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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 25, 2016, 08:13:19 AM
I'm going to try an catch the show at Red Bank NJ - will be my first Brian Wilson show, I'm very excited.

I can't find ticket prices posted anywhere though, can anyone give me an idea of what General Admition prices might be, or what the cheap seats might go for?

Also, if anyone else is going to the NJ show and wants to meet up, PM me.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I Am Brian Wilson: New Autobiography on: February 04, 2015, 09:02:05 AM
Looks like this is set for release on 8 October 2015.

Book Description from Amazon:
I Am Brian Wilson tells the incredible story of his life. From his success with the Beach Boys to battles with his personal demons, it is anchored in Brian's first person account of his life, his struggles and triumphs, delving deep into his musical and emotional life, talking for the first time about his relationship with his abusive father and his passive mother; his alienation as a teenager; and his struggles to lead the Beach Boys away from surf music into groundbreaking experimental music.
Brian sheds light on his long periods of isolation and creative stagnation, and the mental illness that has plagued him since his teenage years. He also tells, for the first time, how he was able to reinvent himself creatively in the 1990s and 2000s, and describes in detail how he was able to rebuild his life and create the happiest most stable period of his life.

You forgot the rest of the text: 
>>Along with Brian's own words, his story is told through the people that know him best, including his wife Melinda;his best friend and band leader Jeffery Foskett; members of the original Beach Boys and other faces from the world of music, including Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, David Crosby, Lindsay Buckingham, Bob Dylan and others. <<

Wow, this sounds awesome.  Can't wait.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: *Merged* Brian Wilson current album thread on: January 30, 2015, 08:36:33 AM
Anyone know if there is going to be a vinyl release, and if there is, when?,19825.0.html

First post.

Thanks amigo.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: *Merged* Brian Wilson current album thread on: January 30, 2015, 06:05:24 AM
Anyone know if there is going to be a vinyl release, and if there is, when?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I need help identifying some Brian Wilson bootlegs I've found. on: January 17, 2015, 05:33:23 AM
Also, are the old SMiLE boots worth picking up now that we have the SMiLE Sessions?
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I need help identifying some Brian Wilson bootlegs I've found. on: January 17, 2015, 04:54:34 AM
Making Waves label - Canada - vinyl bootlegs - 1983

Beach Boys New Album (Collectorís Series #1)  (Black, orange, gold vinyl)
Beach Boys Adult Child (Collectorís Series #2)

Also in  the series were:
Beach Boys Merry Christmas (Collectorís Series #3)
Beach Boys California Feeling (Collectorís Series #4)  (Title misspelled on the cover (Califonia Feeling) but the title on the record label is spelt correctly).

And if you're going to collect all of the original vinyl boots, in addition to the 3 or 4 SMiLE releases and the front and back SMiLE slicks, there is Landlocked, Adult Child *, California Feeling *, Made In USA, the Honeys box set, Bamboo, Brian Loves You, Hawthorne Hot Shots, Bob & Sheri single w/sleeve. Pamela Jean, and the KPUK sleeve.

* Note that Adult Child and California Feeling vinyl bootleg albums are different than the 'Making Waves' versions above.,17359.0.html

Brian Wilson Productions - looks like Capitol SMF657, released 1980 (UK). Original version of this album came out in 1980 as Disk 7 of the Beach Boys Capitol Years World Records box set.

All of these albums are worth picking up - around $15 to $25 bucks each is about right.

Thanks Mikie, I'll probably be picking these up next time I'm at the record store. Have you heard them? I'm wondering if the audio quality is good. Also, how are those Adult Child and California Feelings vinyls different that the Making Waves version?  Different mix and track listing? Or different songs?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / I need help identifying some Brian Wilson bootlegs I've found. on: January 16, 2015, 07:47:26 PM
Hi all. I found a couple of records at my local record store that I've never seen or heard of before, and I haven't been able to find any information about them online. I was hoping someone here may have some more info about them. 

The back cover had some info about this one, it says these tunes are outtakes from the 15 Big Ones album. Any more info anyone could give me would be appreciated though.

I have no info at all about this one, called Brian Wilsom Productions?

