No Pier Pressure (2015) Apr 8, 2020 13:36:54 GMT
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Apr 8, 2020 13:36:54 GMT
Speaking of guests, how in the world was Saturday Night not released as a single? Nate Ruess's voice graced several big hits from 2012-2014 with his band fun and even a collaboration with Pink. Yet, Nate's song, which is IMO easily the best to feature a non Beach Boy, is buried on the tail end of the album.
Runaway Dancer, I agree, ought to go. But I'd keep the other two you omit. If I were cutting two more, they would probably be Somewhere Quiet (just ... why?) and Hollens.
Saturday Night is nothing if not a single.
kds, I see your point that the extra songs on the Deluxe Version are pretty good and it's difficult to exclude/cut them. Like I said above, I rarely if ever advocate cutting songs, but 51:03 is a lot of music for a single sitting, unless you view the No Pressure Deluxe Version as a double album (the vinyl version is 2 lps BTW). I'll admit that I'm stuck on this one. I hate to lose any of these songs. I think we can agree that "Runaway Dancer" would be the first to go, and if push came to shove, I'd probably go with The Kapitan and delete "Our Special Love" (but Brian's vocals are so great on it) because the song is a little weak(er). So, if you cut "Runaway Dancer" and "Our Special Love", you make room for two of the Deluxe Edition tracks.
I think you have to keep "The Last Song". It's too important a song to delete. It's an opus and it is the best album closer. While I think Joe Thomas had a lot to do with the production, it does sound like the song might be important to Brian, especially the lyrics.
I realize that there was no way ""Guess You had To Be There" was going to be cut, but, honestly, the song leaves me cold, too; it's a little repetitive. Kacey Musgraves is very popular in country music, and she does have a nice voice, but the combination of her and Brian just doesn't seem to work for me.
I'm going to work on a 13 track No Pier Pressure My Edition.