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Wilson, Brian - On Tour
Added: July 27th 2003
Year of Release: 2003
Label: Sanctuary Records Group
Catalog Number: 88348
Total Time: 77:00:00
What more can be said about the legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson? His legacy has carried over from decade to decade, gathering more strength and validity with the passing of each year. Now Wilson is actively recording and touring as he did in his Beach Boy years and musicians and fans worldwide are absolutely thrilled about it, and so is Brian. He is so lucid and genuinely happy performing with his band. It is obvious watching Wilson click with the band, also known as The Wondermints, that he discovered a perfect match to fit his vision and concept of presenting his music. This DVD is Brian On Tour enjoying some of his best moments.
The things other artists say about him is so touching, everyone feels so much love and respect for this man and his music. I really got all of those feelings strongly while listening to all the interviews. Listening to all of this great music had me going from joy and elation to sadness and despair all in one song. That is the power of Wilson's music. At one point during a sound check for ?Good Vibrations,? Brian commented that the band was better than the Beach Boys, which I was surprised to hear him say. I understood exactly where he was coming from once I heard the goose bump version of ?Good Vibrations? live, it was incredibly moving and done to perfection. ?Lay Down Burden? was similarly touching. He dedicated the song to the passing of his brothers Dennis and Carl. You could see the pain and sorrow in Brian's eyes, yet he made it through that number with his typical grace and professionalism. ?God Only Knows? was heartrending and beautiful as well. All of the songs are great and Brian and his band do a superb job of getting the original intent and feeling of the music across to their audience fabulously. Quite a few popular artists show up to visit Brian backstage and join him onstage for a few of the songs.
The behind the scenes footage was a great addition to all the concert action and the interviews with Brian were fascinating. The man has been through so much in his life, and has overcome some very difficult problems and is still alive to tell about it all. The music lives on and so does Brian Wilson, thank you lord.
This is the complete music package all wrapped up into a shiny little metal and plastic disc. The wonders of technology are within your grasp now every day, bringing you a legend right into your living room at the touch of a button. Life is good and it is all that much memorable and full because of people like Brian Wilson and his timeless music. I really cannot add anything else, except that if you are a fan of music you need to see this DVD.
Show Open - Neil Young - Sheryl Crow - Pete Townshend / Fun Fun Fun / Early Rehearsals - Lay Down Burden - Good Vibrations / California Girls / Do It Again / Soundcheck - Caroline No - Kiss Me, Baby / God Only Knows / Help Me Rhonda / ?They're A Team?/ Darlin' / Backstage - Little GTO / This Isn't Love / Friends and Relatives - Chuck Britz - Carol Kaye - Nancy Sinatra - Carnie Wilson / A Backstage Visit from Ronnie Spector - Don't Worry Baby - I'm So Young / A Happy Band - Viva Las Vegas - Bob Flanigan - Desi Arnaz, Jr. - Vegetables / A Happy Family - Brian's Birthday / Add Some Music to Your Day / A Backstage Visit from Patti Smith / Songwriting - Saturday Morning in the City -Neil Young / Brian's Induction To The Songwriters Hall of Fame - Sir Paul McCartney / Caroline No / Brian In Japan - Sail On, Sailor - Neil Young / Lay Down Burden - Backyard Baseball / Soundcheck Jam Session - Ruby Baby / The Bridge School Benefit Concert - Pete Townshend - Neil Young's Good Vibrations Lesson / Good Vibrations / Surfin' USA - Neil Young - Eddie Vedder - Roger Daltrey - Emmylou Harris - Pegi Young - Sheryl Crow / Happy New Year -Auld Lang Syne / Barbara Ann / So Long - Peter Buck - Love & Mercy - Exit to Bus / Credits
Bonus features: Meet the Band / Brian on the Beatles / Postcards from the Road / Full-screen format
Brian Wilson - lead vocals, piano
Scott Bennett - keyboards, vibes, percussion, vocals
Mike D'Amico - percussion, guitar, vocals
Jeffrey Foskett - guitar, percussion, vocals
Probyn Gregory - guitar, french horn, trumpet, tannerin, vocals
Jim Hines - drums, percussion
Bob Lizik - bass, vocals
Paul Mertens - alto & soprano sax, flute, piccolo
Taylor Mills - vocals, percussion
Darian Sahanaja - keyboards, vibes, percussion, vocals
Nick Walusko - guitar, vocals
Todd Sucherman - drums
Brian Wilson (1988)
Sweet Insanity (1990) (unreleased?)
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (1995)
Orange Crate Art (1995)
Live At The Roxy Theatre (2000)
Pet Sounds Live (2002)
Brian Wilson Productions: New Edition (2003)
Gettin' In Over My Head (2004)
What I Really Want For Christmas (2005)
That Lucky Old Sun (2008)
Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin (2010)
Imagination (VHS/DVD) (1999/2000)
On Tour (2003) (DVD)
Pet Sounds Live In London (DVD) (2003)
Brian Wilson Presents Smile (DVD) (2005)
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.brianwilson.com
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