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CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Carnival of Sound - Official Release on Rhino
« on: February 13, 2010, 04:03:01 AM »
> It's a shame Save A For A Rainy Day  couldn't have been recorded in the big-studio system.

I completely agree.  The single version of Yellow Balloon was re-recorded in a "proper" studio, andf it is much better than the album version - improved arrangement (the piano break in te middle) and improved sound.

If only the rest could have been through this process too!

I love Save For A Rainy day, but the single version of Yellow Balloon and the Silver Summer re-recording of Like A Summer Rain offer tantalising glimpses of what might have happened if Dean's vision had been supported by the kind of studio facilities and musicians that Jan had at his fingertips.

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Cover Art by Dean Torrence
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:19:21 PM »
That is a very nice cover indeed. Dean has managed to evoke the feeling of a contemporary cover - a cover that the album might have had if it had been released when it was created - and he has managed to do this without being directly nostalgic.

Incidentally, too little has been made of Dean's design work for J&D in the period before the accident. The posters and tour brochures show that he was in the vanguard of the move to Mouse & Kelley-like hand lettering. The lettering on this cover shows that he still remembers how to do it - and that he is still a master at it :)

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The 1977 Re-recordings.
« on: February 02, 2010, 11:00:57 PM »
So what is the score with Silver Summer then?

This is an album of re-recordings that claims to feature Jan, who must therefore have approved it. It isn't produced by him though, and if his voice is present then it is not featured at all prominently.

The album isn't a cheap knock off because it is housed in that iconic Norman Seef photograph that was (I believe) taken specifically for the album, although Dean subsequently reused it.

And (to complicate things further) Silver Summer contains a re-recording of Like A Summer Rain that is IMHO far superior to the original - and one of Dean's best ever vocals!

And to complicate things even further most of the tracks were themselves reissued later as Jan & Dean's Golden Summer by the Legendary Masked Surfers....

I'd like the original version(s) of Filet of Soul. I think they would prompt a reassessment of J&D :)

THE TAMI SHOW / Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
« on: January 26, 2010, 10:59:38 PM »
Yes, I had always assumed that it was somewhere between mild sarcasm and an in-joke.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: favorite Dean vocal
« on: January 19, 2010, 10:39:26 PM »
Actually, years ago, I used to own that strange 2 LP collection that had it on. It was the first time I had ever heard it. Memory being what it is I can no longer remember how it compares to the mono version, but I do remember liking it at the time (and wondering what is was and where it came from).

ALBUMS / Re: 1966 Filet of Soul
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:38:04 AM »
Does an official track listing for the original conept exist? Or is Side 4 of the original Anthology lp set all we have to go on?

And, Mark: can we add the original version of this to the (thankfully shortening) list of J&D material that should just damn-well-be-released so we can finally hear it?

(Plus, I think the proper version of FoS is another reason to see J&D's creative value reevaluated upwards.)

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: favorite Dean vocal
« on: January 18, 2010, 11:00:40 PM »
If I am allowed a second bite of the cherry I will also nominate the version of Like A Summer Rain from the Silver Summer album. Its one remake that IMHO surpasses the original!


DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: favorite Dean vocal
« on: January 17, 2010, 10:45:33 AM »
My favourite is the Legendary Masked Surfers' version of Gonna Hustle You - especially the fade-out....

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