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dsully

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Am I the only one who thinks the Brian Wilson Christmas album has a special sound to it? I think, next to the Gershwin album, it is my favorite simply in terms of the way it sounds. It has a sparkly sound, like the cover. I can't quite describe it because I'm not that good with language. LoL. 
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You're right, I always thought it has a slight mid-high frequency lift, especially on the orchestra, and maybe a slight lower-mid frequency scoop. Very sparkley and Christmassy!

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dsully

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Thanks for the technical response, Jerry. Is there also something happening with just a bit of chorus, delay, and/or reverb in the mix? I just love the sound. 
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Sorry to disagree about the virtues of the album.
I personally think that this was a wasted opportunity for Brian. It could have been so much better, material and especially the arrangements and production.
I actually find it embarrassing to play this in company.
If I was not such a fan it would have been on ebay long ago. Trouble is they go for less than £2 including postage so not even worth selling.
One for the collection only.

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jerrydf

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Ok - I didn't say it improved the sound, it just enhanced a preconception.  Anyway, it was recorded for the market of 1964, so the embarrassment quotient was much lower.

(As Neil Innes says "I lived through the '60s, and now I'm doing it all over again")

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MaryNYS

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Hi all,

I purchased the Brian Wilson Christmas CD last December.  I listened to it many times that month.  I enjoyed it very much.  I like all of the songs.  I was touched by the Christmas Greeting he gave after the last song.   
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dsully

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I must not be very musically sensitive b/c I think The Man with All the Toys sounds great. 
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Chris S.

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i think its a fantastic album....i love all the tracks on it.
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