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Smile (Beach Boys album)

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Studio album (unfinished) by
RecordedFebruary 17, 1966 – July 1971
VenueVarious California locales
StudioColumbia, Gold Star, Sound Recorders, Sunset Sound, Western, Hollywood
ProducerBrian Wilson
The Beach Boys recording chronology
Pet Sounds
Smiley Smile

Smile is an unfinished album by the Beach Boys. Their leader Brian Wilson wanted the album to be the follow-up to the album Pet Sounds. It was never finished because Wilson thought the public would not like it.

Later in 1967, the Beach Boys released another album called Smiley Smile. The album had songs that were written for Smile. Smiley Smile was not the great success that Wilson thought Smile would have been. The Beach Boys lost many fans because of the album's failure.

In 2004, Brian finished a version of Smile.


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