Pictured during the vinyl remastering of The Beach Boys' The Smile Sessions are (L-R)/; recording engineer/mixer and co-producer Mark Linett, co-producer Alan Boyd, and mastering engineer Chris Bellman. Photo by David Goggin.
Hollywood, CA (November 3, 2011)—Bernie Grundman Mastering recently remastered the vinyl releases for the official edition of The Beach Boys' The Smile Sessions, on Capitol Records, which was released Tuesday.
As part of the official edition of The Smile Sessions, Capitol Records is issuing vinyl pressings comprised of three mono LPs, one stereo, and two 45rpm singles. Longtime Brian Wilson recording engineer Mark Linett, who also served as co-producer on the project, was on hand in the cutting room at Bernie Grundman Mastering with co-producer Alan Boyd and mastering engineer Chris Bellman.
A comprehensive reissue project containing out-takes, original takes and an extensive historical booklet, the album is available as a five-CD box set and as a less expensive two-CD version. After remastering the official vinyl version, which is the way it would have been released in 1967, engineer and co-producer Mark Linett quipped, "We've waited 44 years to cut this album—now just don't drop it!"
During the years Smile remained unavailable, it had come to be regarded as the most famous unreleased album of all time.
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