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« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2015, 04:33:14 PM »

I guess what I really meant was, what was the last recording we know of with his signature falsetto, do know what it is? Or if there is a recording of it?
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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2015, 04:44:52 PM »

My best guess would be "Forever" or "Good Time"
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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2015, 05:51:40 PM »

I guess what I really meant was, what was the last recording we know of with his signature falsetto, do know what it is? Or if there is a recording of it?

The California Feelin' demo from Nov. 1974 on Made In California is widely regarded as among the final... though the 1975 demo of in The Back Of My Mind shows that, although his lower range had been deeply effected, his bright falsetto was still hangin' on for dear life.  LOL
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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2015, 06:04:33 PM »

In what was probably his last falsetto of the 1970's (released anyway), and arguably not too far removed from his younger voice, the "Won't last forever" part at the end of "Winds Of Change" is pretty impressive. It gave me hope anyway...
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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2015, 07:55:34 PM »

It's been discussed on this board at some length, with the evidence reasonably conclusive that BW did not sing the falsetto on Getcha Back, Jeff Foskett did.
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« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2015, 11:21:20 PM »

It's been discussed on this board at some length, with the evidence reasonably conclusive that BW did not sing the falsetto on Getcha Back, Jeff Foskett did.

Errr....I know it's been discussed, but I don't think it was ever concluded that Brian didn't do that part on "Getcha Back." Considering how it was said Brian did that part as a favor to Terry Melcher and whatnot, and I think maybe some quote here or there, I'd be surprised if it wasn't him.

And anyways, it sounds like Brian, and not like Jeff at all. Just my opinion though.
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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2015, 11:35:53 PM »

It's been discussed on this board at some length, with the evidence reasonably conclusive that BW did not sing the falsetto on Getcha Back, Jeff Foskett did.

Errr....I know it's been discussed, but I don't think it was ever concluded that Brian didn't do that part on "Getcha Back." Considering how it was said Brian did that part as a favor to Terry Melcher and whatnot, and I think maybe some quote here or there, I'd be surprised if it wasn't him.

And anyways, it sounds like Brian, and not like Jeff at all. Just my opinion though.

I agree with you. It sounds a lot like Brian. Nothing like Foskett. Listen to the 50th Anniversary Tour CD, and you'll hear Jeff singing the falsetto- nothing like the BB85 version
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« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2015, 11:56:29 PM »

In what was probably his last falsetto of the 1970's (released anyway), and arguably not too far removed from his younger voice, the "Won't last forever" part at the end of "Winds Of Change" is pretty impressive. It gave me hope anyway...

Don't forget too  that live show (Seattle ?) where  he hit quite a few 'money notes' and sounded like 1965 era Brian at times.
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« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2015, 12:55:12 AM »

When I think about Brian's high register in the 70's, the one thing that sticks out is the notes he hits during the end of Love Is A Woman from the Maryland 1977 videoi. After the song ends, even Brian himself seems surprised that he pulled it off.  Grin
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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2015, 02:01:06 AM »

I've always thought he gets a pretty good approximation of 1960s falsetto on the tag to You've Touched Me from GIOMH
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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2015, 06:22:34 AM »

It's been discussed on this board at some length, with the evidence reasonably conclusive that BW did not sing the falsetto on Getcha Back, Jeff Foskett did.

Errr....I know it's been discussed, but I don't think it was ever concluded that Brian didn't do that part on "Getcha Back." Considering how it was said Brian did that part as a favor to Terry Melcher and whatnot, and I think maybe some quote here or there, I'd be surprised if it wasn't him.

And anyways, it sounds like Brian, and not like Jeff at all. Just my opinion though.

