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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I CAN HEAR MUSIC,
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)Having being a life long fan of both the Beach Boys and the Mamas & Papas I was interested to see the lovely trio Wilson Phillips return with an album dedicated to their parents. WOW ! I can certainly hear brilliant music which has been missing from the airwaves for a while. This CD is a breath of fresh air and takes you back to the sixties with an updated sound. 'Dedicated to the One I Love' just sends shivers down your spine on hearing the chorus. Fantastic versions of every song here, including 'God Only Knows' and the superb 'Twelve Thirty'. This should be released as a single. Every track is a pure gem. This is not just an album of cover versions but a fitting tribute to their parent's groups. If you need your spirits uplifted, don't hesitate ... just buy 'Dedicated'. Wilson Phillips have made an album which should bring them back into the spotlight.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delicious and angelic 'nostalgia',
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)These three gifted vocalists Wendy and Carnie Wilson and Chynna Phillips have made a moving tribute to their famous songwriting fathers Brian Wilson and John Phillips. Two men with a shared gift for memorable hooks and melodies, but also both plagued by personal demons, drug abuse etc..
Here we get 5 Mamas and Papas songs and 7 from Beach Boys. With a few surprises like "Twelve Thirty" and "Got a Feeling" though mainly staying with the expected and beloved hits like "California Dreamin'", "God Only Knows" and "Good Vibrations".
While the arangements are not outstandingly original or adventurous they are certainly - as expected - both intelligent and effective. Not a wrong note from the highly tight and accomplished backing band, very well produced by Rob Bonfiglio, Carnie's husband. Personally I think the Mamas and Papas songs work best, highlighting what a brilliant songwriter John P. was whereas the Beach Boys song in general looses some of the musical magic in the smooth, elegant AOR arrangements.
But who cares about that when the beautiful and angellike vocal harmonies fill the ether. There they may even surpass the originals, the three vocals weaving in and out of each others in daring and sweet harmonies , reminiscent of CSN in their heydays.
The perfect soundtrack for beautiful sunny summerdays and winternights by the fireplace.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive,
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)Beautifully sung songs that their parents would be proud they're singing for them!
Played it over and over yet still not sick of listening :o)
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better,
This review is from: Dedicated [+Digital Booklet] (MP3 Download)I enjoyed listening to the albulm, but hadn't realised that it was just covers.
It was still enjoyable, but I prefer some of their earlier albums to this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good dedication.,
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)I thought that the album was a very good tribute to their Mamas & Papas. They produce solid sounds and should be proud of the finished result.
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit predictable,
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)I have been into Wilson Phillips on and off for 20 years and loved their "California" album. This follow up is fine...but nothing more. The song choices were I thought a bit predictable (California Dreaming, anyone? and ANOTHER version of Monday Monday)so four stars girls, much as I'd love to give you one. More.
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that just had to be made,
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)What can I say - brilliant, timeless classics, beautifully reinterpreted by the one ones who have the birthright to do this - the daughters of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas.
4.0 out of 5 stars brilliant album,
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)bought this as a gift. from what i have heard of the album its really lovely, typical wilson phillips. recommended
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Vibrations,
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)This album is worth buying just for 'Good Vibrations' alone. Absolutely top arrangement and perfomance.
It really is a very good album.
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ALBUM,
This review is from: Dedicated (Audio CD)Anything by Wilson Phillips gets a big thumbs up from me. 'Dedicated' is a beautiful album containing covers of songs made famous by The Mamas & The Papas & The Beach Boys. The girls stay true to the original versions while still putting their own stamp on them. A+++++
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