
I know it's been months since this was posted, but I was just browsing this thread and came across it. The drums at the beginning kind of reminded me of Ticket to Ride by the Beatles. Anyway, I was letting it play as I was browsing the internet and then it autojumped to another of your songs--So Much Better. Just wanted to say I love that one! Very great pop rock melodies there! Out of Sight just came on as I'm typing this and I'm also enjoying that. It's a shame your music doesn't have more of a playcount. Have you shared anywhere else?
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