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    The Beach Boys Today! Rare Acetate (Capitol Proof Reference 2269, 1965). An authentic acetate of the released album cuts is one thing - this is better! A fly-on-the-wall insight into what went on in the studio. It's an acetate, so from an audio quality standpoint, if you want to listen to the commercial album, this isn't the recommended medium. But what's fascinating here are the differences from the commercial album: 1) The first track starts with an engineer saying "5-3-2-7-3", so a few seconds of "Do You Wanna Dance" are cut off; 2) "Please Let Me Wonder" has a short vocal outro after the spoken lyric "I love you" which is not on the released version; and 3) "Bull Session With The Big Daddy" (Beach Boys talking to Earl Leaf) is a longer version with about a minute of dialog which was eventually edited out. Go to for more details! The disc is about VG-EX 6, and has been transferred to a CD, which is included here to save wear and tear on the not-meant-for-many-plays acetate.

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    Parts that were edited out of the acetate for the commercial release include:

    1) Brian saying "Earl's go a weed in his mouth and he's real bad, right?

    2) Mike describes a press conference as "de-press conference" and refers to girls in Europe trading Earl Leaf Beach Boys "poster cards" for kisses.

    3) Brian refers to a lamb at the press conference as having a "Beatle Cut".

    4) Mike says "He's got one of the worst jobs!" in response to Brian praising Dick Rising at Capitol Records.

    5) Dennis mentions two American TV shows, "Shindig" and "Hullabaloo", but is told by Carl that he can't mention any shows by name on the record, as they'll have to get "clearances and other garbage."

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    July, 2012
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