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NEWS
Updated 3/31/00

Here is some ordering info for those who do not have or prefer not to use credit cards to order the upcoming Brian Wilson live cd, from Celebrity Merchandise:

"You can send check or money order in US FUNDS ONLY to:  Brian Wilson
Fan Club, 15030 Ventura Blvd. #710, Sherman Oaks, CA  91403. You can use Postal Money Orders or International Money Orders US FUNDS ONLY.
You can also send a credit card order via fax.  Please include the following:
Name, address,shipping address if different, telephone number, e-mail address, card number and expiration date and what it is you are ordering." Here is the only fax# I could find:  818/981-7941

"We ship surface to foreign countries so as to keep the costs down." According to the Celebrity Merchandise Help Area, they ask that you allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery of international orders!

Updated 3/29/00

Here's a new date for Brian's upcoming tour this summer.

July 9 Gilford New Hampshire at the Meadowbrook Farm Performing Arts Center
Tickets  go on sale Friday, April 28th at 10 AM. Lawn $28, Gold seats
$35, Platinum seats $40

This is the latest tour schedule for Brian:
Fri 04/07/00
West Hollywood, CA
 Roxy Theatre
  Sat 04/08/00
West Hollywood, CA
   Roxy Theatre
  Sun 07/09/00
Gilford,NH
Meadowbrook Farm Musical Arts Ctr.
  Sun 09/24/00
Los Angeles, CA
  Hollywood Bowl

Tickets for some but not all events are being sold through TICKETMASTER
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Brian Wilson Live is now available to pre-order from
BrianWilson.com. The CD is expected to be released in Mid-May.
NOTE: The price for the CD is incorrectly listed as being $22.00. The correct price is $17.95 plus s/h.
 


Updated 3/23/00
 

For those who have been wondering what Joe Thomas has been up to here is some info on an upcoming show that he will be performing and producing along with Christopher Cross and other musicians:

It is a multimedia show featuring a "Sight and Sound Spectacular". There will be a 30X40 ft Hi Definition TV screen where high definition images are taken in locations from around the world, especially for this show. The show will be rear projected at 1000 lines of resolution. The sound will be mixed in 7.1 surround sound. Bill Curtis from A&E will be hosting and narrating. Joe Thomas former head of River North Records and co-producer of Brian Wilson's Imagination album will be a co/producer along with Bill Curtis & Steve Dahl of WCKG 105.9 radio in Chicago. WCKG will be  the main sponsor of the show. Joe will also be playing and act as Musical Director. The show will feature the footage  shown, accompanied by Christopher Cross's band playing and various other artists. Henry Kapono will be doing songs arranged and written  for the show, as well as some well known hits of
Christopher's. Cross will be performing as well as accompanying Henry and other artists on guitar and backgrounds. The show will be at the Norris Cultural Center in Lake Charles, Illinois on Saturday June 3rd. Tickets for the Saturday night show will go on sale 4/1.

ChristopherCross.com

Updated 3/17/00

The upcoming Flinstones movie will feature the song "This Isn't Love" , written by Brian Wilson, on it's soundtrack. However, this is not a Brian Wilson recording. Apparently there will be a band in the movie performing it. It appears this will be a version that for the first time will include the lyrics that Tony Asher wrote for it. As you know, Brian's version of This Isn't Love was released as an instumental with Brian performing it on piano on the Windham Hill cd titled Songs Without Words. However, Brian will be performing This Isn't Love during his upcoming concerts at the Roxy!

Updated 3/16/00
The first date of Brian Wilsons upcoming "Pet Sounds" tour has been confirmed as being on September 24, at 7:30PM at the Hollywood Bowl, according to a message from Bob Gannon, head of group sales at the Hollywood Bowl. Here is a portion of Mr. Gannon's message:

 "I wanted the true fans of Brian and “Pet Sounds” to know about this before the general public does. Since this is not a subscriber event, anything is possible including Box Seats. Single ticket sales will not be available for several weeks, so buy a group or 10 or more now and get the best seats possible. Call me immediately at 323-850-2158 and I will have group prices and seating information. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Call me."

Updated 3/10/00
Here is some info on  The Beach Boys: Then and Now
Running on (AMC) American Movie Classics
  This Saturday,March 25, 2000
    At 11:00 pm - 12:00 am ET

    Featured Artists
    The Beach Boys
    About Beach Boys: Then and Now
    One-hour special featuring classic performances of the group's timeless hits combined with interviews and rare footage from
    The Beach Boys' own archives. This light-hearted time capsule features segments juxtaposing Beach Boys' numbers with
    vintage 1960s material, woven together with recent interviews featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston
    as well as highlights from the late Carl Wilson's final interview. Performances include: "I Get Around" and "Dance Dance
    Dance," rare numbers cut from the original release of the legendary 1964 "T.A.M.I. Show;" Original music videos produced by
    the group in the late 1960s, including gems like "Good Vibrations," "Friends" and the legendary "Pet Sounds," "California
    Dreaming," "Still Cruising," and "Hot Fun in the Summertime;" highlights of long-unseen concerts from the Beach Boys'
    archives, with audio remixed from original 24 hour track masters; highlights of the group's triumphant reunion in Nashville in
    1996, and much more.

