The Beach Boys
Arena @ Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, CT
May 13, 2012

50th Anniversary Tour

Source info:

Sennheiser ME-104's>Tascam DR-07 (16/44.1, 40hz bass rolloff)
>USB> PC> GoldWave v5.56 (invert, slight eq)> CDWaveEditor v1.96 (track split)> TLH> Flac (6)

Taper: Ringfedder
Location: Section 20
Sound Quality: Excellent



Set 1:

01. Do It Again
02. Catch a Wave
03. Hawaii
04. Don't Back Down
05. Surfin' Safari
06. Surfer Girl
07. Please Let Me Wonder
08. You're So Good to Me
09. Dance, Dance, Dance
10. Kiss Me, Baby
11. Then I Kissed Her
12. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
13. When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
14. Cotton Fields
15. Marcella
16. Be True to Your School
17. Disney Girls
18. Don't Worry Baby
19. Little Honda
20. Little Deuce Coupe
21. 409
22. Shut Down
23. I Get Around

Set 2:

01. Add Some Music to Your Day
02. California Dreamin'
03. Sloop John B
04. Wouldn't It Be Nice
05. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
06. Forever
07. Sail on, Sailor
08. Heroes and Villains
09. In My Room
10. All This Is That
11. God Only Knows
12. That's Why God Made the Radio
13. Good Vibrations
14. California Girls
15. All Summer Long
16. Help Me, Rhonda
17. Rock and Roll Music
18. Do You Wanna Dance?
19. Surfin' USA

20. Kokomo
21. Barbara Ann
22. Fun, Fun, Fun

The Band:

Mike Love - lead vocals, percussion
Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards, bass
Al Jardine - vocals, guitar
Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards
David Marks - vocals, guitar

Jeff Foskett - guitar, mandolin, percussion, vocals
Scott Totten - guitar, vocals
Nicky Walusko - guitar, vocals
Probyn Gregory - guitar, horns, bass, theremin, percussion, vocals
Mike D'Amico - bass, drums, vocals
Darian Sahanaja - keyboards, mallets, vocals
Scott Bennett - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Paul von Mertens - woodwinds
Nelson Bragg - percussion, vocals
John Cowsill - drums, vocals


Hello Everyone

We had a great time at this show. Having only seen The Boys one time before, I felt it was necessary to see them at least once with the legendary Brian Wilson. The second set I felt was the best with a fair representation of the classic BB sound including several songs from their greatest album Pet Sounds.

This is a very nice recording once again from my favorite location in this arena. I did my best to attenuate the clapper to my immediate right, added some subtle EQ and boosted the overall levels.



Beach Boys Perform A Career's Worth Of Hits At Mohegan Sun

By THOMAS KINTNER Special to the Courant

The Beach Boys are celebrating 50 years as a recording act in 2012, but even as its members start pushing 70, they�ll be the first to remind listeners that they still get around. Possessed of one of pop�s great catalogs and given a fresh dose of relevance by the reenlistment of founding member and creative driving force Brian Wilson, the group�s tour to celebrate its golden anniversary stopped Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, where it opened a two-night stand with a fast-moving survey of its past.

This tour marks the first time the five members of the band�s current incarnation have formed a single lineup, but all have substantial history with the group. Wilson�s cousin, singer Mike Love, has been the act�s one constant through its history, and his nasal voice remained a prod to the assembly�s still-tight harmonies, working alongside an array of interlocking voices on the opener, �Do it Again.� Wilson �s path has been the most turbulent and left him a peculiar stage presence, such that when the show opened, he sat stone-faced at a grand piano as tne other performers embraced the beach party vibe of �Catch a Wave.�

The band is clearly at its most authentic with Wilson at its helm, but particularly in the early going he seemed a cog with no place in a watch-like mechanism, especially in high-sheen material such as �Surfin� Safari.� Although he didn�t exactly warm up as the night progressed � others did all the talking between numbers - Wilson was a strong focal point, whether making a rather rigid lead atop the misty harmonies of �Please Let Me Wonder� or providing a stout insistence to the big, buoyant �Marcella.�

The other founding member still with the group is guitarist Al Jardine, who took turns with Wilson leading the robust �California Dreamin�.� Keyboard player Bruce Johnston, originally enlisted in the 1960s as a tour replacement for Wilson , offered the mellow palate cleanser �Disney Girls� alongside minimal accompanying harmonies, while David Marks, whose role over the years has been the least of the five, chipped in � Hawaii .�

The show chugged along with few stops, packing 45 songs into 2 � hours. Good-time pop tunes such as �Little Deuce Coupe� and �I Get Around� were plentiful and, with the backing of a 12-piece band, emphatically realized. Most of the evening�s departures came from Wilson, including a billowing offering of �Add Some Music to Your Day� with the other four band members crowded around his piano, and a stark-by-contrast meander through �I Just Wasn�t Made for These Times,� the last in a string of three songs from 1966�s �Pet Sounds.�

The two Wilson brothers who were also part of the original lineup died in 1983 and 1998, but each was made part of the show. The band employed a recording of Dennis Wilson for the silky flow of �Forever,� and did the same later for Carl on his vocal of �God Only Knows.�

Its music has aged well � tunes are infectious without being sugary, and classic-sounding while avoiding quaintness. Wilson approached even the lightest fare with gravitas, building a pleasant head of steam to shepherd �Do You Wanna Dance?,� and emerged from behind the piano to strap on a bass for the show�s closing flourish, an ebullient �Barbara Ann� and the propulsive �Surfin� USA.�

After kicking off a three-song encore with �Kokom ,� the group delivered on the band�s masterpiece, a hearty �Good Vibrations� with all its classic twists and turns. A finale of �Fun Fun Fun� was less complex but rousing, balancing the epilogue with its simplest of pleasures.