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pnreum

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Hello to friends and acquaintances...For fun, I took some time this afternoon to pick out my top 25 Brian Wilson solo recordings. I found it to be a great experience, and I hope you might visit the piece and take a look. It is at my blog, Reuminations, which is at peternreum@blogsopt.com. Hope you have fun picking yours as well! Thanks to the people here at brianwilson.com for the link to my piece on the new BB boxed set Made In California. I appreciate that very much! I await the new album with much anticipation, and it is great to see Brian so fired up to make music. 
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Errr... Peter, that's an email addy, not a link to your blog.




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It is at:

http://peternreum.blogspot.com/

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Thanks thorgil!
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Actually, this begs the question, will there ever be a "Best of ... or "Greatest Hits of ... " compilation of Brian's solo work?
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The "Reuminations" is incredible and everyone will have their own list. LOVED how it began with Orange Crate. I won't create my own (top 25) but totally appreciate the sentiment - that Brian was a sixties and early seventies artist and that is what he and the Beach Boys are largely know as. Nothing could be more incorrect.

I would only add Lay Down Burden, Southern California, Soul Seachin', Walkin' Down the Path of Life, and you choose, either Summer's Gone or Caroline, No, they BOTH go to the bottom of your soul. Such a HUGE catalog of music to choose from. It's a challenge just to pick so few from TLOS.

Agree with SO MUCH on the list. This list could go on...thanks for sharing.


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"Midnight's Another Day" is great.  I'd be adding "Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl, "Southern California", TLOS was great.
From "Imagination", I like "Happy Days", "Where Has Love Been", all of BWPS.  I like the Disney and Gershwin covers, too, with "Nothing But Love" my favorite. "Bare Necessities" is a hoot if you have a child in your heart. "Love and Mercy"....

A vast and varied catalog of solo work to enjoy....I hope we will hear some of it on the tour.


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I agree with almost all of the list and in particular with the excellent mini-reviews. Maybe the best celebration of Brian's "solo tunes". Thanks Peter for sharing, and for letting me know that "In My Room" gem by Tammy Wynette. The list is oriented to the more mellow, thoughtful tunes, so I'd balance it a bit adding: Good Kind Of Love, California Role, Going Home, Nothing But Love, I'm Into Something Good (with Carole King), to make it 30.
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So many beautiful songs. I also love Melt Away, Brian's BV for Anton Fig's Know Where You Go II (the a cappella hidden track is incredible!) and this one - No Wrong Notes in Heaven, on which Brian collaborated with Scott for The Dotted Line. Turn up and enjoy!

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This was great, Ang!  Thanks.
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Thanks Ang for that great rocking tune. I had heard only a snippet of it, here (I bet you all know this):

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Love it!
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Great to see everyone enjoying Brian's solo work. The additional tunes people have added here are wonderful. Brian does know how to rock, and the new album will be a welcome addition, especially because it is going to rock. It is a great time to follow Brian's work!
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In her post Ang referenced one of the least known (I think) but most beautiful pieces by Brian, the one he did for Anton Fig. I did not find any direct link, but the backstory is here, a must read:

http://www.antonfig.com/brianwilson.htm
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Thanks thorgil. I did a cursory check on Youtube but didn't find it - but I was looking for the a cappella bit. Hand on Your Shoulder is here and you can hear Blondie's lead and Brian but in the background: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk9Q7Patb54   Brian's BV vocals are even better on their own IMO. This is too good to be hidden at the back of a song.
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