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« Reply #350 on: January 01, 2019, 05:48:44 AM »

Oops, I forgot to say today's song is Our Prayer/Gee:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS4sKZMkJOQ
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« Reply #351 on: January 01, 2019, 11:52:15 PM »

& you didn't say today we'll discuss entire WIRWFC. It'd be nice at least to grade it, since it's New Year week still.
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« Reply #352 on: January 01, 2019, 11:54:47 PM »

& you didn't say today we'll discuss entire WIRWFC. It'd be nice at least to grade it, since it's New Year week still.
My bad. Thanks for reminding me. we'll go back to WIRWFC today.
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« Reply #353 on: January 01, 2019, 11:56:16 PM »

Thanks to the quick reply.
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« Reply #354 on: January 02, 2019, 12:56:47 AM »

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« Reply #355 on: January 02, 2019, 12:57:32 AM »

Today we'll discuss What I Really Want for Christmas as a whole.
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« Reply #356 on: January 02, 2019, 07:32:58 AM »

Well, since I reviewed many songs with 5, the album's 5 too. Favorite BBs-related Christmas album, even if BBs CA got young BBs voices.
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« Reply #357 on: January 03, 2019, 04:51:48 AM »

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« Reply #358 on: January 03, 2019, 04:52:50 AM »

Today's song is Heroes And Villains:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9We8nzt1gJE
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« Reply #359 on: January 03, 2019, 09:51:38 AM »

Today's song is Heroes And Villains:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9We8nzt1gJE

The first time I heard the "Boys and Girls" section I knew that this was going to be a very special album. This version doesn't trump the original recordings, however, I find it to be genuinely "happier" (joyful? gleeful?) sounding than the original recordings.

I think I prefer the originals to this due to the earlier vocals (actual Beach Boys) and Brian nailed the 'River Deep Mountain High' vibe that he was going for. Whereas the BWPS version is more atmospheric due to the mix. Still a great track to start the album off with.

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« Reply #360 on: January 04, 2019, 06:13:46 AM »

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« Reply #361 on: January 04, 2019, 06:14:32 AM »

Today's song is Roll Plymouth Rock:
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« Reply #362 on: January 05, 2019, 04:43:11 AM »

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« Reply #363 on: January 05, 2019, 04:43:58 AM »

Today's song is Barnyard:
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« Reply #364 on: January 06, 2019, 06:33:59 AM »

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« Reply #365 on: January 06, 2019, 06:34:52 AM »

Today's song is Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine:
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« Reply #366 on: January 06, 2019, 07:29:22 AM »

Today's song is Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZMu3msf6NE

Old Master Painter is not a BW song.

However, I think it could be argued that My Only Sunshine is. I consider it an 'answer record' (Daddy's Home/Thousand Miles Away - Peggy Sue/Peggy Sue Got Married - Work With Me Annie/Annie Had A Baby). There were plenty of those in the 50's & 60's.
Brian's melody is completely different from Governor Davis's, as is the chord progression. Yes, the lyrics are similar, but different in tense.  Musically, it's an all Brian composition.
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« Reply #367 on: January 06, 2019, 07:33:53 AM »

Oops, I forgot to say today's song is Our Prayer/Gee:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS4sKZMkJOQ

It occurs to me that from Our Prayer/Gee you get to That Same Song.
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« Reply #368 on: January 07, 2019, 03:07:54 AM »

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« Reply #369 on: January 07, 2019, 03:08:36 AM »

Today's song is Cabin Essence:
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« Reply #370 on: January 07, 2019, 10:15:22 AM »

5/5

I can't imagine how hard it was to try and emulate the original sound of this track, but Brian's band did a stellar job of it. This re-recording has that "new" feel to it, but it is as close to the original as you can get for being a cover.
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« Reply #371 on: January 07, 2019, 10:52:00 AM »


What can one say about this incredible track whether it be the original(my favorite) or the BWPS version. Perfection at every turn. 
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« Reply #372 on: January 07, 2019, 11:43:27 AM »

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« Reply #373 on: January 07, 2019, 11:48:29 AM »

It's difficult to pull individual tracks off of Smile and rate them because they were part of movements as released on BWPS, not exactly album tracks or individual tracks you'd play on their own. But - Cabinessence is one of the most monumental recordings of the past 60 years if not the pop era in general. What was great in 2004-5 was to hear it *in context* and not as a throwaway track grafted onto 20/20 because the band needed material. It sounded in its place and time versus sounding like a track that came down from Mars or something.

And the fact it was mostly recorded in 1966...seriously, is there much in popular music to compare to how progressive and innovative this track sounds as it was recorded in 1966?

I still am amazed at how the band pulled this one off both live and in the studio for the BWPS project. Definitely 5 stars.
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« Reply #374 on: January 07, 2019, 12:35:01 PM »

But - Cabinessence is one of the most monumental recordings of the past 60 years if not the pop era in general. What was great in 2004-5 was to hear it *in context* and not as a throwaway track grafted onto 20/20 because the band needed material. It sounded in its place and time versus sounding like a track that came down from Mars or something.

I think that's the most incredible thing about the whole of BWPS: all the pieces fit together and absolutely nothing sounds out of place. And that's such a crazy thing to pull off on an album of 17 songs whose style ranges from Americana, Hawaiian, harmony/barbershop, experimental/mainstream pop, almost rap ("Abash and forth a starboard course with north abeam, sherry of course"), classical, children's music (barnyard), experimental/horror, and I don't even know what to classify 'Surf's Up' as. The entirety completely fits together yet the styles are all so varied. And Cabin Essence seems to be be all of this in one song (it has the rhythmic drive and "edit" style of 'Good Vibrations', the 'Truck Drivin Man' is akin to the 'On A Holiday' rap, the coda is like some Americana fused with India fused with classical).
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