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« on: December 26, 2005, 03:47:25 PM »

Discuss, review and rate All Summer Long, released July 1964.

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 03:49:19 PM »

4 and a half. May be the most poignantly sad happy LP ever made.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2005, 03:52:21 PM »

Not quite as perfect as the albums that came not long after, but still a wonderful record--especially the first half. I really like it. Maybe just beneath a 4. Hushabye, Girls on the Beach, I Get Around, All Summer Long, Little Honda, Drive-In and Wendy make it (to these ears) more consistent than most of what they were doing in those days.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005, 03:56:03 PM »

Great rockers, great ballads, the ultimate summer album. Forget Summer in Paradise.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2005, 03:59:06 PM »

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If only I could.
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005, 04:38:24 AM »

4 1/2...

Woah!

Forget what I said about Bri treading water... This is a fucking huge leap, shouldered the Beatles out of the way in the process (where they'd stay for atleast a couple of years)...

Beautiful album Bri, your first masterpiece.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005, 09:04:33 AM »

The first album where you really realize that Brian can more than write simple surf- or car-tunes, where you realize that something special will happen. And "All Summer Long" is one of the best songs he has ever done. The sound of summer.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005, 11:55:37 AM »

Came with my twofer of Little Deuce Coupe. Fun album. Great songs. BETTER ON VINYL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2005, 06:05:59 AM »

This album is just so good. It started a new era for Brian, as the filler is starting to disappear. Just the "Bull Sessions"...

Girls On The Beach, with Dennis' single most memorable vocal on the bridge, wass Brian's most complex and beautiful song to date. I Get Around and All Summer Long, with its beautiful vibes intro and images of spilled Coke and cutoffs and thongs, are classics. Wendy is great in and of itself, and throw in Hushabye and Don't Back Down and Little Honda, with Drive-In, and you've got a 4+.

Although I was not around, this was the soundtrack for the summer of '64, along with The Beatles Second Album.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2005, 01:06:51 PM »

Wendy alone makes this a three star effort. All Summer Long makes it four stars. Do You Remember, the true gem on the album, makes it a...well...
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2005, 01:25:10 PM »

Yep, Do You Remember rules.
"Elvis Presley's STILL the King, he's the giant of the day, paved the way for the rock and roll stars..."
DAMN right.
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2005, 01:32:39 PM »

Bri sings that line with real flair, must've been coming from the heart...
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2006, 09:56:18 AM »

OoooWeeeooOOoOoOoo
A WAAAAAAHHH
A umm diddy waddah
A umm diddy waddah

5 from me.
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2006, 08:38:30 PM »

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Anybody ever hear the Rolling Stones cover I Get Around? They did it in the 60's when Brian Jones was still in the band. It's pretty good.
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2006, 08:48:01 PM »

It ain't the Stones, it's the Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra with Mick on lead vocals.
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2006, 10:11:27 AM »

Fab album. All the songs are good, possibly for the first time with a BB release. The mono mixes are vastly superior though, and needs to be released on cd. NOW.
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2006, 03:26:15 AM »

All in all, it's a 5 for me. One of my favorite record sleeves by anyone. It's a perfect summation of everything that's great about western civilisation (riding a tandem with Alan Jardine especially). There's a few songs I don't care about (like Do You Remember, the obvious ones), but I really don't mind them playing when I'm listening to this from start to finish (which I do very often). We'll Run Away has to be my very favorite song about marriage. The vocal delivery on that one truly is nothing short of a miracle. And then there's Drive-In, that insane masterpiece of a stupid teen song, just totally amazing. It was such a pleasant surprise when BW and his band played it live at some of the Smile gigs in 2004. Furthermore it's utterly impossible to decide which version of Don't Back Down is my favorite. I could go on forever.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2006, 04:18:42 AM »

Phirnis, do you know that you can listen to Brian's performance at Carnegie Hall on the Smiley-Smile-website? I just remembered that it contained a wonderful version of "Drive In" and wanted to make sure that you donīt miss it.
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2006, 10:44:41 AM »

Didn't know that, thanks a lot! I'm sure that recording is going to bring back a lot of pleasant memories. Saw him twice in 2004 and the second time it was at a beautiful open air setting in Bonn/Germany. I was a little late and could already hear the whole band singing Surfer Girl when I was walking towards the entrance. Unforgettable.
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2006, 03:21:07 AM »

Hey, I was also at that concert in Bonn. You are absolutely right, wonderful concert, Brian was in top-form, but the venue sucked big time imo. It hadnīt any atmosphere at all and the fact that it wasnīt dark when the concert started didnīt help either.
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2006, 01:16:28 PM »

All Summer Long – Great, great album. Just perfect. Hushabye is a fave of mine, what with those incredible voices. And Drive-in? Forget it. AWW! I love it! I was so glad that Brian added it to his repitoire, although he failed to play it at any of the shows I was at last summer (although he would play it afterwards). I’m going to go listen to it right now.
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2006, 11:19:00 AM »

The album that inspired my moniker. This is the album that pushed the boys into the forefront. An album of all great stuff.  "Wendy" is a somewhat forgotten gem.

A 5!!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2006, 01:10:17 AM »

I've got this in my car today and I'd forgotten what an excellent album this was. Haven't listened to it a while, but it brought the joys of summer back when we have a cold chill in the English air at the moment!

All Summer Long, Wendy, Hushabye, I Get Around, We'll Run Away, Girls on the Beach. Excellent, just excellent!  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2006, 10:19:08 PM »

I believe this is the first album they made after firing Murray. A huge step foward.
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2006, 09:03:00 AM »

All Summer Long is the Beach Boys' 'Hard Day's Night', if you will.
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