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Title: Been Way Too Long
Post by: Jeff on December 07, 2018, 04:00:53 PM
If we were ever to get a best attempt at a "finished" Can't Wait Too Long/Been Way Too Long, today's release would have been the time.  So it doesn't look like that will happen -- but a lot of pieces are there.

What thoughts do people have as to what goes where?  Anyone thinking of improving on previous efforts to create a fan finished version??


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 07, 2018, 05:02:04 PM
Honestly I like it best as is...it works as a finished song even as joined snippets  IMHO


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: rab2591 on December 07, 2018, 05:37:16 PM
Itís like they said with the SMiLE sessions, ďroll your own.Ē This version has all the goodies for us to piece together our own. I canít wait to see what some fans come up with!

When I get the time Iím going to write more about this amazing. This far, jaw droppingly awesome.


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: JK on December 08, 2018, 01:26:00 PM
Honestly I like it best as is...it works as a finished song even as joined snippets  IMHO

For me it's the 2fer version (the one I heard first), although it does mean "thinking in" the spoken passages from the GV box set...   


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: MsBecca on December 08, 2018, 01:48:13 PM
Itís like they said with the SMiLE sessions, ďroll your own.Ē This version has all the goodies for us to piece together our own. I canít wait to see what some fans come up with!

When I get the time Iím going to write more about this amazing. This far, jaw droppingly awesome.

I know more than a little about ďrolling your own ď ☺️ But anyways I really dig this version of one of my favorite songs of all time but I got a question. I read somewhere that they continued to work on this until 1980 for the Keeping the Summer Alive album?!


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 08, 2018, 04:18:29 PM
^ Not sure if there was any further work done but yes it was indeed slated to be in the album. Now if it was re-record or the existing track wouldíve been on there or not is a different story completely. Iím not sure on that one. Perhaps c-man could enlighten us.


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: CenturyDeprived on December 08, 2018, 04:21:43 PM
This new version is breathtaking.


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: SMiLE Brian on December 08, 2018, 04:24:01 PM
Roll your own beach boys.... :hat


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: Jeff on December 10, 2018, 11:23:42 AM
"Sections" is certainly better than anything we've had before.  If they had left off roughly the first 2:10 and last :45, that would have been even better IMO, but then that's easy enough to do at home.


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: CenturyDeprived on December 10, 2018, 11:40:17 AM
Curious to know if the new pieces that were added to this version newly-discovered in the vaults?

Or was it just a case of previously-released versions of this song simply didn't use every available asset/morsel purely for creative choices?


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: AllIWannaDo on March 01, 2021, 04:58:31 AM
Hi everyone

Apologies Iím not tech savy enough to just post the song link but I found this the other night and having searched on here noticed itís not been added. Personally my fav version is on the 2ffer SmileySmile bonus but this version has parts Iíve not heard before.

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/making-sense-of-cant-wait-too-long-by-the-beach-boys.904798/page-2


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: AllIWannaDo on March 01, 2021, 06:04:14 AM
Hi everyone

Apologies Iím not tech savy enough to just post the song link but I found this the other night and having searched on here noticed itís not been added. Personally my fav version is on the 2ffer SmileySmile bonus but this version has parts Iíve not heard before.

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/making-sense-of-cant-wait-too-long-by-the-beach-boys.904798/page-2

Ah managed to do it now, sorry about that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBJQDh_GBVA&feature=emb_logo


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: Greg Parry on March 01, 2021, 04:00:36 PM
I haven't heard those harpsichord parts before.

I'm not sure about the legitimacy of these, do they sound like sample instruments to anyone else? If I was going to add Brian Wilson style harpsichord to a pre-existing track, it would be in that pattern. I am listening on a tablet though.

Those vocals at the end sound legit though.



Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: Freddie French-Pounce on March 02, 2021, 06:34:03 AM
I haven't heard those harpsichord parts before.

I'm not sure about the legitimacy of these, do they sound like sample instruments to anyone else? If I was going to add Brian Wilson style harpsichord to a pre-existing track, it would be in that pattern. I am listening on a tablet though.

Those vocals at the end sound legit though.



They're all from the version of the 20/20 Sessions release from 2018. Check it out!


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: Greg Parry on March 02, 2021, 08:23:22 AM
I haven't heard those harpsichord parts before.

I'm not sure about the legitimacy of these, do they sound like sample instruments to anyone else? If I was going to add Brian Wilson style harpsichord to a pre-existing track, it would be in that pattern. I am listening on a tablet though.

Those vocals at the end sound legit though.





They're all from the version of the 20/20 Sessions release from 2018. Check it out!


You're right. I must be getting old. Although sitting on the toilet listening to a tablet isn't the ideal conditions for an audiophile.


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: Summer_Days on March 03, 2021, 08:53:02 AM
My favorite version of ĎCanít Wait Too Longí would be like GV box set mix with the descending bass outro from the twofer mix stuck on the end, fading out.


Title: Re: Been Way Too Long
Post by: yonderhillside on March 04, 2021, 03:00:30 PM
I just edited a new version recently. Using only "finished" sections from the 1968 sessions. No spoken word segments.

https://youtu.be/SBJQDh_GBVA