Uncut - November 2011 - *****
"The unfinished symphony, in five formats, with a wealth of extras. Picking and choosing from the original session masters, Linnett and Boyd's 49-minute 'approximation' of the cancelled 1967 album dominates all five formats of The Smile Sessions - 1CD, 2CD, 5CD deluxe box set, vinyl and download. Arranged chronologically for each song or section, the stereo discs are packed with isolated verses, choruses, inserts and overdubs, allowing us to eavesdrop on the intricate draughtsmanship of Wilson's creation; virtually every bar of it."
Never Before Released Original 1966-67 Album Sessions
Between the summer of 1966 and early 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 SMiLE Sessions presents the recording sessions for the album, which achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world.