Tag Archives: Smile

Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks and the Smile You Send Out – Part 3: Smile!

(Before I start – today’s Big Finish A Week will be delayed until tomorrow. I’d already got most of this post done, and I’ve been promising the Superman one for four days, and I’m incredibly busy today.) I was there … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks and the Smile You Send Out – Part 2: Orange Crate Art Is A Place To Start

After 1967, Van Dyke Parks and Brian Wilson went their own ways, musically. Brian Wilson’s mental health continued to deteriorate, and his presence on Beach Boys albums became less and less. However, for the next seven years this wasn’t too … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks and The Smile That You Send Out – Part 1: Dumb Angel to Smiley

In a few weeks, Brian Wilson will be releasing his new album, That Lucky Old Sun. It’s one I’m looking forward to more than I have any album in years. A collaboration with his keyboard player Scott Bennett and his … Continue reading

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