quote:I absolutely can't believe that! I thought you knew ALL the songs, Camus!
LOL, I wish.
Days of Future Past, well it's pretentious, especially the spoken word parts, but it certainly has it's own charm. The symphonic sections are beautifully lush, very reminiscent of Gershwin (particularly An American In Paris) and Nights In White Satin is a very fine song.
Brian Wilson - Adult Child (Unreleased 1977 solo album)
Not his best work IMHO, but still very enjoyable, a bit of a Vegas album. Hey Little Tomboy is satisfyingly perverse and disturbing, could do without Mike Love whinging on it though.
SMiLE Sessions Unsurpassed Masters Vol 17
A lot of takes and sections for Heroes and Villains, Wind Chimes, Wonderful, Child Is Father of the Man, Vega-Tables and He Writes Speeches.
A fascinating glimpse into the SMiLE sessions and Brian Wilson's modular recording technique, and more interestingly how the incredible vocal harmonies for Heroes and Villains were assembled, must be about 8 different vocal parts all double tracked. Certainly for me it was nice to be able to pick apart the harmonies into their respective parts, as the finished product with everything else is a bit overwhelming to try and sort out which part is which.
Doctor Who 2006 soundtrack. Possibly one of the worst piles of drivel I've ever heard. I wasn't a fan of the incidental music, but wanted a copy of the new arrangement of the theme. The theme IMHO is the only decent track on the album. Once upon a time the incidental music to Doctor Who used to be cutting edge electronic music from the Radiophonic Workshop or EMS studios, or almost atonal chamber music courtesy of composers like Geoffrey Burgon or Dudley Simpson. Now it's hideous bland music without any depth, a bit like the new series I guess.
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightening
Good solid album, heavy echoes of the old man and his Uncle, hope people can get past the obvious similarites and it doesn't torpedo his career like other children of famous artists (Julian Lennon immediately springs to mind as someone who could never escape the shadow of his much more famous father).