Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by -Alan, Aug 17, 2011.
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Dang, I was hoping for an announcement before Part Seven. Surely before Part Eight, though! (?)
All systems normal. Do not adjust your dial. We have control.
I wonder if the delay is due to Mark Linett having a nervous breakdown...
Need tracklist. Smile fading...fading....fading.
We apparently have a November First release date (happy birthday to me) unless I missed something recent. The delay probably has more to do with us. In other words, they may want to limit Internet forum chatter to speculation rather than complaints about the track listing. Andrew Sandoval made a similar comment in a Bee Gees thread back in 2006.
A radical solution, but I say we delete all threads regarding the upcoming release of SMiLE, and have no threads or discussion about it until an official tracklist/announcement/press release/whatever comes out. Then we can all just let loose when that happens. In the meantime, I say we all hold our thoughts/complaints/speculations in.
Just an idea, not trying to be a dick.
Or one can exercise self restraint and avoid the thread until information is finally announced.. Bookmark thebeachboys.com or brianwilson.com and check that every day instead. Problem solved and nobody's desire to discuss the topic is being stifled.
Which is why I called it a radical solution
That could be a long wait.
If "they" don't lke us taling about it how about we all just decide not to buy it. That will show 'em!
I don't have that kind of strength
I bit the big one last night and ordered the MOJO magazine with The Beach Boys single on line for a whopping $28. Not happy about it but I wanted the 45 and the issue never showed up at my local Barnes and Noble.
Part 7? Good going.
What's the highest part a thread's ever got to before?
Probably the big Beatles remaster thread which I think got to part 25, and then splintered into all the individual albums threads, the mono Vs stereo threads, the 1987 cds were better than the remasters and the nothing beats my Indian 78s threads.
Brian Wilson Tour Surf Club Baseball Cap For Sale In The Marketplace...
Good luck! Very similar to a prior forum member's reply, my copy was shoved (and I mean shoved!) into my mailbox. As a result, the single is warped, the 45 sleeve is bent, the magazine "sleeve" is mangled, and the magazine itself has some folds.
I am trying to flatten out the 45 between two pieces of glass with some books on top for added weight.
I bought it from a Amazon Marketplace seller. Hopefully they'll package it in something besides a flimsy mailer. I can only hope.
Sorry to hear yours got trashed.
Thanks. Yeah - mine came straight from the publisher. You may want to e-mail the seller and ask them to package it with thick cardboard on either side to protect it - just a thought.
Email sent as it hasn't shipped yet. I should have thought of that. Thanks for the tip.
Glad to help....If I was only clever enough to have figured it out before ordering my copy
I Just came across the below quote online somewhere. Does it not sound to anyone else like The Elements became known as Barnyard at a later time, or that the titles were interchangeable (like Cabinessence / Who Ran The Iron Horse / Grand Coulee Dam). Has anyone ever noticed this quote before?
To my mind, this quote explains one of the major mysteries of SMiLE for me, notwithstanding that it doesn't reveal exactly what was or wasn't part of the suite.
It also explains (kind of, and only possibly) the track listing of the 1972 SMiLE as revealed in the Melody Maker interview with Richard Williams. It is interesting that that track listing has Barnyard (Earth?) followed by Cabinessence (Air???) then Mrs O'Leary's Cow (Fire) and then I Love To Say Dada (incorporating Cool Cool Water) (water).
The article doesn't give the track order, but does say this is the complete track listing. Hard to argue Cabinessence fits the description of a short piece. or that it has an airy theme, so maybe the track list is out of order. If not Cabinessence, then Wind Chimes? Sunshine?
Interestingly no Good Vibrations, but this was 1972 after all.
Comments? Thoughts? Anyone out there?
The Barnyard Suite is NOT The elements suite. Yes, this quote has been noted. When Brian is talking about the Barnyard Suite, he was also talking in Preiss about The Elements where air is a piano instrumental, etc., so he wasn't confusing the two. Remember, Barnyard came out of Heroes in February when the cantina mix was done. Actually before that (more likely in late November/Dec 66 when the track list was submitted to Capitol). So the Heroes/Great Shape/Barnyard track (the Humble Harv demo from November)evolved to Heroes/cantina/Heroes/fade (or "false Barnyard" because it was thought to be Barnyard for many years).
So where did Barnyard go? More than likely, it went with it's accompanying Heroes section I'm in Great Shape to the now separate track I'm in Great Shape. So "I'm in Great Shape" is the "Barnyard Suite" - again, in all likelihood, but of course nothing is definite in Smileland. But since it's a four part suite, what other parts went into the track or were considered for the track? I'd guess "Eat a Lot" (part of Heroes at one point - it was slated as"fade to Part 1") and "Swedish frog" (the "swine" section also excised from Heroes). Some think Workshop would have been another section (apparently the session contract sheet lists the song as "Friday Night (I'm in Great Shape)".
The other thing to remember about the article with Carl's track listing is that the album was never close to finished and was certainly never sequenced and banded - so these are tracks that he was thinking of including but I don't believe anything can be construed from the order they are listed.
Sounds very reasonable Great shape and Barnyard just seem to go together really well. Eat a lot seems to fit well with the "great shape" theme and general upbeat feel of the other two fragments. Swedish frog? Yeah, what the heck. It'd be interesting to sequence all of that and see how it turned out.
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