BRIAN WILSON AND JEFF BECK - LOS ANGELES 2013

October 29, 2013 – 4:34 am

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BRIAN WILSON AND JEFF BECK
Los Angeles 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; October 20, 2013. Excellent audience recording.

Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times wrote:

The tour that Wilson, 71, and Beck, 69, have been on together for several weeks began modestly enough. Wilson invited Beck to add his distinctive instrumental voice to a new track Wilson was working on recently, a collaboration that since has expanded into the pair writing and recording several songs. How or when recordings might surface remains to be seen, but Sunday there was clearly a deep musical bond between the two.

In addition to “Danny Boy,” their combined three-song set late in the game allowed Beck to  make the doo-wop throwaway “Barbara Ann” live and breathe anew. His work during “Surfing U.S.A.” became a master class demonstration in how Beck and his British peers took the guitar-centric template created by Chuck Berry and launched it into the musical stratosphere a few years later.

Originally, the show was to be a return to, and expansion of, the Brian Wilson Band’s touring after last year’s digression for the 50th anniversary Beach Boys reunion tour. That ended on something of a sour note when founding member Mike Love, who had been granted the sole right to use the Beach Boys name professionally, announced that he was done with the reunion activities and would return to his long-running, scaled-down band minus the services of his cousin Brian, who represents the musical heart and soul of the Beach Boys, or original members Al Jardine and David Marks, who’d been on board for the reunion shows…

When the Wilson-Beck tour hit New York last week, Wilson spontaneously decided to perform the entire “Pet Sounds” album, widely regarded as the Beach Boys’ crowning musical achievement, then announced that he’d also include it for the hometown crowd when the show reached Los Angeles.

Wilson’s portion of the evening began with “California Girls,” that wondrous “pocket symphony” he crafted 48 years ago. Next up was a stunning a cappella rendering of “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring” - the song the teenage Beach Boys sang for Jardine’s mother to persuade her to lend them enough money to buy decent equipment and pursue their dream of becoming a legit rock ‘n’ roll band.

Click here for the full write-up.

Thanks to Falconidave (David Sell) who recorded the show and shared it at The Traders’ Den.

Source info:
AT853 hypers > CA-9200 3-wire > Sony PCM-M10 (24/96) > Adobe Audition CS6 (normalize, resample/dither to 16/44.1) > CDWaveEditor 1.96 > TLH > Flac
Location: Sec B Row W center

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Disc 1
Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks
Track 101. intro Brian 0:41 (1.1MB)
Track 102. California Girls 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 103. Their Hearts Were Full of Spring 2:17 (3.8MB)
Track 104. Sail on, Sailor 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 105. Wild Honey 3:47 (6.4MB)
Pet Sounds (Tracks 106-118)

Track 106. Wouldn’t it Be Nice 2:57 (5.0MB)
Track 107. You Still Believe in Me 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 108. That’s Not Me 2:57 (5.0MB)
Track 109. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) 2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 110. I’m Waiting For the Day 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 111. Let’s Go Away For Awhile 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 112. Sloop John B 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 113. God Only Knows 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 114. I Know There’s an Answer 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 115. Here Today 3:25 (5.8MB)
Track 116. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 117. Pet Sounds 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 118. Caroline, No 2:25 (4.1MB)
Track 119. Good Vibrations 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 120. Help Me, Rhonda 3:18 (5.6MB)
Track 121. I Get Around 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 122. Fun, Fun, Fun 3:33 (6.0MB)
70 mins

Disc 2
Jeff Beck
Track 201. Eternity’s Breath/Stratus 6:42 (11.2MB)
Track 202. Even Odds 3:38 (6.1MB)
Track 203. Little Wing 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 204. The Pump 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 205. Yemin 7:22 (12.4MB)
Track 206. You Never Know 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 207. You Know You Know 8:00 (13.4MB)
Track 208. Where Were You 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 209. Big Block 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 210. Our Prayer 1:13 (2.0MB)
Track 211. Child Is Father of the Man-Surf’s Up 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 212. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Brush With the Blues 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 213. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 214. A Day in the Life 4:44 (8.0MB)
Track 215. encore break and introductions 5:45 (9.6MB)
Track 216. Barbara Ann 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 217. Surfin USA 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 218. Danny Boy 3:16 (5.5MB)
80 mins

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  1. 5 Responses to “BRIAN WILSON AND JEFF BECK - LOS ANGELES 2013”

  2. Thanks again BigO! This is the third show you have posted from this historic tour…and it is greatly appreciated.

    By JB on Oct 29, 2013

  3. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Oct 29, 2013

  4. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/brian-wilson-jeff-beck-concert-review-2013/

    and by the way.. today is the 42nd anniversary of duane allmans death. he was 24.

    By darth on Oct 29, 2013

  5. jeff beck`s rig rundown for this tour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN-Wazsiaio

    By sluggo on Dec 11, 2013

  6. sluggo i couldnt resist this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xgx4k83zzc

    By barth on Dec 11, 2013

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