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I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

3.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (March 17 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MCA - Universal Special Imports
  • ASIN: B000002OX9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,211 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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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
8. Wonderful
9. Still I Dream Of It
10. Melt Away
11. 'Til I Die

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Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) pressing. Universal. 2008.


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Format: Audio CD
In future decades, Brian Wilson will be placed alongside great, timeless American musicmakers like George Gershwin and Cole Porter, while the Beach Boys will probably be seen as an artifact of their era, just like the corny Gershwin and Porter musicals where their songs were first introduced are now seen as charming but dated.
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.
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Sorry, Bri. I have all your stuff, even the solo album released while you were still seeing that therapist or whatever they call him.
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.
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I'm as big a Brian Wilson fan as anybody, but this album is unnecessary. It serves no purpose. Wilson and producer Don Was choose eleven random Wilson songs for Brian to re-sing in the studio and re-release for money. Why? Of the eleven songs, one is the less-than-a-minute "Meant For You" and another is "Still I Dream of It," a bad demo from 1976 where Brian literally sings for supper over a plain piano melody. Of the other nine songs, only one ("Caroline No") stands as one of his ten best songs, or his ten saddest songs, or the ten that connect him as an older man to the songs he wrote as a young man. There is no connection to explain the choices. Perhaps the songs were chosen by lottery format. Who knows? Who cares? The glowing critical praise from music publications above the customer reviews here are absurd. Stick with the Pet Sounds or Good Vibrations box sets if you want to hear Brian solo rarities of his sad and longing best. The CD is cheap, so I don't feel like I was mugged, but I won't put it on again. Steer clear.
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First, I give hats off to Brian for picking some very overlooked gems, instead of recording Fun Fun Fun for the hundredth time. You get the impression these are some of Brian's personal favorites. The ease of which these songs fit into Don Was's modern production is a testament of how Brian Wilson's songs have stood the test of time and remain relevent today. Many of these recordings improve on the originals, the soft acoustic productions of "Love and Mercy" and "Melt Away" redeem the songs from their harsher electronic/synthesized 1988 versions. They truly do offer love and mercy. Do It Again, and This Whole World are far better then the originals with a more solid beat, even Caroline No, while will never be improved upon stands up very well with the original with a wonderful flute solo at the song's conclusion. The highlight of this CD is the home demo of "Still I Dream Of It". I dont think I've ever heard a more honest, sad, and touching recording in my life. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is a semi-weak vocal on "wonderful". If you are looking for a good starting point for some of Brian's best and most underappreciated work, check this cd out, and for this price you can't go wrong! Kind of makes you hope Brian and Don Was can hook up again to record an album of new material!
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