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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Artwork is out (oh no) on: May 01, 2012, 01:46:53 AM
I know profanity is frowned upon on here, but I hope you'll indulge me since this is a quote:


Please give us a source for this "quote".
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: April 27, 2012, 12:04:41 PM


Which one, NDR?


NDR 2. They wrote back, thanked and said they would give it to the music section of the station. Hopefully it will be played. Won't you call and make a wish for that one ? We should do as much as we can to promote them
Don't know if that's anything special, but I heard the song on German radio station hr1 yesterday! The moderator claimed it was written by Brian, though. Smiley
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In The Key Of Disney on: August 19, 2011, 12:44:34 AM
Which song will be Shortenin' Bread this time?
(Desert Drive, Going Home, I Got Rhythm,...)
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: August 18, 2011, 09:47:59 AM
Someone once told me that if you listen to the DCC CD of that, that it's much clearer and you don't hear the hiss. Anybody have a DCC version to confirm?
DCC only released Pet Sounds, Endless Summer and Spirit Of America. Less hiss is however not a feature of the DCC releases.  Smiley
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Still I Dream Of It alternate take on: August 17, 2011, 05:50:12 AM
Was there ever a definitive track listing and/or cover art for Adult Child?
I don't think cover art was ever prepared, but the following track listing is seen as definitive (source besides bootlegs?):

Life Is For The Living
Hey Little Tomboy
Deep Purple
H.E.L.P. Is On The Way
It's Over Now
Everybody Wants To Live
Shortenin' Bread
Lines
On Broadway
Games Two Can Play
It's Trying To Say
Still I Dream Of It
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Sessions box set! on: August 16, 2011, 10:37:05 AM
Be calm, be calm… it's not a mess until Capitol releases a releases date and fails to release the release by that date.
That would be releasing.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel (demo, 1980s) on: August 14, 2011, 12:24:07 PM
Yeah, I fixed the speed (as the demo version making the rounds was sped up) and eliminated the piano on one side, vocals on another. Love Brian's vocals from this era as well...sounds like he sang better on demos than on released recordings for some reason...

Do you think the speed as in the youtube link is correct? I have also made my own fixed version from the Come back Brian bootleg purely by ear and slowed it down one semitone until it sounded correct. Mine is about 1% slower / deeper in pitch than on the youtube link.

PS: One semitone is also what I applied to the Wilson Paley recordings (compared to the Soul Searchin' bootleg which is a sonic upgrade of Landylocked but with the same wrong speed) and they sound very good to me.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel (demo, 1980s) on: August 14, 2011, 02:42:51 AM
Hi all,

do you know what the background of this demo is, when and where it was recorded? It features alternate lyrics, only piano and vocals, and it's hard to determine for me if it is sung by Brian...is it?

This is the only version I have found on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR7BWKw6bz4
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Going Public on: August 10, 2011, 05:34:29 AM
I like I Write The Songs. An even better version is a live version that I have from a beach Boys concert, probably Live At Knebworth.

Everything else is forgettable. Overall my least favorite of all the Beach Boys' solo albums.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: LOS: The Last Great Brian Wilson Record on: August 10, 2011, 05:30:28 AM
The narratives have grown a lot for me, and VDP's lyrics are as sharp as ever. The weakest point of the album are Scott's lyrics and I always try to ignore them and concentrate on the good production and the great melodies instead. But in some cases (Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl, that Mexican song) it doesn't work and I'll skip those.

At one point I should write a review only about the narratives. They are musically very interesting and more subtle than almost everything else on the album. I love Midnight's Another Day, Morning Beat, Oxygen To The Brain, Going Home and Southern California minus the lyrics. Overall it rivals BWPS and BW'88 as his best effort since Love You.

My ranking of BW solo albums:
1. BWPS
2. BW'88
3. TLOS
[huge gap]
4. Sweet Insanity
5. Wilson-Paley recordings
[gap]
6. BWRG
7. GIOMH
8. WIRWFC
9. IJWMFTT
[gap]
10. Imagination
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Little Girl I Once Knew on: August 09, 2011, 12:09:14 PM
I always heard this song as California Girls Volume 2, similar structure, arrangement and even chord sequences, but in all aspects one step ahead.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Sessions box set! on: August 08, 2011, 03:21:39 AM
Is this real or am I dreaming? No offense chris, but, to me, this might be the most ridiculous turn this thread has taken thus far.
You must have missed the insane personal attack directed at Chris then.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Sessions box set! on: August 08, 2011, 03:18:39 AM
Hey, Andreas, nice to see you're still around. That collection of CDs you sent me a decade ago is still one of the top three gifts I ever received in my life. How are you doing?
Hi Micha, how are you doing?

And that collection was only official releases, right!

