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Amongst the weeds lies a little flower...,
This review is from: Smiley Smile/Wild Honey (Audio CD)
This is two albums and some extra bits worth of the most fragile and beautiful music there is. It's all in the details and the fun to be had finding them. The squeeze boxes, the hidden melodies at the end of tracks, the contrast of the two 'big' songs on 'Smiley Smile' with the rest of the album, 'Country Air' and its overwhelming melancholy, I could go on, but you should have got the idea by now. The bonus tracks are essentially 'Good Vibrations' in free jazz form, 'Well, You're Welcome,' a frail cut of pure harmony, a wobbly version of 'Heroes and Villains' and 'Can't wait too long,' more free jazz (or sessions stuck together, but the description sounds better...). Buy it, play it and treasure it. This is the lost masterpiece of the Beach Boys, pants to the 'Smile' fans. Although a box set of that would be nice. Eh, Capitol? Eh??