Thanks to Ryan Rodgers

Updated 3/9/00
More info on the Brian Wilson Symphonic Tour was announced today. Apparently, the concerts will be divided into three parts. Part one will consist of a symphony orchestra playingBeach Boys songs alone. Part two will have Brian with his backing band performing and part three will consist of  Brian , his band and the orchestra performing the complete Pet Sounds album. No cities or dates have been announced as of yet.

Updated 3/8/00

Brian Wilson Readies Summer Tour With Orchestra
JAAN UHELSZKI, Rolling Stone News (March 7, 2000)

Move over, Metallica. Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson is planning to
take his pop masterpiece Pet Sounds on the road this summer with a full
orchestra. It's perfect timing, since  the  never-before-performed-in-its-entirety album, which yielded such
underrated hits as "Wouldn't It Be Nice," and "God Only Knows," finally went gold this year.

In addition to performing Pet Sounds, Wilson will also perform other
classic Beach Boy hits during his summer concert swing, which comes despite rumors that he would not be hitting the road this year. "Brian had such a good time on the road last year that he decided to go out again, but wanted to do something a little different," said Ronnie Lippin, Wilson's publicist.
"A symphony orchestra only enriches the work, and with it the possibilities are staggering."

While the dates haven't been firmed up yet, Lippin said that it would be
a full-scale tour this summer.

Wilson is currently busy rehearsing for his two shows at Los Angeles's
Roxy Theatre on April 7 and 8, which will be recorded for a live CD to be
released exclusively on his new Web site, www.brianwilson.com.

Thanks to Marc Harry and Al Masciocchi

Rumour Debunked
At least two online music sites are running articles declaring the previously reported All Star Tribute To Paul McCartney , which was to include a track by Brian Wilson and the Wondermints called Dear Boy, to be a hoax.

Billboard and QOnline have articles on the subject:

From Billboard (Thanks to Gil McLean)
 

Edited by Jonathan Cohen / March 6, 2000, 4:00 p.m. EST
Reported Tribute Album Is News To McCartney Reps

Paul McCartney's publishing company MPL Communications North America and his London spokesman, Geoff Baker, are denying involvement in a
McCartney tribute album that Internet reports say is to be released on an undetermined independent label. The reports say the album will have
tracks by Brian Wilson, Foo Fighters, Neil Finn, Matthew Sweet, Ben Folds Five, and others.

"We are not mandating or working on any current Paul McCartney tribute record," says a source at MPL. Baker says he is not aware of the record, adding, "and I don't think Paul is either."

Andy Partridge of XTC, who according to reports had covered "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" for the set with a guest vocal by John Cleese, denies any involvement in the project. "This is really annoying," he tells Billboard Online, "because I had about six requests to do this and I just tore them up. We don't want to get involved in any tribute records."

-- Paul Sexton, London

From QOnline: (Thanks to "Vincent")

Mar 7 2000 12:22PM]
Last week's report from Launch.com on the the forthcoming Paul McCartney tribute album, Listen To What The Man Said, is proving a bit of a red herring, according to Music365. Many of the names supposedly involved have nothing to do with the project, particularly XTC, who were reportedly recording a duet of Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey with actor John Cleese.

But XTC's Andy Partridge has told Music365 that the news was nothing but a rumour. "We don't want to get involved in any tribute records. We really like McCartney and he's been enormously influential, but we really don't want to mangle one of his songs."

Updated 3/7/00
Endless Harmony Video -Press Release From Capitol

Capitol Records to Release Expanded DVD and VHS Editions of ``Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story''; Includes New Mixes, Rare Archival Footage and Bonus Clips

    WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--March 7, 2000--
Capitol Records will release new, expanded special DVD and VHS
editions of "Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story," the highly rated,
critically acclaimed documentary, produced by Stephanie Bennett of
Delilah Films and directed by Alan Boyd, which made its U.S.
television debut on VH1 in 1998.

    A soundtrack CD of "Endless Harmony," originally released to
coincide with the VH1 airing, is also available. The DVD will feature
five bonus video clips, including recently rediscovered and previously
unreleased footage from the vaults, as well as new 5.1 Surround Sound
mixes of seven of their classic songs.

    The VHS release will also contain rare archival footage which has
never aired before. In this two-hour documentary on their musical
life, The Beach Boys tell the story of their remarkable career, a
career that has spanned eight presidents and survived through
tremendous personal and professional obstacles.

    Coinciding with the March 14 DVD and VHS release, American Movie
Classics (AMC) will air an abridged version of the documentary in two
parts on March 18 and 25, as part of a month-long Beach Boys promotion
in its American Pop program strand.

    Among the newly added highlights on "Endless Harmony: The Beach
Boys Story" is a 1980 concert performance of "Do It Again" in
Knebworth, England, one of the few times a concert with all six Beach
Boys -- Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Alan and Bruce -- was recorded and
videotaped.

    In "California Girls," longtime fans will recognize outtakes from
the "All Summer Long" LP photo session, while "Kiss Me, Baby" features
shots from a pair of late 1965 recording sessions at Western Studios.
Never-before-seen footage of Carl Wilson strolling through Europe on a
1969 world tour accompanies "Long Promised Road."

    The five bonus video clips featured on the "Endless Harmony" DVD
include TV appearances, promotional films and concert footage.
Complete performances of "Surfin' USA" and "Things We Did Last Summer"
are from The Beach Boys' earliest-known network TV appearance in 1963.

