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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Good Vibrations (Live on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1968) Single Release on: June 11, 2020, 12:03:10 PM
Interesting UMG is licensing this from SOFA Entertainment (the rightsholder for all things Sullivan) for release.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike Love single on: May 01, 2020, 08:09:42 AM
Here are the credits for the recording, via Somewhat amusing the actual credits don’t exactly match up with the miming in the music video. (Stamos is only there for the video, in particular.)

Vocals: Brian Eichenberger
Vocals: Christian Love
Saxophone: Randy Leago
Engineer: Scott Hull
Bass, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer, Vocals: Scott Totten
Keyboards: Tim Bonhomme
Engineer: Tom Gordon
Additional  Production: Tom Gordon
Composer: Mike Love
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 26, 2019, 12:46:23 PM
Here is ESQ’s reporting on the CE releases:
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 23, 2019, 07:21:23 PM
Fascinating.  Is this "Bri-Mur" publishing company just for this one song, or was that use for any other songs they wrote together?


COOL, COOL WATER; m Brian Wilson. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 22May69; EU116895.

SOULFUL OLD MAN SUNSHINE; w & m Rick Henn & Brian Wilson. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co. & Signature Music; 28Oct70; EU214206.

RUN, RIVER, RUN; w & m Bill Granstaff. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 28Oct70; EU214207.

WIND RIDER; w & m Bill Granstaff. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 31Dec70; EU223513.

IT'S A NEW DAY; w & m Dennis Wilson, Daryl Dragon & Stanley Shapiro. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 12Aug71; EU273319.

BEHOLD THE NIGHT; w & m Dennis Wilson & Daryl Dragon. 1 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 12Aug71; EU273320.

THE COLONEL'S SONG; w & m Murry Wilson. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 22Sep72; EU357835.

TAKE BACK THE TIME; w & m Murry Wilson. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 22Nov72; EU371121.

SHYIN' AWAY; w Dianne Rovell & Marilyn Wilson, w & m David Sandler. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 4Jun73; EU410623.

Getting off-topic, but does anybody happen to know who this Bill Granstaff fellow is who had the pleasure of having (at least) two songs published by Bri-Mur? (One copyrighted on the same day as “Soulful Old Man Sunshine”?)
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 23, 2019, 06:44:59 PM
So, was We're Together Again a Ron Wilson tune, originally? Did Brian co-compose it and was his name ever added to the copyright? Does anyone know  who contributed what to the song?

All of the records I can see on only mention Ron. Also, the BMI website gives sole writing credit to Ron, as does the Universal Music Publishing Group website (
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 21, 2019, 09:35:42 AM
Also interesting to see the initial copyright record for “Break Away” give sole writing credit to Reggie Dunbar (as an alias for Brian!) and the one for “We’re Together Again” giving sole writing credit to Ron Wilson.

A later copyright record for “Break Away” revises the credit to Brian (without alias).

7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 21, 2019, 08:57:57 AM
"thanks for the post. I hadn't heard about this EP. When I went to the Omnivore Recordings website, I did see that two of my songs, "Wilderness" and "Bless Me" are part of it. The copy on the site describing the EP has a few mistakes regarding the group Snow, but it's still great that someone cared enough to release it so many years later."

Omnivore should have talked to Rick! Would have gotten the info they lacked on these tracks. They could have done some digging on the website, too:

8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 18, 2019, 03:52:20 PM
And now Goldmine premieres Snow’s take on “We’re Together Again”…
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 16, 2019, 01:23:27 PM
The Snow recording of “Break Away” has debuted on
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Kesha featuring Brian Wilson & Sturgill Simpson - New Single \ on: December 12, 2019, 02:58:17 PM
The word “featuring” is losing some meaning these days...
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love's Christmas package on sale now on: November 26, 2019, 07:23:32 AM
Not to spoil the fun, but that looks like the audiobook version (Penguin Audio logo on the corner), so the box look makes some sense. Still a pretty bad photoshop though.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2019 Tour Thread on: October 11, 2019, 06:23:29 AM
Has Jeff been supporting the Todd Rundgren/Micky Dolenz/Christopher Cross/etc. White Album tour shows? Think I spot him in this pic here.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: September 27, 2019, 06:56:08 AM
Was also at the Beacon show, don’t want to take the time to write a full review, but wanted to note here that after the show was over, none other than Bruce Johnston came out from backstage to talk to someone as things were getting packed up. Also, while a group of us were lurking around the buses afterwards, spotted Scott Totten and Tim Bonhomme coming out of a side exit as well. (No other Beach Boy sightings though, unfortunately…) They must have headed over to Brian’s show right after their performance at the George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Gala.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: September 13, 2019, 05:11:26 PM
- Brian thanked many people, including Kevin Leslie, who Brian said was in the audience. I was not expecting that. I don't know the details of their relationship, but as always, Brian is an especially kind and forgiving soul.

