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What I Did On My Holidays, By Andrew Aged 33 3/4

Or a review of the two Beach Boys gigs I was at in Italy. Before I start… the Beach Boys (in whatever configuration) tailor their sets to their audiences and venues, and so the sets I saw (in open-air venues … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

So after my problems, I’ve finally downloaded Brian Wilson’s new album. After a few listens, I can safely say that this is without a doubt the second best solo album by a member of the Beach Boys to be released … Continue reading

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The Zombies, Bridgewater Hall, 24/04/09

The Zombies’ album Odessey And Oracle is one of the few ‘classic albums’ that happens to really be the best album of the band’s career. While many Beach Boys albums are at least as good as Pet Sounds, Revolver beats … Continue reading

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Albums You Should Own – “&” by Kristian Hoffman

Sorry for the lack of posts recently – I’ve had a touch of post-viral depression. I *will* spend all next week posting about Batman along with my usual posts though. (The couple of weeks after will be light again though … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks and The Smile You Send Out – Part Four: That Lucky Old Sun

After Smile was finally completed and released, I expected Brian Wilson to settle back into a comfortable retirement with occasional one-off shows – having completed a record that took him 37 years, it would have been only right. And at … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks and the Smile You Send Out – Part 3: Smile!

(Before I start – today’s Big Finish A Week will be delayed until tomorrow. I’d already got most of this post done, and I’ve been promising the Superman one for four days, and I’m incredibly busy today.) I was there … Continue reading

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