And this one I know about, and have heard, but thought it was cool to find it on vinyl so I thought I'd share the pic Smiley

Are they worth buying?
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: *Merged* Brian Wilson current album thread on: January 12, 2015, 06:28:02 AM
"Danny Boy" was one that everyone got a chance to hear/preview when it was performed on Jimmy Fallon's show if they didn't see the Brian/Beck shows in person or didn't hear it properly on YouTube cel phone clips. It was really unique, it was different, and I thought it was a great performance and arrangement of a song you'd probably never consider could be done that way. Guitar instrumental with backing, really interesting version. If it were worked up in the studio and done up with those backing vocal harmony stacks from Brian, and possibly (or possibly not) Al since he was on the Fallon stage with Beck, it would be worth hearing for sure.

Unfortunately given the events and various press blurbs since the tour, the track would seem to be in limbo, I'd lean more toward it not showing up on the official album for those reasons. But that remains to be seen.  Smiley

For those who don't want to wade through audience cel-phone vids of the song from the tour, here is the Fallon appearance in good quality, Our Prayer segue into Danny Boy. For my money, this is one mother***ker of a guitar performance and the vocals kick it into high gear when they come in.  Smiley  I've had issues with Jeff Beck based on the obvious stuff around that tour, but holy cow the guy plays his ass off on this one. Like a classic guitar instrumental from the 50's or 60's. Neat stuff.

PS: If not on the album, maybe a limited edition 45RPM release suitable for jukeboxes to be played in bars just before last call... Grin

Just beautiful; thank you for sharing the link.

Funny, Iíve listened to the Smile Sessions so much that itís now weird for me to hear Our Prayer lead into anything other than Heroes and Villains. 
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Hi! on: January 03, 2015, 03:53:39 PM
Thank you both.

@feelsflow. Indeed there is, and I've learned quite a bit from reading through the forum. My vinyl Beach Boys collection if off to a decent start; last week I found Surf's Up, 15 Big One, the Wild Honey & 20/20 twofer, and the first Brian Wilson solo album, used for $5 each.  The sleaves were a little worn, but the vinyl was fine and after a good cleaning they all played great. I had also found All Summer Long and Beach Boys Party, but the vinyl was scratched up so I left them.

My record store also has a few that are new/still sealed, All Summer Long, I Love You, Beach Boys '85, Keeping Summer Alive, but they're $15-$30 a pop, so I'm going to pick those up 1 or 2 at a time over the next several weeks. I try to limit my music budget to $60 a month.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Hi! on: January 03, 2015, 07:32:35 AM
Hi all. I've been lurking for a few weeks now and I like the community here so I thought I'd register and introduce myself.

I'm a big music fan; I listen to a lot of different artists and genres, and I listen often.

I've been a fan of the Beach Boys most of my life.  I discovered them at a young age with the movie Teen Wolf. My parents rented it, and I loved Surfin' USA so much that I had my parents rewind and replay that van surfing scene over and over again. As annoying as I'm sure that was, they were still kind enough to buy me a copy of the Best of the Beach Boys vol 2, God bless them.  I played that tape so much over the years that it wore out.  A little while after Kokomo came out; I was 6 at the time and I remember watching Cocktails, Full House, and the video on MTV.

Over the years my attention went on to other stuff as I grew up; glam metal, then grunge/alternative, classic rock etc. Then in the early 2000's I got into boys a bit again. I saw a documentary on them (I can't remember if it was a "behind the music" or not) and I learned about Pet Sounds and how they challenged the Beatles for commercial success and critical acclaim. So I went out and bought Pet Sounds and the Greatest Hits vol 1. 

I remember talking to the lady that worked at the music story about them, and she told me that there was a volume 2 to the greatest hits but that she didn't keep it in stock because it mostly had the 70's hits and it wasn't very popular. She asked if I wanted her to order it for me, but I said no because according to the documentary their music declined quite a bit after Pet Sounds, and Vol 1 had Kokomo so I figured I was set. (I've since kicked myself for that decision, and ended up tracking it down after it was out of print)

But I didn't become a hardcore fan until I discoved the SMiLE Sessions in '12.  I picked the up and enjoyed the reunion CD around this time too, but I absolutely loved SMiLE. I started to obsess over the "what if" it had come out in '67. Then I started checking out the back catalogue on Spotify and discovering all the awesomeness I've been ignoring all these years. Lol, and now I'm here.

I've started collecting vinyl recently, so my current thing is to get all the studio albums on vinyl. I'm also very excited about the new Brian Wilson album coming out this year, and I'm looking foward to chatting about it here.

Cheers! Smiley
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