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« Reply #2200 on: May 14, 2012, 09:05:05 AM »

To me (and I've only heard the new single) The Boys should definitely stay together for a second album.  I'd be happy if they quit the tours and just focused on studio work.
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« Reply #2201 on: May 14, 2012, 09:06:10 AM »

brian singing were back together. mike: the past is behind us; this is beautiful : every artist has a right to a manifesto, even it's heavy with references to their corpus. our whoel lives are full of those references. . . . .

hey, what's it to you!!??

I am in heaven with this. listen to Dave rip a solo of spring vacation!!

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Happier now, look where life finds us
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Some said it wouldn’t last
All we can say is we’re still having a blast"

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« Reply #2202 on: May 14, 2012, 09:15:21 AM »

I love both tunes. Spring Vacation is much better than what I imagined. Glad it was autobiographical and not about the girls in sunny Florida or Mexico. I can't get over how good Mike & Brian sound. The studio is a wonderful thing. Smiley
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« Reply #2203 on: May 14, 2012, 09:29:52 AM »

"Spring Vacation" I cannot even bring myself to like guiltily.

I like almost everything else I've heard so far, though!

OK, I give up.  Where are these?  All I heard were SV and TATD...

Hmm, rather than answer my question, Mr. Old Rake edited out his comments about all of the other tunes on the album. If you heard an advance stream, just tell us what think about it ala AGD.  We just want the info, my friend...

It's just the two songs previewed; nothing else.
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« Reply #2204 on: May 14, 2012, 09:30:46 AM »

Think About The Days does sound very Bruce, doesn't it, with a little McCartney around the edges? Not my kind of thing, but I can see it working in the context of an album.
Spring Vacation, though... I don't want to judge it too harshly on a very lossy stream, but it sounded exactly like I thought the song would sound from the video clip that went round a little while ago. All that splashy hi-hat or cymbal work (couldn't tell for sure on a dodgy stream through computer speakers and the general production sound made it sound like the theme for an unsuccessful mid-90s US sitcom...
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« Reply #2205 on: May 14, 2012, 09:33:55 AM »

"Spring Vacation" I cannot even bring myself to like guiltily.

I like almost everything else I've heard so far, though!

OK, I give up.  Where are these?  All I heard were SV and TATD...

Hmm, rather than answer my question, Mr. Old Rake edited out his comments about all of the other tunes on the album. If you heard an advance stream, just tell us what think about it ala AGD.  We just want the info, my friend...

It's just the two songs previewed; nothing else.

I know that, which is why I wondered why he had comments about every other song on the album....
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« Reply #2206 on: May 14, 2012, 09:35:30 AM »

Think About The Days does sound very Bruce, doesn't it, with a little McCartney around the edges? Not my kind of thing, but I can see it working in the context of an album.
Spring Vacation, though... I don't want to judge it too harshly on a very lossy stream, but it sounded exactly like I thought the song would sound from the video clip that went round a little while ago. All that splashy hi-hat or cymbal work (couldn't tell for sure on a dodgy stream through computer speakers and the general production sound made it sound like the theme for an unsuccessful mid-90s US sitcom...

Ok, so that is 2 out of the 3 songs so far you don't like?  SV and THWGMTR, right?
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« Reply #2207 on: May 14, 2012, 09:38:18 AM »

Think About The Days does sound very Bruce, doesn't it, with a little McCartney around the edges? Not my kind of thing, but I can see it working in the context of an album.
Spring Vacation, though... I don't want to judge it too harshly on a very lossy stream, but it sounded exactly like I thought the song would sound from the video clip that went round a little while ago. All that splashy hi-hat or cymbal work (couldn't tell for sure on a dodgy stream through computer speakers and the general production sound made it sound like the theme for an unsuccessful mid-90s US sitcom...

