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« on: May 29, 2017, 05:23:39 AM »

I believe it was on one of the relatively new releases where there is audio of Mike saying (heavily paraphrased) how Brian could hear all the parts in his head. It was all they could do to learn their one part. These parts were hard parts - they were all over the place too. He was very gifted that way. Still is.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 05:52:36 AM »

Is this it? All or some of it is quoted in Becoming the Beach Boys, as note 41:

“The Four Freshmen are the best vocal harmony group there ever was,” recalled Mike Love. “When we came along we patterned them. Brian was like a disciple of theirs. He would come home from school and go right to the piano and play these Four Freshmen songs he had learned how to arrange. He would memorize them in his mind which, of course, has an infinite capacity for music, and he would deal out parts to us. It never ceased to amaze me. It would be hard to grasp one part, yet he’d have all four parts in his head. He’d deal them out to us and we’d learn the parts and then sing them together.”

The original source is given here (I can't access it myself):

https://books.google.nl/books?id=273eCQAAQBAJ&pg=PA62&lpg=PA62&dq=%22It+would+be+hard+to+grasp+one+part,+yet+he%27d+have+all+four+parts+in+his+head.%22&source=bl&ots=PCKPS2UkKt&sig=EfAMBpDkTukb36A8v2Qn2lLPDCU&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22It%20would%20be%20hard%20to%20grasp%20one%20part%2C%20yet%20he'd%20have%20all%20four%20parts%20in%20his%20head.%22&f=false
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 06:05:17 AM »

No, it is a track on one of the CD releases. It might be Hawthorne - I cannot find my CD's right now. Maybe I left them in the Jeep. It was a brief track where Mike discussed Brian's abilities. I think I hit most of the major ideas in the first post, but I am going crazy trying to find it. I wanted to add it to the Mike Love quote thread to bring some positivity  Smiley  I think it is a great quote from Mike.

Edit: Found it. It was track 4 on CD1 from the Hawthorne, CA CD
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 06:29:50 AM »

I wanted to add it to the Mike Love quote thread to bring some positivity  Smiley  

Good call! As you say, a great quote. :=)
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 05:38:11 PM »

He says the same in the Endless Harmony documentary. Was the audio mentioned originally from that?
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