SMiLE Wins 2013 GRAMMY

The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set) won the 2013 GRAMMY for "Best Historical Album" on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Recipients of the award included Brian Wilson, Alan Boyd, Mark Linett & Dennis Wolfe, as compilation producers and Mark Linett for mastering engineer.

Brian was nominated for a GRAMMY for "Best Pop Vocal Album" in 2005 for his solo version of "SMiLE" and was a winner for "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow (Fire)" for Best Rock Instrumental. 

Brian Wilson

About SMiLE:

Smile (occasionally typeset with partial capitalization as SMiLE) is a partially recorded album by The Beach Boys originally intended to be the follow-up album to Pet Sounds. Due to circumstance, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson abandoned large portions of the session output he recorded from May 1966 to May 1967 and recorded the wildly different Smiley Smile album in its place. During the years Smile remained unavailable, it had come to be regarded as the most famous unreleased album of all time. 

brian.jpg

The project was resurrected in 2003 and a critically acclaimed re-recorded version was released by Wilson in 2004 with the cover name Brian Wilson Presents Smile though Wilson himself has stated that the Smile of 2004 differed substantially from what the Smile of the mid-sixties would have been. During the thirty-seven years from its cancellation to the release of Wilson's version, Smile had acquired considerable mystique, and bootlegged tracks from the album circulated widely among Beach Boys collectors. Many of the tracks which were originally recorded for Smile eventually found their way onto subsequent Beach Boys albums.

In November 2011, The Smile Sessions was released, featuring an approximation of what the completed album may have sounded like, the first disc being reconstructed to largely follow the template of the 2004 Brian Wilson album. Along with this approximation, a sequence of completed surviving recordings, along with many unreleased session highlights and outtakes were made available through a box-set. It received unanimous critical acclaim. In 2012, it was ranked #381 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. In 2013, it won the Best Historical Album award at the 55th Grammy Awards.

More information and purchase The Smile Sessions Deluxe Box Set