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« on: May 30, 2019, 07:28:47 AM »

Argh, someone help, I can't remember.  What I do know is...

-It's from the late 80s
-I don't know if it's ever been officially released... i think it was played live but it never got a release
-There's a video of it, Brian sitting at a piano, dressed in a sharp grey suit, I think, singing and playing
-Brian is skinny and dark-haired at this point, and I think he is wearing thick glasses
-The song is sung from the point of view of a woman... it's something about how the woman loves her man, or has to put up with her man, or something.

Thanks!!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 07:35:38 AM »

"I Sleep Alone".  I believe it was recorded by some female artist... EDIT: search reveals it was intended for Sarah Brightman.

FURTHER EDIT: at the same appearance, Bri performed his absolute best ever solo rendition of "God Only Knows". Stunning.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 07:46:56 AM »

Thanks, c-man!  What a neat little song.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 08:03:52 AM »

Here's the live performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-dMv_22nBY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an5WiAzee-w



Here's the studio version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpeMvGD1wLQ



Great song!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 08:50:37 AM »

That version of "God Only Knows" was incredible! I would even go as far as to say that it's one of the greatest ever performed. It's actually better than a few versions I've heard with Carl singing.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 10:42:00 AM »

Oh lord, the falsetto in the studio version is too much falsetto!!!   Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 07:22:13 AM »

That God Only Knows performance is absolutely stunning. How much of that performance is 100% live? I feel in the coda that there are multiple Brian voices. Nonetheless, it's breathtakingly beautiful and fills me with a warm sensation each time I hear it.

Hopefully a higher quality version will surface some day.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2019, 11:36:05 AM »

Wow, I've never seen that GOK performance but it's almost like it's from a parallel reality in which Brian survived completely intact. Stunning.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2019, 08:09:22 PM »

I remember seeing that performance when it aired, just a few months after BW88 was released. I did find it odd that he didn't play any songs from the album, but I liked "Sleep Alone", kind of an oddball song. He looked so good back then, and it was real exciting that he was writing and recording new songs.
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