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« on: September 20, 2016, 05:06:50 AM »

I guess the most underrated aspect of Brian's work are his little side-projects, like covers in tribute albums and backing vocals in other artists' songs. Some of those turn out to be real gems: the first coming to my mind are "Listen To Me", "Wanderlust", "Hand On My Shoulder".
Someone should compile and issue a "Pet Projects II" album.
Is there anybody having a complete or near complete list of these side-projects?
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 09:22:02 AM »

I guess the most underrated aspect of Brian's work are his little side-projects, like covers in tribute albums and backing vocals in other artists' songs. Some of those turn out to be real gems: the first coming to my mind are "Listen To Me", "Wanderlust", "Hand On My Shoulder".
Someone should compile and issue a "Pet Projects II" album.
Is there anybody having a complete or near complete list of these side-projects?


On the old german Beach Boys messageboard we compiled a 2-disc collection of Brian's recordings that weren't on one of his albums (or only as bonus for download etc). Excluding live recordings, Christmas songs, guest performances on other artists recordings and unreleased stuff. That was shortly after That Lucky Old Sun came out, so since then there are like 7 new ones afaik.

We called it "Believe in yourself - The solo works of Brian Wilson"
The artwork was really just a quick copy&paste like job I did, so very amateurish, since I don't know nothing about such work. But anyway, here's front and back cover:







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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 10:52:16 AM »

Thanks Rocker. The work you did confirms that there is a lot of that stuff around, some of it very good. Good job on the covers! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 12:36:25 PM »

No reflection on you, Rocker, but when I clicked on the back cover to have a closer look I got all sorts of evil pop-up sh*t instead. :=(
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 12:39:56 PM »

No reflection on you, Rocker, but when I clicked on the back cover to have a closer look I got all sorts of evil pop-up sh*t instead. :=(


 Huh Works for me. I just tried it.....




Thanks Rocker. The work you did confirms that there is a lot of that stuff around, some of it very good. Good job on the covers! Smiley

Haha, thank you  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2016, 03:24:12 AM »

No reflection on you, Rocker, but when I clicked on the back cover to have a closer look I got all sorts of evil pop-up sh*t instead. :=(
Huh Works for me. I just tried it.....

Works fine for me as well.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2020, 10:56:25 AM »

With "What a wonderful world" being released I thought it would be nice to see what songs Brian released since the compilation (see above) we did on the old german BBs board stopped. The rules are the same as before. The song must be a official release but not part of a regular album, no Christmas songs (one could think about a disc dedicated only to Christmas tunes), no live recordings, no duetts.

I'll try my best and see what I can think of right now. The order should be chronological. Please fill in if I forget anything or whatever you think should be noted. I don't think I'll get the order right:


California Sun
Listen to me
Wanderlust
Let's call the whole thing off
A dream is a wish your heart makes
Peace on earth (is this considered a Christmas song?)

The following songs were only released on the deluxe edition of No Pier Pressure:

Don't worry
I'm feeling sad

In the back of my mind (bonus track on NPP, but I would exclude this)

Run James run
Some sweet day

What a wonderful world


I took these three off of the list, because they are duetts with Al.

Somewhere quiet
Slopp John B.
Wouldn't it be nice
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2020, 11:02:11 AM »

How about "Drivin'," also with Al?
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2020, 11:28:13 AM »

How about "Drivin'," also with Al?

That wouldn't go with the rules. No deutts, no guest appearances by Brian on other people's songs as long as those are not Brian singing solo (as on "What a wonderful world").
BTW I changed the list above, because some of the songs don't fit either.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2020, 01:18:01 PM »

I guess the most underrated aspect of Brian's work are his little side-projects, like covers in tribute albums and backing vocals in other artists' songs. Some of those turn out to be real gems: the first coming to my mind are "Listen To Me", "Wanderlust", "Hand On My Shoulder".
Someone should compile and issue a "Pet Projects II" album.
Is there anybody having a complete or near complete list of these side-projects?


On the old german Beach Boys messageboard we compiled a 2-disc collection of Brian's recordings that weren't on one of his albums (or only as bonus for download etc). Excluding live recordings, Christmas songs, guest performances on other artists recordings and unreleased stuff. That was shortly after That Lucky Old Sun came out, so since then there are like 7 new ones afaik.

We called it "Believe in yourself - The solo works of Brian Wilson"
The artwork was really just a quick copy&paste like job I did, so very amateurish, since I don't know nothing about such work. But anyway, here's front and back cover:








Well, Iíve extensively studied graphic design (didnít finish for life-got-in-the-way reasons) and design my own BW/BBs album covers in Photoshop, and I gotta commend you on that back cover. When I was reading the track list I thought I was looking at some illustration of a weirdly bright blazing sun in a late summer sky only to realize it was the center of an orange. Thatís awesome.

Iíd love to see a release along these lines someday.
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2020, 07:03:45 PM »

Wonderful idea and very spiffy execution, Rocker--let's hope it gets into the "pipeline" sometime soon and is given serious consideration for an official release. The more Brian product available, the better!
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2020, 10:56:20 PM »

Enter https://beachboyslegacy.com/ and click on Brian Wilson, Various Artists category.
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2020, 12:05:45 AM »

And? It just shows his relatively recent appearance on a George Harrison tribute album .

Edit: Nevermind, I see now.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2020, 02:43:42 AM »

Enter https://beachboyslegacy.com/ and click on Brian Wilson, Various Artists category.


Great! Thanks for the link. I guess right now there's nothing missing. So, just short a couple of songs for a third CD.



I guess the most underrated aspect of Brian's work are his little side-projects, like covers in tribute albums and backing vocals in other artists' songs. Some of those turn out to be real gems: the first coming to my mind are "Listen To Me", "Wanderlust", "Hand On My Shoulder".
Someone should compile and issue a "Pet Projects II" album.
Is there anybody having a complete or near complete list of these side-projects?


On the old german Beach Boys messageboard we compiled a 2-disc collection of Brian's recordings that weren't on one of his albums (or only as bonus for download etc). Excluding live recordings, Christmas songs, guest performances on other artists recordings and unreleased stuff. That was shortly after That Lucky Old Sun came out, so since then there are like 7 new ones afaik.

We called it "Believe in yourself - The solo works of Brian Wilson"
The artwork was really just a quick copy&paste like job I did, so very amateurish, since I don't know nothing about such work. But anyway, here's front and back cover:








Well, Iíve extensively studied graphic design (didnít finish for life-got-in-the-way reasons) and design my own BW/BBs album covers in Photoshop, and I gotta commend you on that back cover. When I was reading the track list I thought I was looking at some illustration of a weirdly bright blazing sun in a late summer sky only to realize it was the center of an orange. Thatís awesome.

Iíd love to see a release along these lines someday.


Thank you!  Smiley But none of that is my work. IIRC (it's been a couple of years obviously) I just used google search and typed in probably "California" or something like that. Maybe even "orange" because I wanted to have that color.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2020, 03:28:33 AM »

Yeah, but you had the idea and put it there. Hereís the cover of a best of compilation I made some years back, and virtually none of it is mine, from the photographs, to the shapes to the fonts. Itís what you do with it the pieces that matters. After all, itís not like Brian Wilson invented the chords he was using.

Anyway, my cover I mentioned (sorry itís so huge):




When I can, Iíd like to make my own compilation of Brianís rare solo output and create a cover for it.
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2020, 01:19:43 PM »

I like that. Looks very professional. It's cool that you actually incorporate the shot from Paradise Cove into the rest of the colors instead of just putting a frame around it. I know, just a small thing but it really catches my eye.
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