Description

The Smile Sessions is a compilation album and box set. The set focuses on abandoned recording sessions from their unfinished 1966–67 album Smile which – if completed – would have followed the group's 11th studio album Pet Sounds. It features comprehensive session highlights and outtakes, while the first 19 tracks comprise an approximation of what the completed album might have sounded like.

The compilation is the first and only package devoted to the 1960s Smile recordings originally produced by Brian Wilson, arriving after decades of public anticipation and numerous false starts. The project was led primarily by audio engineers Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, and Capitol A&R director Dennis Wolfe, with Wilson acting as a remote supervisor, assisting the engineers with some mixing decisions. 

The Smile Sessions received virtually unanimous critical acclaim upon release. It was voted number 381 in Rolling Stone's 2012 list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and won the award for Best Historical Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013. The Los Angeles Times encouraged its inclusion in "every library of American recording history," deeming it an essential learning tool for university composition departments, music professors, budding recording engineers, and composers. 

Box with 3-D version of the Smile album cover. 2 180-Gram Vinyl LPs in a gatefold cover - exact reproduction of original front and back art. 12 page photo booklet and a 24"x36" poster of original album cover art. Double-foldout printed cardstock "slipcase" containing two 7" singles with covers and five CDs. 60 page hardbound book with essays, lyrics, sessionography, original artwork, previously unreleased photos and more.

Tracklist

  • 1.Our Prayer01:05
  • 2.Gee00:51
  • 3.Heroes And Villains04:52
  • 4.Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock)03:35
  • 5.I'm In Great Shape00:28
  • 6.Barnyard00:48
  • 7.My Old Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine)01:55
  • 8.Cabin Essence03:30
  • 9.Wonderful02:04
  • 10.Look (Song For Children)02:31
  • 11.Child Is Father Of The Man02:10
  • 12.Surf's Up04:12
  • 13.I Wanna Be Around / Workshop01:23
  • 14.Vega-Tables03:49
  • 15.Holidays02:32
  • 16.Wind Chimes03:06
  • 17.The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)02:35
  • 18.Love To Say Dada03:06
  • 19.Good Vibrations04:15
  • 20.You're Welcome01:08
  • 21.Heroes And Villains (Stereo Mix)04:53
  • 22.Heroes And Villains Sessions (Stereo Mix)07:16
  • 23.Vega-Tables Demo01:49
  • 24.He Gives Speeches01:13
  • 25.Smile Backing Vocals Montage08:29
  • 26.Surf's Up 1967 (Solo Version)03:48
  • 27.Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Piano01:30
  • 28.Capitol SMiLE Promo [Hidden Track]01:02