15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2019 Tour Thread on: August 24, 2019, 02:06:27 PM
Highlight of my meet and great with Mike and Bruce tonight.... asking Bruce if he had tried the new Popeyes chicken sandwich. Actually answered saying no he hadn’t but he had read about it and was really looking forward to trying it.  LOL

LOL Love hearing Bruce’s take on the topics of the day
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The new Beach Boys shows are a spectacle on: August 21, 2019, 09:06:08 AM
Not a fan of the guitar routine. Did not enjoy seeing it at the show I attended recently.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Salesman 1967: Craig Smith, Mike Nesmith, and Mike Love...and Brian? on: August 19, 2019, 11:31:17 AM
Saw on Facebook that the preorder is up for the official reissue of Apache & Inca (mastered from vinyl sources according to other posts). CD & LP versions will be available, each limited to 500 copies.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1998/1999 unreleased Al Jardine album on: August 19, 2019, 09:12:12 AM
Middle of Nowhere, Waves of Love and Jenny Clover are available on Larry's Soundcloud page:

Anyone know if the “Middle Of Nowhere” is the same version that was released on an ESQ freebie CD of yesteryear?
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1998/1999 unreleased Al Jardine album on: August 19, 2019, 09:11:04 AM
Thanks for the context, HeyJude. Very interesting. Are there any books that have good coverage of this time period? I’m not super knowledgeable about this era beyond simply that there was a lot of drama. (Although, I suppose that could be said for any era of the BBs history.)
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1998/1999 unreleased Al Jardine album on: August 18, 2019, 08:05:28 AM
I should have checked Bellagio, this is already discussed on Hard for me to keep track of all of Al’s unreleased stuff…
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / 1998/1999 unreleased Al Jardine album on: August 17, 2019, 09:21:45 PM
Ended up on a Saturday night Wayback Machine bender and came across this press release from 1998 about Al teaming up with Matt and Adam to record an environmentally-themed album. Thought I’d pass it along in case anyone else isn’t familiar with this and finds it interesting. Obviously the project never came to fruition, but it sounds like they were getting relatively deep into the recording and planning of it. I think I’ve heard “Islands in the Sun” brought up here before, so apologies if I’m rehashing any old topics (or common fan knowledge).

Beach Boy Al Jardine Teams
With Sons, Matt And Adam On First Solo Effort

Environmental Theme Includes
Benefit for the Manatee Foundation

Big Sur, CA (June 8, 1998) Al Jardine, of the legendary Beach Boys, is collaborating with his two oldest sons Matt, 31 and Adam, 27 to record an album that will encourage listeners to live in better harmony with their natural surroundings. The project, co-produced by the Jardine's and executive producer Michael Utley (who produced more than nine albums for Jimmy Buffett), has yet to be named. Although Matt has toured with The Beach Boys since 1988, singing Brian Wilson's falsetto parts and now the late Carl Wilson's vocals, this is the first time Al has formally recorded a solo project and also a first with his sons.

Looking to a Spring '99 release, 'The Jardines' album will include uniquely personal songs written and performed by all three men. The synergistic glue lies within their agreement on a harmonic focal point, which is punctuated with each of their unique musical influences. Al's love for folksy, classic rock ën roll mixed with Matt's adult contemporary light rock bent and youngest collaborator Adam's edgy angst-tinged writing flavor blend into a smoothly appealing artistic endeavor. All three will contribute their own penned songs and provide vocals. Several members of The Beach Boys band (Mike Kowalski, Mike Meros, Ed Carter, Billy Hinsche) are on stand by to begin recording late June or early July. Three members of the Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, Greg 'Fingers' Taylor, Robert Grinwich and Michael Utley will sweeten some of the tracks with their unique Caribbean flavored character sound.

