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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2006, 06:17:29 PM »

Brother John, I'm with you. I also think that Carl turned in the best set of vocals on the first part of "Surf's Up." By chance perhaps, but he did such an expressive -- and sensual -- version of the song in a way that no one else could. It's by far my favorite version of SU.
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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2006, 08:39:55 AM »

To me, Carl is just performing the song.  Performing it VERY VERY well, mind you, but just performing it.

In Brian's version, there's a real, deep emotional connection to the material that comes through very clearly in the performance--a connection that couldn't possibly exist in the Carl version, because Carl didn't conceive, develop, and write the song. It's not his "baby." if you know what I mean.

I really like the 1971 Carl-sung version.

But I LOVE the Anne Wallace Brian-sung version.
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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2006, 08:53:53 AM »

To me, Carl is just performing the song.  Performing it VERY VERY well, mind you, but just performing it.

I agree. He hits the notes, no doubt about it, but Brian's slightly out of tune (at times), strained, rougher version makes the music come alive. Carl's, to me, is too...sterile? That might be the wrong word. It's very correct, and that might not be the way the song comes across best.
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2006, 07:57:52 AM »

If I remember correctly, Alan Boyd posted on the old Smiley Smile Board that it still exists and sounds very good.
If Mr. Desper is checking this thread - Mr. Desper, how difficult was it to to synchronize the Brian piano demo to the Part One tracks? Was it ever a serious option or had Carl planned to do the part and you were just experimenting, etc.?
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