I agree with you. It sounds a lot like Brian. Nothing like Foskett. Listen to the 50th Anniversary Tour CD, and you'll hear Jeff singing the falsetto- nothing like the BB85 version

Agreed. Getcha Back sounds 100% like Brian to me. 0% Foskett. Maybe he is buried in there somewhere, but I don't hear it.
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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2015, 06:39:00 AM »

It's been discussed on this board at some length, with the evidence reasonably conclusive that BW did not sing the falsetto on Getcha Back, Jeff Foskett did.

Errr....I know it's been discussed, but I don't think it was ever concluded that Brian didn't do that part on "Getcha Back." Considering how it was said Brian did that part as a favor to Terry Melcher and whatnot, and I think maybe some quote here or there, I'd be surprised if it wasn't him.

And anyways, it sounds like Brian, and not like Jeff at all. Just my opinion though.

Right. I've read suggestions that Brian's vocal is hyper-processed, tripled or quadrupled, and probably a hidden Jeff thrown in there to reinforce. But sounds like Brian all the way. BTW: I'm assuming the answer's yes, but did Terry have a hand in producing the track?

Just remembered he sings a thorough falsetto vocal on the Heavenly Bodies demo. And there's a bunch of (somewhat hoarse) falsettos on BW 88.
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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2015, 07:27:29 AM »

In what was probably his last falsetto of the 1970's (released anyway), and arguably not too far removed from his younger voice, the "Won't last forever" part at the end of "Winds Of Change" is pretty impressive. It gave me hope anyway...

Don't forget too  that live show (Seattle ?) where  he hit quite a few 'money notes' and sounded like 1965 era Brian at times.
don't forget the hearts of full of spring from the CBS convention. BW's falsetto goes all 1965 since he tries so hard on that song.
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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2015, 10:26:45 AM »

There are still plenty of signature Brian falsetto moments..

In Sherry she needs me..  "Baby if you don't stop crying I'll walk away.."  Sounds very close to 60s Brian

The "won't last forever" part on Winds of change

The end of Kona Coast

Soaring background on The night was so young


Definitely Getcha back (100% Brian)

His version of Carl's Heaven (lots of falsetto on this one)



Again not as powerful, youthful and pure as a 23 year old Brian, but still retains the old sound.
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« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2015, 11:01:58 AM »

Gotta tell ya that when the song lineup of TWGMTR was announced, I had the hope that Summer's gone would end up with a soaring BW falsetto, thus closing the BBs recording career into eternity.
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« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2015, 02:06:08 PM »

Getcha Back is Brian.  There was a story that the tape was slowed to lower the pitch then the vocal recorded and the tape sped back up again.  I think he could have nailed it anyway at that time without the need to slow the tape.
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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2015, 03:59:06 AM »

The California Feelin' demo from Nov. 1974 on Made In California is widely regarded as among the final...

I've always read that was the final one myself.
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« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2015, 10:55:13 AM »

Briian sings the opening on Getcha Back. It's multitracked like crazy. But it is Brian. Steve Levine has said so.
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« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2015, 07:45:47 PM »

This is an old thread, but I saw this clip on Youtube, and around 2 minutes, when the DJ plays Surfer Girl, BW sings along in his falsetto. It sounds just like the 60's. It's only for a moment- but it's magical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQ0HutAFaE
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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2015, 07:56:03 PM »

This is an old thread, but I saw this clip on Youtube, and around 2 minutes, when the DJ plays Surfer Girl, BW sings along in his falsetto. It sounds just like the 60's. It's only for a moment- but it's magical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQ0HutAFaE

That is amazing, thanks for posting.  I really wish he would sing it like that in concert, I've seen enough evidence that he can do it still.  Even if he just did it for Surfer Girl and Good Vibrations (there used to be a video from the 2012 tour where he did falsetto for a couple seconds, but let Jeff finish.)
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« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2015, 09:50:00 PM »

Just heard 'Oh Lord' from The Cocaine Sessions...and Brian does an amazing job singing! Sounds way more fluent than other stuff from the late 70s (except for MIU) and 80s.

Am I mistaken or does he sing in falsetto here in some parts?
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