The Beach Boys ‎– The Smile Sessions

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Our Prayer 1:05
Gee 0:51
Heroes And Villains 4:52
Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock) 3:35
I'm In Great Shape 0:29
Barnyard 0:48
My Old Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine) 1:55
Cabin Essence 3:30
Wonderful 2:04
Look (Song For Children) 2:31
Child Is Father Of The Man 2:10
Surf's Up 4:12
I Wanna Be Around / Workshop 1:23
Vega-Tables 3:49
Holidays 2:33
Wind Chimes 3:06
The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow) 2:35
Love To Say Dada 2:32
Good Vibrations 4:15
You're Welcome (Stereo Mix) 1:08
Vega-Tables (Stereo Mix) 3:49
Wind Chimes (Stereo Mix) 3:06
Cabin Essence (Session Highlights And Stereo Backing Track) 5:17
Surf's Up ( Session Excerpt And Stereo Mix) 4:46
Heroes And Villains Part One 3:08
Heroes And Villains Part Two 4:18
Vega-Tables 3:49
Surf's Up 4:12
Smile
Our Prayer 1:05
Gee 0:51
Heroes And Villains 4:52
Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock) 3:35
I'm In Great Shape 0:28
Barnyard 0:48
My Old Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine) 1:55
Cabin Essence 3:30
Wonderful 2:04
Look (Song For Children) 2:31
Child Is Father Of The Man 2:10
Surf's Up 4:12
I Wanna Be Around / Workshop 1:23
Vega-Tables 3:49
Holidays 2:32
Wind Chimes 3:06
The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow) 2:35
Love To Say Dada 3:06
Good Vibrations 4:15
Bonus Tracks
You're Welcome 1:08
Heroes And Villains (Stereo Mix) 4:53
Heroes And Villains Sessions (Stereo Mix) 7:16
Vega-Tables Demo 1:49
He Gives Speeches 1:13
Smile Backing Vocals Montage 8:29
Surf's Up 1967 (Solo Version) 3:48
Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Piano 1:30
Capitol SMiLE Promo [Hidden Track] 1:02
Our Prayer "Dialog" 9/19/66 3:01
Our Prayer 10/4/66 6:37
Heroes And Villains: Verse (Master Take) 0:58
Heroes And Villains: Barnyard (Master Take) 1:08
Heroes And Villains: I'm In Great Shape 10/27/66 4:59
Heroes And Villains: Intro (Early Version) Circa 12/66 0:36
Heroes And Villains: Do A Lot 0:52
Heroes And Villains: Bag Of Tricks 2:59
Heroes And Villains: Mission Pak 0:55
Heroes And Villains: Bridge To Indians 1:47
Heroes And Villains: Part 1 Tag 1:19
Heroes And Villains: Pickup To 3rd Verse 0:55
Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised 2:06
Heroes And Villains: Part 2 (Cantina Track) 1:21
Heroes And Villains: Whistling Bridge 1:14
Heroes And Villains: Cantina 1:36
Heroes And Villains: All Day 2:20
Heroes And Villains: Verse Edit Experiment 0:47
Heroes And Villains: Prelude To Fade 3:43
Heroes And Villains: Piano Theme 2:43
Heroes And Villains: Part 2 2:30
Heroes And Villains: Part 2 (Gee) (Master Take) 2:36
Heroes And Villains: Part 2 Revised 1:54
Heroes And Villains: Part 2 Revised (Master Take) 0:48
Heroes And Villains: Part 3 (Animals) (Master Take) 1:18
Heroes And Villains: Part 4 2:36
Heroes And Villains: Part Two (Master Take) 2/27/67 1:44
Heroes And Villains: Fade 2/28/67 6:35
Heroes And Villains: Verse Remake 4:16
Heroes And Villains: Organ Waltz / Intro 2:04
Heroes And Villains: Chorus Vocals 0:48
Heroes And Villains: Barbershop 1:47
Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Remake) 1:03
Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Master Take Overdubs Mix 1) 0:26
Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Master Take A Capella) 0:30
Heroes And Villains: Piano Demo 4:18
Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Microphone 11/4/66 1:09
Psycodelic Sounds: Moaning Lauging 11/4/66 1:08
Do You Like Worms: Part 1 5:20
Do You Like Worms: Part 2 (Bicycle Rider) 1:55
Do You Like Worms: Part 3 2:43
Do You Like Worms: Part 4 (Bicycle Rider) 1:10
Do You Like Worms: Bicycle Rider Overdubs (Heroes And Villains Part 2) 1/5/67 0:24
You Are My Sunshine: Parts 1 & 2 11/14/66 6:50
You Are My Sunshine: Part 2 (Master Take With Vocal Overdubs) 2/1067 0:45
Cabin Essence: Verse 2:14
Cabin Essence: Chorus 2:29
Cabin Essence: Tag 2:30
Wonderful (Version 1) 8/25/66 2:58
Wonderful (Version 2) 3:26
Wonderful (Version 2 Tag) 2:54
Wonderful (Version 3) 4/10/67 ? 2:42
Look 8/12/66 4:52
Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 1) 10/7/66 4:58
Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 2) 10/11/66 5:38
Surf's Up: 1st Movement 11/4/66 4:56
Surf's Up: Talking Horns 11/7/66 3:42
Surf's Up: Piano Demo (Master Take) 12/15/66 3:55
I Wanna Be Around 11/29/66 3:08
Vegetables: Verse (Master Take Track) 4/4 - 4/11/67 2:04
Vegetables: Sleep A Lot (Chorus) 2:34
Vegetables: Chorus 1 (Master Take) 1:06
Vegetables: 2nd Chorus (Master Take And Backing Vocals) 1:02
Vegetables: Insert (Part 4) (Master Take) 0:37
Vega-Tables Chomping Sounds [Hidden Track] 1:02
Workshop Sounds [Hidden Track] 1:40
Vegetables: Fade 4/12/67 5:27
Vegetables: Ballad Insert 4/14/67 1:02
Holidays 9/8/66 7:33
Wind Chimes (Version 1) 8/3/66 6:40
Wind Chimes (Version 2) 5:00
Wind Chimes (Version 2 Tag) 2:51
The Elements: Fire 11/28/66 8:22
Da Da (Taped Piano Strings) 0:56
Da Da (Fender Rhodes) 1:25
Love To Say Dada: Part 1 5/16/67 1:22
Love To Say Dada: Part 2 5/17/67 1:57
Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Master Take) 5/17/67 1:20
Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Second Day) 5/18/67 1:58
Cool, Cool Water (Version 1) 6/7/67 2:21
Cool, Cool Water (Version 2) 10/26/67 & 10/29/67 3:35
You're Welcome 12/15/66 6:41
You're With Me Tonight 6/6 - 6/7/67 2:46
Tune X (Carl Wilson) 3/3/67 - 3/31/67 2:18
I Don't Know (Dennis Wilson) 1/12/67 3:02
Three Blind Mice 10/15/65 2:11
Teeter Totter Love (Jasper Dailey) 1/25/67 & 2/9/67 1:49
Psycodelic Sounds - Underwater Chant 11/4/66 1:45
Hal Blaine Vega-Tables Promo Session 11/11/66 1:28
Heroes And Villains: Early Version Outtake Sections 1/67 - 2/67 5:04
Fire Crackling Sounds [Hidden Track] 0:45
Good Vibrations: Gold Star 2/18/66 (The Pet Sounds Session) 7:27
Good Vibrations: Gold Star 4/9/66 6:57
Good Vibrations: Western 5/4/66 (First Chorus) 2:24
Good Vibrations: 5/4/66 (Second Chorus & Fade) 3:28
Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Part 1) 1:20
Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Parts 2 & 3) 1:45
Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Part 4) 0:47
Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Part C) 3:32
Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Chorus) 3:04
Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Fade Sequence) 1:55
Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 1) 2:25
Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 3) 0:57
Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 4) 0:49
Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 1) 6:24
Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 2 & Verse) 1:06
Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 2 Continued) 5:54
Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 (Part 1) 1:09
Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 (Part 2) 5:02
Good Vibrations (Persuasion): Western 9/1/66 1:48
Good Vibrations: Western 9/1/66 (New Bridge) 3:39
Good Vibrations: Session Masters 6:14
Good Vibrations: Single Version Stereo Track 3:56
Good Good Good Vibrations (First Version With Overdubs) 3/66 3:43
Good Vibrations: Alternate Edit 8/24/66 3:35
Good Vibrations Tape Rewind [Hidden Track] 0:27

