Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Soundtracking the Pet Sounds Podcast Series - Episodes 5, 6 & 7


Episode 5: “I’m Waiting For The Day”
This simple episode used the backing track and contains a brief story line from Brian and then a nice overview from Mike Love. We stressed the timpani drums section and then back to the backing music part for Al and then into Bruce. We conclude playing the first verse of the original track.

Episode 6: “Let’s Go Away For A While”
This short piece features the original track. We opened at the top and then edited into the horn section toward the end. Brian said a lot off mike about this track but was sort of shy when we started to record his interview. In fact, we talked for a bit about the Burt Bacharach feel on that particular cut. He then went on to talk about a new track he was writing with Burt. Anyways, you have Brian discussing the tune from a musical point of view and then, Mike giving a short reaction.

Episode 7: “Sloop John B”All of the guys essentially said the same thing here. It is great to hear them tell their own version of the story which is why we left it all in. As Brian states it is a solid cut from the Boys – all around great music, arrangement and singing. But as Bruce points out, the track (maybe) didn’t belong on Pet Sounds. I agree with Bruce on this and would have liked to seen “Good Vibrations” included instead – just my opinion here. This episode used session backing track and then original on the outro.

Jv / 09.12.06

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