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« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2018, 02:47:59 PM »

The music was sublime and the author of most of the tunes was present, even though he is wracked by recent surgery, old age and perhaps some other issues. The band was fantastic and complemented him wonderfully well. Running well over the preset finish time, no-one minded, we enjoyed just about every minute, despite some faux pas and glitches with timing.

Al Jardine and son Matt provided great support, vocally and musically and earned my admiration.

The second most moving act of the weekend.

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« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2018, 03:30:08 PM »


 Running well over the preset finish time, no-one minded



...  probably because by that time those that may have done had already gone to bed :-)

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« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2018, 03:37:32 PM »



 Running well over the preset finish time, no-one minded



...  probably because by that time those that may have done had already gone to bed :-)

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Incidentally, I discovered that the festival is licensed to run until 12 on all three nights, so the usual 11pm finish on Thursdays is voluntary.
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« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2018, 04:46:13 PM »


I heard his interview with radio Oxford. The lights are on but nobody is home.


That was a really awkward interview, embarrassing. However I wonder how much was Brian being deliberately difficult, for example when asked what he liked about being in the studio he replied the chairs and the microphones which actually is quite a witty and aimed at winding the interviewer up more than anything else.
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« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2018, 06:24:01 PM »

Having been brought up hearing the Beach Boys since early childhood but never seeing them I was delighted to be there to watch a real legend on stage and to hear the songs that I have always known.
Fair play to Brian Wilson for still touring when most of his age and capacity would have pulled up their armchairs many years ago.
Is there anyone in that audience that could have written such enduring music (a certain R. McTell excepted!

It was a real privilege to be a part of it.
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« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2018, 06:56:14 PM »

Does anybody have a set-list, or know of a link to one, please?
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« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2018, 08:16:24 PM »


Does anybody have a set-list, or know of a link to one, please?


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« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2018, 08:16:56 PM »

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« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2018, 08:17:31 PM »

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« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2018, 08:44:36 PM »

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« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2018, 02:16:16 PM »


A privilege and a treat to see the Great Brian Wilson on stage whilst his work was delivered to us by a magnificent set of musicians.

Here's one person who's apre gig thought was ,"Isn't life wonderful".


You sir have just expressed my feeling about this set admirably.  

It was a joyous occasion and all those round me were quite willing to forgive the lapses in Brian's vocals; I have rarely seen the majority of the field so energised.  The man is a legend and yes he has suffered numerous mental breakdown some caused by substance abuse but his presence still caused chills down my spine.  No one I spoke to who witnessed the performance was in anyway negative, for most it was the highlight of the weekend.

The supporting band were magnificent and it is rare for any live performance to capture the record (which is very complex) so well.  

I was just glad to be there

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« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2018, 02:29:16 PM »



A privilege and a treat to see the Great Brian Wilson on stage whilst his work was delivered to us by a magnificent set of musicians.

Here's one person who's apre gig thought was ,"Isn't life wonderful".


You sir have just expressed my feeling about this set admirably.  

It was a joyous occasion and all those round me were quite willing to forgive the lapses in Brian's vocals; I have rarely seen the majority of the field so energised.  The man is a legend and yes he has suffered numerous mental breakdown some caused by substance abuse but his presence still caused chills down my spine.  No one I spoke to who witnessed the performance was in anyway negative, for most it was the highlight of the weekend.

The supporting band were magnificent and it is rare for any live performance to capture the record (which is very complex) so well.  

I was just glad to be there




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« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2018, 02:49:53 PM »

So as we have Marillion and then their former lead singer alternate years can we expect The Beach Boys next year lead by the not at all ironically named Mr Love?

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« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2018, 06:13:59 PM »



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Coolio. Remind me to pop “Man-child with severe mental health problems” into my “It’s nice to be nice” locker for future usage.


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« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2018, 08:07:35 PM »

His vocals were awful, but apart from that it was a wonderful set that could have gone on even longer!
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« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2018, 11:00:51 AM »

Mr Wilson's health issues aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the set. The band reproduced the sounds of childhood summers and it was great to sing along with songs I've loved since I was a toddler! It was a perfect end to Thursday's offerings and as far as I could tell, everybody leaving the field was either still singing or at least smiling. The only thing that could have improved it would have been some glorious Californian sunshine.
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Mr Wilson's health issues aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the set. The band reproduced the sounds of childhood summers and it was great to sing along with songs I've loved since I was a toddler! It was a perfect end to Thursday's offerings and as far as I could tell, everybody leaving the field was either still singing or at least smiling. The only thing that could have improved it would have been some glorious Californian sunshine.


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Mr Wilson's health issues aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the set. The band reproduced the sounds of childhood summers and it was great to sing along with songs I've loved since I was a toddler! It was a perfect end to Thursday's offerings and as far as I could tell, everybody leaving the field was either still singing or at least smiling. The only thing that could have improved it would have been some glorious Californian sunshine.


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« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2018, 08:55:20 PM »

The band was brilliant, Al Jardine was excellent, his son had a good voice, and the music was amazing.

It was good to see Brian Wilson there, but I did feel sorry for him. I also did wonder what planet Blondie Chaplin was on, but he can still play the guitar.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable end to the evening.

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« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2018, 01:39:27 PM »

 I loved Blondies tambourine playing  Grin
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