On October 31 internationally and November 1 in the US, will see the release of The SMiLE Sessions in several formats: 2xCD and 2xLP, digital album, iTunes LP, and a giant box set. Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and Mike Love all participated in the release. The SMiLE Sessions contain “an approximation of what was intended to be the completed SMiLE album, compiled from the Beach Boys’ original session masters,” according to a press release, plus bonus tracks, demos, and stereo mixes. The box set consists of five CDs, two LPs, two 7”s, a 60-page book, and “three-dimensional shadowbox lid.” The SMiLE Sessions’ artwork is based on the sleeve and booklet art Frank Holmes made for the original, shelved album.
Check out the full tracklists and more info at Brian Wilson’s website.