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SMiLE Sessions' physical and digital configurations include an assembled collection of core session tracks, while the box set delves much deeper into the
sessions, adding early song drafts, alternate takes, instrumental and vocals-only mixes, and studio chatter. SMiLE Sessions invites the listener into the
studio to experience the album's creation, with producer, singer and bassist Brian Wilson's vision leading the way as he guides his fellow Beach Boys, singer
Mike Love, drummer Dennis Wilson, lead guitarist Carl Wilson, rhythm guitarist Al Jardine, and newest member Bruce Johnston (who'd replaced Brian Wilson in
the touring group during 1965), through the legendary sessions.
Artwork for all of the SMiLE Sessions' physical and digital configurations has been created with and inspired by Beat-Pop artist Frank Holmes' original 1967
LP sleeve art and booklet designs intended for the SMiLE album.
2CD Edition contains:
- Lift top box measures 5.5" x 5.5" x 1"
- Features original cover art designed by Frank Holmes
- 2 CD wallets
- 14.5" x 20" poster of Frank Holmes cover art
- 1" Smile button
- 36 page booklet featuring:
- Liner notes by Brian Wilson and more.
- Previously unseen photos
This is such a hard one to review. The physical product is beautiful-2 cd's, a poster, a big booklet, and a "Smile" button-and well priced. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Rich L.
Great group. Brian Wilson is a songwriting genius. This is one of thier great albums! If you have not heard it, get it and you will see!Published 1 month ago by D.J. Lynch
As noted previously this was to be Herr Wilson's teenage symphony to God...listening to these tracks is like peeling away the layers of an onion so my analogy would be what the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark Wix
Really cool packaging. Very cool to hear these recordings put together. So many unpredictably catchy melodies. Very much worth it.Published 4 months ago by Michael Langan Lindsey
A must for Beach Boy fans. It has all their usual sweet harmonies with wondefully elaborate arrangements.Published 5 months ago by Baby Boomer SK
Great albeit a bit of an anachronism. I prefer Brian Wilson and his Band's rendition of this conceptual project.Published 5 months ago by Manuel Cimarron
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|Would a Beach Boys full reunion go over in 2012?||
Sure. However, it would be the same basic audience that likes them now. If you like The Beach Boys and/or Brian Wilson solo enough to see them in concert seperately, you'd surely go to a show with them all together. David
Oct 29, 2011 by David Moore | See all 68 posts
|Does the 2CD package come with individual cases for the 2 CDs?||
The 2-CD set has two simple cardboard sleeves housing the CD disks.
The cover art for the Disc 1 sleeve has the originally-planned front and back LP covers reduced to CD size. On the back: "see label for correct playing order," because when the original release was scheduled for... Read More
Dec 26, 2011 by Hal Lancer | See all 4 posts
|Question re track listing (spoilers!)||
The deluxe box also features bonus tracks at the end of the discs that aren't credited in the lineup.
That SMiLE promo is fantastic. I've heard it on cassettes and some bad bootleg pressings. Great to hear it in high quality.
Dec 14, 2011 by C. Shields | See all 3 posts
|Only Two Full Stereo Tracks?||
Well from what I've read, Brian Wilson is deaf from one ear.
So he prefers to mix his music in mono.
Now, the record label or who ever probably mixes the stereo tracks.
But stereo vs mono shouldn't take away from the actual music.
Personally I prefer mono most of the time.
Nov 1, 2011 by E. Rodriguez | See all 25 posts
|We still don't know what the 1967 track list would have been.||
like i said.....nerds.
Jun 18, 2012 by icecube | See all 5 posts