    The complete promotional film for "Sloop John B" features a guest
appearance by legendary Beatles publicist Derek Taylor, while the
original film for "Friends" from 1968 boasts a previously unreleased
mix of the song that was recently unearthed during a search of the
group's tape vaults.

    "In My Room" and "Little Deuce Coupe" are from the recently
rediscovered "lost concert" from March 1964. The DVD edition will also
feature seven bonus 5.1 Surround Sound audio mixes. They are
"California Girls," "Kiss Me, Baby," "God Only Knows," "Surf's Up,"
"Long Promised Road," "Sail On Sailor" and "Do It Again."

    Featuring performance footage and the best of the group's many TV
and concert appearances, "Endless Harmony" showcases The Beach Boys at
the height of their early fame through to the present in their own
home surroundings. It contains open and often frank contributions from
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston and (from recent
and vintage interview footage) the late Carl and Dennis Wilson.

    They talk of the inspiration behind the songs and how they were
created, inevitably bringing to the forefront stories surrounding
their incredible success in the early '60s and subsequent troubled
waters as band members began to pursue different creative paths.

    The musical score throughout the film is from the timeless hits of
The Beach Boys, one of the most successful recording acts of all time,
with some 35 top 10 singles and nearly 40 albums released in the
course of 35 years.

    The VHS and DVD release of "Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story"
follows the Feb. 1 release of the third volume in Capitol Records' new
and definitive "Beach Boys Greatest Hits" series and the top-rated
national broadcast of the ABC-TV miniseries, "The Beach Boys: An
American Family" which aired Feb. 27-28.

Documentary Track Listing:

-- All Alone                          -- Heroes And Villians

-- All I Wanna Do                     -- I Get Around

-- Cool Cool Water                    -- I Just Wasn't Made For

                                         These Times

-- Long Promised Road                 -- In My Room

-- Loop De Loop                       -- Kiss Me, Baby

   (Flip Flop Flyin' In An Airplane)
-- Sail On Sailor                     -- Little Deuce Coupe

-- Surf's Up                          -- Our Prayer

-- The Night Was So Young             -- Wonderful

-- Til I Die                          -- Wouldn't It Be Nice

-- Barbara                            -- Do Ya Wanna Dance

-- California Saga: California        -- Endless Harmony

-- Brian's Back                       -- Good Timin'
-- Cotton Fields                      -- Happy Days

-- California Girls                   -- Sloop John B

-- Darlin'                            -- I Can Hear Music

-- Do It Again                        -- Kokomo

-- Friends                            -- Soulful Old Man Sunshine

-- Fun, Fun, Fun                      -- Surfer Girl

-- God Only Knows                     -- Surfin'
-- Good Vibrations                    -- Surfin' Safari

-- Help Me Rhonda                     -- Surfin' USA

                                      -- The Things We Did Last Summer

"Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story"

Street Date: March 14, 2000           Label: Capitol
Genre: Documentary                    Format: DVD/VHS
Running Time: 104:15                  UPC Codes: 72434-92353-9-7 (DVD)
                                                 72434-92154-3-6 (VHS)

Updated 3/6/00
If you have been thinking about getting a DVD player , here is something that might help you make up your mind. The home video VHS and DVD versions of Endless Harmony will be finally be released on March 14.However, the DVD version will contain some interesting things that the VHS won't.
Five bonus video clips of the following songs:
Surfin' USA/Things We Did Last Summer, Little
Deuce Coupe, In My Room, Sloop John B, Friends plus
seven DVD-only Bonus 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio Mixes: California Girls, Kiss Me
Baby, God Only Knows, Surf's Up, Long Promised Road, Sail On Sailor, Do It Again

Updated 3/3/00

MSNBC will be repeating their special Beach Boys episode of their Time and Again show on Sunday (late Saturday Night) at 2:00AM Eastern Time.

Updated 2/23/00

Brian Wilson has booked two nights at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on April 7-8 to record a new live album to be sold exclusively through his new website www.brianwilson.com set to launch  in April. The album will be offered for sale in late April/early May. He will play some new material in addition to some that he performed during last years tour.Tickets will cost $37 and are limited to 500 a night. They go on sale March 4 at 10 a.m. at the Roxy Theater box office
and through TicketMaster.

Updated 2/21/00
The Beach Boys (Mike Love and Bruce Johnston) will appear along with John Stamos on the Donny And Marie show, this Friday, Feb 25 to promote the upcoming ABC TV Beach Boys mini series. Check your local listings as this show runs at different times in different cities. Stamos is also scheduled to appear on the Conan O'Brien show later that same evening.

Updated 2/16/00

ABC has a new website to publicize their upcoming TV special,
The Beach Boys: An American Family

Thanks to PNeski

Updated 2/15/00

The first in a huge amount of TV coverage in February and March for Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys begins this Sunday at 8PM Eastern Time as the A&E Network presents a rebroadcast of their great Brian Wilson episode in the Biography series "BRIAN WILSON: A BEACH BOYS TALE. It will be shown again later the same night (late Sunday/early Monday at midnight.

VH1 NEEDS YOUR HELP FOR AN UPCOMING BEACH BOYS SPECIAL

Hello: I'm working on a project here at VH1 and I'm looking for any James Watt masks handed out at The Beach Boys June
    '83 concert at RFK Stadium. Or does anyone have photos of them wearing them? Does anybody have any of the "Wrong
    Element" t-shirts sold at this event? Or photos of them in a "Wrong Element" t-shirt? We want to feature this stuff in a show
    we're doing to be broadcast in April on VH1. Please e-mail me at Steven.Tierney@VH1.com Thanks for any help!!!

