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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs about The Beach Boys, individually or collectively on: September 20, 2013, 07:07:22 AM
Elton John's  The Captain and the Kid

"Postcards from Richard Nixon"  Brian Wilson's promised land is referenced.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In light of MIC...Your updated custom album tracklists on: September 18, 2013, 01:30:31 PM
SMiLE    aborted in 1967, released 1968  mostly in stereo

Our Prayer                                          MiC
Heroes and Villains                             Hawthorne
Vegetables                                         MiC
My Only Sunshine                               Smile Sessions
Cabin Essence                                    20/20

Surf's Up                                             GV Box
Wonderful                                           Smile Sessions
Fall Breaks and Back to Winter           Smiley Smile
Wind Chimes                                      MiC
Mrs. O'Leary's Cow                             Smile Sessions
Diamond Head                                    Friends
Good Vibrations                                  Smile Sessions

SMiLE    1972 version

Prayer                                                 MiC
Heroes and Villains                             Smile Sessions
Roll Plymouth Rock                              Smile AD
Ol Man River                                       SS/WH 2 fer
Cool, Cool Water                                Warmth of the Sun
Vegetables                                         MiC
My Only Sunshine                               Smile Sessions
Cabin Essence                                    20/20
Heroes and Villains pt 1                      Smile Sessions

Surf's Up                                             GV Box
Wonderful                                           Smile AD
Song for Children                                Smile AD
Child is Father of the Man                   Smile AD
Surf's Up                                             Surf's Up

Cool, Cool Water                                GV Box
Fall Breaks and Back to Winter           Smiley Smile
Wind Chimes                                      MiC
Mrs. O'Leary's Cow                            MiC
Diamond Head                                   Friends
Good Vibrations                                 Smile Sessions

side 4 Laugh EP

Whistle In                                          Smiley Smile
Vegetables skit                                 Hawthorne
Vegatables                                       Hawthorne
Heroes and Villains pt 2                    Smile Sessions
Heroes and Villains pt 3                    Smile sessions
Brian Falls into a Piano                     Smile Sessions
She's Goin' Bald                                Smiley Smile
Little pad                                          Smiley Smile
Moaning, Laughing                           Smile Sessions
Wind Chimes                                    Smiley Smile
Smile promo                                     Smile Sessions



3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In light of MIC...Your updated custom album tracklists on: September 18, 2013, 12:29:57 PM
All This is That

1. Marcella
2. You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
3. Here She Comes
4. Cuddle Up

5. All This is That
6. Out in the Country
7. We Got Love
8. Hold on Dear Brother

California Saga

1. Sail On, Sailor
2. Steamboat
3. The Trader
4. Funky Pretty
5. Only With You

6. California Saga: Big Sur
7. California Saga: Beaks of Eagles
8. California Saga: Californ-i-a
9. Leavin' This Town
10. Carry Me Home

It's OK

1. It's OK
2. Palisades Park
3. Sea Cruise
4. Had to Phone Ya
5. A Casual Look
6. TM Song
7. Blueberry Hill

8. Rock and Roll Music            MiC
9. That Same Song
10. Talk to Me
11. Everyone's in Love With You
12. Back Home 1970              MiC
13. In the Still of the Night
14. Just Once in My Life

The Night Was So Young

1. Let Us Go on This Way
2. Roller Skating Child
3. Honkin' Down the Highway
4. Airplane
5. Mona
6. Ding Dang
7. Johnny Carson
8. Barnyard Blues                         MiC

9. Sherry, She Needs Me              MiC
10. The Night was so Young
11. I'll Bet He's Nice
12. I Wanna Pick You Up
13. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling  MiC
14. Let's Put Out Hearts Together

Life is For the Living

1. Life is for the Living
2. On Broadway
3. Everybody Wants to Live
4. It's Trying to Say
5. Be My Baby
6. Lines
7. My Love Lives on                       MiC

8. H.E.L.P. is on the Way                GV Box
9. Calendar Girl
10. Mony, Mony
11. Still I Dream of it                      GV Box
12. Deep Purple
13. It's Over Now                          MiC

This involves releasing the album in 1980, due to a couple of covers having not been recorded with the other songs.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In light of MIC...Your updated custom album tracklists on: September 18, 2013, 10:48:02 AM
The Beatles only mistakes with albums were releasing songs as singles, which should have been on albums.  Revolver should have had Rain, Pepper, the obvious ones, Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane.  the White Album, as broad as it was, overlooked some good Harrison tunes and Let it Be certainly was Beach Boys like in that some excellent tunes were left off in favor of some questionable tunes.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In light of MIC...Your updated custom album tracklists on: September 18, 2013, 10:37:28 AM
The Sun Will Shine Forever

