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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2019, 11:14:34 PM »

After really thinking it over, I think it might be Al and Mike trading lines in the second verse. For example, It might be Al singing "Wisdom warming as the sun", but I think "You and I are truly one" is 100% Mike.
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2019, 12:22:38 AM »

After really thinking it over, I think it might be Al and Mike trading lines in the second verse. For example, It might be Al singing "Wisdom warming as the sun", but I think "You and I are truly one" is 100% Mike.

I wouldn't rule this out! They did often switch leads like this within songs!
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2019, 12:24:59 AM »

do we know here where al really was, when they shot the summer days/nights cover-

I heard Al was sick on the day this photo was taken. Which is redicoulus because there were plenty of other photos they could have used with Al from that period.
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« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2019, 06:09:03 AM »

Let's not forget how alike Brian and Al sounds on ADITLOAT! The discussion I saw here on which one of 'em that really sung the last "Oh lord I lay me down"-part really blew my mind. I remember how the way Al sung "Brances" made it more clear it was him. Without that one, it would be next to impossible!
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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2019, 07:17:02 AM »

Let's not forget how alike Brian and Al sounds on ADITLOAT! The discussion I saw here on which one of 'em that really sung the last "Oh lord I lay me down"-part really blew my mind. I remember how the way Al sung "Brances" made it more clear it was him. Without that one, it would be next to impossible!

The way Brian sings in I Wasn't Made for These Times, 'sometimes I feel very sad...' sounds like Al as well. But it's Brian. Hut agree that 'Oh Lord I lay me down' is Al.
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2019, 05:11:14 PM »

So I guess that a wall of Al Jardines would equal the Boys vocal blend ?
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« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2019, 06:43:20 PM »

Here's another one. Though in Wikipedia,  it only notes Brian and Mike on lead vocals, the song No Go Showboat appears to be Al singin "White wall slicks with racing mags
She's just for looks, man, not for drags". And all the parts with that melody. Anyone else notice that?
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« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2019, 04:28:08 AM »

Al sings the first verse, i.e. “Life supporting waves of bliss...”

Mike sings the second, “Golden auras glow around you...”

I always thought it was Mike on both verses. I’ll be damned.
Yeah, that's what I'm saying.

I second that. Mike is really "breathy" on his verse - you can hear him inhaling. That aspect is absent from Al's verse.
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« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2019, 04:47:52 AM »

Mike is really "breathy" on his verse - you can hear him inhaling. That aspect is absent from Al's verse.
It doesn't quite prove it's Mike though. Al could mellow down in verse 2. It does sound like Al if you listen attentively, harken ears to it with volume up. Mike's voice/ timbre is lower than Al's, as been explained by me with detail in previous reply. Either way, I believe my ears.
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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2019, 12:45:22 PM »

Al sounds less 'breathy' on the first verse because he's doubled by a second Al in the right channel. If you A/B them, including each isolated vocal on the first verse, the timbres are absolutely identical. Not once did Mike's voice ever sound close to that, outside of the spectrum of the Beach Boys all just having similar-ish voices. I'm surprised there's even a debate about this one.

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Here are the single-tracked leads for each verse isolated back to back - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1prMf7wIaLs__ubkdX54HZrBYQJmYyxQx/view?usp=sharing

And the vocal double on the first verse in the right channel - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Eakys8XeevsbWxpaIWTBfVcz1SJERkiM/view?usp=sharing

All three are clearly Al.
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« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2019, 01:45:00 PM »

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Not once did Mike's voice ever sound close to that
This is what precisely I tried to say, meant by previous replies. Thank you, salty. It shouldn't be debate, agree.
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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2019, 10:56:30 AM »

Al sounds less 'breathy' on the first verse because he's doubled by a second Al in the right channel. If you A/B them, including each isolated vocal on the first verse, the timbres are absolutely identical. Not once did Mike's voice ever sound close to that, outside of the spectrum of the Beach Boys all just having similar-ish voices. I'm surprised there's even a debate about this one.

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Here are the single-tracked leads for each verse isolated back to back - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1prMf7wIaLs__ubkdX54HZrBYQJmYyxQx/view?usp=sharing

And the vocal double on the first verse in the right channel - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Eakys8XeevsbWxpaIWTBfVcz1SJERkiM/view?usp=sharing

All three are clearly Al.

Thanks for this! These are great to listen to.

The voice in the first clip in particular has such a lovely, relaxed quality. I agree that it could only be Al. The gentle twist on the word "wisdom" has a distinctly Al-like intonation.

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« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2019, 05:34:31 AM »

While I agree this is Al, to say this is obvious is redicoulus! Now that I have listened to the Beach Boys thousands of times and have become more familiar with their voices,  I can tell. And once, someone told me it was Al on All This Is That, I listened again more closely and noticed that it was indeed Al. But not sure if I would have considered that on my own. I think it is also obvious to us hard core Beach Boys fans that Help Me Rhonda and You're So Good To Me are 2 different lead singers. But I guarantee most casual listeners probably think they are both Brian.
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