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Tweak wrote:Indeed! I have been looking into it. What is the quintessential WOS recording? I know a lot of motown was recorded using the technique, but which is the "textbook example"? Though not Motown, I am thinking Wichita Lineman by Glen C. Its has those reverby strings... Umm. Not sure. I know Glen was working with Spector for a while. Its a great song though!
tenchijin2 wrote:Pet sounds is not a WOS album. It is about 3 steps beyond, IMO.
For the record, Brian Wilson is my favorite musician of all time. I'm a fanatic.
Brian's recordings achieved a much better separation than WOS, most of the time. He used the general concept for sure, but instead of a cacauphony of muddy sound (my impression of WOS) his recordings were huge or delicate as needed.
Beach Boys Today is probably the most "WOS" album he did (Dance, Dance, Dance, and Good to My Baby spring to mind). Pet Sounds has it's WOS moments... some of Wouldn't it Be Nice for example, but the album is much too diverse to be a WOS example.
The technique that Brian used more than WOS was the combination of instruments. A piano and a Bass and a clarinet (as an example) all playing the same line to make a unique sound unlike any of the three individually.
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