The album that Rolling Stone called “the most famous unfinished album in rock & roll history” is finally seeing the light of day. The Beach Boys‘ SMiLE, recorded in 1966-67 to follow up Pet Sounds, was shelved, and reached mythical status in many a music fan’s mind. More info on the release is below:
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. With its three-dimensional shadowbox lid, The SMiLE Sessions box set offers a whimsical peek inside the storied “SMiLE Shop.”
We have a two CD set and T-shirt bundle to give away to one lucky winner. Just fill out the form below for your chance to win. Or you can buy the box set HERE.
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