Tag Archives: Smile

Smile Sessions – A Considered Review

I *will*, as promised, have some non-Smile material up here later today, but I realised I’d never posted a considered view of The Smile Sessions, just my linkblog. For disc one, which is what most casual listeners will care about, … Continue reading

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Liveblogging The Smile Sessions

I’m writing this introductory material on the night of the thirtieth of October. If all goes well, I should be receiving my copy of The Smile Sessions tomorrow morning, the thirty-first. I’m going to hit ‘post’ on this introductory section … Continue reading

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The First Time I Heard Smile

The first time I heard Smile I was seventeen. Just after Christmas, 1995. I’d got myself the Smiley Smile/Wild Honey twofer. I knew Smiley Smile had a bad reputation, but it was the album that came after Pet Sounds – … Continue reading

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Some Things You Need To Know About SMiLE

So, the Beach Boys’ SMiLE Sessions (as it’s now officially called, capitalisation and all) is now out. It’s not officially released until Monday (UK) and Tuesday (US), but people have seen it in shops, and some people have got their … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Smiley Smile/Wild Honey

A revised version of this essay appears in my book The Beach Boys On CD. If you like this, please consider buying it. Hardback Paperback PDF Kindle (US) Kindle (UK) Kindle (DE) All other ebook formats Smiley Smile/Wild Honey 1967 … Continue reading

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This week’s spotify playlist

Can be found here. Hello, incidentally, to those of you who’ve come over to this site after a bunch of us used Twitter to do naughty swears on the Telegraph website, if any of you have stuck around. Fill Your … Continue reading

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Smile, Though Your Nose Is Running

Not able to write a new post today, as I’m not very well. However, my proposal for a book in the 33 1/3 series just got rejected today, and so I thought I’d post the proposal for anyone else to … Continue reading

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