I am doing fine, saving money for the big release, wishing there would be a LP-less version of the 4 CD box set. And wondering if Brian will ever have another concert in Germany.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Sessions box set! on: August 07, 2011, 12:45:49 AM
Finally in terms of the Hoffman forum. That could have been a great place, [...]
Here are some people who post on the Hoffman board; do they sound familiar?
Andrew G. Doe
Jon Hunt
Peter Reum
Lou Shenk
Steve Espinola
Chris Moise
Ken Worthing
David Prokopy
Paul Carr
Andrew Sandoval


Well certainly some good and decent and sharp knowlegable
people still post and or read posts at Hoffman's forum.

I forgot George Dussault.

edit

All the people I mentioned either post under their real name, or they don't make an effort to hide it. I think it would be appropriate if you sign your post with your real name.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Sessions box set! on: August 06, 2011, 02:01:41 PM
Finally in terms of the Hoffman forum. That could have been a great place, [...]
Here are some people who post on the Hoffman board; do they sound familiar?
Andrew G. Doe
Jon Hunt
Peter Reum
Lou Shenk
Steve Espinola
Chris Moise
Ken Worthing
David Prokopy
Paul Carr
Andrew Sandoval
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Aeijtzsche's Annual Assortment of potentially unsolvable BB mysteries. on: August 06, 2011, 01:42:01 PM
Check this out, from a previous PS stereo/mono reissue package:

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
January 22, 1966, 7pm to 11:30pm
Engineer: Larry Levine

Drums: Hal Blaine
Bells, Tympani, Percussion: Frank Capp
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass: Carole Kaye
Guitars: Jerry Cole, Bill Pittman
Mandolins: Barney Kessel, Ray Pohlman
Piano: Al de Lory
Organ: Larry Knechtal
Accordions: Carl Fortina, Frank Marocco
Saxophones: Steve Douglas, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori
Trumpet: Roy Caton


Barney and Ray Pohlman credited with mandolin! Where did this session info come from?
That's from Brad Elliott's liner notes. I guess he is not available for answering questions...
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Cover songs better than their original on: May 08, 2011, 12:53:38 PM
The first two Led Zeppelin albums. Smiley

Seriously, All Along The Watchtower by Hendrix is the quintessential cover version. Others:

Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (original by Mark James)
The Isley Brothers - Twist And Shout (original by The Top Notes)
The Beach Boys - I Can Hear Music (original by The Ronettes)
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally (original by Sir Mack Rice)
both Dionne Warkwick and The Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To Me (original by Richard Chamberlain)
Glenn Campbell - By The Time I Get To Phoenix (original by Johnny Rivers)
Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock (original by Sunny Dae & The Knights)
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful (original by Billy Preston)
Deep Purple - Hush (original by Billy Joe Royal)
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's new album released August 17th on: May 13, 2010, 02:58:17 AM
I wish Brian would sing some of the songs that Fred Astaire introduced, especially:
Nice Work if You Can Get It
They Can't Take That Away From Me
A Foggy Day
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The I Get Around sessions... on: June 11, 2009, 05:14:35 AM
So is what I wrote in January 2006 above still considered correct?
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Audio Fidelity Steve Hoffman Gold Pet Sounds on: April 10, 2009, 05:24:50 AM
Ya see, I love stereo Pet Sounds, and SH refuses to have anything to do with that.
Steve has asked Brian to remix Pet Sounds in stereo for the DCC Gold CD release in 1993 (in addition to a remaster of the original mono mix). He was not permitted to do a remix.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1990 vs. 2001 Re-issues - the Great Debate on: February 01, 2009, 10:59:39 AM
Windows Media Player decodes HDCD, so if you play them on your computer and your speakers aren't crap (like mine) you should be able to hear the benefits.  Right?
Yes, you would hear the benefits over undecoded playback.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1990 vs. 2001 Re-issues - the Great Debate on: February 01, 2009, 08:45:17 AM

They shouldn't sound any worse than if they hadn't got HDCD added. They sound fine to me on a non-HDCD player but I don't have the 1990 issues any more to compare directly.
Undecoded peak extension, which was used on the HDCD remasters, causes unnecessary compression.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1990 vs. 2001 Re-issues - the Great Debate on: February 01, 2009, 07:51:41 AM
The debate ended for me when I found the Japanese Pastmasters CDs. These are my favorite sources for the 1960s albums (except Pet Sounds).

Are these still available?
They were released in 1989 and have been out of print at least for 10 years, probably more.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1990 vs. 2001 Re-issues - the Great Debate on: January 31, 2009, 08:45:50 AM
The debate ended for me when I found the Japanese Pastmasters CDs. These are my favorite sources for the 1960s albums (except Pet Sounds).
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: January 26, 2009, 01:25:55 PM
One of the greatest pieces of music on the original smile was the "Fade to Vegetables" with fully produced backing and lead vocals, the wrecking crew - I still can't believe Brian left that off BWPS.
Do you mena "Fade To Prelude"?
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