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Hi everyone,

I think I need someone more expert and English-fluent than me:

In the Quotes section of the Brian site (www.brianwilson.com/quotes/) Leonard Bernstein is quoted about "Surf's up",

but a sir named Don Giller says it's a mistake: (www.youtube.com/watch?v=afU76JJcquI)

To be clear, this documentary was split in two halves: the first was Bernstein's presentation; the second was David Oppenheim's, which included at the end Brian Wilson's performance. And it's Oppenhein's voice that we hear when describing Brian's "Surf's Up." Over the years, Bernstein had been repeatedly misattributed here, but he had utterly nothing to do with the Oppenheim's second half.

How's the matter?
Thank you in advance [smile]


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Wow - correct you are - it's NOT Leonard Bernstein but the voices are so similar. 

Brian comes in around 45:00.  I always thought that it was LB speaking here.

I remember seeing this when I was small.

The thing is that the predates all of the rock festivals even and politics to come and yet the spirit is there. 

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Hi everyone,

I think I need someone more expert and English-fluent than me:

In the Quotes section of the Brian site (www.brianwilson.com/quotes/) Leonard Bernstein is quoted about "Surf's up",

but a sir named Don Giller says it's a mistake: (www.youtube.com/watch?v=afU76JJcquI)

To be clear, this documentary was split in two halves: the first was Bernstein's presentation; the second was David Oppenheim's, which included at the end Brian Wilson's performance. And it's Oppenhein's voice that we hear when describing Brian's "Surf's Up." Over the years, Bernstein had been repeatedly misattributed here, but he had utterly nothing to do with the Oppenheim's second half.

How's the matter?
Thank you in advance [smile]

Anything I've seen discussing that show..."Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution"...references co-writing credit to Bernstein & Oppenheim, with all the directing credits going to Oppenheim.  That includes Wikipedia, which states (re 'Surf's Up');  

"In the narration accompanying his performance, Bernstein remarks that the song holds too much to comprehend on an initial listen, and attributes a profound and elusive quality to the composition."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Pop:_The_Rock_Revolution

Not sure how important the 'who said what' question is.  Fact is, we all understand just how brilliant "Surf's Up" was and is - I'm sure Leonard and David would agree.


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Hi again πŸ˜‰

Al Forsyth wrote: Wow - correct you are - it's NOT Leonard Bernstein but the voices are so similar.

 This is what I cannot do, since my detection of English phonemes is nearly zero; so I cannot understand what an English-speaking person say, think abput distinguishing between two voices... πŸ˜‰ thanx Al!

bugs quotes Wikipedia (good job, bugs), but... how can we tell Wiki does NOT fall in the set of Don Giller's mistakers?

I feel the need to say that I agree with bugs on the 'who said what' topic, but I'd like the Brian site to be error-free πŸ˜‰)

best regards to all!

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sinue 
- yes, i agree.
it is not pedantic to expect quotes to be accurate.
i must admit to not having read what is attributed to mr bernstein on that page,
but it should be altered, as the second part is not his words.

mr admin
(if you're looking in,
or should we contact you separately?
never can tell here whther there is any admin / editorial input)
please rectify...

cheers
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