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« Reply #1525 on: February 08, 2018, 01:02:57 PM »

I've heard it sung by Blondie, Brian, and Carl (including in person by Blondie and Brian), and I 100% agree that Blondie was the right choice.  Brian originally said he wrote it with Ray Charles in mind, and I think Blondie's voice had the most soul to capture what Brian was going for.  
Blondie is best choice, that's settled. Who's the next best? Do you think Al could be cat's meow at singing SOS?

I don't know about Al.  I frankly couldn't hear Al or Mike do it. 

But, I've heard good versions of Carl singing it.  So, I'd rate him 2nd best.   And Brian did a good job with it when I saw The Beach Boys in 2012, but that was, of course, later era Brian, whose voice isn't as good as Carl's. 
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« Reply #1526 on: February 08, 2018, 01:14:39 PM »

I frankly couldn't hear Al or Mike do it.
Yes, Mike's voice isn't fit to these songs. But, Al's could be realy cool. To digress, when I listened to his voice 1st, I said "It's garage-y". Al could sing garage like phone directory. 3D
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« Reply #1527 on: February 08, 2018, 01:18:51 PM »

Sail on Sailor is a really cool song with an excellent chugging beat. Blondie's vocal is definitely his best contribution to The Beach Boys. Five stars
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« Reply #1528 on: February 08, 2018, 01:36:15 PM »

Absolute 5, no question
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« Reply #1529 on: February 08, 2018, 02:33:13 PM »

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« Reply #1530 on: February 08, 2018, 03:02:09 PM »

I've always thought that Carl sounded best singing it. I'd give the song a 5 also.
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« Reply #1531 on: February 09, 2018, 01:13:07 AM »

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« Reply #1532 on: February 09, 2018, 01:13:31 AM »

Today's song is Steamboat
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« Reply #1533 on: February 09, 2018, 04:24:59 AM »

Today's song is Steamboat

Another Dennis gem. Felicitous touches all along the way, including a ship's bell. It took a while for me to even notice this song on the album!

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« Reply #1534 on: February 09, 2018, 05:50:11 AM »

5/5

This song puts you right there in that foggy, tree surrounded river. Even the guitar solo sounds like you can hear it being played from the engine room on this ship. An absolute perfect song.
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« Reply #1535 on: February 09, 2018, 06:25:45 AM »

Steamboat is perfect, and one of the reasons I love Holland is that The Beach Boys have some great musical moments on the album, including the guitar solo here (and the moog solo in Leaving This Town).  These types of moments are far too few in the Beach Boys canon, and almost non-existent post Holland
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« Reply #1536 on: February 09, 2018, 06:50:50 AM »

Today's song is Steamboat

It hit me a few years back just how awesome this chugging song is. It kicked Funk Pretty out of it's spot as my second favorite track on Holland (S.O.S. being the fave). FIVE!
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« Reply #1537 on: February 09, 2018, 10:09:18 PM »

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« Reply #1538 on: February 09, 2018, 10:09:43 PM »

Today's song is Big Sur.
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« Reply #1539 on: February 10, 2018, 04:14:25 PM »

Today's song is Big Sur.

As much as I love the 4/4 version, this one was the right choice for Holland. One of Mike's most endearing songs.

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« Reply #1540 on: February 10, 2018, 05:12:31 PM »

Beautiful song by Mike. He deserves more ... Love ... for it.
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« Reply #1541 on: February 10, 2018, 05:18:17 PM »

5 stars. A perfect opening to a great trilogy of songs.
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« Reply #1542 on: February 10, 2018, 07:48:03 PM »

5, such a beautiful song. Love the harmonica
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« Reply #1543 on: February 11, 2018, 12:22:08 AM »

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« Reply #1544 on: February 11, 2018, 12:22:50 AM »

Today's song is The Beaks of Eagles.
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« Reply #1545 on: February 11, 2018, 06:29:31 AM »

Best "California Saga". 5.
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« Reply #1546 on: February 11, 2018, 08:18:10 AM »

I'll give it a 4. Song is amazing, but I'm not a huge fan of spoken word sections in songs.
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« Reply #1547 on: February 11, 2018, 10:13:16 AM »

Iím kinda with BummerinParadise about spoken word parts in songs (itís the only part of ĎLonely Seaí I donít care for), but this track is so well done and the narration is so good I donít mind it at all.

The mixing on this album is so darn good and this song is a perfect example of it. Sounds like this song is being played somewhere in a forested canyon of Big Sur.

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« Reply #1548 on: February 11, 2018, 10:17:30 AM »

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It captures California's beauty very well. Love
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« Reply #1549 on: February 11, 2018, 02:51:40 PM »

Iím kinda with BummerinParadise about spoken word parts in songs (itís the only part of ĎLonely Seaí I donít care for), but this track is so well done and the narration is so good I donít mind it at all.

The mixing on this album is so darn good and this song is a perfect example of it. Sounds like this song is being played somewhere in a forested canyon of Big Sur.

5/5

I am a fan of spoken bits. Anyway, it's great to hear Alan's speaking voice on disc (I believe the previous occasion was the intro to "Cassius/Sonny").

Great comment there, rab.

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