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04/25/2016

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BOTTOM LINE IS LETS GET TO BARRY GORDY AND LET HIM NO THAT THIS MUSIC MUST BE RELEASED AND IS VERY MUCH IN DEMAND

I can't get enough of Gaudio/Wilson comparisons.

As a child of the 60's and growing up in the city that Four Seasons Sound appealed to me much more than The Beach Boys sun, sand and surf mix.

I remember when Pet Sounds was released. It wasn't that phenomenal. Your Derek Taylor and further comments from McCartney turned this lp into the alleged masterpiece it was to become.

You would have thought that The Beach Boys would have capitalized on the success of Pet Sounds and have a banner year into 1967. Didn't happen...check the charts...it was a much better year for the Four Seasons.

I personally think that "CTMEOY" was its own masterpiece in every sense.

Don't get me wrong, I have a 5.1 DVD of Pet Sounds and find it wonderful to listen to. A good playback system makes it sound like it was recorded yesterday. (Something we've never really gotten from the Four Seasons)

Wilson was young and more appealing to the record buying public. When he "retired" from touring and went through his "issues" he had a tremendous amount of time, money and resources to devote to songwriting and producing. Gaudio on the other hand led a group of older guys who "Were only as good as their last record" This type of pressure and constant touring took a toll on his own creative "genius".

By the time Gaudio finally got to retire from touring and concentrate on writing/producing he hit that brick wall called Motown. I agree that we must hear all of what he did record at Motown at least for historical purposes.

I've always said that if Gaudio cut off an ear he may have been better received. Rock critics love pain and suffering.

Thanks to Jersey Boys at least a few more million people now at least know his name!


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