Friday, August 27, 2010

BRIAN WILSON - New York City, 2004

This is a very special one, for a number of reasons:

First, my son missed his birthday yesterday -- I mean his actual birth day. He's officially a day overdue now, which gives us one more weekend to prepare his we got that going for us, which is nice. He's most welcome to get born any day now.

Second, my main man Mr. Wilson has just released an exquisite new album you may have heard about -- it was even #1 on Amazon for a minute this week.

Third, I've been looking for this live boot for ages, and suddenly it popped up today without even trying! It's a perfectly recorded -- by Brian's own engineer, Mark Linett -- NPR FM broadcast of the Carnegie Hall show from Brian's magnificent 2004-'05 "SMiLE" Tour, still one of the peak concert experiences of my life (two times: at Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl).

All in all, a happy time. So smile, y'all...!

"Practice, Man, Practice!"
Carnegie Hall - New York, NY - October 12-13, 2004
(FMB @256 kbps)


Marcel said...

thanks for this and, more importantly, happy birth day!

Heli0tr0pe said...

Cheers man, mucho appreciado -- boy is a week overdue, but I think we're getting close...!


3-Pin said...

Thank you very much for this gift. Hope everyone is there and safe after the delay.


Nipper said...

Thank you. Hope all went well....

Heli0tr0pe said...

Cheers man -- it all did!


Anonymous said...

Yes indeed this concert is some kind of the holy grail of live experience. Smile Live ! And a perfect soundboard.

Still there are some audience recordings from the London Concerts that are marvelous too. And I'm not fond of audience recordings but these are really almost professional recordings... Impressive.
Thanks for sharing, Derek

Heli0tr0pe said...

Thank you! Will try to track one down and maybe post in the future. The London shows are indeed historic since they were the first!

The soundstage performance on the official "SMiLE" DVD is amazing too, since you can really see who's doing what and, most important, how great Brian looks and sounds.


Anonymous said...

Brian Wilson London Smile is here and
Good receipt if interested,


Heli0tr0pe said...

Cheers man -- will definitely check those out!


Anonymous said...

Thank you . Any chance of a repost, please?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great show. Please repost?!? Thank you.