The SMiLE Sessions

The SMiLE Sessions

Music CD - 2011
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Recorded between 1966 and 1967, Smile was intended to be a pop rock masterpiece as well as the follow up to the Beach Boys' acclaimed Pet Sounds album. But the master tapes were shelved, and the album was never released. Now this piece of rock history comes to life with a two-disc set that provides an in-depth overview of the recording sessions and the album itself.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Capitol Records, p2011
Branch Call Number: ROCK BEA SMI
Characteristics: 2 compact discs (143min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Brian
Parks, Van Dyke

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Maoisdead
Sep 19, 2016

Great to hear this ' lost' album by Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.

PimaLib_WilliamB Aug 16, 2016

This is the possibly the greatest album made in the 1960s- that never got released until 2000's! Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys got back to put this together and release the album that was said to stand up against The Beatles "Sgt. Peppers." Does it? I think it's one of my favorite albums, highly underrated, unusual, and full of so many instruments and harmonies- forget the beach and surfing, this is not that album!

uncajim Feb 11, 2013

Brilliant as a Brian Wilson/Beach Boys work, generally goofy and disjointed to the casual listener, the majority of this set's first disc - which encompasses the SMILE album as well as a few bonus tracks - is grand, and would've been better than SGT. PEPPER had things life been fair. The second disc is for hardcore fans only, presenting nearly 80 minutes of studio chatter, false starts and unfinished business. 4 stars for the BBs fans, 3 for the curious.

MagicMan1969 Sep 25, 2012

SO ahead of the music industry at this point in 1966 -67 so glad got to hear it and compare it to Brian Wilson 2004 version .. love it must own for music lovers toss me a carrot ----------- Veg Tables

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Bewlay
Jan 19, 2012

Is this one of the best albums of all time!? It is certainly wonderful!

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