1. Soulful Old Man Sunshine                          MiC
2. It's About Time
3. Slip on Through
4. Got to Know thw Woman
5. Dierdre
6. This Whole World
7. All I Wanna Do

8. Cotton Fields                                        Hawthorne single
9. Add Some Music to Your Day
10. Tears in the Morning
11. Susie Cincinnati                                  GH vol.3
12. Our Sweet Love
13. Forever

Sunflower  (outtake album)

1.  Soulful Old Man Sunshine writing session  Endless Harmony
2. Where is She?                                             MiC
3. Games Two Can Play                                   GV Box
4. I Just Got My Pay                                         GV Box
5. Take a Load Off Your Feet                            Surf's Up
6. Good Time                                                    MiC
7. Back Home 1970                                          MiC        
8. When Girls Get Together                             KTSA
9. At My Window
10. Slip on Through a cappella                        MiC
11. Add Som,e Music to Your Day  a cappella  Hawthorne
12. Our Sweet Love  a cappella w/strings       MiC
13. Forever     a cappella                                 Hawthorne

Til I Die

1. Feel Flows
2. Fallin' in Love
3. Til I Die                                                       Endless Harmony alternate
4. Big Sur
5. Wouldn't it Be Nice to Live Again

6. Sound of Free
7. Don't Go Near the Water
8. 4th of July
9. Long Promised Road
10. Lookin' at Tomorrow
11. A Day in the Life of a Tree
12. Til I Die

This is always in flux but is how I have it today.







                                    
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In light of MIC...Your updated custom album tracklists on: September 18, 2013, 09:02:03 AM
Wild Honey               stereo boot if not specified

1. Wild Honey               50 Big Ones
2. Aren't You Glad
3. I Was Made to Love Her
4. Country Air                MiC
5. A Thing or Two   
6. Good Vibrations        2 fer early take
7. I Believe in Miracles   MiC

8. Darlin'                        MiC
9. I'd Like Just Once
10. Here Comes the Night
11. Let the Wind Blow   Hawthorne
12. Gettin' Hungry          Smiley Smile
13. How She Boogalooed it
14. The Letter

Friends

1. Meant For You               MiC
2. Time to Get Alone          Hawthorne alternate
3. Friends
4. Wake the World
5. Little Bird
6. Be Here in the Morning
7. Anna Lee, the Healer
8. Be Still

9. With a Little Help From My Friends       Covered by the BB
10. Busy Doin' Nothing
11. Wonderful                                           SMiLE sessions
12. Walk on By                                          2 fer
13. Lonely Days                                        SS/WH stereo
14. With Me Tonight                                 Smiley Smile
15. Passing By
16. When a Man Needs a Woman
17. Meant for You

Break Away

1. Break Away                                          Hawthorne alternate
2. I Can Hear Music
3. All I Want to Do
4. Celebrate the News
5. Sail Plane Song                                    MiC
6. We're Together Again                          MiC stereo
7. Never Learn Not to Love

8. Can't Wait Too Long                            Hawthorne a cappella
9. Do It Again                                          MiC stereo
10. San Miguel
11. Bluebirds Over the Mountain
12. Time to Get Alone                              Summer Love Songs stereo
13. A Time to Live in Dreams                   Hawthorne
14. I Went to Sleep                                 Good Vibrations box
15. Be With Me


7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In light of MIC...Your updated custom album tracklists on: September 18, 2013, 08:46:38 AM
Today!  in stereo

1. Do You Wanna Dance?
2. Good to My Baby                Summer Love Songs
3. Don't Hurt My Little Sister
4. When I Grow up to Be a Man
5. Help Me, Ronda
6. Don't Worry, Baby              MiC alternate

7. Dance, Dance, Dance         Sounds of Summer
8. Please, Let Me Wonder      Warmth of the Sun
9. I'm So Young                      Summer Love Songs
10. Kiss Me, Baby                   Warmth of the Sun
11. She Knows Me Too Well
12. Guess I'm Dumb                Pet Projects with Glen Campbell (mono)
13. In the Back of My Mind

California Girls   in stereo

1. California Girls                     Sounds of Summer
2. Then I Kissed Her                Warmth of the Sun
3. You're So Good to Me          Warmth of the Sun
4. Let Him Run Wild                 Warmth of the Sun
5. Salt Lake City                      Hawthorne
6. Amusement Parks USA       
7. And Your Dreams Come True   Hawthorne

8. Sloop John B                        Pet Sounds
9. The Girl From NYC               
10. Help Me, Rhonda
11. Summer Means New Love
12. Girl, Don't Tell Me
13. Graduation Day                  2 fer

Pet Sounds    stereo

1. Wouldn't it Be Nice
2. You Still Believe in Me
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
7. The Little Girl I Once Knew            saeltab