Updated 2/1/00

Here is some promo information that I recently posted on the Gold Board about a week ago, concerning author Jon Stebbins book , due in March, on Denny Wilson.

The staggering tale of the freewheeling brother who fired Brian
    Wilson’s imagination and influenced the Beach Boys’ sound, style,
    and attitude

    He was the embodiment of the sun-drenched California dream, a sandy-haired sex symbol that sparked a cultural tidal
    wave. Surfer, lover, drummer, Beach Boy. His life was a short, brilliant, intoxicating ride that inevitably curled into a torturous
    spiral of addiction and despair. Profoundly gifted but
    destructively wild, Dennis Wilson was dead at age 39,
    drowning quietly while his influence made millions for others.

    Volumes have been written about the troubled past of Dennis’s older brother Brian Wilson and his amazing impact on the
    history of popular music. But Dennis Wilson: The Real Beach Boy tells for the first time the staggering tale of the
    freewheeling brother who fired Brian’s imagination and permanently influenced the
    Beach Boys’ sound, style, and attitude. While Brian stayed in his room, brother Dennis hurled himself at life with an
    unquenchable lust for action. From surfing teenager to drag-racing daredevil, from his legendary sexual appetite to his
    chilling friendship with mass murderer Charles Manson, this biography follows the
    hair-raising trail blazed by the real Beach Boy.

    Author Jon Stebbins candidly and passionately offers the first in-depth look at one of rock and roll’s most compelling figures
    in a book packed with rare, never-before-published photos and previously unknown facts.

    JON STEBBINS is a fourth-generation Californian who has spent most of his life composing, performing, collecting,
    studying, and writing about popular music and has contributed to numerous collectors’ guides and music-related
    publications. He is currently
    working on a screenplay about Buddy Holly’s last tour.

    $16.95
    230 pages
    6 x 9 inches, paper
    20 colour photos, 30 b&w photos
    ISBN 1-55022-404-2

Updated 1/24/00

Lots of Beach Boys happenings coming soon on the AMC cable channel. "Endless Harmony" (Part 1 of 2) will air on Saturday, March 18 at 10:00pm ET, followed by "The Lost Beach Boys Concert" at11:00pm ET.  A late night encore of "Endless Harmony" (Part 1 of 2) will air at 4:00am ET, followed by "The Beach Boys Lost Concert" at 5:00am ET.  "Endless Harmony" (Part 2 of 2) will air on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00pm ET, followed by "Beach Boys: Then and Now" at 11:00pm ET. A late night encore of "Endless Harmony" (Part 2 of 2 will air at 4:00am ET, followed by "Beach Boys: Then and Now" at 5:00am ET.  I am not certain of the running times at this time.

Updated 1/20/00

A transcript of tonights chat with Tony Asher can be read here.
Tony Asher Chat


ABC News is featuring Pet Sounds lyricist Tony Asher in a live chat this evening at 8PM Eastern Time ,before Brians appearance on 20/20 Downtown at 10PM. You can find the chat and leave a question for Asher at  ABCNews

Thanks to Edward Mazza

Updated 1/19/00

Brian Wilson To Be Part Of New TV Series

Court TV Premieres New Series, Hollywood & Crime, On January 21 At 7:00 PM/ET

     PASADENA, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2000-- Alison Holloway Signed As Host of Weekly Look at Celebrities and Their Dealings With the Law

     Hollywood & Crime, Court TV's new legal magazine show on celebrities and the justice system, will be hosted by international celebrity expert Alison Holloway. Premiering on Friday, January 21 at 7:00 PM/ET, the series offers a glimpse into the private lives of some of Hollywood's hottest superstars and their public dealings with the justice system. Hollywood & Crime will air back-to-back episodes each week on Friday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM/ET, and features such celebrities as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Allen, and Dennis Rodman.

     Prior to Hollywood & Crime, Alison Holloway hosted Premier Story, a nationally syndicated late night magazine show. The London native has also been the Royal correspondent for Hard Copy and served as the London correspondent for A Current Affair.

     Hollywood & Crime launches on January 21 with High School Confidential focusing on the antics of celebrity teens and Family Affair, which takes a look at the domestic crises of high-profile families. High School Confidential explores the troubled times of three controversial "brat pack" actors: Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn and Rob Lowe. Each attended Santa Monica High School and then went on to have successful film careers and even larger legal problems. Family Affair examines the hardships of famous Hollywood families, with Marlon Brando, Phil Hartman and Marvin Gaye.

     Upcoming episodes in February include American Beauties, Innocence Lost, and Jailhouse to Penthouse. American Beauties will focus on the courtroom trials of sex-symbols Farrah Fawcett and Anna Nicole Smith, while Innocence Lost will focus on the brushes with the law that young stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, 'N SYNC and Willie Ames (Eight is Enough) have faced. Jailhouse to Penthouse will showcase celebrities such as Don King and Charles Dutton, who have spent time in prison for violent crimes.

