Stream: The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions

The Beach Boys’ SMiLE is something of a lost relic in pop music history. Recorded in 1966/1967 as a follow up to Pet Sounds, the album was put on the backburner after Brian Wilson began to suffer from depression. Although Wilson released his own version of the LP in 2004 alongside Van Dyke Parks, the original Beach Boys recording sessions were left to toil in creative purgatory - that is, until now with Capitol Records’ latest collection, The Smile Sessions.

As previously reported, the 40-track set comprises the finalized album, along with bonus tracks and studio demos. The set will be available as a standard two-disc CD and as part of a deluxe box set that features five CDs, two LPs, two 7″ singles, a 60 page book, and one “three-dimensional shadowbox lid.”

Capitol Records will release both packages tomorrow, November 1st. Right now, though, all 40 tracks from the standard release are streaming over at through next Monday. And here’s where we’d insert a pun about how this will make Beach Boys fans grin ear-to-ear.

Check out the set’s animated unboxing trailer below. The tracklist for the entire Smile Sessions box set is available here, with the tracklist for the two-disc set available below the trailer.

The Smile Sessions Tracklist:
CD 1
01. Our Prayer
02. Gee
03. Heroes And Villains
04. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
05. I’m in Great Shape
06. Barnyard
07. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine)
08. Cabin Essence
09. Wonderful
10. Look (Song for Children)
11. Child Is Father of the Man
12. Surf’s Up
13. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
14. Vega-Tables
15. Holidays
16. Wind Chimes
17. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow)
18. Love to Say Dada
19. Good Vibrations
20. You’re Welcome (Bonus Track)
21. Heroes and Villains (Stereo Mix) (Bonus Track)
22. Heroes and Villains Sections (Stereo Mix) (Bonus Track)
23. Vega-Tables Demo (Bonus Track)
24. He Gives Speeches (Bonus Track)
25. Smile Backing Vocals Montage (Bonus Track)
26. Surf’s Up 1967 (Solo Version) (Bonus Track)
27. Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Piano (Bonus Track)

CD 2
01. Our Prayer “Dialog” (9/19/66)
02. Heroes and Villains: Part 1
03. Heroes and Villains: Part 2
04. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised (1/27/67)
05. Heroes and Villains: Prelude To Fade (2/15/67)
06. My Only Sunshine (11/14/66)
07. Cabin Essence (10/3/66)
08. Surf’s Up: 1st Movement (11/4/66)
09. Surf’s Up: Piano Demo (12/15/66)
10. Vega-Tables: Fade (4/12/67)
11. The Elements: Fire session (11/28/66)
12. Cool, Cool Water (Version 2) (10/26-10/29/67)
13. Good Vibrations Session Highlights


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