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
T 2580, 509990 27658 22 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(2xLP, Album, 180 + 2x7", Single + 5xHDCD + Box) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2580, 509990 27658 22 UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version
TOCP-71185 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions(2xLP, Album + 2x7", Single + 5xCD + Box, Ltd) Capitol Records TOCP-71185 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
T 2580 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions(2xLP, Comp, Mono, 180) Capitol Records T 2580 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
509997 29205 58 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions(40xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Capitol Records 509997 29205 58 2011
TOCP-71113•14 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions(Box + 2xCD, Album, Mono) Capitol Records TOCP-71113•14 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
5099902766324, T-27664, 27665 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions(Box + 2xHDCD, Album, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Brother Records (3) 5099902766324, T-27664, 27665 Thailand 2011 Sell This Version
509990 27663 24 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions(Box + 2xHDCD, Comp) Capitol Records 509990 27663 24 US 2011 Sell This Version
509996 78258 20 The Beach Boys Smile(2xLP, Album, 180 + 2x7", Single + 5xHDCD + Box, Lt) Capitol Records 509996 78258 20 UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version
none The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Capitol Records none US 2011 Sell This Version
5099902766324, 509990 27663 24, T-27664, 27665 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(2xHDCD, Album + Box) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Brother Records (3) 5099902766324, 509990 27663 24, T-27664, 27665 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
509990 87578 14, 509990 27658 22, T 2580, 2580 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(2xLP, Album, Mono, 180) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 509990 87578 14, 509990 27658 22, T 2580, 2580 US 2011 Sell This Version
TOCP-71112 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(CD, Album, Comp, Mono) Capitol Records TOCP-71112 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
5099902766621, T-27666 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(HDCD, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 5099902766621, T-27666 Brazil 2011 Sell This Version
5099902766621, T-27666 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(HDCD, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 5099902766621, T-27666 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
5099902766621, T-27666 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(HDCD, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 5099902766621, T-27666 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
5099902766621 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(HDCD, Comp) Capitol Records, EMI 5099902766621 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
none The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(40xFile, FLAC, Comp, RM, 24-) Capitol Records none US 2012
5099902766621, T-27666 The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions(HDCD, Comp, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 5099902766621, T-27666 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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leo.m.k

