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« Reply #175 on: July 05, 2019, 12:36:44 PM »

I can’t help but think this album would have been a great opportunity for Mike to reclaim “Almost Summer” and bring it back into setlists. Not that a 2019 recording of “Almost Summer” would be particularly revelatory, but it would at least be more interesting than another remake of “Surfin’” and could have introduced casual fans to the song.
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« Reply #176 on: July 05, 2019, 01:10:06 PM »

I can’t help but think this album would have been a great opportunity for Mike to reclaim “Almost Summer” and bring it back into setlists. Not that a 2019 recording of “Almost Summer” would be particularly revelatory, but it would at least be more interesting than another remake of “Surfin’” and could have introduced casual fans to the song.

It's really, really weird how Mike has excluded that song from pretty much all areas when he has gone back to the well for so many inferior old songs. It's as if he's forgotten about it, or feels it has the cooties. Almost Summer is a surprisingly solid tune, although some of the lyrics probably didn't age all that well.
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« Reply #177 on: July 05, 2019, 07:26:37 PM »

I can’t help but think this album would have been a great opportunity for Mike to reclaim “Almost Summer” and bring it back into setlists. Not that a 2019 recording of “Almost Summer” would be particularly revelatory, but it would at least be more interesting than another remake of “Surfin’” and could have introduced casual fans to the song.

It's really, really weird how Mike has excluded that song from pretty much all areas when he has gone back to the well for so many inferior old songs. It's as if he's forgotten about it, or feels it has the cooties. Almost Summer is a surprisingly solid tune, although some of the lyrics probably didn't age all that well.

Agreed with both of you guys. I'm of the opinion that "Almost Summer" is the best "solo" tune of Mike's, though I guess it should be pointed out that a certain Brian Wilson and Alan Jardine also wrote the track. Overall it's nuts the the original recording is not available via iTunes or any of the digital music services, nor any Beach Boys, Brian Wilson or Mike Love compilation. But The Beach Boys have proven themselves to not always be the most sensible bunch.
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« Reply #178 on: July 08, 2019, 11:59:09 AM »

From what I've heard, Mike owns the masters to the "Celebration" stuff.

BRI/The Beach Boys have no control over that material. There may be some grey areas in terms of outtakes from that era, as there often has been with other similar types of material (e.g. Dennis solo outtakes vs. Dennis-Beach Boys outtakes).

But it would be up to Mike to get the "Celebration" stuff out there. Last year, the BB SiriusXM channel *did* play "Almost Summer", thought that apparently didn't portend any additional things happening with the material.

I get the sense, especially now that old material has been cannibalized for Mike's recent albums, Mike may well have no interest in putting "Celebration" nor "Looking Back with Love" back out on the market place.

All of this of course doesn't explain why Mike doesn't do "Almost Summer" in concert; indeed, it's pretty surprising considering the general type of material he likes as well as the type of material he tends to resurrect from the back catalog or outtake bin (e.g. "It's OK", "California Beach", "Goin' to the Beach", etc.).
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« Reply #179 on: Yesterday at 10:10:36 PM »

Anyone know if 12 Sides of Summer will be released on vinyl?
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« Reply #180 on: Today at 02:35:26 AM »

Someone call a tow truck to try to pull Mike Love out of the 60's. This 2nd single is further proof that he should stick with singing Brian's songs and forget about trying to show the world that he's a competent songwriter as this entry is another embarrassing exercise in mediocrity.


Are you never tired???  I am, after reading your refrains! You talk about Mike, but you always sing the same songs too... sad...
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« Reply #181 on: Today at 05:32:06 AM »

Anyone know if 12 Sides of Summer will be released on vinyl?

The ad for the album on the back of the latest issue of ESQ says “CD/DIGITAL/VINYL,” but I haven’t seen any pre-order links anywhere for a vinyl version.
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« Reply #182 on: Today at 09:27:23 AM »

Someone call a tow truck to try to pull Mike Love out of the 60's. This 2nd single is further proof that he should stick with singing Brian's songs and forget about trying to show the world that he's a competent songwriter as this entry is another embarrassing exercise in mediocrity.


Are you never tired???  I am, after reading your refrains! You talk about Mike, but you always sing the same songs too... sad...
Being a Mike Love apologist is a strenuous career choice. Either cut back your hours or get more sleep.
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« Reply #183 on: Today at 09:42:02 AM »

Someone call a tow truck to try to pull Mike Love out of the 60's. This 2nd single is further proof that he should stick with singing Brian's songs and forget about trying to show the world that he's a competent songwriter as this entry is another embarrassing exercise in mediocrity.


Are you never tired???  I am, after reading your refrains! You talk about Mike, but you always sing the same songs too... sad...
Being a Mike Love apologist is a strenuous career choice. Either cut back your hours or get more sleep.


Who is a Mike Love apologist? I'm a Beach Boys apologist; And I don't consider being a Beach Boys fan is a career but a passion; I don't  always speak badly of the same guy, behind a computer screen. (but this IS YOUR CREER CHOICE it seems...) Man, you really have a problem...
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« Reply #184 on: Today at 10:43:16 AM »

Someone call a tow truck to try to pull Mike Love out of the 60's. This 2nd single is further proof that he should stick with singing Brian's songs and forget about trying to show the world that he's a competent songwriter as this entry is another embarrassing exercise in mediocrity.


Are you never tired???  I am, after reading your refrains! You talk about Mike, but you always sing the same songs too... sad...
Being a Mike Love apologist is a strenuous career choice. Either cut back your hours or get more sleep.


Who is a Mike Love apologist? I'm a Beach Boys apologist; And I don't consider being a Beach Boys fan is a career but a passion; I don't  always speak badly of the same guy, behind a computer screen. (but this IS YOUR CREER CHOICE it seems...) Man, you really have a problem...

CREER choice?? Huh? Who has a problem?? And, just to clarify, I usually sit in front of my computer screen as it tends to be a bit easier. But really Musto, stop worrying about me as much as you seem to do. I'll be alright, but I appreciate your genuine deep concern.  Hello
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« Reply #185 on: Today at 03:58:21 PM »

Mike’s voice is dust these days...
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« Reply #186 on: Today at 11:01:07 PM »

From what I've heard, Mike owns the masters to the "Celebration" stuff.

BRI/The Beach Boys have no control over that material. There may be some grey areas in terms of outtakes from that era, as there often has been with other similar types of material (e.g. Dennis solo outtakes vs. Dennis-Beach Boys outtakes).

But it would be up to Mike to get the "Celebration" stuff out there. Last year, the BB SiriusXM channel *did* play "Almost Summer", thought that apparently didn't portend any additional things happening with the material.

I get the sense, especially now that old material has been cannibalized for Mike's recent albums, Mike may well have no interest in putting "Celebration" nor "Looking Back with Love" back out on the market place.

All of this of course doesn't explain why Mike doesn't do "Almost Summer" in concert; indeed, it's pretty surprising considering the general type of material he likes as well as the type of material he tends to resurrect from the back catalog or outtake bin (e.g. "It's OK", "California Beach", "Goin' to the Beach", etc.).
I don't think anyone remembers "Almost Summer". It's never been included on the compilations. Do you recall what label it was on?  I recall seeing one album of Celebration on Michael Nesmith's Pacific Arts label.
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