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Nonetheless, a songbook identified as much by its tight harmonies as its brilliant songwriting was finely represented last night. The songs stood for themselves; the vocals, shared with Love and Johnston by Foskett, Totten, Love’s son Christian (a passionate reading of “God Only Knows”), and fabulous drummer John Cowsill (an electrifying stand-in for Blondie Chaplin on “Sail On, Sailor”), were proud readings of the originals.