Actually I'll guess it'll be one previously released, "real" song: "Feel Flows," maybe, or "This Whole World." And then a previously unreleased or live song, probably from Dennis. One of the two will be Dennis, anyway (I'd guess).
I feel your pain in that we've been waiting a long time for this one, but it seems to me I've seen plenty of artists digitally release four, five songs off an upcoming album in advance of the whole thing. Wish I had examples off the top of my head, but I swear it's increasingly common considering the digital world. It would be different if it involved pressing and shipping actual singles to stores, but obviously that side of things is mostly gone.
EDIT: Thought of one! The Hold Steady released something like six songs as singles that I believe mostly or all were on their second-most recent album, Thrashing Thru the Passion (2019).
And, I'm not trying to dampen anyone's enthusiasm about this set, as I do think the release of a set from this era is a very positive thing.
But, that being said, these alternate takes are why I don't really like spending money on deluxe reissues or boxes anymore. It was interesting to hear, sure. Is it something I'm likely to listen to again? No. That tends to be the case the vast majority of the time for me anyway, not just with the Beach Boys, but any band.
And it's probably not the single I'd have chosen to entice people to drop some money come August 27.
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Jul 30, 2021 15:58:21 GMT
Yeah, I've been second-guessing my decision a little bit to go with the whole 5 CD set. I went with that Import CD place online for $87 which I thought was a pretty good price, but they haven't taken the money out of my checking account yet (via my debit card). I guess I could change my order, but I did already subtract it in my checkbook register.
I'm sure the set will have plenty of goodies, but I'm not certain these singles are really the band putting their best foot forward.
I did notice that Seasons in the Sun is not on the two disc version which I find slightly annoying. I'm not a huge fan of the Terry Jacks song, but I'd rather have an unreleased track than alternate takes of stuff I already have. But, then again, that's the biz.
I was about to post that it would be odd to release a song in the middle of the week, but forgot tomorrow is Friday. (See? My situation I posted about in The Lounge caused my brain to forget that the weekend begins tomorrow).
jk: Sheriff John Stone: Are you planning to continue your Sparks history? It's been fascinating so far and I'm sure I'm not the only poster here who would appreciate it. When the time is right, of course.
Sept 20, 2021 20:19:15 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Thanks, jk. I apologize for dragging my feet. I expect to have something posted in a few days.
Sept 20, 2021 22:35:38 GMT
Kapitan: That is NO EXCUSE. You're guilty as charged (said the guy who realized today he started a Prince thread like a month or more ago and 100% forgot about it).
Sept 20, 2021 22:48:03 GMT
jk: That's good news, Sheriff. And good news from you too, Cap'n.
Sept 21, 2021 10:12:14 GMT
carllove: Sheriff and Kapitan, totally understand! Just let us know when there is an update. I am enjoying both! I really appreciate both of your efforts!
Sept 21, 2021 13:44:37 GMT
carllove: Looks like Sheriff has already added to the Sparks history! Yay!
Sept 21, 2021 13:46:01 GMT
Kapitan: Shamed, I began a new Prince thread post. But work rudely interrupted by wanting me to, you know, work. So it'll have to wait.
Sept 21, 2021 19:31:50 GMT
jk: Ooohh, we need a new "year" -- preferably from someone who hasn't chosen one yet...
Sept 22, 2021 9:59:24 GMT
Kapitan: Yes, let's keep it going. If you're not sure which years we've covered, check the first post of the thread: I've edited it to list each year we've touched upon.
Sept 22, 2021 13:10:08 GMT
jk: If no one jumps in soon, I'll go for 1997, which is 13 years back from 2010. Fact is, we haven't had a '90s year yet.
Sept 22, 2021 13:46:32 GMT
Kapitan: No, but we do have a whole '90s thread that covered a lot of that territory. (In fact, that's what inspired the idea, to some extent)
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:28 GMT
Kapitan: Not that I'm opposed to a '90s year, mind you
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:58 GMT
jk: I see where you're coming from, Cap'n. I even did a double-take when looking through 1997 albums and songs (these look familiar!). My next suggestion is that we go back 13 years from 1972 to 1959.
Sept 22, 2021 17:04:34 GMT
jk: OK, it's one of the "doldrum years" but it was crammed full of goodies that even register with folks who weren't born for another 20 years. Of course, if anyone has a better idea, I'm all for it.
Sept 22, 2021 17:05:59 GMT
Kapitan: That would make sense; we also haven't really touched the early to mid 80s, which I'm sure people (mostly) recall. And of course EVERY year in the '60s seems loaded...
Sept 22, 2021 17:06:53 GMT
jk: Yes, the early-ish '80s also came to mind. But let's see who else joins in...
Sept 22, 2021 17:08:04 GMT