Originally Posted by Al Forsyth
The show in it's third time played. All of the similar songs but different order. They are still playing/tinkering with this. Some incredible song renderings in here. From Saint Nick to Auld Lang Syne, the show had a lot going for it, and the band and performances had so much stylistic change throughout the show - versatility. Both Al Jardine and Blondie add so much and are so important to the show. The band, as always, brilliant.
Here is what was played with some observations:
Brian Wilson Band Christmas Show, Northfield Rocksino, December 1, 2018
Little Saint Nick
The Man With All The Toys
Merry Christmas Baby (Blondie and Al on the leads)
Christmas Day (Al Jardine on lead – explains how they originally recorded it)
Frosty The Snowman (Big Band Sound)
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Big Band Again)
What I Really Want For Christmas
On Christmas Day
Blue Christmas (Blondie and he explains how he came to do this)
We Three Kings (Al explains the arrangement by Dick Reynolds of Four Freshmen fame)
Christmas Time Is Here Again
I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Rob Bonfiglio on vocal lead)
O Holy Night ( Blondie – amazing solo vocal)
Run, Run Rudolph (Blondie vocal and guitar)
Beach Boys Songs listed as encores on set list:
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
God Only Knows
Sloop John B
Help Me Rhonda
Fun, Fun, Fun
White Christmas (Rob B. again)
Auld Lang Syne (the band around Brian a capella)
They took their bow and began taking down the equipment as the show goes on.
The Beat Root Revival opened:
More thoughts and comments tomorrow (today now).
We purchased THREE of their works (cds). VERY good.
Brian does announce, who is about to sing. Paul von Mertens, always the lovely announcing of who is in the band and doing what. All in all - a wonderful evening of music.