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The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions mp3 album

  • Performer: The Beach Boys
  • Title: The Smile Sessions
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
  • Country: UK, Europe & US
  • Formats: MPC WAV RA AU MP1 DTS VOX
  • Released: 2011
  • Style: Pop Rock
  • MP3 album: 1867 mb
  • FLAC album: 1875 mb
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The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions mp3 album

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.

Listen free to The Beach Boys – The SMiLE Sessions (Our Prayer, Gee and more). The project was intended by its creator Brian Wilson as the follow-up to Pet Sounds, but was never completed in its original form. The project was resurrected in 2003, and a newly recorded version was released by Wilson in 2004. Smile has come to be regarded as the most famous unreleased album of all time

The Beach Boys' album Pet Sounds, issued on May 16, 1966, was massively influential upon its release, containing lush and sophisticated orchestral arrangements that raised the band's prestige as rock innovators. The Smile sessions were intentionally limited to recording short interchangeable fragments also referred to as "modules".

An album called 'Smiley Smile' was issued later that year, but other than a few of the songs and the hint of the title, it had very little to do with his abandoned masterpiece. Over time, a few more of the songs made it onto subsequent Beach Boys albums, albeit in different form, but time marched on. The Beach Boys made more (sometimes great) records, and Brian grew more and more isolated. Any hope of him ever reaching for such bold creative ground again was long buried. Five years later, the 'Good Vibrations: 30 Years Of The Beach Boys' box set, which included a handful of unreleased tracks from the album's sessions, were released. Over the years, as Brian regained control of his own destiny (a story unto itself) he dove back into making music, and eventually assembled a band that was sympathetic not only to his sometimes erratic ways, but more importantly, to his musical history.

Few albums are as mythic as the Beach Boys' Smile. One of the most romantic of the myths holds that, had the album come out as intended in 1967 – instead of being abandoned unfinished until it was ostensibly completed by Brian Wilson and his latterday touring band in 2004 – it would have been acclaimed as a masterpiece, eclipsed the Beatles' Sgt Pepper and changed the course of rock history. But he had a point about the commercial reception of Smile's predecessor Pet Sounds, at least in the US, and he may well have had a point about how Smile would merely exacerbate the problem. The preceding single Good Vibrations had been a mammoth hit.

This album At A Glance. The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys (2011) Release date: 2011-10-31 Overall rank: 296th. Listen to The Smile Sessions on YouTube. Beautiful Dreamer - Brian Wilson and the Story of 'SMiLE'. The Beach Boys SMiLE Sessions - Heroes and Villains Music Video. Brian Wilson - SMiLE live. The Smile Sessions track list.

Released October 28, 2011. 1. Our Prayer Lyrics. SMiLE is the greatest American pop album never heard and possesses perhaps the greatest legend of any American album. Its non-existence has been the obsession of the band’s fans for a half-century. The following tracklist is an admittedly incomplete list of the recordings on Sessions.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Our Prayer 1:05
2 Gee
Music By, Lyrics By – Morris Levy, Sonny Norton, William Davis
3 Heroes And Villains 4:51
4 Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock) 3:34
5 I'm In Great Shape 0:27
6 Barnyard 0:47
7 My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / Your Are My Sunshine)
Lyrics By [The Old Master Painter] – Haven GillespieMusic By [The Old Master Painter] – Beasley SmithMusic By [You Are My Sunshine], Lyrics By [You Are My Sunshine] – Charles Mitchell , Jimmie Davis
8 Cabin Essence 3:30
9 Wonderful 2:03
10 Look (Song For Children)
Music By [Twelfth Street Rag] – Euday L. Bowman
11 Child Is Father Of The Man 2:09
12 Surf's Up 4:12
13 I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
Music By [I Wanna Be Around], Lyrics By [I Wanna Be Around] – Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt
14 Vega-Tables 3:48
15 Holidays 2:32
16 Wind Chimes 3:06
17 The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow) 2:34
18 Love To Say Dada 2:32
19 Good Vibrations
Lyrics By – Mike Love
Bonus Tracks
20 You're Welcome 1:07
21 Heroes And Villains (Stereo Mix) 4:53
22 Heroes And Villains Sections (Stereo Mix) 7:16
23 Vega-Tables (Demo) 1:48
24 He Gives Speeches 1:12
25 Smile Backing Vocals Montage 8:29
26 Surf's Up (1967 Solo Version) 3:47
27 Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Piano 1:30
28 Capitol Smile Promo 1:01

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records
  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records
  • Manufactured By – EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited
  • Mixed At – Your Place Or Mine Recording
  • Mastered At – Your Place Or Mine Recording
  • Pressed By – Regency Media – 132703.1


  • Art Direction, Design – Tom Recchion
  • Compilation Producer – Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe
  • Compilation Producer, Producer [Mixes] – Alan Boyd, Mark Linett
  • Compiled By – Alan Boyd
  • Contractor [All Tracking Sessions] – Diane Rovell
  • Design [Production Design] – Mikel Samson
  • Edited By – Alan Boyd, Mark Linett
  • Illustration [Drawings] – Frank J. Holmes
  • Liner Notes – Brian Wilson
  • Lyrics By – Van Dyke Parks (tracks: 3 to 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 to 18, 21 to 23, 26)
  • Mastered By – Mark Linett
  • Mixed By – Mark Linett
  • Music By – Brian Wilson (tracks: 1, 3 to 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 to 27)
  • Other [For Brother Records] – Elliott Lott
  • Other [Project Consulting] – Domenic Priore
  • Performer – Al Jardine*, Brian Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson , Mike Love
  • Photography By – Guy Webster
  • Producer [Original Recordings], Arranged By [Original Recordings] – Brian Wilson
  • Production Manager [Product Management] – Stacey Freeman


Drawings: © Frank J. Holmes.
Photography: © 2011 GuyWebster.com / Courtesy of Brian Wilson Archive, Jim Marshall Photography LLC.

Dedicated to the memory of Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Chuck Britz, Larry Levine, Stan Ross, Ralph Valentin, Jim Lockert and to all the other talented musicians and engineers who contributed to these recordings.

℗ 2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Capitol Records, LLC.
© 2011, Capitol Records, LLC.
Capitol Records is a Capitol Music Label.
Printed in the EU.

Track 28 is not listed on back cover or anywhere else (hidden track) but is shown and named via media players (e.g. real player).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099902 766621
  • Matrix / Runout: 02766621 P79201 REGENCY MEDIA 132703.1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN96
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6Z03
  • Rights Society: Bel-Biem
  • Label Code: LC 0148

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 2580, 509990 27658 22 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions ‎(2xLP, Album, 180 + 2x7", Single + 5xHDCD + Box) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2580, 509990 27658 22 UK, Europe & US 2011
509997 29205 58 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions ‎(40xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Capitol Records 509997 29205 58 2011
none The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions ‎(40xFile, FLAC, Comp, RM, 24-) Capitol Records none US 2012
5099902766621, T-27666 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions ‎(HDCD, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 5099902766621, T-27666 Brazil 2011
TOCP-71185 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions ‎(2xLP, Album + 2x7", Single + 5xCD + Box, Ltd) Universal Music TOCP-71185 Japan 2011

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