Such a great gift to myself on Father’s Day! Had the urge to play this LP weeks ago but held off until today’s ‘unboxing’.
(Sound-wise) Never thought the first LP (CD) was anything lesser than excellent quality – but have admittedly upgraded the home audio system to near-perfection…so am quite impressed with the clarity and production of this re-release.
(Re-Review) Just a real pleasure of an album, hitting home for me as a (No.) Cal kid…spending (parts of) summer in (the) Monterey (area) . And – of course – spending parts of those same summers at Candlestick (Park). But more importantly, is the other San Francisco connection, as the city where my mother and father grew up, saw the Golden Gate Bridge built, met, fought a world war, married, raised (too) many kids, and stayed together until life’s end.
Did I mention my ‘girlfriend’ Jeanine growing up among apple orchards…outside a town that went down at sunset? I know – weird.
And if you can find the post from my drive to San Diego to see BW’s 50th Pet Sounds show, you’ll see the strange encounter I had with the Orange Crate Art inner sleeve…20 years after the 1st release.
You see? Just another reason I need to be here – Brian’s music obviously appeals greatly to me…but something wonderful happens when the two of these guys get together.
All this – and I've not even listened to the bonus material!
I’ll need to amend this, I suppose.