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SMiLE On Vinyl

A SMiLE For The Day
SMiLE Fantasies
SMiLE On Vinyl
SMiLE Thoughts
SMiLE Around The World

This Is The Way It Should Be

Brian Wilson

It was the most anticipated album in modern pop music history and it is finally being released in the format for which it was originally intended: on vinyl.
Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson’s SMiLE, an album he began working on more than three and a half decades ago and finally finished last year, is to be pressed on 180-gram HQ vinyl. The two-LP release, housed in a gatefold jacket, will feature four tracks unavailable on the CD—instrumental versions of
“Heroes And Villains,” “Cabin Essence,” “On A Holiday” and “Wind Chimes.”
The 21-track vinyl version of SMiLE (Nonesuch/Rhino) is now available  at
all retail outlets and at for a suggested retail price of $24.98 (U.S)

Heroes and Villains
Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks

I've been in this town so long that back in the city I been
taken for lost and gone and unknown for a long, long time-

Fell in love years ago with an innocent girl from the
Spanish and Indian home of the Heroes and Villains.

Once at night, cotillion squared, the fight, and she was right
in the rain of the bullets that eventually brought her down –

But she’s still dancing in the night unafraid of what
a dude’ll do in a town full of Heroes and Villains.

Heroes and Villains: Just see what you done-done
Heroes and Villains: Just see what you done-done

Stand or fall, I know there shall be peace in the valley, and
it’s all an affair of my life with the Heroes and Villains.

In the cantina, Margarita keeps the spirits high.
There I watched her. She spun around and wound in
the warmth. Her body fanned the flame of the dance.

Dance Margarita! Don’t you know I love you! Dance
(spoken) You're Under Arrest!

My children were raised, you know they suddenly rise.
They started slow long ago, head to toe; healthy, wealthy and wise.

I been in this town so long, so long to the city
I’m fit with the stuff to ride in the rough – and Sonny,
down snuff, I’m alright by the Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains: Just see what you done-done
Heroes and Villains: Just see what you done-done


SMiLE (Vinyl Version)
Track List:

Our Prayer/Gee”

“Heroes and Villains”

“Roll Plymouth Rock”


“Old Master Painter/
You Are My Sunshine”

“Cabin Essence”


“Song For Children”

“Child Is Father Of The Man”

“Surf’s Up”

“I’m In Great Shape/
I Wanna Be Around/Workshop”


“On A Holiday”

“Wind Chimes”

“Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow”

“In Blue Hawaii”

“Good Vibrations”
Only on the Vinyl Version:
“Heroes And Villains” (instrumental)
“Cabin Essence” (instrumental)
“On A Holiday” (instrumental)
“Wind Chimes” (instrumental)


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