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In 1966, Brian Wilson, hot off the success of the ground-breaking Beach Boys album Pet Sounds, embarked on a project with his new songwriting partner, Van Dyke Parks, an album he said would be 'a musical story of America'. The writing and recording process for Smile, however, devolved into chaos. The unfinished project was shelved and Wilson fell victim to his increasing bouts of depression. As Wilson now prepares finally to release Smile to the public, Dominic Priore, dubbed by MOJO 'the world's foremost Smile-ologist', has written the definitive book on the entire experience - from the original recording to the revival tour and beyond. He has been in the studio with Wilson and Parks, as well as on the road for the celebrated European Smile concerts, and the result will be - at long last - the full version of one of pop's mythic stories.The Beach Boysa#39; rugged individualist for the lead vocal on a#39;You Are My Sunshinea#39; was Dennis Wilson, ... a#39;aquot;You Are My Sunshineaquot; can happen another way, a#39; Brian told Teen Set magazine, before playing a mournful series of chord patterns while singing a sad revision of the song. a#39;aquot;You ... A motif first heard on a plucked banjo at the beginning of the song is ultimately heard, at the songa#39;s magnificent end, anbsp;...

Author: Domenic Priore
Publisher:Bobcat Books - 2005

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