1A

  • 25.Heroes And Villains Part One03:08

1B

  • 26.Heroes And Villains Part Two04:18
  • 1.Our Prayer "Dialog" 9/19/6603:01
  • 2.Our Prayer 10/4/6606:37
  • 3.Heroes And Villains: Verse (Master Take)00:58
  • 4.Heroes And Villains: Barnyard (Master Take)01:08
  • 5.Heroes And Villains: I'm In Great Shape 10/27/6604:59
  • 6.Heroes And Villains: Intro (Early Version) Circa 12/6600:36
  • 7.Heroes And Villains: Do A Lot00:52
  • 8.Heroes And Villains: Bag Of Tricks02:59
  • 9.Heroes And Villains: Mission Pak00:55
  • 10.Heroes And Villains: Bridge To Indians01:47
  • 11.Heroes And Villains: Part 1 Tag01:19
  • 12.Heroes And Villains: Pickup To 3rd Verse00:55
  • 13.Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised02:06
  • 14.Heroes And Villains: Part 2 (Cantina Track)01:21
  • 15.Heroes And Villains: Whistling Bridge01:14
  • 16.Heroes And Villains: Cantina01:36
  • 17.Heroes And Villains: All Day02:20
  • 18.Heroes And Villains: Verse Edit Experiment00:47
  • 19.Heroes And Villains: Prelude To Fade03:43
  • 20.Heroes And Villains: Piano Theme02:43
  • 21.Heroes And Villains: Part 202:30
  • 22.Heroes And Villains: Part 2 (Gee) (Master Take)02:36
  • 23.Heroes And Villains: Part 2 Revised01:54
  • 24.Heroes And Villains: Part 2 Revised (Master Take)00:48
  • 25.Heroes And Villains: Part 3 (Animals) (Master Take)01:18
  • 26.Heroes And Villains: Part 402:36
  • 27.Heroes And Villains: Part Two (Master Take) 2/27/6701:44
  • 28.Heroes And Villains: Fade 2/28/6706:35
  • 29.Heroes And Villains: Verse Remake04:16
  • 30.Heroes And Villains: Organ Waltz / Intro02:04
  • 31.Heroes And Villains: Chorus Vocals00:48
  • 32.Heroes And Villains: Barbershop01:47
  • 33.Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Remake)01:03
  • 34.Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Master Take Overdubs Mix 1)00:26
  • 35.Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Master Take A Capella)00:30
  • 36.Heroes And Villains: Piano Demo04:18
  • 37.Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Microphone 11/4/6601:09
  • 38.Psycodelic Sounds: Moaning Lauging 11/4/6601:08

