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About The Mastering
Edited, Compiled and Mastered from the original master tapes at 24 bit/88.2kHz by The Beach Boys’ long time GRAMMY®-Award-Winning engineer Mark Linett.
From the summer of 1966 into early 1967, the iconic Californian rock band embarked on the anticipated follow-up to their 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds
. The unreleased album, SMiLE
, was recorded and drafted through various sessions but was ultimately abandoned and unreleased, until now. This definitive collection features the full participation of original Beach Boys, Al Jardine, Mike Love and Brian Wilson. The band’s trademark vocals harmonies and riveting guitar work have made them one of America’s bestselling artists of all time. This essential release, embodying the California spirit, features the hit songs, “Good Vibrations,” “Surf’s Up,” “Heroes and Villains,” “Cabin Essence,” “Wonderful,” “Our Prayer” and dozens more. A stunning mosaic of pop-rock anthems, The SMiLE Sessions
is a truly long awaited release, now available as a pristine hi-res download.
Reviews"THE SMILE SESSIONS captures Wilson, session musicians and the Beach Boys in moments that are chaotic, loopy and remarkably in synch. It's a consistently brilliant album...an essential pop music album." - Billboard