The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions (Limited Edition) (5-CD + Vinyl LP + 2-45RPM Singles + Book + More)

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Format: CD  (9 Discs)
Item:  CAP 27658

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Released: October 31, 2011
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.78
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Think of this SMILE as Wilson's first solo album, with those voices as golden brush strokes....There is delight and confidence in Wilson's exchanges with his studio crew."
Rolling Stone - p.75
Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's '10 Best Reissues Of 2011' -- "The outtakes take you into Wilson's imagination before it shut down in disappointment."
Spin - p.82
"Brian Wilson's vision always was more aligned with America's myth than its reality....He sees it end to end, from pilgrim hymnals and banjo-led frontier songs to Hollywood's version of the Wild West..."
Spin - p.51
Ranked #1 in Spin's 'The Top 10 Reissues Of 2011' -- "[M]ore of a dazzling masterpiece than the original might've been -- America through a prism before rock'n'roll deflowered it."
Billboard (p.40) - "THE SMILE SESSIONS captures Wilson, session musicians and the Beach Boys in moments that are chaotic, loopy and remarkably in synch. It's a consistently brilliant album."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.89
5 stars out of 5 -- "There's clarity and dynamism here....There are surprises which have, until now, been hidden away on bootlegs, such as the discarded, jazzed-up version of 'Wonderland'..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Our Prayer
  • 2.Gee
  • 3.Heroes and Villains
  • 4.Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
  • 5.I'm In Great Shape
  • 6.Barnyard
  • 7.My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine)
  • 8.Cabin Essence
  • 9.Wonderful
  • 10.Look (Song for Children)
  • 11.Child is Father of the Man
  • 12.Surf's Up
  • 13.I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
  • 14.Vega-Tables
  • 15.Holidays
  • 16.Wind Chimes
  • 17.The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
  • 18.Love to Say Dada
  • 19.Good Vibrations
  • 20.You're Welcome
  • 21.Heroes and Villains [Stereo Mix]
  • 22.Heroes and Villains Sections [Stereo Mix]
  • 23.Vega-Tables [Demo]
  • 24.He Gives Speeches
  • 25.Smile Backing Vocals Montage
  • 26.Surf's Up 1967 [Solo Version]
  • 27.Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into a Piano
  • 28.Capitol Smile Promo [Hidden Track]

