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« on: February 10, 2019, 01:26:58 PM »

Spotted over on aljardine.com/music/…



Also, just two days ago, A Postcard from California was made available again on streaming/download services in a 13-track rendition (the 12 original tracks + “California Dreamin’‘”): http://amazon.com/dp/B07L92SGCN. Amazon says the label is Friday Music, who also put out last year’s vinyl reissue of Postcard, so I’d have to imagine it’s likely they’ll be behind the CD too.

I skimmed the tracks for this new digital version on Spotify and happened to notice “Drivin’” is the Texaco version which really just makes me laugh. I think this was previously only on the ESQ CD, right? How many mix variations need to exist for this album? LOL
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 02:20:51 PM »

Yay! I was just saying the other day how silly the prices are for this CD in England, and how I'd like a reissue please.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 02:58:04 PM »

Thanks for the info!

This album needs more recognition...it's really well-made, fun album...and I wonder if "deluxe edition" would have unreleased tracks. I'm pretty sure it will include Japan-only bonus tracks, namely Eternal Ballad and alt. ver. of Waves of Love.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 08:53:54 PM »

From what I understand there's a pretty good amount of material Al has yet to release. Hopefully we'll see some/most of it on this deluxe version.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 06:23:10 AM »

Hopefully, if he does a "deluxe" CD reissue almost ten years after it first came out, he'll go all-out and add plenty of bonus tracks. He mentioned several other songs around the time the album came out, and while it's unlikely, I'd love to see him add some of the "early" versions of the songs sampled on his website back several years prior to 2010. There was a less cluttered version of "Don't Fight the Sea", a version of "A Postcard from California" with Al singing the lines later given to Glen Campbell, and also with better stacked Jardine backing vocals (as opposed to the larger group who added backing vocals to the eventual released version).

We also know that Brian added vocals to one if not several additional songs not included previously on the album. There's a behind the scenes video of Brian singing lead lines for "A Postcard from California" for instance.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 06:30:35 AM »

Thanks for the info!

This album needs more recognition...it's really well-made, fun album...and I wonder if "deluxe edition" would have unreleased tracks. I'm pretty sure it will include Japan-only bonus tracks, namely Eternal Ballad and alt. ver. of Waves of Love.

"Waves of Love" wouldn't be surprising, but I'm not sure they'd put "Eternal Ballad" on a wide release CD reissue. It's not really A-list material. Matt Jardine commented on the song on this board in response to some criticisms of the song, defending the song but also acknowledging its limitations:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,10591.msg196142.html#msg196142
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 11:39:25 AM »

Spotted over on aljardine.com/music/…



Also, just two days ago, A Postcard from California was made available again on streaming/download services in a 13-track rendition (the 12 original tracks + “California Dreamin’‘”): http://amazon.com/dp/B07L92SGCN. Amazon says the label is Friday Music, who also put out last year’s vinyl reissue of Postcard, so I’d have to imagine it’s likely they’ll be behind the CD too.

I skimmed the tracks for this new digital version on Spotify and happened to notice “Drivin’” is the Texaco version which really just makes me laugh. I think this was previously only on the ESQ CD, right? How many mix variations need to exist for this album? LOL

What makes it the Texaco version?  I have every version of this album and all 3 versions of Drivin’ I have say Texaco at the end.  Just wondering.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 01:46:00 PM »

My version says “BP your killing me man”
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 01:47:08 PM »

On the copies I have (Amazon CD-R, Japanese CD) Al says “BP” instead of “Texaco.” Unless I’m getting all mixed up...
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2019, 05:50:57 PM »

Ok, I guess I don't have the original 2010 version, I thought I did.  My 2012 reissue and Japan cd both say Texaco.  Ah man, I'm missing something, that drives me nuts.  Probably can't find that version now.  Besides the 3 Waves of Love versions, is there anything else different about the 3 releases?
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 04:50:32 PM »

On the copies I have (Amazon CD-R, Japanese CD) Al says “BP” instead of “Texaco.” Unless I’m getting all mixed up...

