Posted: 25 Sep 2008 06:09 AM CDT
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Posted: 25 Sep 2008 03:05 AM CDT
The Amazon promo was .com not .co.uk
You had special promo video on AmazonThose are all internet promotions. Can you not access the internet from Britain?
You had a "win a trip to see Brian" also on Amazon
You had the gigantic promotion on all the Gannett newspaper websites with the streaming album
You had a minisite created for the album itself
You had Facebook and MySpace pages created for BW and the album
The "win a trip" excluded non-US travellers
Gannett's a US company - over here it's UK wing is called Newsquest and they didn't run the stream (though we could access/hijack it of course!). I worked for Newsquest for a few years and there was fudge-all chance of them ever being so generous.
Can't comment on Facebook and MySpace cos I don't (daren't) use them!
So while we could access most of the web stuff, it was entirely US-geared and orientated.
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:45 AM CDT
I thought Eric Carmen has denied that he used Brian on "She Did It." And I never heard that he was on "Hey Deanie" at all (as opposed to being mixed out, as on SDI).
Both song's vocals were cut at the same session. Carmen & Bruce have denied he's on the released version as his performance was well below par. But Curt Becher, who was also at the session, says he's on the released tracks, albeit mixed way down. Go figure.
Thing is, in 1977/8 interview (pretty sure it was a Brian Wilson issue of Phonograph Record Magazine), Carmen stated that Brian was on the session (after Carl couldn't make it) and that he performed well. Go figure part 2.
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:41 AM CDT
I' e amended the list at the top of the thread taking into account everyone's contributions, many thanks all!
Anyone know what Spring/American Spring tracks Brian contributed vocally to?
And I'm sure there'll be a million Jan & Dean tracks he's on somewhere..
I'd intended the list to be either duets or those tracks on which Brian is the sole backing vocalist, but what the heck, it gets bigger and better every day.
Post any amendments/corrections/additions, and I'll amend/correct/add to the list accordingly.
PS - The Krabby Patty song sounds great fun! Much better than the Speed Turtle track I heard recently...
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:37 AM CDT
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:32 AM CDT
You could add the various Spring/American Spring tracks, right? Also, there's Laughing Gravy's cover of "Vegetables". Technically, "In My Moondreams" was released as "Brian Wilson & Andy Paley" so that would be a collaboration as well.Not sure which of the Spring/AS tracks BW actually sings on, ... does Paley sing on Moondreams?
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:30 AM CDT
Nope, Emdeeh's right, I'd got it down under the album name, not the artist... apols, Scott!
Scott Bennett -- No Wrong Notes in HeavenWee Helper already listed that one.
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:19 AM CDT
The usage of the "Oh Lord" sample was hypnotic and quite touching I found. Actually, I really enjoyed the whole thing. Great job whoever put this together!
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 10:38 PM CDT
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Posted: 24 Sep 2008 10:11 PM CDT
If you haven't checked out any of my music yet, you're welcome to come to my website. I describe my stuff as melodic harmony pop with a strong 60's influence...
My newest song "A Far-Out Place" is now available on my music player:
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 09:26 PM CDT
I've been puzzled about some details of this song also, and I see Mark is viewing this right now so maybe all will be cleared up, but indeed, there are some irregularities in the paperwork, it would seem.
What's interesting to me is that, as presented on the PS box set, the tracking session starts out with the quite different arrangement, with the heavy piano and more woodwinds playing, heavier drumming...and then seemingly after a few takes it goes into the familiar LP arrangement.
Could the two arrangements actually be from different days? Keep in mind also that Glen O.D.ed the banjo part at some point, which might have resulted in some contract fudging. That's likely not it though. I think that this track is also one that hasn't had the entire session booted, which could also point to tape being reused or taped over for the "second attempt" at the song or something, I dunno.
Also interesting is the tape arrangement seems to be a live-to-two-tracks affair, with an organ overdub along with the banjo overdub on the other two tracks, the organ not heard in the final mix, but heard on the box set somewhere.
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 09:22 PM CDT
Has nothing to do with this thread but I'd like to mention something odd. I am reading Ron Wood's autobiography and he mentions that he met Bo Diddley in 1985 at some all star gig or whatever, and he wrote that Carl and Dennis were there too ... .
Maybe this. However Ron's memory of meeting Dennis in 85 could be clouded.
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 09:19 PM CDT
To see where it is screening just click on the link I sent you and look in the top right hand corner fo the yellow box that says upcoming screenings.
Agreed, it is nice to see other Calgarians on the board. Go see the flick on Sunday at Eau Claire. You won't be disappointed. The director Denny made it seem like he may not be able to get much distribution or a dvd deal, so it may be your one and only shot.
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 09:18 PM CDT
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 08:37 PM CDT
All the studio footage of Brian at recording sessions, from Imagination on, is staged.
...I think I'm gonna do the unimaginable and ask you for a source on this. :-)
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 08:31 PM CDT
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Posted: 24 Sep 2008 06:36 PM CDT
While you're here, Mark, do you know if Dean sang on any of the Celebration stuff (apart from joining them live)?
I don't know about Dean singing, but I do know he designed the Celebration album cover.
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