Smile Sessions

Smile Sessions


Emm/Capitol ( CAP )
~Beach Boys
Vinyl

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Official Release Date Nov 01, 2011
Artist Beach Boys
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0004846530
Item Code  5099908757814

track listing

1. Our Prayer2. Gee3. Heroes and Villains4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)5. I'M in Great Shape6. Barnyard7. My Only Sunshine (the Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine)8. Cabin Essence9. Wonderful10. Look (Song for Children)11. Child Is Father of the Man12. Surf's Up13. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop14. Vega-Tables15. Holidays16. Wind Chimes17. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)18. Love to Say Dada19. Good Vibrations20. You'Re Welcome - Stereo Mix21. Vega-Tables - Stereo Mix22. Wind Chimes - Stereo Mix23. Cabin Essence - Session Highlights and Stereo Backing Track24. Surf's Up - Session Excerpt and Stereo Mix

description

Brian Wilson's retirement from performing to concentrate on studio recording and production reaped immediate dividends with Today!, the first Beach Boys album that is strong almost from start to finish. "Dance, Dance, Dance" and "Do You Wanna Dance" were upbeat hits with Spector-influenced arrangements, but Wilson began to deal with more sophisticated themes on another smash 45, "When I Grow Up," on which these eternal teenagers looked forward to the advancing years with fear and uncertainty. Surf/hot rod/beach themes were permanently retired in favor of late-adolescent, early-adult romance on this album, which included such decent outings in this vein as "She Knows Me Too Well," "Kiss Me Baby," and "In the Back of My Mind." The true gem is "Please Let Me Wonder," one of the group's most delicate mid-'60s works, with heartbreaking melodies and harmonies. Be aware that the version of "Help Me, Rhonda" found here is an inferior, earlier, and slower rendition; the familiar hit single take was included on their next album, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). (Today!/Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), a Capitol two-fer CD, combines this and Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) onto one disc, adding alternate takes of "Dance, Dance, Dance," "I'm So Young," and "Let Him Run Wild," as well as a previously unreleased studio version of "Graduation Day." Most significantly, it also adds the non-LP single from late 1965, "The Little Girl I Once Knew," which looked forward to Pet Sounds in its studio experimentation and lyrical themes.)

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SN: 222 | 1007 { 58 } | | WS: 1 | | Cat: 2093