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on Fri May 03, 2019 6:46 pm
You know, those three that sabotage what are otherwise fantastic albums. Suspect

I'll make a case for all three in time. When I do, I'll be wearing my red fireman's hat (a leftover from my days working in the Amsterdam docks) as a precautionary measure, as feelings generally run high at the mere mention of their names. Shocked

To be continued. Please feel free to join in (just leave the bad eggs and rotten fruit at home, okay?). Laughing

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on Sat May 04, 2019 10:23 am
On the face of it, "'Cassius' Love vs. 'Sonny' Wilson" is the talk track that comes closest to filler, even for me. (The other two serve greater purposes in my view.) But back in early 1964, fans had little or no opportunity to hear the Boys chatting informally--there was the occasional radio or TV interview and then it was probably Brian and Mike who did the talking. At least this way fans got to hear Alan's speaking voice as well. Wink 


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on Sat May 04, 2019 7:13 pm
I hope this thread includes demos as well? Soon as I saw the title, I instantly thought of this track and the cool picture shown in the particular upload via YouTube.

I have always liked this track for some reason. There's something quite unique, and cool about it. And of course, recorded in a milestone year for the boys! Yes, the start of their true creativity and finding themselves as a fine touring act (with added members such as Blondie, Eddie Carter and Rickey to name a few) for the decade which will follow all through the '70s.

*Note they had to cut Brian's head in to the photoshoots round this period. I guess using a pre-photoshop!  Laughing  



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on Sun May 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:I hope this thread includes demos as well? Soon as I saw the title, I instantly thought of this track and the cool picture shown in the particular upload via YouTube.

It's really about the three on Shut Down, Volume 2, Today! and All Summer Long, as these get unfairly maligned and left off fans' alternate album track lists. But of course, anything else with talking in it like "My Solution" is welcome as well. Very Happy

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on Mon May 06, 2019 7:38 am
Mr. K wrote:It's really about the three on Shut Down, Volume 2, Today! and All Summer Long, as these get unfairly maligned and left off fans' alternate album track lists.

I will post a track tonight from the three albums you mentioned (which have not been already posted). Oops! Razz

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on Mon May 06, 2019 7:54 pm
As promised! I haven't heard this one in many, many years! It's not one you come back to listen too, but hey. Why not for this thread! Whenever I hear the boys talking in the studio, and joking around in the '60s. It reminds me of my Dad's early "Housewives & Dogs" sessions in the '90s. He used to mix their 'talking studio sessions' with his tracks. Mainly the PS sessions.

A note from this one was funny. "Hey Carl? Get out of here."  Laughing  



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Thanks! The thing about this one is that it follows Denny's "ITBOMM". That stunning song is so out of left field and so unlike anything else on the album that in my view it's quite simply unfollowable. By music, that is. The silly chat track fills the bill perfectly. I generally get shouted down if I voice this opinion at Smiley or anywhere else but I'm among friends here. Aren't I? Hallo? Anyone home? king

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on Wed May 08, 2019 10:13 am
And now for the last of the three (although of course chronologically it came second). "Our Favorite Recording Sessions" has the most reason for being where it is. At the end Brian says, "I forgot my note!" and goes to the piano to play it (an E flat, here at 1:52).



 Now the first note you hear in the next and last track, "Don't Back Down", is E flat:



The mono version of "DBD" has a more satisfying fade (there's much more of it).

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