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Smile
Brian Wilson
Smile
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Smile is inarguably the most long-awaited album in modern pop history. It's been more than 37 years since the title first appeared on a label release schedule, intended as the January 1967 follow-up to the groundbreaking a...  more »

      

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All Artists: Brian Wilson
Title: Smile
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nonesuch
Release Date: 9/28/2004
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075597984620

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Smile is inarguably the most long-awaited album in modern pop history. It's been more than 37 years since the title first appeared on a label release schedule, intended as the January 1967 follow-up to the groundbreaking art-rock of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. But Smile never made its initial release date. Today, this album is not a mere reconstruction of past performances, but something entirely new, a serious summation of a project that has been gestating for nearly four decades.

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Steve S. (Steve) from HOUSTON, TX
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
This CD was purchased at Brians Houston Show.
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Still like the Beach Boys version better!
J.B. Barley | Berkeley Heights, NJ | 06/23/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I want to love this album, and it's a great try at recreating a lost masterpiece, but it isn't the Beach Boys, and Brian's voice just isn't close to what it used to be. There was such beauty in his voice and Carl's and the rest of the Boys. There was such magic in the original Smile, and such mystery in each and every musical turn. Brian took such great pains to get each vocal perfect, and the blend of the original Beach Boys' vocals was so unique, you could never redo Smile without it suffering in comparison. What is so sad is that the original still remains locked away. Even in its incomplete state, it deserves its day. Capitol Records really needs to make this happen. Instead we are forced to listen to bootlegs and bits and pieces doled out over time in various re-packagings. Come on Capitol, come on Brian, come on Mike, let's get it together and make it happen. Do it for the true, die-hard fans who have long awaited a Smile box CD, complete with all original artwork. For that matter, how about a vinyl version too? I'll still listen to this noble attempt at recreating Smile, but as far as I'm concerned the original is still the one that got away."