On my Amazon CD-R , and Itunes Album (I burned to CD-R), Al says "BP instead of Texaco.
On my Japanese (Yamaha) CD and Robo Records CD Al says Texaco instead of BP
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2019, 06:33:54 PM »

On the copies I have (Amazon CD-R, Japanese CD) Al says “BP” instead of “Texaco.” Unless I’m getting all mixed up...

On my Amazon CD-R , and Itunes Album (I burned to CD-R), Al says "BP instead of Texaco.
On my Japanese (Yamaha) CD and Robo Records CD Al says Texaco instead of BP

Yeah, I think I was wrong about the Japanese CD. Whoops...
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2019, 09:10:52 AM »

This is no longer mentioned on Al’s website. Hope it’s still coming despite this…
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2019, 09:33:23 AM »

Well, not to be insensitive to recent developments, but hopefully Al should have more time available in his schedule to work on this and potentially other projects.

I mean, I'd have to assume the planned "Deluxe" version woudln't have like a *ton* of extra tracks, so I would hope it wouldn't be too much of a problem to just take the now nearly decade-old album, add the extra tracks, and get this thing released. Digitally at least.
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2019, 09:37:26 AM »

I'd like to think Al has switched over to planning a full-on new album, but I'm certainly not going to count on that.

It's nuts, I have to imagine he has dozens and dozens of unreleased tracks just in his own vault, not even getting into the BB vaults.
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2020, 09:10:01 PM »

An update at long last! Billy Hinsche had Al as a guest on his latest webcast (https://www.facebook.com/billy.hinsche/videos/5355969761095940) and at about 24:27, Al starts discussing the latest plans for the “Postcard” reissue. Al says a tenth anniversary edition is being “freshly minted by UMG” (!), potentially for a release around the holidays. Best yet, sounds like more iterations of “Waves Of Love” are in the cards Grin
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2020, 05:53:53 AM »

An update at long last! Billy Hinsche had Al as a guest on his latest webcast (https://www.facebook.com/billy.hinsche/videos/5355969761095940) and at about 24:27, Al starts discussing the latest plans for the “Postcard” reissue. Al says a tenth anniversary edition is being “freshly minted by UMG” (!), potentially for a release around the holidays. Best yet, sounds like more iterations of “Waves Of Love” are in the cards Grin

Someone really needs to invest in both a clock and calendar for Jardine.   Dude can't meet a deadline to save his life lol. 
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2020, 01:07:55 PM »

Maybe he was waiting for a bus.
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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2020, 02:47:08 PM »

There were interesting early mixes of some "Postcards" tracks put up online a few years before the album came out (a better "Postcard from California" title track with Al singing all the lead parts, and all-Jardine backing vocals, a better less cluttered mix of "Don't Fight the Sea"), and also some video showing Brian singing lead parts that didn't end up on the album, as well as a bunch of full-on songs that Al just left off.

Why do I have the feeling if or when he does reissue this album again, it's not going to include any of those tracks but instead a 9th remix of "Waves of Love?"
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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2020, 06:13:49 AM »

An update at long last! Billy Hinsche had Al as a guest on his latest webcast (https://www.facebook.com/billy.hinsche/videos/5355969761095940) and at about 24:27, Al starts discussing the latest plans for the “Postcard” reissue. Al says a tenth anniversary edition is being “freshly minted by UMG” (!), potentially for a release around the holidays. Best yet, sounds like more iterations of “Waves Of Love” are in the cards Grin

Someone really needs to invest in both a clock and calendar for Jardine.   Dude can't meet a deadline to save his life lol. 

Needs a producer to kick his ass  Grin could have had 2 more albums out since Postcard already....but seriously we really don't need a 10 year anniversary of postcards. It was a nice album but hardly hugely acclaimed to merit anniversary editions. Give us some unheard stuff Al!
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2020, 08:04:14 AM »

Al probably has five albums of half and nearly-finished solo stuff. I've wished for years that some outside producer would just go through his vaults, pick 12-14 of the best, and either mix and release them as-is, or have Al finish them off.

I love Al, but it's insane that he's had his own studio literally a few feet from his front door for the last 40+ years and has only mustered one solo album.
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