Compare Offers on Amazon
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
|1. Meant For You|
|2. This Whole World|
|3. Caroline, No|
|4. Let The Wind Blow|
|5. Love And Mercy|
|6. Do It Again|
|7. The Warmth Of The Sun|
|9. Still I Dream Of It|
|10. Melt Away|
|11. 'Til I Die|
Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) pressing. Universal. 2008.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
This album is the first step in that direction. Its impresario, Don Was, sets up a great studio band and chorus (including the old Linda Ronstadt hand Andrew Gold) to represent some of Brian's best songs in an almost concert-like setting. The vocal blend on songs like Caroline, No, Warmth of the Sun, and (especially!) 'Til I Die shows that the brilliance of Brian's arrangements transcends the Beach Boys and their particular vocal qualities and cultural iconography.
At some point soon, I hope that the idea behind this all-too-brief selection is taken on the road: Brian with full band and chorus, giving his brilliant songs a full professional presentation, without Beach Boys Hawaii-shirt nostalgia, but instead an acknowledgement that THIS is the man who made this music, and THIS is how it should be heard.
I think "Orange Crate Art" is wonderful, and I'll review it in these pages one of these days.
Needless to say, the magic of the Beach Boys was the harmony. There was some less harmonious music, e.g., "Caroline, No," which is remarkable, and a few other tunes on the nearly incomparable "Pet Sounds" and many on the "Holland" album which is a classic. But, by and large the spectacular harmony is the band's trademark. Most or all on this album are just remakes of the old Beach Boys classics, including "Caroline,No." Then there's "The Warmth of the Sun." (Wasn't that in rememberance of the Kennedy assasination?) It's a remarkable tune with harmony nearly enough to bring tears to one's eyes. But that Beach Boys harmony/magic is missing from this recording.
Yeah, I'll admit it. They're great songs. They'll always be great songs. But, as an English friend said, Bri's real talent was in production. And that touch is missing from this album. I still like it, but, while I listen to the tunes, I think of putting on the Beach Boys albums--which I have in LP and CD--from whence I originally heard them.
Bri, keep putting out the albums, but not recycled songs. They were done too well the first time to do them better this time. From now on, do more original stuff, or some of those fabulous tunes with Van Dyke Parks.
You'll have a customer for them.
Most recent customer reviews
very good cd and lot of very good sons on it and lot of good souvenirs about it. It's the cd you can't stop listen toPublished on April 9 2013 by Claude Couillard
This is the soundtrack to a documentary about Brian Wilson. Brian rerecorded some of his favorite, mostly lesser known, songs for it. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2003 by Johnny Heering
I hate to critique the fans of Brian Wilson who took the time to review this album, but, to those who speak ill of the song selections and performances, I'm afraid you might be... Read morePublished on Dec 14 2002 by somebody
My first reaction after listening to this disc was "Why?" The only justification I could imagine would be if Capitol refused to allow Brian permission to use the original... Read morePublished on April 20 2002 by Jeffrey Whitcher
This piece of work is a fantastic highlight of why Brian IS the man. True to his art form, not just a hit manufacturer, Brian makes an album which can take you to the extreme... Read morePublished on March 20 2002 by Ilya
If you don't have the box set, this CD will allow you to re-discover (or discover) some of the lost great Beach Boys songs like "This Whole World," "'Til I... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2001 by Andy
The title of the album comes from a fine "Confessional" from the justly celebrated PET SOUNDS. Ironically, the song isn't on the disc. Read morePublished on July 29 2001 by Arthur F. McVarish
This is the CD of the music featured in the film about Brian Wilson and his return from ten years secluded in his bedroom. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2001
I bought it, I received it, I listened to it and I cried. Not from delight or sweet nostalgia. Although the music demonstrates Brian Wilson's inestimable talent as a songwriter... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2001 by Marty Roscoe