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Our Prayer "Dialog" (9/19/66)
  • 2.Our Prayer (10/4/66)
  • 3.Heroes and Villains: Verse [Master Take] (10/20/66)
  • 4.Heroes and Villains: Barnyard [Master Take] (10/20/66)
  • 5.Heroes and Villains: I'm In Great Shape (10/27/66)
  • 6.Heroes and Villains Intro [Early Version] Circa 12/66
  • 7.Heroes and Villains: Do a Lot (1/3/67)
  • 8.Heroes and Villains: Bag of Tricks (1/3/67)
  • 9.Heroes and Villains: Mission Pak (1/3/67)
  • 10.Heroes and Villains: Bridge To Indians (1/3/67)
  • 11.Heroes and Villains: Part 1 Tag (1/3/67)
  • 12.Heroes and Villains: Pickup To 3rd Verse (1/3/67)
  • 13.Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised (1/27/67)
  • 14.Heroes and Villains: Part 2 (Cantina Track) (1/27/67)
  • 15.Heroes and Villains: Whistling Bridge (1/27/67)
  • 16.Heroes and Villains: Cantina (1/27/67)
  • 17.Heroes and Villains: All Day (1/27/67)
  • 18.Heroes and Villains: Verse Edit Experiment (1/27/67)
  • 19.Heroes and Villains: Prelude To Fade (2/15/67)
  • 20.Heroes and Villains: Piano Theme (2/15/67)
  • 21.Heroes and Villains: Part 2 (2/20/67)
  • 22.Heroes and Villains: Part 2 (Gee) [Master Take] (2/20/67)
  • 23.Heroes and Villains: Part 2 Revised (2/20/67)
  • 24.Heroes and Villains: Part 2 Revised [Master Take] (2/20/67)
  • 25.Heroes and Villains: Part 3 (Animals) [Master Take] (2/20/67)
  • 26.Heroes and Villains: Part 4 (2/20/67)
  • 27.Heroes and Villains: Part Two [Master Take] (2/27/67)
  • 28.Heroes and Villains: Fade (2/28/67)
  • 29.Heroes and Villains: Verse Remake (3/1/67)
  • 30.Heroes and Villains: Organ Waltz / Intro (3/1/67)
  • 31.Heroes and Villains: Chorus Vocals (6/14/67)
  • 32.Heroes and Villains: Barbershop (6/14/67)
  • 33.Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised [Remake] (6/14/67)
  • 34.Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised [Master Take Overdubs Mix 1] (6/14/67)
  • 35.Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised [Master Take A Capella] (6/14/67)
  • 36.Heroes and Villains: Piano Demo (incorporating "I'm In Great Shape" and "Barnyard")
  • 37.Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into a Microphone (11/4/66)
  • 38.Psycodelic Sounds: Moaning Laughing (11/4/66)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Do You Like Worms: Part 1
  • 2.Do You Like Worms: Part 2 (Bicycle Rider)
  • 3.Do You Like Worms: Part 3
  • 4.Do You Like Worms: Part 4 (Bicycle Rider)
  • 5.Do You Like Worms: Bicycle Rider Overdubs (Heroes and Villains Part 2)
  • 6.My Only Sunshine: Parts 1 & 2 (11/14/66)
  • 7.My Only Sunshine: Part 2 (Master Take With Vocal Overdubs) (2/10/67)
  • 8.Cabin Essence: Verse (10/3/66)
  • 9.Cabin Essence: Chorus (10/3/66)
  • 10.Cabin Essence: Tag (10/3/66)
  • 11.Wonderful [Version 1] (8/25/66)
  • 12.Wonderful [Version 2 "Rock With Me Henry" Session] (1/9/67)
  • 13.Wonderful [Version 2 "Rock With Me Henry" Session Tag] (1/9/67)
  • 14.Wonderful [Version 3 "Rock With Me Henry" Session] (4/10/67)
  • 15.Look (Song For Children) (8/12/66)
  • 16.Child is Father of the Man [Version 1] (10/7/66)
  • 17.Child is Father of the Man [Version 2] (10/11/66)
  • 18.Surf's Up: 1st Movement (11/4/66)
  • 19.Surf's Up: Talking Horns (11/7/66)
  • 20.Surf's Up: Piano Demo [Master Take] (12/15/66)
  • 21.I Wanna Be Around / Workshop (Friday Night) (11/29/66)
  • 22.Vegetables Sessions (4/4/67 - 4/11/67) Verse [Master Take]
  • 23.Vegetables Sessions (4/4/67 - 4/11/67) Sleep A Lot (Chorus)
  • 24.Vegetables Sessions (4/4/67 - 4/11/67) Chorus 1 [Master Take]
  • 25.Vegetables Sessions (4/4/67 - 4/11/67) 2nd Chorus [Master Take Track and Backing Vocals]
  • 26.Vegetables Sessions (4/4/67 - 4/11/67) Insert (Part 4) [Master Take]
  • 27.Vega-Tables Chomping Sounds [Hidden Track]
  • 28.Workshop Sounds [Hidden Track]

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Vegetables: Fade (4/12/67)
  • 2.Vegetables: Ballad Insert (4/14/67)
  • 3.Holidays (9/8/66)
  • 4.Wind Chimes [Version 1] (8/3/66)
  • 5.Wind Chimes [Version 2] (10/5/66)
  • 6.Wind Chimes [Version 2 Tag] (10/5/66)
  • 7.The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow) (11/28/66)
  • 8.Da Da [Taped Piano Strings] (12/22/66)
  • 9.Da Da [Fender Rhodes] (12/22/66)
  • 10.Love To Say Dada: Part 1 (5/16/67)
  • 11.Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (5/17/67)
  • 12.Love To Say Dada: Part 2 [Master Take] (5/17/67)
  • 13.Love To Say Dada: Part 2 [Second Day] (5/18/67)
  • 14.Cool, Cool Water [Version 1] (6/7/67)
  • 15.Cool, Cool Water [Version 2] (10/26/67 & 10/29/67)
  • 16.You're Welcome (12/15/66)
  • 17.You're With Me Tonight (6/6-6/7/67)
  • 18.Tune X (Carl Wilson) (3/3/67-3/31/67)
  • 19.I Don't Know (1/12/67)
  • 20.Three Blind Mice (10/15/65)
  • 21.Teeter Totter Love (Jasper Dailey) (1/25/67 & 2/9/67)
  • 22.Psycodelic Sounds - Underwater Chant (11/4/66)
  • 23.Hal Blaine Vega-Tables Promo Session (11/16/66)
  • 24.Heroes and Villains [Early Version Outtake Sections (1/67 - 2/67)
  • 25.Fire Crackling Sounds [Hidden Track]

