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California Project
Papa Doo Run Run
California Project
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Papa Doo Run Run
Title: California Project
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Telarc Records/Umg
Release Date: 1/1/2002
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 089408550126

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Beach Boys with the wax paper removed
N. Foss | Hillsborough, NJ United States | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've listened to all of these songs side-by-side to the originals and Papa Doo Run Run's version are like somebody took the muffler off what the Beach Boys wanted to do. The harmonies seem fuller and richer, even though there are no acutal additions to the voices - it just sounds like you're listening to them on a better stereo. The bass is definately enhanced on all tracks. There are other extremely subtle differences - like on "Good Vibrations" the Theramin is brought out more - but it doesn't seem wrong. In fact everything they do on this album seems incredibly right. It's what the Beach Boys would have sounded like if they had the recording studios of the late 80's."
Updated Beach Boys classics!
lighten_up_already2 | Kirkland, WA USA | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a lot of fun for a Beach Boys fan like me. Papa Doo Run Run has the Beach Boys sound down about as close as can be, and they recorded Beach Boys classics just tweaked enough to be interesting without ruining the original spirit of the music. And, its great to hear real bass in Beach boys hits!"
Gary Peterson | San Diego, California USA | 12/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Do you like Beach Boys' music? If so you may greatly enjoy this record. I purchased it in 1986. My main reason was that I had put together a moderately expensive stereo system with a compact disc player. CD players were costly in those days and it was hard to find recordings that took full advantage of their capabilities. Telarc records were all digitally recorded and designed to appeal to audiophiles. "California Project" was a recording put together by Papa Doo Run Run, the house band at Disneyland for many years, and Telarc Records. It featured the music of the Beach Boys, all those marvelous hit songs from the mid- to late-60s, and even had some of the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean as consultants.

The "California Project" recordings are marvelous. The sound quality is simply superb. Papa Doo Run Run serve up an astonishingly good job of presenting 15 of the Beach Boys' most popular songs. The music sounds so much like the original Beach Boys that most people could never tell the difference. Well, there is a difference; the Telarc recording is much more pristine and vibrant than anything available by the Beach Boys. When almost anyone hears this recording, they remark that this is the best Beach Boys' music they have ever heard. I fully agree. I own the "Endless Summer" album by the Beach Boys and the "California Project" cover songs are uniformly better sounding. Much better.

I liked Beach Boys' music in the sixties, and I still enjoy it very much. But let's face it, the quality of their music has faded and they can no longer maintain that 60s sound, no matter how hard they might try. All right, you can buy the 60s recordings. But it you really want a highest fidelity rendition of Beach Boys 60s songs, try the "California Project" recording. It's marvelous!

Gary Peterson"