     Episodes premiering in March will be Leader of the Pack, Deep in the Heart of Texas, Take This Job and Shove It and Two of a Kind. Leader of the Pack will spotlight famous lead singers John Lennon, BRIAN WILSON and Diana Ross, whose solo careers took them from the concert spotlight to a headlining role in the courtroom. Deep in the Heart of Texas focuses on "lone stars" Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, and Gary Busey's legal problems. Take This Job and Shove It takes a look at celebrities Martin Lawrence, Naomi Campbell and The Frugal Gourmet whose inflated egos lead to legal trouble. Two of a Kind will profile famous fiery couples whose love brought them together, and the crimes that tore them apart: looking at controversial Hollywood pairs Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen; Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra; and Johnny Depp and Kate Moss.

     Hollywood & Crime:  Produced by TUK Media Enterprises.

Updated 1/11/00

ABC has scheduled the upcoming mini-series "The Beach Boys: An American Family" for broadcast on February 27th and 28th.
==========================================
From TV Guide: Jan 20, 10PM Eastern.
20/20 Downtown
  Scheduled: Brian Wilson, who gained fame with the Beach
    Boys in the 1960s, discusses the reclamation of his life after
    bouts with addiction and depression. Correspondent is Joel
    Siegel.

Thanks to Mike Philips

Update 1/10/00

Coming Soon From Sea Of Tunes:

UNSURPASSED MASTERS VOL. 18: THE ALTERNATE SMILEY SMILE ALBUM (C 9953)

  Wonderful (take 1) mono 0:02:34
   Wonderful (takes 4 & 5) mono 0:02:31
   Wonderful (vocal overdub attempts) stereo 0:01:05
  Wonderful (vocal & instrumental overdub) stereo 0:02:23
   Wonderful (1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:23
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   Wind Chimes (takes 1 & 2) mono 0:02:32
   Wind Chimes (vocal overdub attempt) stereo 0:01:38
   Wind Chimes (vocal overdub attempt) stereo 0:01:33
   Wind Chimes (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:24
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   Wind Chimes (vocal rehearsals fade sequence) stereo 0:02:37
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   Vegetables (bass rehearsal) mono 0:00:58
   Vegetables (bass track) mono 0:02:21
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   She's Goin' Bald (section 1 - take 1) stereo 0:00:51
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   She's Goin' Bald (section 1 - 1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:36
   She's Goin' Bald (section 1 - 2nd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:37
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   She's Goin' Bald (section 2 - take 1) mono 0:00:24
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   She's Goin' Bald (section 3 - takes 1 & 2) mono 0:00:52
   She's Goin' Bald (section 3 - backing track) stereo 0:00:55
   She's Goin' Bald (section 3 - 1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:00:55
   She's Goin' Bald (section 3 - 2nd vocal overdub) stereo 0:00:56

   Getting Hungry (rehearsals) stereo 0:04:34
   Getting Hungry (takes 1 & 2) stereo 0:01:08
   Getting Hungry (vocal overdubs) stereo 0:01:01

   With Me Tonight (vocal rehearsals intro) mono 0:01:57
   With Me Tonight (vocal overdub intro) stereo 0:00:41

   UNSURPASSED MASTERS VOL. 19: THE ALTERNATE WILD HONEY ALBUM (C 9954/55)

   DISC 1;

   Cool, Cool Water (track) mono 0:01:14
   Cool, Cool Water (instrumental insert) stereo 0:01:14
   Cool, Cool Water (1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:15
   Cool, Cool Water (2nd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:17
   Cool, Cool Water (3rd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:18
   Cool, Cool Water (track) mono 0:01:14
   Cool, Cool Water (1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:16
   Cool, Cool Water (2nd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:17
   Cool, Cool Water (rehearsal) stereo 0:02:34
   Cool, Cool Water (track) stereo 0:01:17
   Cool, Cool Water (1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:17
   Cool, Cool Water (2nd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:19
   Cool, Cool Water (3rd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:18
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   Cool, Cool Water (3rd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:14
   Cool, Cool Water (4th vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:15
   Cool, Cool Water (1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:19
   Cool, Cool Water (2nd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:19
  Cool, Cool Water (3rd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:23
   Cool, Cool Water (stereo mix) stereo 0:01:15

   Can't Wait Too Long (take 1) mono 0:01:01
   Can't Wait Too Long (take 2) mono 0:02:56
   Can't Wait Too Long (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:56
   Can't Wait Too Long (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:55
   Can't Wait Too Long (vocal overdub) stereo 0:03:56
   Can't Wait Too Long (vocal overdub) stereo 0:03:52
   Can't Wait Too Long (rehearsal) stereo 0:01:12
   Can't Wait Too Long (rehearsal) stereo 0:04:59

   I Was Made To Love Her (backing track) stereo 0:02:16
   I Was Made To Love Her (vocal rehearsals) mono 0:04:58
   I Was Made To Love Her (vocal rehearsals) mono 0:03:00
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   I Was Made To Love Her (vocal overdub attempt) stereo 0:02:14
   I Was Made To Love Her (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:10

  DISC 2:

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   Here Comes The Night (section 1 - 2nd vocal insert) stereo 0:01:08
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   Here Comes The Night (section 4 - 1st vocal insert) stereo 0:01:07
   Here Comes The Night (section 4 - 2nd vocal insert) stereo 0:01:07
   Here Comes The Night (section 5 - 1st vocal insert) stereo 0:01:09
   Here Comes The Night (section 5 - 2nd vocal insert) stereo 0:01:09

   A Thing Or Two (various inserts) stereo 0:04:21

   The Letter (take 1) stereo 0:01:43
   The Letter (take 2) stereo 0:01:28
   The Letter (track & vocal) stereo 0:01:54