8. God Only Knows
9. I Know There's an Answer
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
12. Pet Sounds
13. Caroline, No

Pet Sounds     mono

1. Wouldn't it Be Nice
2. You Still Believe in Me
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
7. The Little Girl I Once Knew      Hawthorne alternate

8. God Only Knows
9. Hang on to Your Ego
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
12. Pet Sounds
13. God Only Knows                    with a cappella part alternate
14. Caroline, No

8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: WIBNTLA Reviews on: September 04, 2013, 08:14:39 AM
My thoughts on WIBNTLA:

At first listen, I am in awe.  We hear the title first.  Dennis' voice is picture perfect.  He starts out softly, then builds to an initial climax with rhetorical questions and heartfelt replies.  Now, back to soft lines, dreamy, silky smooth lines with more responses to his questions.  The guitar kicks in followed by his questions and replies.  Flute, percussion and vocal intertwine.  The flute is a butterfly, fluttering about his vision of the future, and it's a bright future for him at this moment in time.

I don't see this as a grower.  It's power is demonstrated in the first seven words.  This song hits hard on first listen, a rare achievement for a relatively slow song.  In no way did the hype downplay the song.  It's even better than I'd expected though my expectations were tempered a bit.  I was hoping for something along the lines of Forever, and that's exactly what we got.  It is its own song but achieves the same granduer of Forever.  We now have Dennis' third masterpiece.  Forever, River Song and Wouldn't it Be Nice to Live Again present the pinnacles of Dennis Wilson's career.  Of course Only With You, All Alone, Slip on Through, Celebrate the News and Sound of Free come close as well.

The Surf's Up album would have been substantially improved with the inclusion of Dennis' songs, especially if his Rumbo work was included as well.  I doubt sales would have been significantly greater but as with almost every Beach Boys release, opportunities were missed, opportunities that were lost on the world for decades.

Thanks to those who have shared WIBNTLA with select people, helping to get it an official release before landing in the hands of bootleggers.  It's a sacred song, full of feeling, yet cerebral.  We don't have many opportunities to experience the sacred at first listen.  Thanks, Dennis.  I only wish it had come out over four decades ago.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unpopular Beach Boys opinions on: June 21, 2013, 06:45:56 AM
Bruce wrote only two good songs-Dierdre and She believes in Love Again

Guess I'm Dumb beats every song on Today!

Al should have had nearly half of Mike's leads

He Come Down is beyond horrible.  It makes me claw my eyes out.  The rest of this list will be typed blindly.

Dennis' love songs are often sappy, lifeless mush, with some exceptions

Brian Wilson is a clunky album.  The versions that appear on IJWMFTT are vastly superior

Never Learn Not to Love is one of Dennis' finest moments, despite Chuck Manson

Daybreak Over the Ocean should have opened TWGMTR

Lyrics matter as much as the music--thus Love You is half a heaping pile of elephant dung...the other half is quite good

Aside from the toothpaste and soap line, Don't Go Near the water is excellent

Time to Get Alone just begs for the Hawthorne outro

Pet Sounds in stereo is leaps and bounds above mono

Almost every BB tune is superior in stereo (real stereo)

Al is a solid songwriter who should have more represetation on MiC

Imagination is Brian's best solo album

Here Comes the Night disco single is fantastic.  Why wasn't this on LA?

LA is a snooze fest

10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Band albums - check: anyone up for top 5 solo releases ? on: May 23, 2013, 06:57:44 AM
I don't see much love for Imagination.

1. BW Presents SMiLE
2. Imagination
3. Orange Crate Art
4. Pacific Ocean Blue
5. That Lucky Old Sun

6. A Postcard from California
7. Gettin' in Over My Head
8. Brian Wilson
9. Reimagines Gershwin
10. Youngblood
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Audiophile Recognition for SMiLE on: February 01, 2013, 10:14:37 AM
http://www.stereophile.com/content/2012-records-die-page-5

12  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #18: Carl and the Passions - \ on: January 28, 2013, 12:10:13 PM
1. Marcella
2. All This is That
3. You Need a Mess of Help
4. Here She Comes
5. Hold on Dear Brother
6. Cuddle Up

7. Make it Good
8. He Come Down
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #19: Holland on: January 28, 2013, 12:06:48 PM
1. Sail on, Sailor
2. Big Sur
3. Sunny Califrn-i-a
4. The Trader
5. Beaks of Eagles
6. Leaving This Town
7. Steamboat
8. Funky Pretty
9. Only With You
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #16: Sunflower on: January 28, 2013, 10:55:04 AM
Solid
1. Forever
2. Cool, Cool Water
3. This Whole World
4. It's About Time
5. All I Wanna Do
6. Our Sweet Love
7. Add Some Music to Your Day
8. Dierdre            easily Bruce's best
9. Slip on Through
10. Got to Know the Woman