Ok, so that is 2 out of the 3 songs so far you don't like?  SV and THWGMTR, right?

well 3, cause he doesn't like TATD on its own either.
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« Reply #2208 on: May 14, 2012, 09:47:30 AM »

you are correct sir.
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« Reply #2209 on: May 14, 2012, 09:55:16 AM »


I haven't heard a stream. I've heard bits and bobs of the songs via a telephone conversation with a friend. That's it. Not enough to judge, really, and so I edited my comments. I can say, though, that lots of what I heard was better than "Spring Vacation." Just in case folks are worried.
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« Reply #2210 on: May 14, 2012, 09:57:51 AM »

"Think About the Days", while not having a strong tune, is gorgeous. It reminds me of those Judee Sill baroque wordless tunes.

"Spring Vacation" doesn't rock my world, but it's definetly listenable and pleasant. It makes a lot of difference that the chorus has that kind of attack. Kinda like "Yes I believe it!" in "He Come Down". I say it's a good song.
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« Reply #2211 on: May 14, 2012, 09:59:30 AM »

Yeah, I'm not impressed with anything I've heard so far. I'm glad other people are, though, and certainly don't want to spoil it for anyone else.
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« Reply #2212 on: May 14, 2012, 10:02:56 AM »

Spring Vacation is better than I thought it was gonna be.
Still sounds like it came out of the mid 90s though!
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« Reply #2213 on: May 14, 2012, 10:05:48 AM »

Both better than I expected, esp. "Think About the Days" which I find just beautiful.  I do hope "Spring Vacation" is the only song where Mike plugs in "good vibrations" or other old song titles...obvious and lazy songwriting.
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« Reply #2214 on: May 14, 2012, 10:08:33 AM »

Well, the theme for this Reunion album is reunion itself. And seems to be done in a pretty classy way.

TATD... Beautiful. Brian is actually singing falsetto in a new BB song. I'm speechless.

SV... I like that one very much. Can't forget the bashing this one got when a snippet leaked. Shame on you, people! I think the lyrics, in their expected simplicity, are sincere as hell. This guys mean what they're singing. And it shows.

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« Reply #2215 on: May 14, 2012, 10:13:08 AM »

Extra slick production, vocally and instrumentally, but we expected that.

Otherwise, better than I dared hope. Vacation is charming fluff and much hookier than the clip.

TATD reminds me very much of Brian and Joe's 97 take on Joy to the World. Not a bad thing!

I can also say, despite the doubts I raised earlier, this sure sounds like a JT co-production.
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« Reply #2216 on: May 14, 2012, 10:17:49 AM »

Yeah man, that production .. dear lord

but anyway, these are the full songs, aren't they ?
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« Reply #2217 on: May 14, 2012, 10:19:45 AM »

No. Spring Vacation actually has a Hey Jude style fade with 7 keychanges and is 13 minutes long.
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« Reply #2218 on: May 14, 2012, 10:20:10 AM »

Yeah man, that production .. dear lord

but anyway, these are the full songs, aren't they ?

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« Reply #2219 on: May 14, 2012, 10:21:29 AM »

Ok so it's the full songs.

Yeah man, that production .. dear lord

but anyway, these are the full songs, aren't they ?

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« Reply #2220 on: May 14, 2012, 10:22:32 AM »

Both songs sound incredible..

"Spring vacation" is a real guilty pleasure, classic Mike..

Brian's vocals are great
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« Reply #2221 on: May 14, 2012, 10:23:37 AM »

Thanks for the link !!

Is that David singing the "lead" di-dims on Think About The Days or Al (hope you know what I mean)?



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« Reply #2222 on: May 14, 2012, 10:24:22 AM »

TADT's beauty speaks for itself methinks. Even though Spring Vacation's lyrics are a tad trite and the production not very Beach Boys like, I can kinda dig it, it has a nice bouncy 'Bruce will try to start a clap when played live' vibe to it. It's Summer in Paradise done right I'd say. I can do with one of these 'let's reference old hits!' tracks, but please God, let this be the only one!
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« Reply #2223 on: May 14, 2012, 10:25:39 AM »

Spring Vacation reminds me of Do you have any regrets.

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« Reply #2224 on: May 14, 2012, 10:29:06 AM »

I don't hear it.
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