October 25, 2013 – 4:53 am

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New York 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Beacon Theater, New York, NY; October 15, 2013. Very good audience recording.

Andy Greene reported at Rolling Stone:

The show began promptly at 8 pm with Wilson and his band performing a beautiful a-cappella rendition of “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring” by the Four Freshmen, a formative influence on Wilson. After getting the crowd on their feet with “California Girls,” they brought out Blondie Chaplin - a man whose tenure in the Beach Boys stretches from early 1972 all the way to late 1973. He cut two albums in that time period, and sang lead on the classic “Sail on Sailor.” Forty years later, he delivered it with pretty stunning vocal power and followed it up with the fan favorite “Wild Honey.”

It was at this point that Wilson dropped the bomb: not only were they going to play “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” next, but they it would be followed by the rest of Pet Sounds in sequence. It’s the first time he’s done the album in many years, and the first time he’s ever done an album without any prior announcement. The audience was stunned into silence, and didn’t seem to even believe it was true until sometime around “That’s Not Me.” They didn’t have the string section from the Pet Sounds tour of 2000-2001, but the band was clearly up for the challenge.

Pet Sounds is a very demanding album for Wilson vocally, and although Jeff Foskett handled many of the higher notes, it was clear Wilson gave it everything he had. “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times” has rarely been so touching, and “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)” was incredibly moving. “Now we’re going to play, I think, the best song I ever wrote,” he said before “God Only Knows.” “And I’ve written a lot of songs.” Nobody can match Carl Wilson’s original vocals, but he still did a stellar job and got a huge standing ovation.

Click here for the full write-up.

Thanks to Mr Railing for recording the show; and to seaweed1010 for sharing it at The Traders’ Den.

Source: AT943cards > SP-SPSB-10 > MM-AT-1 > H2n (24/48)
Transfer: WaveLab > r8b>cdwav > TLH(8) > flac
Location: Mics split 15″ placed on loge ledge lip, in line and aimed at left speaker stack

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Disc 1
Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks
Track 101. Their Hearts Were Full of Spring (right mic falling over bumps at 0:17-20) 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 102. California Girls 3:11 (5.4MB)
Track 103. Sail On, Sailor (with Blondie Chaplin) 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 104. Wild Honey (with Blondie Chaplin) 3:40 (6.1MB)
Track 105. Brian Announces Pet Sounds Album 0:45 (1.3MB)
Pet Sounds (Tracks 106-118)

Track 106. Wouldn’t It Be Nice 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 107. You Still Believe in Me 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 108. That’s Not Me 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 109. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 110. I’m Waiting for the Day 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 111. Let’s Go Away for Awhile 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 112. Sloop John B 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 113. God Only Knows 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 114. I Know There’s an Answer 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 115. Here Today 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 116. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 117. Pet Sounds 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 118. Caroline, No 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 119. Good Vibrations 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 120. Help Me, Rhonda 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 121. I Get Around 2:32 (4.2MB)
Track 122. Fun, Fun, Fun 3:27 (5.8MB)
71 mins

Disc 2
Jeff Beck
Track 201. Eternity’s Breath/Stratus 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 202. Even Odds 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 203. Little Wing 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 204. The Pump 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 205. Yemin 7:42 (12.9MB)
Track 206. You Never Know 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 207. You Know You Know 7:41 (12.9MB)
Track 208. Where Were You 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 209. Big Block 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 210. Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, David Marks enter stage 0:46 (1.3MB)
Track 211. Our Prayer 1:10 (2.0MB)
Track 212. Child Is The Father Of The Man/Surf’s Up 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 213. Brush with the Blues 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 214. How High the Moon 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 215. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 216. A Day in the Life 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 217. encore break and introductions (both bands and Blondie Chaplin on encore) 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 218. Barbara Ann 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 219. Surfin’ USA (with Jeff Beck solo) 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 220. Danny Boy 3:26 (5.8MB)
82 mins

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  1. 8 Responses to “BRIAN WILSON AND JEFF BECK - NEW YORK 2013”

  2. Saturday night in Toronto - looking forward to it even more now!

    By Tarrkus7 on Oct 25, 2013

  3. Thanks BigO. This set seems even better than the prior one. Cool to have Blondie Chaplin and Pet Sounds live.

    By 5yrsnojob on Oct 25, 2013

  4. It was a unique show for sure; but I was looking for Beck on a B.Boys hot rod set. Oh well you can’t always get… Jeff should lose the wighat and let it shine. Any traders left in this world? Check Want list on my Site.

    By Rich on Oct 25, 2013

  5. Whoah! Thanks, BigO! I was at this concert and it was A-Freaking-Mazing! Thank you Thank you, Thank you! Oh….did I mention “Thank

    By Walter on Oct 26, 2013

  6. Thanks BigO. Still kicking myself for not going to see them at the Wellmont in Montclair, NJ. I saw Jeff there with Imelda May in 2010 which is a great place to see a show. Thanks again for posting these 2 recent Wilson / Beck shows.

    By JB on Oct 27, 2013


    By darth on Oct 27, 2013

  8. jeff slummin` again.
    these singers sound like the rejects from the folk scare. who wants to hear 80 year old queens singing surf sun and hotrods. crapstuf

    By gee ho shes phat on Oct 30, 2013

  9. @gee ho shes phat….wrong. Wrong. WRONG! I was there. It was MAGIC. So take your troll thing somewhere else.

    By Walter on Mar 30, 2014

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