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Good Vibrations: Gold Star 2/18/66 [the Pet Sounds Session]
  • 2.Good Vibrations: Gold Star 4/9/66
  • 3.Good Vibrations: Western 5/4/66 [First Chorus]
  • 4.Good Vibrations: Western 5/4/66 [Second Chorus & Fade]
  • 5.Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 [Part 1]
  • 6.Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 [Parts 2 & 3]
  • 7.Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 [Part 4]
  • 8.Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 [Part C]
  • 9.Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 [Chorus]
  • 10.Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 [Fade Sequence]
  • 11.Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 [Part 1]
  • 12.Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 [Part 3]
  • 13.Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 [Part 4]
  • 14.Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 [Part 1]
  • 15.Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 [Part 2 & Verse]
  • 16.Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 [Part 2 Continued]
  • 17.Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 [Part 1]
  • 18.Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 [Part 2]
  • 19.Good Vibrations (Persuasion): Western 9/1/66
  • 20.Good Vibrations: Western 9/1/66 [New Bridge]
  • 21.Good Vibrations: Session Masters
  • 22.Good Vibrations [Single Version Stereo Track]
  • 23.Good Good Good Vibrations [First Version With Overdubs 3/66]
  • 24.Good Vibrations [Alternate Edit 8/24/66]
  • 25.Good Vibrations (tape rewind) [Hidden Track]

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Our Prayer [LP Side 1]
  • 2.Gee [LP Side 1]
  • 3.Heroes and Villains [LP Side 1]
  • 4.Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock) [LP Side 1]
  • 5.I'm In Great Shape [LP Side 1]
  • 6.Barnyard [LP Side 1]
  • 7.My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine) [LP Side 1]
  • 8.Cabin Essence [LP Side 1]
  • 9.Wonderful [LP Side 2]
  • 10.Look (Song for Children) [LP Side 2]
  • 11.Child is Father of the Man [LP Side 2]
  • 12.Surf's Up [LP Side 2]

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.I Wanna Be Around / Workshop [LP Side 3]
  • 2.Vega-Tables [LP Side 3]
  • 3.Holidays [LP Side 3]
  • 4.Wind Chimes [LP Side 3]
  • 5.Mrs. O'Leary's Cow (Fire) [LP Side 3]
  • 6.Love To Say Dada [LP Side 3]
  • 7.Good Vibrations [LP Side 3]
  • 8.You're Welcome [Stereo Mix] [LP Side 4]
  • 9.Vega-Tables [Stereo Mix] [LP Side 4]
  • 10.Wind Chimes [Stereo Mix] [LP Side 4]
  • 11.Cabin Essence [Session Highlights and Stereo Backing Track] [LP Side 4]
  • 12.Surf's Up [Session Excerpt and Stereo Mix] [LP Side 4]

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Heroes and Villains Part One [7" single Side A]
  • 2.Heroes and Villains Part Two [7" single Side B]

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Vega-Tables [7" single Side A]
  • 2.Surf's Up [7" single Side B]

Product Description:

