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kaycee0101

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and John if you ever see Brian, you tell him "thank you" and if I ever see him, I will do the same for you!  [smile][biggrin][cool][smile]
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thanks, that's a good idea!  I might be able to say 'thank you from Kaycee'.  I would be with my head in a fishbowl if I had to thank him--for me.  I don't think I could speak--my words and gratitude would be too small for his impact on my life.    
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Me too John!  I would give him this too!

To Brian:

Beauty

 

What your hands have touched

What your eyes have seen

what your heart has felt

What you dared to dream

How you felt inside

discovered your soul

and how important it is

to see things true and whole.

 

The world is love

to experience is life

We are here and now

to discover tomorrow’s …dream....

With Love Back...Kaycee[wave]
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Wow – I had a trivial question to ask here, yet it doesn’t seem worthy now.  But it does relate to the topic of the album…..and to Brian, of course - so that’s not a trivial subject.

I’m hoping John or someone can enlighten me a bit.  I haven't paid too much attention to youtube versions of the SI album, but I know I've indeed seen two or more versions of this ‘album’ across the web (places like Discogs, and a couple of bootleg 'info' sites).  Depending on where you look, there seems to be some carryover on bootleg lps like ‘Landylocked’ and the ‘BW/Andy Paley Sessions’ - I guess it just depends on who was doing the bootlegging.

Someone gave me a digital copy of the Brian Wilson/Andy Paley Sessions (referred to as 1996) – I have all 15 digital tracks in FLAC files, and the quality is quite good.  Some tracks are obviously engineered to completion more than others (like the two that appear on the Beach Boys’ Made in CA lps.…so those FLAC files may have originated from that real release).  Like SI, there are tracks that were re-recorded for the GIOMH lp, but I think more could’ve been released.....some are quite good IMO.

But that’s not a question, is it?  OK….I’ve recently seen an ‘album’ titled ‘Brian Wilson/Andy Paley – Sessions Volume 2,’ claiming ‘Made in Germany – 2000.’  Do you know anything about these tracks, like their origin and whether any of them made it to subsequent BW releases? 

To make this post even longer (but therefore more complete), here’s what I understand these ‘lps’ to be (it doesn't mean it's right - feel free to mark it up).  I've noted known GIOMH songs with * -

SI

1 – Intro/Concert Tonight

2 – Someone to Love

3 – Water Builds Up

4 – Don’t Let Her Know She’s and Angel*

5 - Do You Have Any Regrets?/I Do

6 – Brian/Thank You

7 – Hotter

8 – The Spirit of Rock’N Roll

9 – Rainbow Eyes*

10 – Love Ya

11 – Make A Wish*

12 – Smart Girls

13 – Country Feeling

 

BW/AP Sessions (1996)

1 – Getting’ In Over My Head*

2 – You’re Still a Mystery

3 – Chain Reaction of Love

4 – Soul Searchin*

5 – It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me

6 – Desert Drive (just instrumental)*

7 – Saturday Morning in the City*

8 – This Song’s Gonna Sleep with You Tonight

9 – Marketplace

10 – I’m Broke

11 – Must be a Miracle

12 – In My Moondreams

13 – Mary Anne

14 – Slightly American Music

15 – Proud Mary


BW/AP Sessions Volume 2

1 – Frankie Avalon

2 – Elbow ‘65

3 – Dancing the Night Away (vocal)

4 – Dancing the Night Away (Instrumental)

5 – God Did It

6 – Goin’ Home

7 – Some Sweet Day

8 – What Rock ‘n’ Roll Can Do

‘Bonus Tracks’

9 - Rings

10 - Sweetie

11 - Walkin’ on Water


Could #3/4 be an earlier version of ‘How Could We Still be Dancin?’ from GIOMH?

How about #6 (on TLOS, as ‘Going Home’)?


Thanks for reading.


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[idea] Sorry Bugs cannot help you....but I am glad that you liked my poem![wink]
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Memories - Walking into a local record shop 20 odd years ago, long since out of business, and seeing the Vigotone 112 Sweet Insanity CD in the bins, on sale. I bought it. Similar tracklist, just some title variations, but also added three "rare B sides": Daddy's Little Girl, He Couldn't Get His Poor Body To Move, and Being With The One You Love.

Some good musical moments, a few classic "Brian moments" like the turn of a phrase in a melody or a certain chord progression, but overshadowed by the obvious issues.

