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« on: September 05, 2017, 06:57:57 PM »

Has anyone here ever tried recording the Look clarinet line onto the vintage backing track? I've heard a few Smile mixes with people contributing their own vocals to fill gaps but this is the one-off exception where it's an instrumental part missing, and like, with instruments it's a lot harder to tell it's not the Beach Boys. Just got thinking about it after listening to adwolf's amazing cover (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNhBvss1D2k) cos...if that part was synced up to the original track I wouldn't even be able to tell the difference and it'd basically feel like a finished instrumental. I guess what I'm saying is it would be cool if someone had a go at that? I guess? How do I make this more subtle
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 11:53:05 AM »

Wouldn't even need to be a real clarinet. Just use Broadway Big Band or something similar. Take 5 mins.

Unfortunately too busy finishing my own masterpiece, (yes folks it's coming soon) to be dithering around with someone elses stuff.  LOL

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 12:52:09 PM »

Speaking of the intro of "Look", I've always felt the first 20 seconds were *so* magical, and almost reminiscent of the intro of California Girls. So much so that it kind of feels like a successor or tip of the hat/sequel to that beautiful CG intro.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 01:48:56 PM »

Speaking of the intro of "Look", I've always felt the first 20 seconds were *so* magical, and almost reminiscent of the intro of California Girls. So much so that it kind of feels like a successor or tip of the hat/sequel to that beautiful CG intro.

Agree, I've left it off Smile mixes in the past for not being on the December tracklist/missing vocals but I've been listening to it a lot more lately and it's really something special. Smile's a lot less without it. Probably the single best backing track Brian produced in that era, maybe slightly behind something like Surf's Up or Cabin Essence. Hence why I really really wish a version existed with that clarinet melody to make it feel as finished as the other songs Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »

versions exist
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 07:40:17 PM »

Speaking of the intro of "Look", I've always felt the first 20 seconds were *so* magical, and almost reminiscent of the intro of California Girls. So much so that it kind of feels like a successor or tip of the hat/sequel to that beautiful CG intro.

Agree, I've left it off Smile mixes in the past for not being on the December tracklist/missing vocals but I've been listening to it a lot more lately and it's really something special. Smile's a lot less without it. Probably the single best backing track Brian produced in that era, maybe slightly behind something like Surf's Up or Cabin Essence. Hence why I really really wish a version existed with that clarinet melody to make it feel as finished as the other songs Tongue
Intersting that you like it so much. It always seemed to me to be an idea that was never completed. Like BW had the crying horn idea, tried it on Look and thought, "sounds good, think I'll use that on CITFOTM" and the drums during the chorus, didn't he try that same pattern out on Cabinessence, and then reject it?
And the weird intro is like the creepy Child intro as well. Then the main melody which is the vocal outro for GV...it just seems like BW crammed all these production ideas into this half-assed song so he wouldn't forget them.
That's my take.
Glad others can enjoy it on its own merits, but it really just seems like a cheesy Charles Ives ish mess too me!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 11:40:16 PM »

versions exist


See, I hate it when people hint that there is unheard Smile stuff lying around, and that they have heard them.

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 03:20:07 PM »

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See, I hate it when people hint that there is unheard Smile stuff lying around, and that they have heard them.

Bossaroo. If I find out you bought the Durrie acetates and didn't share them I will find out were you live.

And I will unleash the full force of Emporer Palapatine on your sorry arse

What I assumed he meant was that there have been some fans who have overdubbed their own instrumental overdubs over the unfinished tracks, since that's what OP is asking about.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 10:41:28 PM »

Thanks for setting me straight.
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