Release Date: 31 October 2011
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl
|The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions Limited Edition 5CD+2LP+7 Inches++
THE BEACH BOYS’ LEGENDARY ‘SMiLE’ ALBUM SESSIONS
Never Before Released Original 1966-’67 Album Sessions
Between the summer of 1966 and early 1967, The Beach Boys recorded a bounty of songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to follow the band’s 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds. The sessions were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys’ SMiLE has never been released. With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has collected and compiled the definitive collection, ‘The SMiLE Sessions’.
The SMiLE Sessions presents an in-depth overview of the recording sessions for the album, which achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world.
All of The SMiLE Sessions’ physical and digital configurations will include an assembled album of core 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.
Artwork for all of the SMiLE Sessions has been created with and inspired by Beat-Pop artist Frank Holmes’ original 1967 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.’
Box Set Content
• 5 CDs / 2LPs / 2 7” singles
• Three-dimensional shadow box lid featuring the original artwork of Frank Holmes.
• 60 page case bound book features liner notes, timeline, sessionography, lyrics, Frank Holmes drawings, Producer’s Notes & more than 60 previously unreleased photos
• Box also contains:
6 panel folder holding 5 CDs and singles. Features photos of original session tape boxes.
7” vinyl singles
“Heroes and Villians” in sleeve art
“Vega-Tables” in sleeve art
Gatefold 2 LPs
Features full tracklisting of proposed unfinished album +
Stereo mixes and session highlights (not available on CDs)
12” x 12” booklet created for original release features:
Photos by Guy Webster
Frank Holmes drawings
24” x 36” poster of Frank Holmes cover art
Featured Tracks on the Vinyl are...
1. Our Prayer
3. Heroes and Villains
4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
5. I'm In Great Shape
7. The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine
8. Cabin Essence
10.Look (Song For Children)
11.Child Is Father Of The Man
1. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
4. Wind Chimes
5. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow (Fire)
6. Love To Say Dada
7. Good Vibrations
8. Your Welcome - Stereo Mix
9. Vega-Tables - Stereo Mix
10.Wind Chimes - Stereo Mix
11.Cabin Esseence - Session Highlights and Stereo Backing Track
12.Surf's Up - Session Excerpt and Stereo Mix
1. Heroes and Villains Part 1
2. Heroes and Villains Part 2
2. Surf's Up