THE BEACH BOYS' LEGENDARY SMiLE ALBUM SESSIONS TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 1 BY CAPITOL/EMI ON CD, VINYL, DIGITAL FORMATS
With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love,
and Brian Wilson
, Capitol/EMI has, for the first time, collected and compiled the band's legendary 1966-'67 sessions for the never-completed SMiLE
album. Capitol/EMI and The Beach Boys are pleased to announce November 1 (October 31 internationally) as the release date for the long-awaited arrival of The SMiLE Sessions
in multiple physical and digital configurations.
In numerous sessions between the spring of 1966 and the summer of 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 master tapes were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys' SMiLE has never been released. Drawn from the original masters, The SMiLE Sessions
presents an in-depth overview of The Beach Boys' recording sessions for the enigmatic album, which has achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world.The SMiLE Sessions
' 2CD lift-top box, double vinyl LP, digital album, and iTunes LP formats feature an approximation of what was intended to be the completed SMiLE album, compiled from The Beach Boys' original session masters. Additional session highlights and bonus tracks are also included, including demos and stereo mixes.
An expanded, boxed edition of The SMiLE Sessions will also be released physically and digitally, featuring the main SMiLE album tracks, plus four CDs of additional audio from the legendary sessions, a double vinyl LP set, and two 7' vinyl singles. The deluxe box will also contain a 60-page hardbound book with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia from The Beach Boys' archive and newly-written essays by Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson,
and Bruce Johnston
, as well as by Beach Boys historian and author Domenic Priore
and many other inner-circle participants.
The Beach Boys are embracing technology and crowdsourcing to produce the first official music videos for Good Vibrations" and Heroes And Villains" by partnering with Tongal, the leading creative social platform. In Tongal's first-ever music video initiative, fans can now collaborate to create the official music videos, as the project begins today (August 30), and consists of two phasesa concept phase and a video phase. Click here
for more information.
to get a look at the complete tracklist.