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 on: Today at 05:10:12 PM 
Started by Quzi - Last post by Quzi


is there a higher resolution scan of this floating around? It's much better than the reissue artwork.

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 on: Today at 04:59:36 PM 
Started by joshferrell - Last post by joshferrell
okay..so every few years we get the same Christmas album (the first one) repackage , sometimes with a couple songs from the 70's Christmas album, now I think that it's time that we get a Christmas 2 CD compilation that blows the others away.. basically CD 1 would be the original in both stereo and mono with bonus tracks, single mixes, alt takes, stack o tracks, The Lords Prayer. CD 2 would be the complete second Christmas album from the 70's, with bonus tracks, stack o tracks, single mix of "Child Of winter". demo's (if any exist) and maybe a brand new song by Brian..

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 on: Today at 04:31:20 PM 
Started by Surfer - Last post by Nicko1234
The live version of O Come All Ye Faithful is superb.

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 on: Today at 04:19:26 PM 
Started by Justin - Last post by Alan Smith
Thanks Alan!

I have a Blu-ray player - Panasonic - but limited to playback through the TV at the mo'.

Had forgotten the hybrid element tho'

John - I might be the bringer of bad news for you.  Not sure if your Panasonic can do SACDs (on the off-chance you are permitted to unshackle it from the tv); I'm pretty sure Panasonic opted to not pay Sony a truck load in licencing to do service to a Sony propriety format.

Look for this logo on your current, or any future considerations, amongst the array of format logos (ie, HDMI, Dolby, DVD, Tetley's, etc) usually on the top front left of your player - - if you see it, happy future days.

If not, well, you have small children, and they have a tendency to accidentally break stuff, nudge nudge...

The Oppo players I mentioned also do HDCD.

Also, I may well be full of sh*t re the hybrid format; I just went back to check my "facts" to date, and I don't have anything concrete to indicate these will be hybrids.  We'll just have to wait and see.

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 on: Today at 04:10:05 PM 
Started by Justin - Last post by Bubbly Waves
The RSD Muswell Hillbillies is just a vinyl version of the deluxe 2 CD they put out a few months ago.

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 on: Today at 04:07:10 PM 
Started by ESQ Editor - Last post by Mikie
Jon, thanks for the info, thread link, and book reference. Completely missed those, obviously.

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 on: Today at 04:05:05 PM 
Started by kiwi surfer - Last post by Mikie
Thanks, Kiwi. Good thread. Please 'spur' along.  Smiley

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 on: Today at 03:51:02 PM 
Started by Mayoman - Last post by kiwi surfer
Sometimes it hits me how sad and low it is that Mike is touring as "The Beach Boys" while Brian, Alan and David are all standing and performing. So sad.

There's much to be sad about in the world, especially if you are a glass half empty type, but Mike and Bruce touring as The Beach Boys hardly warrants any hand-wringing on our part.

In my opinion Mike as the licence holder would likely be in neglect of his duty if he did not actively pursue bookings.

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 on: Today at 03:50:52 PM 
Started by Justin - Last post by Alan Smith
Alan did you get the new mono vinyl "Christmas Album"? I have it but like the others I purchased I can't quite bring myself to open them yet! Cheesy
Hey Mike - no I haven't yet; I'm trying to be a good little lad and think of buying for others leading into xmas; and my ESQ sub is due after next edition.

Funny you ask as, I had it in my hot little lad hands today ($38 AU) but opted for a 1983 pressing of Who's Next instead.

And a MoFi of Trompe Le Monde by Pixies.

And then, later, the RSD vinyl edition of Muswell Hillbillies by The Kinks.

Doh!

There's an RSD of Muswell Hillbillies!?!

Yeah, Freddy! - 180g vinyl with a bonus LP "demos, alternates, 1972 BBC Peel Sessions and more".

Here's the bonus line-up:
Side 3 - Lavendar Lane, Mountain Woman, Have A Cuppa Tea (alternate version), Uncle Son (alt vers), Kentucky Moon, Nobody's Fool (demo)

Side 4 - Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (BBC Peel Sesh), Holiday (Peel Sesh), Skin and Bone (Peel Sesh), 20th Century Man (Peel), Queenie (backing track), Muswell Hillbillies Radio Spot

Record Shop guy told me the Kinks back catalogue is being rereleased on vinyl in the next few months - haven't had a further chat but assuming the RCA catalogue.

Anyway, not a bad pick-up, as good nick 2nd hand copies of Kinks LPs are not easy to come by (bar the boringly ubiquitous ebay of course).

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 on: Today at 03:02:37 PM 
Started by guitarfool2002 - Last post by guitarfool2002
According to Henry Lewy and his wife Brian had been some sort of certified TM instructor since late 66 with a ceremony and certificate and everything.

Makes sense since Brian mentioned in a 1968 interview that he'd previously been introduced to tm but than had forgotten about it till the bbs took him to nyc in January 1968 to meet Maharishi

I think there are some pieces of information getting mixed up or misstated here regarding Henry Lewy, Brian, and meditation. This is taken from Michael Vosse's fall 1966 Teen Set article on Brian:

A long and arduous session is underway at Western. A brief break is called and as the musicians file out for coffee, Brian huddles in a corner talking to engineer Henry Lewy who is on a break from Association's session down the hall. In a few weeks Henry will leave for India for six months of study under a great religious teacher. Brian has been attending discussion classes at Henry's house.

"Meditation is an important part of my life now. It is a great source of peace and energy." Brian has recently built a meditation tent filling a whole room of his large house. The tent is an oval with a puffed ceiling all made from a beautiful red and gold Indian print fabric.


Henry and his wife Nadine were in fact followers of TM and the Maharishi and would hold discussion groups in their home, as Vosse described. But how does Brian attending discussion classes at Lewy's house turn into Brian becoming a certified TM instructor complete with a ceremony? Brian was also interested in Subud at the same time, and one gossip-column blurb at the time even mentioned him working on Subud prayer music, and the article notably mis-spelled Subud and called the group "the Subdubs".

Keep in mind as well that in 1966 and 1967 there are published reports of Brian entertaining and investigating any number of spiritual pursuits, philosophies, and religions, among them astrology, numerology, the I Ching, the Christian Bible, the Bhaghavad Gita, the Tibetan Book of The Dead, Zen Buddhism, Subud, various Eastern forms mysticism and philosophical writings, various Western forms of mysticism and philosophy, and the more traditional method of he and Carl holding prayer sessions before recording songs like God Only Knows. Not unlike any number of college-age or early-20's guys in 1966 exploring many different forms of philosophy/spirituality and their practices seeking enlightenment.

If Brian Wilson had attended a discussion on meditation at fellow producer Lewy's house, it would be in line with any number of lectures and discussions or gatherings he may have attended that focused on any of the areas mentioned above, but that's a whole different scene than saying he was qualified to teach any of those things.

I guess I'm asking two things:

Objectively to Cam, what is the source of Henry Lewy thinking Brian got certified as a TM instructor with ceremony in 1966?

Subjectively, does it make sense logically if Brian in 1966 had learned and studied TM to such a degree that he was certified to teach others the practices and methods, that he would only have gotten his own "eye-may-mah" personal mantra in January 1968 when he and the band flew to New York to attend a lecture? I'd suggest a follower of any spiritual or religious practice would receive one of the key elements of that spiritual practice and ritual, especially if he/she were a certified instructor, well before they were certified to teach others. So your meditation teacher tells you to meditate and repeat a personal and private mantra, and that teacher himself hasn't received one of his own and won't for over a year? That doesn't make sense. Or maybe it does and I'm just too logical sometimes.  Smiley

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