   Darlin' (track) stereo 0:02:17
   Darlin' (lead vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:17
   Darlin' (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:17
   Darlin' (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:12
   Darlin' (backing vocals overdub) stereo 0:02:17
   Darlin' (instrumental insert attempt) stereo 0:02:56

   Wild Honey (track) stereo 0:02:49
   Wild Honey (lead vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:48
   Wild Honey (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:46
   Wild Honey (backing vocals overdub) stereo 0:02:48
   Wild Honey (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:49

 UNSURPASSED MASTERS VOL. 18: FRIENDS, 20/20 AND ODDS & ENDS (C 9956/57)

   DISC 1;

   Friends (takes 1 & 2) stereo 0:01:09
   Friends (take unknown) stereo 0:02:35
  Friends (1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:35
   Friends (2nd vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:35
   Friends (3rd vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:36
   Friends (alternate version) stereo 0:02:36

   Do It Again (track & vocals) stereo 0:02:35
   Do It Again (backing vocals overdub) stereo 0:02:33
   Do It Again (stereo mix) stereo 0:02:34
   Do It Again (track & vocals) stereo 0:02:29
   Do It Again (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:29
   Do It Again (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:50
   Do It Again (backing vocals overdub) stereo 0:02:38
   Do It Again (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:37

   We're Together Again (tracking session) mono 0:03:08
   We're Together Again (track & vocals) stereo 0:02:12
   We're Together Again (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:14
   We're Together Again (string overdub) stereo 0:02:11
   We're Together Again (overdub attempt) stereo 0:02:13

   Walk On By (rehearsals) mono 0:02:22
   Walk On By (rehearsals) mono 0:01:39
   Walk On By (track & vocals) stereo 0:01:01
   Walk On By (1st vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:04
   Walk On By (2nd vocal overdub) stereo 0:01:04

   DISC 2:

   I Can Hear Music (track & vocals) stereo 0:02:46
   I Can Hear Music (instrumental insert) stereo 0:02:21
   I Can Hear Music (overdub attempts) stereo 0:02:25
   I Can Hear Music (track & vocals) stereo 0:02:46
   I Can Hear Music (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:46
   I Can Hear Music (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:44
   I Can Hear Music (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:43
   I Can Hear Music (insert rehearsals) stereo 0:04:15

   unknown instrumental (rehearsals) mono 0:02:24
   unknown instrumental (rehearsals) stereo 0:00:28

   Time To Get Alone (rehearsal) stereo 0:01:14
   Time To Get Alone (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:54
   Time To Get Alone (vocal overdub) stereo 0:02:55

   Sherry, She Needs Me stereo 0:02:42

   Break Away (track & vocals) stereo 0:03:15
   Break Away (vocal overdub) stereo 0:03:10
   Break Away (instrumental insert) stereo 0:03:14
   Break Away (alternate mono mix) mono 0:02:38

   Ode To Betty Joe stereo 0:03:41

   It's Time (takes 1 & 2) stereo 0:01:17
   It's Time (take 8) stereo 0:00:29
   It's Time (instrumental insert) stereo 0:01:02
   It's Time (vocal overdub) stereo 0:03:01
   It's Time (instrumental insert) stereo 0:01:37
   It's Time (instrumental insert) stereo 0:01:06
   It's Time (instrumental insert) stereo 0:01:41

   America, I Know You (take 1) mono 0:01:39
   America, I Know You stereo 0:04:09

   TODAY & SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS STEREO VERSION WITH BONUS TRACKS
   (C9958)

   1. Do You Wanna Dance? (2:24)
   2. Good To My Baby (2:22)
   3. Don't Hurt My Little Sister (2:09)
   4. When I Grow Up To Be A Man (2:01)
   5. Help Me, Rhonda [album version] (3:09)
   6. Dance, Dance, Dance (2:00)
   7. Please Let Me Wonder (3:05)
   8. I'm So Young (2:33)
   9. Kiss Me Baby (2:44)
  10. She Knows Me Too Well (2:32)
   11. In The Back Of My Mind (2:09)
   12. All Dressed Up For School (2:20)
   13. Dance, Dance, Dance [alternate version] (1:59)
   14. I'm So Young [alternate version] (2:25)
   15. Guess I'm Dumb [track] (2:58)
   16. The Girl From New York City (2:14)
   17. Amusement Parks, USA (2:51)
   18. Then I Kissed Her (2:18)
   19. Salt Lake City [track] (2:08)
   20. Girl Don't Tell Me (2:45)
   21. Help Me, Rhonda [single version] (3:03)
   22. California Girls (2:44)
   23. Let Him Run Wild [track] (2:35)
   24. You're So Good To Me [track] (2:16)
   25. Sandy (2:37)
   26. Graduation Day (2:16)
   27. California Girls [track] (2:57)
   28. Sloop John B [track] (3:11)
   29. The Little Girl I Once Knew [track] (2:45)
   30. Three Blind Mice (0:57)

Thanks to Tobias

Updated 1/8/00

 According to a report from Brad Elliott, the news reported in the latest issue of Endless Summer Quarterly concerning the upcoming Brother reissues was not the latest news and not correct. Elliott says that the reissues will only be released in two-fer form. ESQ had announced that in addition to the two-fers, there would also be single cd's released in mini album sleeves and that there would also be vinly LP releases. This is not the case.

