Brian Wilson ‎– Smile

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Tracklist

Our Prayer / Gee 2:09
Heroes And Villains 4:52
Roll Plymouth Rock 3:48
Barnyard 0:58
Old Master Paint / You Are My Sunshine 1:03
Cabin Essence 3:29
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Wonderful 2:06
Song For Children 2:16
Child Is Father Of The Man 2:17
Surf's Up 4:08
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I'm In Great Shape / I Wanna Be Around / Workshop 1:56
Vega-Tables 2:19
On A Holiday 2:36
Wind Chimes 2:53
Mrs. O'Leary's Cow 2:27
In Blue Hawaii 2:59
Good Vibrations 4:36

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
79846-2, 7559-79846-2 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79846-2, 7559-79846-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
RI76582 Brian Wilson Brian Wilson Presents Smile(2xLP, Gat) BriMel Records RI76582 US 2004 Sell This Version
7559-79846-1 Brian Wilson Smile(2xLP, Album, 180) Nonesuch 7559-79846-1 UK, Europe & US 2004 Sell This Version
7559-79914-2 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album) Nonesuch 7559-79914-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
79846-2 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album) Nonesuch 79846-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
7559798462 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album, Car) Nonesuch 7559798462 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
7559-79846-2, 79846-2 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album, Car) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 7559-79846-2, 79846-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
7559-79914-2 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album, Ltd) Nonesuch 7559-79914-2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
755979846-2 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album, RP) Nonesuch 755979846-2 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
7559-79846-2 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album, Sli) Nonesuch 7559-79846-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Brian Wilson Smile(CDr, Album, Promo) Nonesuch none Europe 2004 Sell This Version
WPJR-10001/2 Brian Wilson Smile(2xLP, Album, Gat) Nonesuch WPJR-10001/2 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WPCR-11916 Brian Wilson Smile(CD, Album) Nonesuch WPCR-11916 Japan 2005 Sell This Version

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whiteboy

whiteboy

April 1, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Smile, CD, Album, 79846-2, 7559-79846-2

This is quite possibly the best thing since Pet Sounds and that means a lot if you consider the weight behind Brian's first masterpiece. Without doubt my favourite album of 2004 and sitting right up there in my top five albums of all time. The back story of this album is incredibly interesting. After finishing Pet Sounds, Brian set about creating an album that would capture all the greatest developements he'd made in symphony pop. Smile started out but never saw the light of day due to Wilson's breakdown. However certain songs were completed, such as Good Vibrations, Heroes and Villians and Cabin Essence and these impressed all who listened. But everyone was left waiting for over thirty years for Brian to finish what he'd started. Finally, Brian peiced together a band that would have made the original Beach Boy line up happy and redid all the songs in the way they were originally intended. So what eventually came to be was Smile, released in 2004, and what a justice it is to all who waited. The sheer genius of his studio production, harmonic and symphonic arrangement, is totally stunning. This album is like a trip through the best Zappa song you've ever heard mixed with the best psychedelia and the best show tunes. It's the trippiest album I've heard for at least five years. A big note must be given to Van Dyke Park's incredible lyrics, which are at once simplistic and avant-garde. If you've never heard Brian at his best or are simply looking for a masterpiece of song craft then you will do no better than this album. I love it. Anyone who's heard it loves it. Listen to it. You will love it too. As Brian has said, "Our smile dream has come true." Surfs up!