Al was inspired to put the project together when last in Florida he saw a public service announcement on which Jimmy Buffett was speaking of the endangered Floridian manatee. During a visit in Key West with his family, the trio put down a few vocal tracks in Buffett's studio. The song, penned by The Jardines, is a 'Kokomo' flavored up-tempo ballad titled 'Islands in the Sun.' Matt's lead vocals not remind us of a romantic getaway to the Caribbean, but remind us that we need to 'live in harmony with the fishes in the deep blue sea.' The Jardine's have been discussing a possible benefit with Key West City officials and are looking to produce a concert for the Manatee Foundation, for which Jimmy Buffet serves as spokesperson.

Recording is currently underway at the Jardine's Big Sur ranch studio and some cuts will be produced in Buffet's Florida studio. The Jardine album will include a remake of Jimmy Buffet's 'Pirate Looks at 40,' which reminisces of a man's first encounter with the ocean. A new version of Al's 'California Saga' (The Beach Boys ëHolland,' 1970), which he originally wrote as an ode to author John Steinbeck whose classic stories took place in Jardine's native northern California, will also be recorded. 'Wish' is a cut that Larry D'Voskin and Al wrote together (D'Voskin's penning of 'Stop,' recorded by Meredith Brooks, is currently the #1 requested song on Top 40 radio). The ballad was inspired by Jardine's wish to fulfill the band's relationship with Brian when he decided to cease touring with the band in 1966.

Both Jardine sons have not only grown up around the business, but have been musically creative in their own rights. Matt claims that his younger brother is an undiscovered talent. 'He's just beginning to step into his own style of creativity. We made music in different ways. He stayed home and wrote songs; I was on the road and interacting with other musicians. He' s got incredible songwriting ideas. He has the potential to really be a force in the future of music. We both do.' Adam's original contemporary songs include 'Tell Me,' 'Shooting Star' and 'Beauty Day.' Each are up-tempo ballads, which his dad explains are 'written with a mix of teenage angst and tortured lyrics that make you remember all you went through in high school.'

Aside from touring with The Beach Boys, Matt has an ongoing collaboration with Beach Boys sax player Ritchie Canata. The duo have been recording what Matt describes as some 'pretty edgy stuff,' although they have never put it together into an album. 'One of songs from those sessions, 'Middle of Nowhere' is a persona favorite of mine,' says Al, 'it could be a real hit recorded as a Jardine-family project.' Matt is an accomplished percussionist who says that his memories of being a five-year old banging a tambourine on the stage with his dad is what gave him the performance bug. 'My mother told me that when I got on the stage to sing 'Barbara Ann' with the guys, I would purposely ignore her frantic gesturing stage-side to come back. There's something about the energy I really loved. It was just magical. '

Al Jardine met Brian Wilson at Hawthorne High School in Southern California in 1961, when together with brothers Carl, Dennis and cousin Mike Love, they formed The Beach Boys. One of the world's most loved and popular rock ën roll bands in history, the band has toured consistently for 36 years, through the passing of drummer Dennis and recently his brother Carl. Today, the Beach Boys songs receive more airplay than even The Beatles. Coincidentally, Paul McCartney claimed that The Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds' album inspired them to record 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.' Al Jardine has communicated his concern for the environment throughout his career through his song writing and alignment with organizations that include GreenPeace, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Pfeiffer Beach Defense Fund, the Natural Resource Defense Fund and Robert Redford's 'Save the Redwoods.' Both Adam and Matt are graduates of Carmel High School the classes of '89 and '85, respectively.
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22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2019 Tour Thread on: August 16, 2019, 06:15:13 PM
Looks like Rob Bonfiglio is filling in for Ike...

That’s cool, wouldn’t have expected Rob to be fluid between the different camps.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vote for a ORANGE CRATE ART vinyl release on: August 09, 2019, 10:10:31 AM
Looks like Orange Crate Art lost out to With These Hands by Alejandro Escovedo in the Run Out Groove poll. Good news for VDP’s planned reissue I suppose.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 12 Side of Summer - Review on: July 22, 2019, 10:34:17 AM
I find it weird that on the CD they’re really diligent listing all the instrumental/technical credits but forget to mention any of the songwriting credits. I think this was the case for Reason For The Season too. Not claiming any sort of grand conspiracy or anything, just seems like a weird oversight.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike working on yet another new album on: July 18, 2019, 07:10:44 PM
I switched the settings on Spotify so that I use the Australian version. 

Smart move. I’m just going to wait till midnight my time to be disappointed LOL
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