Loading player… A deceptively simple reworked bit from Smile sets us off in new directions utilizing a musical blend of be bop and Spike Jones. Listening to my mono copy now and the mastering seems lousy.
Conceived as a simplified version of their then-forthcoming Smile (a much more elaborately constr…
I've also seen the 'pressed for or by a registered user' credit on other records for export to (in this case ex-)Commonwealth countries around this era, which I reckon means it was pressed in the UK for distribution overseas. Get album
The album, having been recorded to analog tape, was then transferred to high resolution digital and then mixed from high resolution digital assembled masters (88.2 kHz/24 bit) … Honestly, this record made my system sound better, like the amazing mastering somehow upgraded my stereo. Get track
8 I was in shock. Get track Oh wow! My guess is that this is a South African edition, given the mention of the "Southern African Phonographic Industry" in the Important Warning blurb on the rear sleeve and the different cat.no to the UK mono presses (T-28) in the picture. “Smiley Smile” is The Beach Boys album that nobody wanted, particularly not The Beach Boys' fans and critics. Smiley Smile is the 12th studio album by the Beach Boys, released on September 18, 1967. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform.
After the much-discussed, uncompleted
Interesting Events 1966 . Also, the cover for my copy is a T-9001 (mono) cover. "Smiley Smile stereo mix created using the original 1967 session multitracks.
To fulfill contractual obligations, the Beach Boys recorded Smiley Smile in the first three quarters of 1967.
In Parks' recollection, "the whole house of cards began tumbling down" when he was invited to the studio by Wilson to settle a dispute from Love over the "Cabinessence" lyric "over and over the crow cries uncover the cornfield". Listen free to The Beach Boys – Smiley Smile (Heroes and Villains, Vegetables and more).