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Rick Bartlett

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kind of came and went without any high's or low's......

not much promotion, not much hype, not much in terms of discussion here....

i guess maybe it all got overshadowed by the reunion stuff......

and unlike his previous few albums, it never got a vinyl release....

i thought Bri's vocals overall were excellent! a couple im not keen on....

but love 'baby mine', 'bare necesseties', and my favorite would be 'colors of the wind'....


the lines are now open

what are your thoughts/opinions???


Cheers, Rick Bartlett





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I never got round to buying this. I assumed I'd be able to pick it up for around £3.00 sooner than later, because I figured I'd only play it once or twice, but that hasn't happened yet.
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I wasn't very excited by the idea of doing an album of covers of Disney songs, but after listening to it, I found it a real joy. the songs are very good and they so work with the Brian Wilson treatment. They also really suit Brian, they have that same romantic and playful quality.

I think it adds something to the Brian Wilson legacy, much more than i thought an album of covers could, and Yes, Disney didn't seem to do much to promote it. 




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I thought the Disney album was a very enjoyable and fun album. Especially "Heigh Ho" and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King". "Colors of The Wind" and "Baby Mine" are also favorites with some sweet Brian vocals.

If you haven't bought this album yet do so. Like all Brian Wilson albums you are guaranteed to find something or three that you will like on it. And those are always worth the price of admission alone.
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kiss the girl....reminds me of be my baby , with the drums and percussion...i love the whole album...baby be mine is another favorite.. i also like you got a friend in me and whistle while you work....i was hoping to see it live but we had to celebrate the 50th which was a blast....iam thankful i got to see the gershwin tour twice...Wolftrap and ridgefield ct.....shame on those for walking out early...the instrumentation used was unbelievable and Brian's voice was fantastic...both great albums
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"shame on those for walking out early"
 
It couldn't have been because of the quality of the show for those that left early. That happens at all concerts. Some people just like to beat the traffic before everyone swarms the parking lot.
 
Nice picture Chris!!!
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thankyou.....the gershwin shows were fantastic IMO.... people left because they wanted to hear beach boys stuff.... i thoroughly enjoyed the 2 gershwin shows that i saw...they weren't leaving early to beat traffic...
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i like scott Bennett on drums "i just can't wait to be king"
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Love the album and my kids do too! I'm a big fan of Disney music so combining that and Brian was a match made in heaven to me. I did find it strange that Disney barely hyped the album at all
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I'm with you all on this. It was a travel day for me yesterday and In The Key of D was my cd of choice. What stood out (along with the songs mentioned) was of course Brian's voice, the arrangements, (Chris remember speaking with PVM at Ridgefield about this) and the rock foundation ( we keep mentioning the rock and roll "future" album) as this has it in it's foundation. Brian's band can put ANYTHING down - they just can.

I like the album but it gets completely lost due to it's juxtaposition. The Gershwin album generally gets mixd reviews from people here and people I mentioned it to who got the album and THIS may be due to people not getting the "reimagined" concept (does anyone else hear/read the use of this word more and more these days - reimagined?). And then came the Smile Sessions.

My biggest problem with it is just as you are getting into it, it's over.

The review on Slant Magazine will give you enough hyperbole (and I used the j-word before I read it) but I do think that the sound and work is "fun enough". Yet people think that when Brian or someone of that stature, say Sir Paul, do something that isn't their creative strength that it's a let down - but really it isn't.

Folks, as soon as the Gershwin tour was over, we were ALL about the Smile Sessions and the Disney got lost and then it was C-50. We were ALL pulled to these and In The Key of Disney became our filler or our Saturday morning cartoons compared to something epic on later.

The playing on this album is stellar, as always. Do you agree that you can get caught and lost in the sands of time and get overlooked? I think that is exactly what happened here. It's worth more than a listen (then you can read read into it the J J Lanthier types of reviews if you dare). It's well done - it just is, in this humble (myself, not J J's) honest opinion. Brian should DEFINITELY feature a track or two off of it in summer tour.





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It was fun meeting with Paul and briefly with Scott after!!!
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Well said Al......

Right on.


Cheers, Rick Bartlett
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I like how the melody from Sail On Sailor was reused in this tune:

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