Gas
11. At My Window
12. Tears in the Morning

15  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #21: Love You on: January 28, 2013, 10:39:50 AM
Fantastic
1. The Night Was so Young
2. I'll Bet He's Nice

Just fine
3. Honkin' Down the Highway
4. Ding Dang
5. Let us Go on This Way

Passable
6. Airplane
7. Let's Put our Hearts Together

Ugh!
the Rest

16  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #20: 15 Big Ones on: January 28, 2013, 10:35:31 AM
1. For Once in My Life    Perhaps their best cover
2. It's OK
3. Susie Cincinnati
4. Had to phone Ya   the tag brings it down
5. In the Still of the Night     David Coverdale rocks out
6. Palisades Park
7. Everyone's in Love With You
8. Rock n' Roll Music
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #17: Surf's Up on: January 11, 2013, 11:00:38 AM
1. Surf's Up
2. Til I Die
3. Feel Flows
4. Long Promised Road
5. A Day in the Life of a Tree (used to hate this one with a passion)
6. Lookin' at Tomorrow
7. Don't Go Near the Water
8. Student Demonstration Time
9. Disney Girls
10. Take a Load

18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A Time to Live in Dreams Lyrics? on: January 11, 2013, 10:55:17 AM
A time to lay beside (can't get the last two syllables).
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Very bad comment by Bill Maher about the Beach Boys/us on: January 11, 2013, 10:14:39 AM
I love Bill Maher.  Who cares about a joke he made?  I'd say he's more of a political activist than he is a comedian.  At least he's got the balls to speak his mind...and think about what he says before he says it. 

In the US, we're constantly bombarded with religious nonsense.  It's fantastic to see a comedian/activist stand up for science and rationality.  True, his "Religulous" documentary wasn't a work of art but boy was it ever entertaining!  Poking fun at ridiculous beliefs generally is but he avoided tangling with the mainstream, half-hearted religious folks.  Carlin was self described atheist.  Maher claims to be agnostic though he sounds like an atheist to me.  No apologies from me for being a thinking liberal.

The Boys are old and they did put out an awful lot of questionable material since the mid 70's.  Fortunately, they took a turn for the better with TWGMTR. 
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #8: Today! on: December 03, 2012, 07:44:12 AM
1. Please let Me Wonder
2. *Guess I'm Dumb (woulda, coulda, shoulda been)
3. In the Back of My Mind
4. When I Grow Up
5. She Knows Me Too Well
6. Kiss Me, Baby
7. Good to My Baby
8. I'm So Young
9. Dance, Dance, Dance
10. Don't Hurt My Little Sister
11. Do You Wanna Dance
12. Help Me, Ronda
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: So I compiled my own Beach Boys Covers album... on: November 16, 2012, 07:21:31 AM
Frank Black does "Hang on to Your Ego" on his first solo album.  He had planned to do an entire album of covers but axed all but Ego.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bottom 5 Beach Boys albums on: November 06, 2012, 01:34:17 PM
5. MIU
4. Keeping the Summer Alive
3. Summer in Paradisa
2. 15 Big Ones
1. Love You
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Misheard Vocals on: October 22, 2012, 12:28:07 PM
In TWGMTR,  I heard "crusin' at 7, push button heaven" as "cruisin' in 7th, push button heaven", which I much prefer to the actual lyric. 
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The warmth of the sun with the hard \ on: September 13, 2012, 06:50:18 AM
sibilance, sibilance, sibilance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De-essing

Vinyl can reproduce very high frequencies on the order of about 50,000 hz.  Donny is talking about the sibilant sounds creating distortion when put down on vinyl so they are compressed.  I don't profess to know all that much about the process but the link provides some info.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is Thatís Why God Made the Radio (the album) among their very best?! on: June 28, 2012, 09:53:05 AM
I haven't heard SIP or S&S.  I guess I'm really missing out.  No apolgies for Love You.  I'll count them down

26. Love You
25. 15 Big Ones
24. Surfin' Safari
23. Keepin' the Summer Alive
22. Little Deuce Coupe
21. Beach Boys
20. Still Cruisin'
19. So Tough
18. MIU
17. Surfin' USA
16. All Summer Long
15. Shut Down II
14. Light Album
13. That's Why God Made the Radio
12. Surfer Girl
11. Friends
10. 20/20
 9. Summer Days
 8. Surf's Up
 7. Holland
 6. Sunflower
 5. Smiley Smile
 4. Wild Honey
 3. Today
 2. SMiLE
 1. Pet Sounds

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