Monday, April 14, 2008

50,000 - Tim's Smile - One Year

Hi again!

Eric here, once again keeping you up to date on all of the creative works of Beach Boys fans, to consistently present you with a unique listening experience of one of the greatest American bands of all time.

This time our friend Tim brings us his own version of SMiLE. To his credit it is a long and completionist version with excellent artwork of the original booklet. However, some static and awkward starts (for instance, the start of Holidays) make for a rather bland listen, but it still contains quite a few rare tracks and a couple of cool, unique mixes. This one is worthy of a true SMiLE collection.

Did I mention it's in .FLAC??!



Click Here To Download In FLAC
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...and in case you don't care about FLAC and want it in regular old Itunes compatible .wav format.

Click Here To Download In WAV
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ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE IN 320 KBPS MP3:

http://rapidshare.com/files/127446700/Tim_s_Smile_-_MP3_Part_1.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/127453847/Tim_s_Smile_-_MP3_Part_2.rar.html

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***ALSO! IF ANYONE HAS ANY HIGH QUALITY SCANS OR PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL ALBUM BOOKLET COULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW!***

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I also just wanted to say thank you for the 50,000 visits in the year (almost, in 5 more days!) I've been running this blog! I'm so glad I haven't been shut down and that I've been able to share this much stuff with fans from all over the world. I've received hundreds and hundreds of emails from all of you and I truly appreciate it!

I don't plan on giving up this blog anytime soon! And as always please check out my other blog http://thisispopmusic.blogspot.com/. I put a lot of effort into that blog too! So go there and discover some new music.

- eric

17 comments:

Alex said...

I really appreciate the blog. You're providing a valuable service to the fan community.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU. I agree with the comments above. Eric, I really don't get what you mean with awkward? This version is smooth in my opinion - besides the edits of the original 60s records were not always that good either... Nice thing about this is that most of it seems to be in mono(apart from some reverberated moments that are definitely stereo), I bet mono would have been the format if the world would have been lucky enough to get SMiLE! in 1967....

Anonymous said...

Capitol records printed sleeves for both mono and stereo mixes.

Tim said...

That's why I used the "Duophonic" logo for this version. As true stereo versions in a final mix were have never surfaced, I like to listen to the mono versions that sound more like I imagine Brian Wilson would have originally intended them to.

pusfrus said...

Thanks for sharing this Tim. Nice!

Argantonio said...

Thanks!!!
But where's are the wavs???!!!
It sounds promising!!!!!!!!!

pusfrus said...

Anyone have the Endless Bummer tracks to share? Always wanted to hear this collection...

Thanks once again.

warnakey said...

pusfrus - send me an email.

Eshniner Forest said...

I'm looking forward to hearing this. :)

Tim said...

There's an updated version of my Smile here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4WGPBFVU

It has the fixed opening to Holidays and slightly different edits of Child... and Good Vibrations Alt Sections.

Frankie Valli said...

Tim or Eric or anyone else, could you please provide an MP3 version, preferably in 320 kbps? Can't use the FLAC version, too many MBs for me ...

Tim said...

I'll try to upload one somewhere for you, keep checking back Frankie.

Tim said...

Sorry Frankie, I've tried uploading to megaupload but the upload speed is less than 10kbs and I can't wait that long. I tried Rapidshare instead but it gives me a script error popup every three seconds which means I can't do anything else on the internet at the same time, as I have to keep closing the error windows! It's driving me mad!

Maybe Eric can do it for you?

warnakey said...

i'm on it right now frankie!

Tim said...

Eric, I ditched my old browser and installed firefox (what have I been doing with my life) and everything's working fine now.

Rapidshare links are here:

http://rapidshare.com/files/127446700/Tim_s_Smile_-_MP3_Part_1.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/127453847/Tim_s_Smile_-_MP3_Part_2.rar.html

I had to split it in two. Part one has the first 17 tracks and part two the rest.

It's in 320 kbps too.

warnakey said...

never mind then! thank you tim!

ill post those links right now!

j. said...

very nice. thanks