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« Reply #1250 on: December 17, 2017, 01:34:03 AM »

Seasonal classic. Kudos to Brian to graciously give Al sing it. & he does it very well. 3D 5.
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« Reply #1251 on: December 17, 2017, 05:29:06 AM »

See my previous two posts.

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« Reply #1252 on: December 18, 2017, 02:26:39 AM »

Your ratings for Christmas Day:
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« Reply #1253 on: December 18, 2017, 02:27:13 AM »

Today's song is Frosty the Snowman.
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« Reply #1254 on: December 18, 2017, 03:41:11 AM »

Today's song is Frosty the Snowman.

It was a masterstroke to have Dick Reynolds' orchestral tracks on side two, leaving Brian to concentrate on the Boys' vocal chops.

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« Reply #1255 on: December 18, 2017, 06:51:12 AM »

Today's song is Frosty the Snowman.

It was a masterstroke to have Dick Reynolds' orchestral tracks on side two, leaving Brian to concentrate on the Boys' vocal chops.

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Sorry to channel my inner grinch, but Frosty The Snowman was not on side 2. It's horribly disjointing to hear it close side 1. Also, where was Brian when Mike sang what is arguably the worst Beach Boys lead vocal of the '60s on Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town?

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« Reply #1256 on: December 18, 2017, 08:48:08 AM »

I thought it amazing that there were five original songs on this album. How many rock/pop groups did that?
The first two have been on the radio constantly. Wish they'd play Santa's Beard. I think of that photo of the three little Wilson brothers visiting Santa, and, after the picture was taken, Dennis being the one to test out that beard LOL
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« Reply #1257 on: December 18, 2017, 10:44:14 AM »

Sorry to channel my inner grinch, but Frosty The Snowman was not on side 2. It's horribly disjointing to hear it close side 1. Also, where was Brian when Mike sang what is arguably the worst Beach Boys lead vocal of the '60s on Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town?

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No apologies necessary, B.E.. My bad, as they say in the US. I can only assume Capitol thought side one would have been too short (even by BB standards) without "FRS".

Looks like I'm going to have to revisit "SCICTT" some time. Grin
   
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« Reply #1258 on: December 19, 2017, 12:37:52 AM »

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« Reply #1259 on: December 19, 2017, 12:38:47 AM »

Today's song is We Three Kings of Orient Are.
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« Reply #1260 on: December 19, 2017, 04:55:23 PM »

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« Reply #1261 on: December 19, 2017, 11:42:35 PM »

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« Reply #1262 on: December 19, 2017, 11:44:23 PM »

Today's song is Blue Christmas.
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« Reply #1263 on: December 20, 2017, 11:41:00 PM »

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« Reply #1264 on: December 20, 2017, 11:42:21 PM »

Today's song is White Christmas.
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« Reply #1265 on: December 21, 2017, 03:22:48 AM »

Today's song is White Christmas.

All good stuff. Five.
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« Reply #1266 on: December 21, 2017, 04:33:19 AM »

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Wish there was a vocals only version.
Why? Is it badly arranged to you? It beautifies the vocals, don't you agree, Liz?

2. Nobody sings it well - the song's big snoozer.
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« Reply #1267 on: December 21, 2017, 06:51:49 AM »

Re: We Three Kings:

I gave the song a "5" because the instrumentation and vocals were both stellar.
But because the vocals sound so incredible I wish that there was a vocals only track, such as they have for a number of other BBs songs, as intricacies in the vocals are buried when mixed in with the instruments.
Oh, those harmonies!
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« Reply #1268 on: December 22, 2017, 12:09:34 AM »

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« Reply #1269 on: December 22, 2017, 12:10:31 AM »

I somehow skipped this song:
Today we'll discuss Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
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« Reply #1270 on: December 22, 2017, 03:30:24 AM »

Today we'll discuss Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Another five. It's just one heck of an album all the way... 
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« Reply #1271 on: December 22, 2017, 04:04:23 AM »

4. Some really nice harmonies towards the end.
Docking one point because I don't really care for the way the "He sees you when you're sleeping..." part is sung.
 
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« Reply #1272 on: December 22, 2017, 11:16:07 AM »

My second favorite song off the whole album. 5
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« Reply #1273 on: December 23, 2017, 03:34:08 AM »

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« Reply #1274 on: December 23, 2017, 03:35:14 AM »

Today's song is I'll Be Home For Christmas.
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