Updated 1/7/00

According to a report at DVD.com, Image Entertainment will be releasing a DTS DVD of Brian Wilson In Concert sometime this year.

Thanks to Stimpy

Updated 1/3/00

E Online reported today that an LA County federal judge has barred former Beach Boys guitarist Al Jardine from performing under the band's name until the case goes to trial later this year.

Thanks to Barbara Lang
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NEW BEACH BOYS BOOK PUBLISHED

     A new book, Add Some Music To Your Day: Analyzing and Enjoying The Music Of The Beach Boys, will be published by Tiny Ripple Books on December 22, 1999.

     The book presents the “best of” Add Some Music, the respected and fondly-remembered Beach Boys fanzine of 1978-1984.  Over 40 newly-edited articles, essays, and reviews provide a serious and critical perspective on the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.

     Edited by Don Cunningham (editor and publisher of Add Some Music during the fanzine’s seven-year existence) and Jeff Bleiel (author of That’s All: Bobby Darin On Record, Stage & Screen), the book features insightful, opinionated commentary on the Beach Boys which has been unavailable for over 15 years.

     Highlights include:

Musical analysis of 17 Beach Boys classics, focusing on Brian Wilson’s revolutionary and enduring triumphs as a composer, producer, arranger, and bandleader
Critical reviews of often-overlooked Beach Boys albums and singles
Comprehensive articles covering the works of Beach Boys Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, and Mike Love
Over 35 photos, many of which have been unseen since their original publication

     Many Beach Boys aficionados consider Add Some Music -  a serious journal about the band’s artistry and history -- to be the best fanzine ever published about the group.  The articles now collected for the book Add Some Music To Your Day stand up as exceptionally perceptive commentary on the Beach Boys - writing which has never before received wide distribution.

     Noteworthy among the 45 articles reprinted and re-edited for the book are Don Cunningham’s in-depth analyses of Brian Wilson’s beloved and acclaimed songs and productions.  “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Surfer Girl,” “Good Vibrations,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Heroes and Villains,” “California Girls,” and “Sloop John B” are among the classics covered.  Lesser-known tracks such as “Car Crazy Cutie” and “Let’s Go Away For Awhile” are also discussed.

     Add Some Music To Your Day: Analyzing and Enjoying The Music Of The Beach Boys is available for $19.95 (plus $3 shipping) from Tiny Ripple Books, P.O. Box 1533, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.  Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax.  Orders are now being accepted.  For more information, visit www.tinyripple.com.

The Beach Boys Greatest Hits Volume 3 (Best of the Brother Years) 1970 - 1986' Set for Release On Feb. 1, 2000


 

     WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Dec. 14, 1999--

    CD Release Coincides With ABC-TV Broadcast Of New Miniseries

                 "The Beach Boys: An American Family"

     The third volume in EMI Music Distribution's new and definitive
"Beach Boys Greatest Hits" series has been scheduled for release on
Feb. 1, 2000 to coincide with the national broadcast of the ABC-TV
miniseries, "The Beach Boys: An American Family."

     "The Beach Boys Greatest Hits Volume 3 (Best of the Brother
Years) 1970 - 1986" focuses on what is often called "The Brother
Years," named after the legendary group's own Brother Records which
released a number of extremely noteworthy albums during the 1970 and
1980s.

     Although these years were overshadowed by difficulties, personnel
changes and the tragic death of Dennis Wilson, the Beach Boys
continued to produce artistic masterpieces, many of which are featured
on "The Beach Boys Greatest Hits Volume 3 (Best of the Brother Years)
1970 - 1986."

     The Volume 3 CD launches with the first single of "The Brother
Years," "Add Some Music To Your Day." Other tracks selected for "The
Beach Boys Greatest Hits Volume 3 (Best of the Brother Years) 1970 -
1986" include Carl Wilson's first vocal composition "Long Promised
Road," the Bruce Johnston song "Disney Girls," Alan Jardine's first
solo composition for the group "Susie Cincinnati," and "California
Saga (On My Way To Sunny Californ-i-a)" co-written by Jardine and Mike
Love.

     Also included are "Sail On, Sailor," "Rock and Roll Music," "It's
Okay," "Good Timin'," "Getcha Back," "Peggy Sue," "Come Go With Me"
and "California Dreamin'."

     The release precedes the broadcast of the new ABC-TV
drama-with-music "The Beach Boys: An American Family." Produced by
Storyline Entertainment's Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Annie,"
"Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella") and actor John Stamos ("Full
House"), who has toured as the band's drummer on and off since 1993.

     "I wanted to pay homage to my heroes," said Stamos. "This is a
dream come true."

     The four-hour miniseries will chronicle the early years of Brian,
Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine.
It will show their meteoric rise to fame and fortune from humble
beginnings as teenagers in Hawthorne, Calif. after they created the
West Coast "surf sound" with classics like "Fun, Fun, Fun,"
"California Girls" and "Good Vibrations."

     Although their sound epitomized America's optimism, behind the
popular songs was the dramatic story of the struggles between the
young men and their domineering father/manager, the women they loved,
and each other.

    The movie stars newcomers Frederick Weller as Brian Wilson, Nick
Stabile as Dennis Wilson, Ryan Northcott as Carl Wilson, Matt Letscher
as Mike Love and Ned Vaughn as Al Jardine.

