Brian Wilson Reviews
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Pet Sounds Fan from Grafton, Massachusetts
FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED LIVE
Excellent concert last night. I am not a huge Beach Boys fan, but Pet Sounds is one of my favorite albums and I really looked forward to hearing it played live. The 12 person band did not let me down. It was great to hear personal favorites “God Only Knows”, “Don’t Talk” and “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times”. One other bonus – Blondie Chaplin’s guitar solo on “Wild Honey”! The girls, surf and cars songs were nostalgic favs and well done. And of course… “Good Vibrations”! Thanks Hanover Theater...
L PMacy from New Albany, Ohio
THANK YOU BRIAN
Last night's concert was outstanding. I saw Brian's tour twice last year and both concerts were excellent. His April 21 show in Columbus had Brian and his amazing orchestra at their best. Brian's vocals were better than I heard in last year's tourmand he appeared to have as much fun as the audience. The gentle genius of music deserved every standing ovation !
Maureen Bowen from Kitchener, Ontario
BRIAN WILSON ROCKED!
I almost cried when I saw this living legend! Never ever thought I would get the opportunity to hear the Beach Boys music played live. All the artists were amazing and reproduced the music to perfection. I am not as familiar as I'd like with the Pet Sounds album, but the genius of the songs was absolutely enthralling. From the opening number to the end it was a totally awesome experience!
from Orlando, Florida
MANY MEMORIES RELIVED
The genius of Brian Wilson is indisputable. The audience responded to his rightful place in Rock history with a standing ovation at the start, and even longer standing ovation at the end. God bless you Brian Wilson! Your music is forever imbedded in our memories.
from Santa Barbara, California
What a great evening seeing a living legend.
James Posta from Toledo, Ohio
BRIAN WILSON WITH MATT GARDENE (THE VOICE OF THIS CONCERT)
Brian Wilson's band had an excellent performance at the Stranahan last night. HIs vocals were limited, though necessary to provide the BB harmony. The a'ccoustics at the Stranahan are much-improved or the BBs brought that stellar sound system to provide a great venue. The key player was singer Matt Gardene. His falsetto voice emulated the Mike Love component for the most memorable BB songs. The concert was non-stop with a short intermission. A number of the songs weren't well-known BB melodies, however, the 11-piece band was exceptional. The eclectic audience really enjoyed the reflective 60's sounds. Sad to see Mr. Wilson having help leaving and entering the stage, but his phrasing and harmonic sounds with other stronger voices is what the distinct sound of the BB is all about. It is unfortunate that the split with Mike Love eliminates a needed voice. Though not a Love-fan, it is apparent without the young Gardene the distinct BB harmony would be void of what we recall from the 60s
Bruce M. from Boston, Massachusetts
THANK YOU FOR PET SOUNDS!
The best word I can find for last night's show is love. What wonderful musicians all embracing the moments of playing one of the greatest pieces of musical history. And having a fine time doing it! Brian did well and showed humor as well as a great love for his own music..it was apparent on his face. Al Jardine,his son matt(who truly vocalized as only Brian could do)and Billy showed a family of musical heritage for us all,and the band?One of the best professional sets ever. It sounded exactly like the Wrecking Crew was up there but at times even fresher. Not to be a spoiler but I have to say a few of the earlier songs done were a shock to me.I never expected such a fun and loving night of music as that was. I hope all of you who have not been able to get to a show manage to see this and hear its brilliance. If it is to be the last ever pet Sounds performance, then it was truly worth it. Adding Blondie Chapin, I doubt I will experience anything that good again. Thank you Pet Sounds .
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