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on Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:39 pm
This is what I'm listening to these days. I'm told it's a beefed-up reworking of the "Reflections" mix I linked earlier:


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on Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 am
Mr. K wrote:This is what I'm listening to these days. I'm told it's a beefed-up reworking of the "Reflections" mix I linked earlier:


Bookmarked for a later date. Smile

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Mr. K wrote:This is what I'm listening to these days. I'm told it's a beefed-up reworking of the "Reflections" mix I linked earlier:

Bookmarked for a later date. Smile

"Aquarian" uses a great many spoken words recordings found on the Psychedelic Sounds bootleg:



For an extremely detailed critique of its contents, go to:

http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/2587/uploading-smile-mixes-essays-smileysmile?page=2&scrollTo=65997 ]FORUM NOW CLOSED]  

I read this on holiday--most illuminating!


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In ’67, The Beach Boys Still Raised A Smile

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It was, at the time, an album of what might have been, but Smiley Smile is nonetheless a fascinating chapter in the story of the Beach Boys. The album made its US album chart debut on 30 September 1967.

The early weeks of that year saw Brian Wilson experimenting with ever more sophisticated studio techniques in his quest to follow the groundbreaking Pet Sounds opus of 1966. The first working title for the new project was Dumb Angel, which later changed to the name that would become legendary among legions of fans as the great lost Beach Boys record, Smile.

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The ambitious ideas and often eccentric methodology that Wilson explored with lyricist Van Dyke Parks, for what was envisaged as an even greater sonic tour de force than Pet Sounds, were often met with bemusement by Brian’s band members. Huge sections of what was recorded were subsequently abandoned, and became the subject of great conjecture among devotees for the next four decades.

In more recent years, Wilson let audiences into his creative process of the period, firstly with the 2004 live performances that became the Brian Wilson Presents Smile album, and then via Capitol’s The Smile Sessions box set, which set out to reassemble much of it in 2011.

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But at the time, what remained of the work was gathered together on Smiley Smile. It was something of a curate’s egg of a disc, onto which Capitol placed the previous year’s masterwork ‘Good Vibrations’ and a tantalising glimpse of what might have been, in the epic ‘Heroes and Villains.’ The song charted in the summer and performed well, reaching No. 8 in the UK and No. 12 in the US.

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British audiences, indeed, remained loyal to the Beach Boys through the year, also giving them an unlikely hit with the incongruously belated release of ‘Surfer Girl.’ Even as the Smile sessions were unravelling in May, the group (minus Brian) were delighting British audiences on an eight-date, two-shows-a-night tour.

Smiley Smile included several whimsical and sometimes downright peculiar material, such as ‘Vegetables’ and ‘She’s Goin’ Bald,’ but it was also home to Carl Wilson’s lovely vocal interpretation of a Parks lyric and his brother’s melody on ‘Wonderful.’ American audiences never fully embraced the album, which peaked there at No. 41; in the UK, it didn’t enter the chart until November, but spent four weeks in the top ten and peaked at No. 9. It was a positive end to a difficult year.


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on Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:07 am
^^^^ Fascinating, Rich. Here's an interesting article from the SMiLE era, with grateful thanks to madlove at Smiley (see linked PDF in first post):

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26139.0.html

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on Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:30 am
Mr. K wrote:^^^^ Fascinating, Rich. Here's an interesting article from the SMiLE era, with grateful thanks to madlove at Smiley (see linked PDF in first post):

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26139.0.html

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Posting in a Hoffman topic that required the Billboard top ten on your day of birth--and being confined to a top ten for the entire year of (gulp) 1948--it transpired the #1 best seller in 1948 was Pee Wee Hunt's "Twelfth Street Rag".

Of course, Brian used the intro in "Look" back in 1967 (below at 1:42):   



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee_Wee_Hunt  


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Mr. K wrote:Posting in a Hoffman topic that required the Billboard top ten on your day of birth--and being confined to a top ten for the entire year of (gulp) 1948--it transpired the #1 best seller in 1948 was Pee Wee Hunt's "Twelfth Street Rag".

Of course, Brian used the intro in "Look" back in 1967 (below at 1:42):   



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee_Wee_Hunt  

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Craig Slowinski aka c-man at Smiley pointed out just now that Barney Kessell (he of the mando-guitar) played on "Look (I Ran)". With thanks to that man.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26208.msg654916.html#msg654916

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Craig Slowinski aka c-man at Smiley pointed out just now that Barney Kessell (he of the mando-guitar) played on "Look (I Ran)". With thanks to that man.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26208.msg654916.html#msg654916

Interesting. Thanks for sharing, John. Smile

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