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Carl and the Passions "So Tough" / Holland Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued


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  • Audio CD (4 Sept. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Capitol/Brother
  • ASIN: B00004TJXT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,053 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
2. Here She Comes (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
3. He Come Down (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
4. Marcella (24-Bit Remastered 99) (2000 Digital Remaster)
5. Hold On, Dear Brother (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
6. Make It Good (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
7. All This Is That (2000 Digital Remaster)
8. Cuddle Up (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
Disc: 2
1. Sail On, Sailor (24-Bit Remastered 99) (2000 Digital Remaster)
2. Steamboat (2000 Digital Remaster)
3. California Saga (Big Sur) (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
4. California Saga (The Beaks Of Eagles) (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
5. California Saga (California) (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
6. The Trader (24-Bit Remastered 99) (2000 Digital Remaster)
7. Leaving This Town (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
8. Only With You (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
9. Funky Pretty (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster)
10. Mt. Vernon And Fairway (Theme) (2000 Digital Remaster)
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Married together as a 2-CD package for the first time, these two long-haired, counter-cultural Beach Boys albums (from 1972 and 1973 respectively) make strange bedfellows. For all the cherry-red warmth of the record sleeve, Carl and the Passions comes across as pallid, brittle, sullenly graceful and every bit as introspective as staying in with the lights-out and the curtains drawn on a Saturday night. Respect due, though, to Brian Wilsons' cunningly disguised rocker "Marcella" and Dennis Wilson's ultimate downer; the sparse and mournful "Cuddle Up". Holland, on the other hand, is the Beach Boys "Great Outdoors" record, beating the retreat from the sand and surf of yore to the redwood forests and mountains of "Calfornia Saga" (purists still prefer the unreleased waltz-time version of "Big Sur"), with evocative stories of fur-trappers, traders, Native-American rights and dreamlike, hazy summer afternoons on riverbanks shaded by paddle steamers. It was also their last great studio album. --Kevin Maidment

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. W. Allison on 18 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you were to believe what you were told, Carl and the Passions is a murky, half-finished, unlistenable mess, and Holland is a couple of good songs unfortunately punctuated by a Mike Love-penned atrocity in 'California Saga'. So when I finally got the scratch together to buy this, I was delighted to find that both albums were not only listenable, but very good indeed.
The addition of Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar makes this a different band even from the Surf's Up/Sunflower era (with Bruce 'I Write The Songs' Johnston's occasional twee numbers). It's a rootsy, live sound a million miles away from Pet Sounds.
Carl and The Passions 'So Tough' is a sweet little 8 tracker, bookended by the highlights of Brian's loopy honky-tonk 'You Need A Mess of Help to Stand Alone' and Dennis' string-drenched, emotional monster 'Cuddle Up'. 'All This Is That' is as gentle and moving as anything they did in the 70s. 'He Comes Down' is kind of rotten but you can always put your fingers in your ears during the verses.
Holland is a self-consciously weightier statement, full of tricksy arrangements (if someone told you 'Steamboat' was by some little band on Sub Pop, you'd believe them), great singing and playing. Carl Wilson is a colossus on both these albums and his 'Trader' is the high point - a great shame this was the last time he was in charge. The California Saga is insanely hippy-dippy in places, but if you can't draw pleasure from the amazing voices and melodies then you must be dead from the neck up. And the Van Dyke Parks-assisted 'Sail On Sailor' is a tour de force.
Tacked on the end is Brian's EP 'Mt Vernon and Fairway', which I calculate you will probably listen to once, if you can get through it. It's meant to be cute, I suspect 'harrowing' is a better word.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Paul McWilson on 24 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
Carl and the Passions is criminally underated. I'm so tired of reading reviews of these two albums where everybody tows the line and says "So Tough" has an unfinished feel and that "Holland" is the better of the two albums. Although not the most prolific of writers, both albums are mostly produced by Carl Wilson and contain some real gems. "So Tough" kicks off with a great track from Brian, "A Mess of Help"- although this isn't his only contribution to the album, by now he was in a bad place emotionally and his contributions became sparodic and less involved. The two tracks written by Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin are good but might confuse some by not sounding a lot like the Beach Boys, but don't let that sway you from giving them a fair listening. The last three tracks on "So Tough" are exemplary and deserve a hearing from anybody who considers theirselves to be a Beach Boys fan. Two towering ballads from Dennis and the other track, "All This Is That" is a personal favourite, reminding me in places of "Feel Flows" from the "Surf's Up" album. From the reviews I'd previously read, I was expecting Holland to be a great step forward, but it's very similar in feel and texture to "So Tough". Again Brian pens the first track, and "Sail On Sailor" is a gem. I'm usually keen on any Dennis Wilson track but "Steamboat" has to be one of my least favourite tracks written by him and the albums then wallows as Mike Love and Al Jardine get the "California Saga" trilogy of songs out of their system. Luckily Carl's back to the rescue with "The Trader" which lifts the album again. Blondie and Ricky then return with another cool song to keep the flow going, although come the end of the song, some listeners might think they're listening to Traffic, not the Beach Boys.Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Jun. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Here at long last, after however much wrangling in studios and offices, is the kind of music that the Beach Boys really deserve to be remembered for. Yes, Pet Sounds is very fine, but here are the real highs - still undermined with fay noodlings as always, but that's the price of the process. Make your own edits with the remote, and you won't be sorry to own this, or the sublime melodies and arrangements of the Sunflower/Surf's Up pairing. I'm off down to the beach to play frisbees with the early stuff. Happy listening, George Davis-Stewart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Oxley on 8 Sept. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This wonderful double CD package is devalued by the awful California Saga (Holland).
With both Carl and Dennis Wilson on top form & the two recnt additions to the band contributing some wonderful songs, they should have thought long and hard about locking Al Jardine out of the studio.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
'Carl & the Passions' sounds like an unfinished album. The good songs, 'Marcella' a Brian Wilson 'classic' at the time, really shows the group singing and playing very well together. 'Cuddle Up' by Dennis Wilson is overdrenched in strings, which buries a song that could have been really good without the over production. The rest of 'Carl & The Passions' is barely tolerable listening. 'Holland' is the best Beach Boys album of the 70's except for the, 'Beaks of Eagles'? Carl and Dennis shine on Holland as do Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin. Blondie Chaplain's vocals on 'Sail On Sailor' really put the Beach Boys music into perspective. Dennis' 'Only With You' with Carl's sweet lead vocal is the standout song on the album.
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