leo.m.k

October 18, 2020
referencing The Smile Sessions, 2xLP, Album, Mono, 180, 509990 87578 14, 509990 27658 22, T 2580, 2580
Same problem as other reviews, no sign of any lyrics or liner notes, so this better at least sound damn good.
acreativeusername86

acreativeusername86

May 8, 2020
referencing The Smile Sessions, 2xLP, Album, Mono, 180, 509990 87578 14, 509990 27658 22, T 2580, 2580
Mine came from the factory with a bunch of dust bunnies seated DEEP in the grooves of side one. Took multiple wet washes to get them out, but it instantly improved the surface noise issue I had with it for the longest time. Great sounding pressing and an essential for any Beach Boys fan!
opieandy

opieandy

January 5, 2020
referencing The Smile Sessions, 2xLP, Album, Mono, 180, 509990 87578 14, 509990 27658 22, T 2580, 2580
Bought mine new on Amazon. Inner sleeves are plain white instead of lyrics. Sticker on cover says lyrics included. WTF?
fessoir

fessoir

December 23, 2019
referencing The Smile Sessions, 2xLP, Album, Mono, 180, 509990 87578 14, 509990 27658 22, T 2580, 2580
Great album musically but my copy has some bad faults. The first track on Side 1 is unlistenable due to some sort of hum. Lots of surface noise on other tracks. Apparently these good copies of this pressing out there but mine isn't one of them.
drbryant

drbryant

October 9, 2019
referencing Smile, 2xLP, Album, 180 + 2x7", Single + 5xHDCD + Box, Lt, 509996 78258 20
I have number 154. Don’t remember if the original ads had a number. They were overpriced so not sure how many they sold.
AnthonyP2020

AnthonyP2020

October 1, 2019
referencing The Smile Sessions, 2xLP, Album, 180 + 2x7", Single + 5xHDCD + Box, T 2580, 509990 27658 22

This album finally being released comes off as so bittersweet to me. In some alternative universe in which the stars aligned and the album released in 1967, I think it would've been better than Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. While I'm so grateful that we live in a world in which we got to see what could've been, it pains me to think how much more was left on the scrapping board due to ambition, technological limits, etc. Things such as the musical suite that would've been based on the elements, a more thoroughly fleshed out story of going from Plymouth Rock to Hawaii. I think the album is fantastic, if not a bit esoteric at times. If it had been polished and released, it would've been The Beach Boys best album, surpassing Pet Sounds. But alas, it still is an amazing record to listen to front to back.
sm107X

sm107X

September 29, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Smile, 2xLP, Album, 180 + 2x7", Single + 5xHDCD + Box, Lt, 509996 78258 20

Quick PSA: In Perry Cox's 2017 "Price and Reference Guide" book, he claims that only 50 of these Light Up editions were made and that they were unnumbered, but this isn't accurate – these Light Up sets are numbered and more than 50 of them were made. They are numbered on the inside of the lid, specifically in the bottom-right corner. So unless you open up the box, you won't know what number you have. I saw a picture online of someone's Light Up box with the number "102" in this area, implying that more than 100 were made (and likely that at least 150 were made). According to Perry, the 50 count that he included in his book came from Brian's camp early on in the bookmaking process and he isn't surprised that more were made at some point. But he isn't sure how many were made in total. Does anyone here who has opened up their box have a number higher than 102 or 150? Or have any source that confirms for certain how many were made?
TheVillageRecorder

TheVillageRecorder

March 27, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Smile, 2xLP, Album, 180 + 2x7", Single + 5xHDCD + Box, Lt, 509996 78258 20
These were signed by Brian Wilson on the side then shrink wrapped and sealed. I believe only 100 or 150 were made originally this way. Unless you have a sealed one, it's probably not one that he signed prior to sealing.
deanowest

deanowest

January 16, 2018
referencing The Smile Sessions, 2xLP, Album, Mono, 180, 509990 87578 14, 509990 27658 22, T 2580, 2580
My Beach Boys obsession continues. I have the Brian Wilson Smile cd and I think I like this one better. Some how hearing the youth in their voices makes sound right. The pressing is clean. This is a must buy.
chispita

chispita

June 15, 2017
referencing The Smile Sessions, 2xLP, Album, 180 + 2x7", Single + 5xHDCD + Box, T 2580, 509990 27658 22

What about that mysterious extra CD cutout slipcase left unused though?