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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
It really doesn't get any better than this. When it comes to the best of all-time, it becomes a matter of personal preference. Read morePublished 27 days ago by AllUpInYoGrill
Brian and Van dyke parks wrote
and recorded most of it in 1966
____something happened to SMILE____
??? Read more
The 19 tracks comprising the actual album run for a bit over 48 minutes. The conundrum here is that in 1967 the rule of thumb was to limit a vinyl album to the popular 45-minute... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Sykes
For real Beach Boys Fans, this is probably a great Album, for me it is just too much. Less is sometime better.Published 4 months ago by Dseabee
I first read about the ill-fated SMiLE project in the early 1970s and I was immediately fascinated by the idea of some allegedly revolutionary album that never materialized. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Labarum
I am a completist when it comes to the Beach Boys - I have everything, good, bad and ugly.
That includes a late 80s attempt by someone to piece together what "SMiLE" would... Read more
I do love this album. I honestly respect what Brian was wishing the world to hear and I understand where he was coming from at a time when there was so much angst within the USA... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alistair Clarke
Some fab harmonies and ideas but a little too self indulgent and not as satisfying for me as all rounder records like carl's so tough.Published 5 months ago by coyle shine
The legendary unreleased album in all it's fragmentary glory! The Reconstructed SMiLE on disc one is worth the price of the entire set. Read morePublished 5 months ago by William Potter
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|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