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[brian%20paley_zpsm2mfchlm] 

From the "Paley Sessions", bassist Bob Glaub, guitarist Waddy Wachtel, Brian, guitarist Mark Goldenberg, Don Was, engineer Rik Pekkonen, keyboardist Benmont Tench, and Andy Paley. Quite a lineup.

Consider Don Was at that time reported there were over 70 original songs that had been written and were in the process of being recorded as of the time that photo was taken.

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Omg... guitar fool...THANK YOU for that post! You made my night! We all forget that these songs have actual MEANING to the artists that write them and take them back to those times...
just like a picture says a thousand words...

Thanks again,

Kaycee
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Great poem, Kaycee!  I think Bugs (and guitarfool) already know as much about these bootlegs as I do. (sorry).   In the olden days, they looked like albums and had names such as 'Resurfin' USA' and 'Smile Bootleg Series'.  I have the 78 TV show on an album, for whatever reason.  I actually have 'Landlocked' on cassette as I do a number of live shows.   Since these now show up for sale on Amazon, the line is SO blurred to be nonexistent in the internet/digital age regarding what exactly is and is not an 'official' bootleg--with the only constant being the artist and his/her mates sweating blood and tears to make, but don't receive a penny in the transaction.  I prefer the original 'Adult Child' to the now ubiquitous one with all the covers, but it never came out so who can be overly protective ?  Anyway, with rich dudes like Brian, it's a pretty small intellectual properties violation I believe.  I guess the other constant is one never knows the exact quality of the recording they will be receiving, whether it was a tape of a tape of a tape (which could be great with nice equipment) or many more indirect tapings (and cheaper recording equipment).

No matter where it ends up--including as an extra song on an official rereleased 'Brian Wilson' CD, 'Being with the One You Love' is a great song--I really love that one.  'Poor old body to Move' less so.  'Too Much Sugar' MUCH less so.   The Paley sessions are very worth buying as long as you don't expect them to be CLOSE to as good as say the officially released "Imagination."   I like songs that sound like 'Mary Anne' much more than say 'Desert Drive'--that's my preference, so of course, I am poorly served.  Paley I believe was mainly a friend for Brian, which you know, everyone needs friends.  But, and I don't think I'm insulting him to suggest that he's also one in a long line of people (like Don Was) who Brian really has to dumb himself down musically to collaborate with.   right/?
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Good points John.  And in this case, I'd certainly do right by the artists and purchase a true released version of much of these tracks if they ever were.  Your point about friends is valid - and looking back, it sure seems like it was great therapy for Brian to have 'dumbed-down' sessions with these friends....especially Andy.  When I listen to the 1996 BW/AP Sessions, it sounds like these guys were having a LOT of fun.  And yes, I like 'Mary Anne'; I like 'You're Still a Mystery'; I love 'Moondreams' and 'GIOMH' and......

BTW - While much of these songs were redone for the LP 'GIOMH,' (and therefore better-engineered/produced), the magic seems to be lacking from those cuts.  For example, the title track sounds much-more authentic/real/'spur-of-the-moment' on the Paley Sessions.  Does anyone else think that?

Oh - "Being with the One You Love' IS good!

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I know.  Hopefully, I'm not sounding too mean.  I mean, I LIKE 'Saturday Mornin in the City'.    I like the Paley Bros. 'Come out and Play'.  I like 'Rainbow Eyes'.  'You're Still a Mystery to Me' and 'Moonbeams' are terrific.   Agree with you about some of the original songs being less tech sweetened maybe but better.  But I like the officially released 'The Waltz' (I know, kds and lee already made fun of me for liking that one)..
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Was 'The Waltz' "not" official before?  I must find....
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John,

I may say that I don't like a particular song, but I would never make fun of somebody for a song they like or don't like.  

Just so we're clear. 
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Well, you really hurt my feelings, kds...

naw, I'm kidding.!   did I say I grew up with 3 brothers and no sisters and I was the oldest?  and I'm from Texas and played football.  Being made fun of is ...well maybe not an honor, but I don't mind it, especially from a heavy metal fan.  those guys dress up like it's Halloween every day, don't they, kds?

btw, very brief Los Angeles story.  This is kind of like Debbie's story about the nazi flag Dean Torrence had in his office.  A rock critic once told me that on Seymour Stein's wall--in his house, was a picture of the Paley Bros. au natural.   This is 2nd hand, I did not see it myself, but was told by someone who did.  Ever since I heard this story, I've thought of Seymour Stein when I heard the Ramones song 'We're a Happy Family' about how Daddy likes men.      
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This is gettin' weird [crazy]
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