2A

  • 27.Vega-Tables03:49

2B

  • 28.Surf's Up04:12
  • 1.Do You Like Worms: Part 105:20
  • 2.Do You Like Worms: Part 2 (Bicycle Rider)01:55
  • 3.Do You Like Worms: Part 302:43
  • 4.Do You Like Worms: Part 4 (Bicycle Rider)01:10
  • 5.Do You Like Worms: Bicycle Rider Overdubs (Heroes And Villains Part 2) 1/5/6700:24
  • 6.You Are My Sunshine: Parts 1 & 2 11/14/6606:50
  • 7.You Are My Sunshine: Part 2 (Master Take With Vocal Overdubs) 2/106700:45
  • 8.Cabin Essence: Verse02:14
  • 9.Cabin Essence: Chorus02:29
  • 10.Cabin Essence: Tag02:30
  • 11.Wonderful (Version 1) 8/25/6602:58
  • 12.Wonderful (Version 2)03:26
  • 13.Wonderful (Version 2 Tag)02:54
  • 14.Wonderful (Version 3) 4/10/67 ?02:42
  • 15.Look 8/12/6604:52
  • 16.Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 1) 10/7/6604:58
  • 17.Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 2) 10/11/6605:38
  • 18.Surf's Up: 1st Movement 11/4/6604:56
  • 19.Surf's Up: Talking Horns 11/7/6603:42
  • 20.Surf's Up: Piano Demo (Master Take) 12/15/6603:55
  • 21.I Wanna Be Around 11/29/6603:08
  • 22.Vegetables: Verse (Master Take Track) 4/4 - 4/11/6702:04
  • 23.Vegetables: Sleep A Lot (Chorus)02:34
  • 24.Vegetables: Chorus 1 (Master Take)01:06
  • 25.Vegetables: 2nd Chorus (Master Take And Backing Vocals)01:02
  • 26.Vegetables: Insert (Part 4) (Master Take)00:37
  • 27.Vega-Tables Chomping Sounds [Hidden Track]01:02
  • 28.Workshop Sounds [Hidden Track]01:40
  • 1.Vegetables: Fade 4/12/6705:27
  • 2.Vegetables: Ballad Insert 4/14/6701:02
  • 3.Holidays 9/8/6607:33
  • 4.Wind Chimes (Version 1) 8/3/6606:40
  • 5.Wind Chimes (Version 2)05:00
  • 6.Wind Chimes (Version 2 Tag)02:51
  • 7.The Elements: Fire 11/28/6608:22
  • 8.Da Da (Taped Piano Strings)00:56
  • 9.Da Da (Fender Rhodes)01:25
  • 10.Love To Say Dada: Part 1 5/16/6701:22
  • 11.Love To Say Dada: Part 2 5/17/6701:57
  • 12.Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Master Take) 5/17/6701:20
  • 13.Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Second Day) 5/18/6701:58
  • 14.Cool, Cool Water (Version 1) 6/7/6702:21
  • 15.Cool, Cool Water (Version 2) 10/26/67 & 10/29/6703:35
  • 16.You're Welcome 12/15/6606:41
  • 17.You're With Me Tonight 6/6 - 6/7/6702:46
  • 18.Tune X (Carl Wilson) 3/3/67 - 3/31/6702:18
  • 19.I Don't Know (Dennis Wilson) 1/12/6703:02
  • 20.Three Blind Mice 10/15/6502:11
  • 21.Teeter Totter Love (Jasper Dailey) 1/25/67 & 2/9/6701:49
  • 22.Psycodelic Sounds - Underwater Chant 11/4/6601:45
  • 23.Hal Blaine Vega-Tables Promo Session 11/11/6601:28
  • 24.Heroes And Villains: Early Version Outtake Sections 1/67 - 2/6705:04
  • 25.Fire Crackling Sounds [Hidden Track]00:45
  • 1.Good Vibrations: Gold Star 2/18/66 (The Pet Sounds Session)07:27
  • 2.Good Vibrations: Gold Star 4/9/6606:57
  • 3.Good Vibrations: Western 5/4/66 (First Chorus)02:24
  • 4.Good Vibrations: 5/4/66 (Second Chorus & Fade)03:28
  • 5.Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Part 1)01:20
  • 6.Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Parts 2 & 3)01:45
  • 7.Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Part 4)00:47
  • 8.Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Part C)03:32
  • 9.Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Chorus)03:04
  • 10.Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Fade Sequence)01:55
  • 11.Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 1)02:25
  • 12.Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 3)00:57
  • 13.Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 4)00:49
  • 14.Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 1)06:24
  • 15.Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 2 & Verse)01:06
  • 16.Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 2 Continued)05:54
  • 17.Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 (Part 1)01:09
  • 18.Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 (Part 2)05:02
  • 19.Good Vibrations (Persuasion): Western 9/1/6601:48
  • 20.Good Vibrations: Western 9/1/66 (New Bridge)03:39
  • 21.Good Vibrations: Session Masters06:14
  • 22.Good Vibrations: Single Version Stereo Track03:56
  • 23.Good Good Good Vibrations (First Version With Overdubs) 3/6603:43
  • 24.Good Vibrations: Alternate Edit 8/24/6603:35
  • 25.Good Vibrations Tape Rewind [Hidden Track]00:27

A

  • 1.Our Prayer01:05
  • 2.Gee00:51
  • 3.Heroes And Villains04:52
  • 4.Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock)03:35
  • 5.I'm In Great Shape00:29
  • 6.Barnyard00:48
  • 7.My Old Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine)01:55
  • 8.Cabin Essence03:30

B

  • 1.Wonderful02:04
  • 2.Look (Song For Children)02:31
  • 3.Child Is Father Of The Man02:10
  • 4.Surf's Up04:12

C

  • 1.I Wanna Be Around / Workshop01:23
  • 2.Vega-Tables03:49
  • 3.Holidays02:33
  • 4.Wind Chimes03:06
  • 5.The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)02:35
  • 6.Love To Say Dada02:32
  • 7.Good Vibrations04:15

D

  • 1.You're Welcome (Stereo Mix)01:08
  • 2.Vega-Tables (Stereo Mix)03:49
  • 3.Wind Chimes (Stereo Mix)03:06
  • 4.Cabin Essence (Session Highlights And Stereo Backing Track)05:17
  • 5.Surf's Up ( Session Excerpt And Stereo Mix)04:46

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