     In conjunction with the movie, on Feb. 20, A&E will present
"Biography -- Brian Wilson: A Beach Boys Tale." The two-hour biography
includes 35 candid interviews with close friends and family,
never-before-seen-or-heard film footage, music recordings and concert
performances and features Brian Wilson's performances of more than 20
American classics.

     Also featured is music written by Brian Wilson heard for the
first time ever on television; original home movies, photographs and
sound recordings; and many television performances not seen since
originally broadcast decades ago.

     EMI Music Distribution (EMD) is one of the five largest
distribution companies in North America. EMD encompasses sales and
distribution for Capitol, Virgin, Capitol Nashville, Angel, Blue Note,
Christian Music Group, EMI Latin, Priority and The Right Stuff (one of
the top three reissue labels in the industry, with one of the largest
and most significant R&B catalogs).

     Also under the EMD umbrella are Caroline Distribution, Catalog
Marketing, Special Markets and Manufacturing. EMD can be found on the
World Wide Web at www.emidigital.com.

Tracklisting

1.       Add Some Music To Your Day
2.       Susie Cincinnati (see Note)
3.       This Whole World
4.       Long Promised Road
5.       Disney Girls (1957)
6.       `Til I Die
7.       Surf's Up
8.       Marcella
9.       Sail On, Sailor
10.      The Trader
11.      California Saga (On My Way to Sunny Californ-i-a) (se Note)
12.      Rock and Roll Music (see Note)
13.      It's OK (see Note)
14.      Honkin' Down The Highway
15.      Peggy Sue
16.      Good Timin'
17.     Goin' On
18.      Come Go With Me
19.     Getcha Back
20.      California Dreamin'

Note: Original Single Versions

"The Beach Boys Greatest Hits, Volume 3 (Best of The Brother Years)
1970 - 1986"

Street Date:  Feb. 1, 2000            Label:  Capitol
Order Date:  Jan. 7, 2000             Format:  CD and CS
Genre:  Pop/Rock                      UPC Codes:  72435-24511-2/8; 4/2
Running Time:  61:49

Capitol Records has just opened a new Beach Boys site  mostly to promote the new Pet Sounds in stereo cd.

Capitol Beach Boys site

A & E , at their Biography site, is offering the Brian Wilson
    Biography video for $14.95. They also are offering
    a package deal with the video and the Pet Sounds box set for $44.95.
    Though the video alone is being sold to US and Canadian residents, the package deal is for the US only. You can order either from their website or by phone at 1-800-344-6336

 Biography Website

For members of the Brian Wilson Fan Club,the new management of the club, Celebrity Merchandise,has released the following announcement :

Hello Brian Wilson Fans,

We would like to let you know that Mail Mann will now be managing Brian Wilson's Breakaway Fan Club.  If you are already a subscriber, your subscriptions to the newsletters will be honored. If possible, would you please return via e-mailyour current status so we can double-check the files we've inherited.  This will greatly help us during the transition process to keep things running smoothly.

The Fan Club will be offering a Fan Club Kit, bio's, photos and surprises throughout the year.  If you are interested in joining the Brian Wilson's Breakaway Fan Club, please return e-mail your complete name and "snail-mail" address with Brian Wilson on the subject line and we'll send you all the information you'll need to join.

You can also "snail-mail" us at:  Brian Wilson Fan Club, 15030 Ventura
Blvd, #710, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403.

We would like to thank you for your comments, interest and continued support.

MAIL MANN
Celebrity Merchandise
http://www.celebritymerch.com
celbmrch@ni.net

SITE ARCHIVES
Oct,Nov,Dec 1999
July,August,September 1999
April,May,June 1999
Jan,Feb,March 1999
Oct,Nov,Dec 1998
 

Play these great albums for your non believer friends, buy them as gifts for family and friends.
 

CD'S IN CURRENT RELEASE
BEACH BOYS - GREATEST HITS VOLUME3 "BEST OF THE BROTHER YEARS"
CAPITOL RECORDS 72435-24511-2/8; 4/2
BEACH BOYS - GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1  CAPITOL RECORDS 724352186020
BEACH BOY - GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2  CAPITOL RECORDS  724352023820
BRIAN WILSON - IMAGINATION   GIANT RECORDS 9 24703-2
BRUCE JOHNSTON/MIKE LOVE AND THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCH. - SYMPHONIC SOUNDS INTERSOUND 9343
BEACH BOYS- ENDLESS HARMONY   CAPITOL RECORDS 72434-96391-2-6
BEACH BOYS- ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS  CAPITOL RECORDS 72434 95734-2-0

HOME VIDEO
BEACH BOYS : Endless Harmony DVD/ VHS
TWO LANE BLACKTOP: STARRING Dennis Wilson and James Taylor
Anchor Bay Entertainment VHS/DVD/LETTERBOX
*BRIAN WILSON : A Beach Boys Tale -A&E Biography AAE-17459  VHS
*Available at the Biography website or by calling 1-800-344-6336
BEACH BOYS : The Lost Concert   Image Entertainment -ID5646SB  VHS/DVD
BRIAN WILSON : Imagination   Warner Video -38508-3   VHS
**BEACH BOYS : Nashville Sounds/The Making of Stars and Stripes
Image Entertainment - ID4514ERDVD  DVD
**NOTE: According to the Image Entertainment Website, this is the version that contains In My Room with Tammy Wynette