Personnel: Elliott Lott.
Audio Mixer: Mark Linett.
Liner Note Authors: Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford; Dennis Wilson ; Frank Holmes; Domenic Priore; Al Jardine; Peter Reum; Alan Boyd; Mark Linett; Mike Love ; Carl Wilson ; Dennis Wolfe; Brian Wilson ; Bruce Johnston .
Recording information: Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); Columbia Studio A (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); Gold Star Studio A (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); Sound Recorders Studio A (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); Sunset Sound Studio A (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); United Studio A (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); Wally Heider Studio 3 (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); Western Studio 3 (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); Western Studio 4 (02/17/1966-05/18/1967); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); Columbia Studio A (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); Gold Star Studio A (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); Sound Recorders Studio A (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); Sunset Sound Studio A (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); United Studio A (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); Wally Heider Studio 3 (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); Western Studio 3 (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); Western Studio 4 (03/03/1966-06/07/1967); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); Columbia Studio A (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); Gold Star Studio A (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); Sound Recorders Studio A (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); Sunset Sound Studio A (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); United Studio A (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); Wally Heider Studio 3 (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); Western Studio 3 (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); Western Studio 4 (03/03/1967-04/12/1967); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); Columbia Studio A (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); Gold Star Studio A (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); Sound Recorders Studio A (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); Sunset Sound Studio A (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); United Studio A (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); Wally Heider Studio 3 (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); Western Studio 3 (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); Western Studio 4 (05/24/1966-05/25/1966); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); Columbia Studio A (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); Gold Star Studio A (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); Sound Recorders Studio A (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); Sunset Sound Studio A (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); United Studio A (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); Wally Heider Studio 3 (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); Western Studio 3 (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); Western Studio 4 (06/12/1967-??/??/1971); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (06/1967-07/1967); Columbia Studio A (06/1967-07/1967); Gold Star Studio A (06/1967-07/1967); Sound Recorders Studio A (06/1967-07/1967); Sunset Sound Studio A (06/1967-07/1967); United Studio A (06/1967-07/1967); Wally Heider Studio 3 (06/1967-07/1967); Western Studio 3 (06/1967-07/1967); Western Studio 4 (06/1967-07/1967); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); Columbia Studio A (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); Gold Star Studio A (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); Sound Recorders Studio A (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); Sunset Sound Studio A (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); United Studio A (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); Wally Heider Studio 3 (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); Western Studio 3 (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); Western Studio 4 (09/12/1966-04/07/1967); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (10/15/1965); Columbia Studio A (10/15/1965); Gold Star Studio A (10/15/1965); Sound Recorders Studio A (10/15/1965); Sunset Sound Studio A (10/15/1965); United Studio A (10/15/1965); Wally Heider Studio 3 (10/15/1965); Western Studio 3 (10/15/1965); Western Studio 4 (10/15/1965); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (10/29/1967); Columbia Studio A (10/29/1967); Gold Star Studio A (10/29/1967); Sound Recorders Studio A (10/29/1967); Sunset Sound Studio A (10/29/1967); United Studio A (10/29/1967); Wally Heider Studio 3 (10/29/1967); Western Studio 3 (10/29/1967); Western Studio 4 (10/29/1967); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (11/11/1966); Columbia Studio A (11/11/1966); Gold Star Studio A (11/11/1966); Sound Recorders Studio A (11/11/1966); Sunset Sound Studio A (11/11/1966); United Studio A (11/11/1966); Wally Heider Studio 3 (11/11/1966); Western Studio 3 (11/11/1966); Western Studio 4 (11/11/1966); Brian Wilson's Bel Air Home Studio (1968); Columbia Studio A (1968); Gold Star Studio A (1968); Sound Recorders Studio A (1968); Sunset Sound Studio A (1968); United Studio A (1968); Wally Heider Studio 3 (1968); Western Studio 3 (1968); Western Studio 4 (1968).
Editors: Alan Boyd; Mark Linett.
Photographers: Guy Webster; Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford; Jim Marshall ; Dezo Hoffman; Frank Holmes; Peter Reum; Roy Cummings; Jasper Daily; Brian Wilson .
Arranger: Brian Wilson .
The holy grail of classic rock, the Beach Boys' SMiLE album was worked on tirelessly by Brian Wilson, his chosen studio musicians, and the rest of the group during late 1966 and early 1967, but most of the completed tracks were scrapped and lay in disarray for decades while an assortment of sources -- both legal and extra-legal -- gradually began piecing out elements of the whole. (Aside from the numerous bootleg releases, several Beach Boys' albums of the late '60s and early '70s included some material, while the Good Vibrations box set of 1993 featured 30 minutes of SMiLE sessions.) Now, for the first time, Capitol is releasing hours and hours of SMiLE sessions, resulting in one of the most long-awaited releases in modern music history. [The SMiLE Sessions is available in several different editions, all of which include one disc that re-creates what a mono release of SMiLE could've sounded like. A two-CD package adds one disc of sessions tracks, while a Deluxe Edition includes a total of five CDs, two LPs, and two 7" singles -- including the one disc of SMiLE, three discs of SMiLE sessions, and one disc of assorted sessions from the making of the "Good Vibrations" single throughout 1966. The Deluxe Edition also features a 2' x 3' poster, gatefold double LP with accompanying booklet, and a 12" by 12" photo and essay hardcover book.]

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