Saturday, February 13, 2010

Someone needs to help the Help For Haiti song

The song "We Are The World" was redone by Lionel Richie, and re-recorded for Haiti relief. It features lots of terrible teen sensations (Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, lots of American Idol people), and even a posthumous duet from Michael Jackson with Janet. Oh. If you can stomach it and listen towards the end, you can even hear T-Pain's completely autotuned voice. And a rap breakdown at the end.

But during shots of the chorus, you can see our boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine in salmon colored shirts, singing along with those losers. Rise above, boys. They didn't even give them a solo!

But hey, at least it's for a good cause.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

66/67 SMiLE with HI-RES booklet!

This is another fan made smile with awesome high resolution scans of the original booklet! This is worth it for the booklet alone, BUT the mix is fantastic. Here is a bit of the description!

"All credit for audio quality goes to Purple Chick, Mok and Ryan Marks. I could not hope to out-do them in the remastering of these tracks.

Without doing a track-by-track, some of the highlights of this mix include:
*Improved seamless transitions between tracks, without cutting in elements from BWPS (for the hardcore vintage folks).
*I used tracks without digital edits (pitch/tempo shifts) as much as possible. (Those that may remain are not distracting.)
*Perhaps best of all, a hi-res reconstruction of the original Smile booklet is included. (I used 150 dpi for the attached jpeg's, which are perfect for printing. I have larger files if you want, though.) The pages are arranged in PRINT ORDER, and are numbered and arranged for back-to-back printing as they are. I hope the order is obvious, but file "1-16" means page 1 (the front cover) and page 16 (the back cover) and prints on the back of file "2-15" and so on. I can elaborate if need be."

Download here