Albums - 2011


The Beach Boys, Smile, Capitol Records #T-2580, #DT-2580 (1966).[Unreleased LP]

Webmaster's Note:  This album was planned and sessions began to be recorded in August 1966, but eventually the album went unreleased by Capitol Records.  The project was abandoned in May 1967 after 85 sessions had been recorded.  Counterfeit covers as well as counterfeit booklets planned for insertion into the original album covers have been known to exist.  This project was later on resurrected and released by Brian Wilson himself under his own name as "Brian Wilson Presents Smile" and released under a different label.  Subsequent to that release by Brian, Capitol Records released "The Smile Sessions" Compilation LP & CD Sets as well as a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set on October 31, 2011 (iTunes digital download) and November 1, 2011 (worldwide physical 2-CD set, 2-LP Set, &
Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set).  These releases are detailed below.


The Beach Boys, Smile (The Smile Sessions), Capitol Records #27663 (2011).[2-CD Deluxe Set]


Disc 1

    Our Prayer
    Heroes and Villains
    Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    I'm In Great Shape
    My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
    Cabin Essence
    Look (Song For Children)
    Child is Father of the Man
    Surf's Up
    I Wanna Be Around/Workshop
    Wind Chimes
    The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    Love To Say Dada
    Good Vibrations
    You're Welcome
    Heroes and Villains
    Heroes and Villains Sections
    Vega-Tables Demo
    He Gives Speeches
    Smile Backing Vocals Montage
    Surf's Up 1967
    Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into a Piano

Disc 2

    Our Prayer "Dialog"
    Heroes and Villains, Pt. 1
    Heroes and Villains, Pt. 2
    Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised
    Heroes and Villains: Prelude To Fade
    My Only Sunshine
    Cabin Essence
    Surf's Up: 1st Movement
    Surf's Up: Piano Demo
    Vega-Tables: Fade
    The Elements: Fire Session
    Cool, Cool Water Version 2
    Good Vibrations Session Highlights

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The Beach Boys, Smile (The Smile Sessions), Capitol Records #T-2580 (2011).[2-LP Set]

This set contains:

- 12" x 12" gatefold packaging featuring Frank Holmes cover art
- 2 LPs
- Inner sleeve art (not contained on box set vinyl)
- Lyrics
- 12" x 12" booklet created for original release features:
- Photos by Guy Webster
- Drawings by Frank Holmes

LP 1

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

LP 2

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


The Beach Boys, Smile (The Smile Sessions), Capitol Records UPC #5099902765822 (2011).[Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set]

Note:  The compilation was made available as a single CD, a deluxe 2-CD package, as well as a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set composed of 5 CDs, 2 - 180 gram LPs in gatefold covers, 2 - 7" vinyl singles in their picture sleeves, and a 60-page case bound book that features high quality photographs, essays and recording sessionography.  Also included in the book are liner notes written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston.  A poster of the original album art is included as well.  A thorough description of the contents of this box set as well as complete tracklisting and photo of this limited edition is here.

Musician personnel and album credits:

The Beach Boys:

    Al Jardine lead, harmony and backing vocals; sound effects
    Bruce Johnston harmony and backing vocals
    Mike Love lead, harmony and backing vocals
    Brian Wilson lead, harmony and backing vocals; piano, organ, harpsichord
    Carl Wilson lead, harmony and backing vocals; electric guitar, bass guitar; percussion
    Dennis Wilson lead, harmony and backing vocals; drums; Hammond organ

Additional musicians:

    Charles C. Berghofer upright bass
    Hal Blaine drums, percussion
    Jimmy Bond, Jr. upright bass
    James Burton dobro
    Frank Capp percussion
    Jerry Cole guitar
    Al De Lory piano, tack piano
    Jesse Ehrlich cello
    Gene Estes percussion
    Carl Fortina accordion
    Sam Glenn saxophone
    Jim Gordon drums, conga drums, tambourine
    William Green clarinet
    James Horn clarinet
    Armand Kaproff cello
    Carol Kaye bass guitar, banjo
    Larry Knechtel grand piano, organ
    Paul McCartney celery on "Vega-Tables"
    Jay Migliori saxophone
    Oliver Mitchell trumpet
    Tommy Morgan harmonica
    Van Dyke Parks upright piano, tack piano; marimba
    Bill Pitman guitar
    Ray Pohlman bass guitar
    Don Randi piano, harpsichord
    Lyle Ritz string bass
    Billy Strange guitar
    Paul Tanner Electro-Theremin
    Tommy Tedesco guitar, bouzouki
    Alan Weight trumpet

Production staff:

    Alan Boyd compilation producer, editing, liner notes, producer
    Chuck Britz engineer
    Stacey Freeman product manager
    Frank Holmes design, drawing
    Mark Linett compilation producer, editing, liner notes, mastering, mixing, producer
    Domenic Priore project consultant
    Tom Recchion art direction, design
    Peter Reum photography
    Diane Rovell contractor
    Mikel Samson production design
    Guy Webster photography
    Brian Wilson arranger, compilation producer, composer, liner notes, main personnel, photography, producer
    Dennis Wolfe compilation producer, liner notes

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