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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Official TLOS Album Reviews on: August 23, 2008, 07:55:39 AM
I have listened to the album over ten times.  My first impression was similar to my first two listens through The "Love You" album.  It sounded oddly good in parts but Brian's voice sounded different as well.  Then it broke through and I truly believe as similarly people were down on "Love You" then realized it's genius so will go "Lucky Old Sun".  It is a song cycle meant to be heard as one song.  If people don't appreciate how really good it is they need to listen more and critique less. 

I just listened again, with headphones.

This is Brian Wilson saying to the world I'm back, this time it's for real.  He demonstrates everything and anything is still possible and I believe "That Lucky Old Sun" is a genuine step forward into his modular recording technique.  An honest  artistic statement from a man who has lived a life with more downs then ups. A statement that reinforces every life is worth living.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BW's contributions to music on: July 24, 2008, 11:02:13 AM
The astounding variety of the body of work that Brian Wilson created is unequalled in popular music.  I am still caught off guard when listening to many of the records and songs he produced.  Brian tried everything and often times it resulted in beautiful songs and sounds.  After thirty years of listening to the Beach Boys I can never tire of it: that is his genius.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - Stephen C. Foster on: March 01, 2006, 08:25:07 AM
Two summers ago American Heritage magazine did an entire article on this topic.  it was one of the Best Beach Boy Articles specifically relating to  Brians song writing.

Beautiful Dreamer is a Stephen Foster song as well.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: In Praise Of 15 Big Ones on: February 25, 2006, 04:58:25 PM
I have always loved this record.  Listen to the vocals on everyone in love with you.  Forget the words.  I believe they are some of the beach boys best.  brian was into it: at times.  I'll take those times, few as they are up with any of his work Grin Grin Grin.
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