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Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Nov 2019, 20:39

Different from an earlier one, no DSOTM this time.

from faroutmagazine.co.uk:

Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time:

01. Randy Newman – Sail Away
02. The Beatles – Rubber Soul
03. Three Dog Night – Seven Separate Fools
04. The Four Freshmen – Four Freshmen and Five Trombones
05. The Beach Boys – Friends
06. Phil Spector – A Christmas Gift for You
07. The Beach Boys – Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
08. The Beach Boys – Wild Honey
09. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
10. The Rolling Stones – Between the Buttons
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Postby ever/never » 16 Nov 2019, 22:20

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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby Charlie O. » 17 Nov 2019, 02:59

Looks pretty similar to one I remember seeing in the late-'80s or early '90s. Sail Away topped that list too.

I know Danny Hutton's a friend, but I wonder why that Three Dog Night album? They weren't exactly an "album band," but they had at least four that were better than that one.
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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby Muskrat » 17 Nov 2019, 03:41




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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Nov 2019, 20:53

I don't think I've ever seen an artist's own work represented so much on his personal list of faves.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Nov 2019, 02:59

Matt Wilson wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an artist's own work represented so much on his personal list of faves.


No false modesty there! :D
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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby Quaco » 19 Nov 2019, 03:43

"Rubber Soul (U.S.)" it should say!
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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby Geezee » 19 Nov 2019, 10:07

GoogaMooga wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an artist's own work represented so much on his personal list of faves.


No false modesty there! :D


Although interesting that he doesn't stick everyone's favourite Pet Sounds up there.
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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Nov 2019, 14:26

Geezee wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an artist's own work represented so much on his personal list of faves.


No false modesty there! :D


Although interesting that he doesn't stick everyone's favourite Pet Sounds up there.


Also, that he likes Summer Days and Summer Nights more than Today.

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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Nov 2019, 20:38

Surprised by the lack of The Gerogerigegege.
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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Nov 2019, 22:09

Geezee wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an artist's own work represented so much on his personal list of faves.


No false modesty there! :D


Although interesting that he doesn't stick everyone's favourite Pet Sounds up there.


Perhaps he is sick of it.
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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Nov 2019, 22:09

Matt Wilson wrote:
Also, that he likes Summer Days and Summer Nights more than Today.


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Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Nov 2019, 22:10

Darkness_Fish wrote:Surprised by the lack of The Gerogerigegege.


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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby Geezee » 20 Nov 2019, 14:35

GoogaMooga wrote:
Geezee wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
No false modesty there! :D


Although interesting that he doesn't stick everyone's favourite Pet Sounds up there.


Perhaps he is sick of it.


Pure guesswork on my side but I'd think perhaps it's more to do with bad memories and the band infighting associated with its recording, since the circumstances around it so often colours ones perception of an album more than the explicit quality of the songs themselves. That could be at least partly why he has Between The Buttons in there as well - it's a great record but perhaps more importantly for him he was also there when it was being recorded (although I don't think he features on it).
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Re: Brian Wilson’s 10 favorite albums of all time

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2019, 15:24

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Pure guesswork on my side but I'd think perhaps it's more to do with bad memories and the band infighting associated with its recording, since the circumstances around it so often colours ones perception of an album more than the explicit quality of the songs themselves. That could be at least partly why he has Between The Buttons in there as well - it's a great record but perhaps more importantly for him he was also there when it was being recorded (although I don't think he features on it).


Not so. There was a bit of resistance, from Mike in particular, but everyone, including Mike, could hear how brilliant it was, and they all went along with it, had the prayer sessions, and so on. Brian was immensely proud of what he'd done and played it for Marilyn. It's more to do with touring it to death, and also that the others he mentions have some standouts, like "California Girls", which he feels is his greatest achievement.

I didn't know that he sat in on the BTB sessions , but I would have to agree, it is in many ways the best album of The Rolling Stones.
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