BG: Smile Finally To Be Released

In the pantheon on great “lost” albums, the Beach BoysSmile, may be the most sought after by fans. The album was intended be the follow up to the band’s seminal 1966 release Pet Sounds. Rumors have swirled for years about the recording sessions for the album, which included a lot of turmoil from within the band and a healthy dose of bizarre behavior from Brian Wilson, eventually leading the album to be officially being scrapped. While songs from the Smile sessions – like Good Vibrations, Surf’s Up and Heroes & Villains – would later appear on future Beach Boys albums, fans will finally be hear the album almost as it was intended to be.

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Capitol Records has announced that after a 44-year wait, Smile will finally be released as a two-CD set and as a deluxe box set that includes four CDs, two vinyl LPs, two vinyl singles and a 60-page hardbound book penned by Beach Boys historian Domenic Priore.

Finally, on Wednesday, April 20, your local cineplexes may smell a bit like Otto’s jacket as The Grateful Dead Movie movie will be screened at select movie theaters around the country for the first time since it’s original 1977 theatrical run, as part of a one-night only event. The movie, which features performances filmed during The Dead’s 1974 Winterland run, will also include rare footage of Jerry Garcia. You can grab you tickets to see Jerry & Co. on the big screen starting tomorrow.

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