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egon spengler
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« on: October 06, 2014, 12:11:02 PM »

I'm still plugging away at the last 2/3 of my SMiLE recreation, but thought I'd post an early mix of Wonderful. This isn't what's going to wind up on Suite 2 (I've got something a little more "out there" in the works), but I like this version too much not to release it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQrJ9mygltc

Hope you enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 12:55:17 PM »

That is one of the best Beach Boy covers I've ever heard!

The vocals, mix, instrumentals, all top notch. Is that a real harpsichord? Or MIDI? Either way, sounds really good. Glad to see you're still working on the Smile suites!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 01:00:41 PM »

Egon Spengler is a genius. This sounds absolutely amazing.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 08:19:56 PM »

Hey man, that song is not easy to sing, and you pulled it off flawlessly. Great work!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 09:54:26 AM »

Thanks so much for the kind words, guys! This was actually the tune that set off my SMiLE project way back in 2008 I couldn't figure out where to stop my cover due to the segue into Song for Children, and it all kind of took off from there. I recorded the vocals over the course of 2 years in 3 different homes, and spliced the best takes together--hopefully it sounds like one performance Smiley To answer your question rab, it's a soundfont based on samples from a real harpsichord. I love how it sounds--when and if I wrap up the whole SMiLE project, I may go back and replace the H&V/DYLW harpsichord parts with it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2014, 09:57:46 PM »

Splendid work, egon! It's been on a spin for weeks & counting. It is almost identical, but there are many moments of your own. I'll be saving it for my special Smilers' mix worth of only top stuff. Thanks for sharing! 3D
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