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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect and close enough to count!, May 22, 2013
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This review is from: Live - The 50th Anniversary Tour [2 CD] (Audio CD)
My normal beef about live CD releases is that they leave off songs and don't utilize the full capacity of the CD content and my first thought when I got this one was the same, knowing they played 47 songs when I saw them live last summer in what simply was one of the greatest show I have seen and I have seen 500+.

That having been said, this CD simply does contain everything you would want or need except maybe "Wouldn't It Be Nice" played during a majority of the shows on this tour, but given that is only one song not included that could have been, that is a pretty minor note. This set is 124 minutes of music, edited I am sure a bit for story telling etc. that of course made the live show even that much better.

As noted by others, the sound quality is absolutely perfect and the performances were and are on this CD the same virtually perfect. I noted during the show and it is a tiny bit obvious here, that at least 3 of the band musicians, including the show director, were covering key vocals that Brian or the gone Dennis and Carl would have or in Brian's case cannot any longer, but folks let me tell you, Brian Wilson did a wonderful job on his key vocal parts during this show and given how he and Mike Love have now separated again unfortunately probably for good, this tour truly could be the last we ever see and hear of this brilliant line up. Sad to consider yes, but making this CD and my memories even more the better.

I will say as others have as well, please whomever can, do the DVD up right, with the full sets and plenty of bonus features. Any true fan would pay top dollar for that one and I refused to buy the one that did come out, but instead netflixed it, but it was a shocking edited disappointment. So this CD set bridges some of that gap, but the first class DVD treatment is still required and due us all. Thanks
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Initial post: May 22, 2013 7:47:42 PM PDT
Glenn W. says:
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" is included on this album. Disk 2 track 12.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 10:29:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2013 10:29:41 AM PDT
Whew...as soon as I saw 'No Wouldn't It Be Nice" in the review I scratched my head, as that may be my favorite tune by the guys (that is until I hear ANOTHER one of my favorite's, there so many...)...and it sounded great when they did it at their Summer '12 stop at Red Rocks. I agree, the DVD (which my honey got for me) was a disappointment. Although it is OK as far as it goes, it's obvious it was rushed for $$. Too few tunes, and no "extra's". Gotta get this C.D.
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