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Music Recommendation!!! Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

Discussion in 'Archived Blogs' started by lff, Aug 23, 2010.
  1. LFF
    I won't make this a long review, so I will keep it short.
    If you are a fan of Brian Wilson....buy this now!
    If you are a fan of the Beach Boys....buy this now!!
    If you are a fan of George & Ira Gershwin....buy this now!!!
    If you are a fan of all of the above...BUY THIS NOW!!!!
    To me this album is a marriage of SMiLE with Gershwin songs. While it has a Beach Boys flavor, the sound reminds me much more of the more personal Brian Wilson album "SMiLE". The songs do have a new breath of life among them and the two new songs by Wilson & Gershwin are a real treat.
    I know some critics aren't being kind to this new release but I feel that in the future, this album will be one of the most memorable of Brian Wilson's solo career. I won't spoil the fun by posting clips or by going into the entire album in detail but I will say this:
    This album is one of the best albums I have heard in all of 2010 thus far. Now...go buy it! It's only $12.00 at Wal-Mart!!
  2. LFF
    Is nobody excited about this album?
  3. arcticears
    Yes, thanks, I saw this album and was wondering about it.  I like Gershwin and I like Brian Wilson (Beach Boys).  I also like well recorded music.  Looking at what recordings you use in your reviews I know you have a good ear.
  4. DannyBuoy
    Thank-you. I saw it on Amazon and almost pulled the trigger. I will do so now.
    I was wondering if you had any knowledge or interest in binaural beats?
    In case you do not know; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_beats
    It owkrs with HPs and I have a couple of CDs from sources that promote this for left/right brain hemisphere synching. I find it exhusting after a while of listening to it but it is difficult for me to find time that is quiet enough to really sink into it (you are supposed to be very relaxed and "zen-like" for the effects to have benefit. Who knows...anyway, saw your blog and thought I would mention this to you.
  5. fatcat28037 Contributor
    I visited the Amazon website and listened to all the clips. I didn't care for it, I found the Beach Boys play Gershwin a bit unsettling. It just doesn't work for me.
  6. Maxvla Contributor
    Agreed fatcat, I can't think of a worse album I've ever heard off hand. I'm sure it's well recorded and all that, but wow that voice does not work for this music at all, IMO. Nails on a chalkboard, this one.
  7. LFF


    Way too strong a criticism IMHO but then again, different strokes....
    I've been enjoying it for quite some time. [​IMG]
  8. Maxvla Contributor


    Normally I'd say you are right in criticizing my reaction, but when I get a physical cringe trying to listen to music I really lay it all out there.
    That said, I'll try (almost) anything, once! Thanks for posting it.
  9. LFF


    Might be the crappy compression of the amazon samples. [​IMG]

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