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Title: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: sydsutcliffe on February 13, 2018, 10:35:50 AM
Hi folks,

If they don't give it to us we have to do it ourselves! So here's my version: 6 discs, 80 tracks (don't worry 99.9% unreleased or new unique edits and remixes). Compiled & remixed from the best possible sources, lossless format. Two years in the making...

Disc 1: 50th Anniversary Stereo Remix (ready to burn to CD-r)
Disc 2: Stereo Bonus Tracks
Disc 3: Alternate Mono Album & Bonus Tracks
Disc 4: Live & A Cappella Tracks
Disc 5: Stereo Backing Tracks
Disc 6: More Backing Tracks & Edit Rehearsal Takes

Disc 1: Stereo Remix

01. Heroes & Villains  (Long Album Version)
02. Cabinessence  (True Stereo Remix)
03. Vegetables  (Alt. Version)
04. Do You Like Worms  (Alt. Version)
05. Wonderful  (Sped up with a cappella ending)

06. Good Vibrations  (True Stereo Mix with longer fade out)
07. The Old Master Painter  (Alt. Version with 'H & V' reprise)
08. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow  (True Stereo Mix with fire sound fx)
09. Wind Chimes  (Stereo Reproduction of 'GV Box Set' Version)
10. Child Is Father Of The Man  (Alt. Version with fly-ins & a cappella outro)
11. Surf's Up  (Alt. Version)
12. Row Your Boat!  (Alt. Edit Version)

Disc 2: Stereo Bonus Tracks

01. Our Prayer  (Rebalanced Stereo Mix)
02. Heroes & Villains Part I  (Stereo Reproduction of 'twofer' version)
03. Heroes & Villains Part II  (Alt. Stereo Version)
04. Wonderful  (Original Speed with 'Smiley Smile' - version break)
05. Child Is Father Of The Man  (Unaltered Stereo Mix)
06. Wind Chimes  (Long version, stereo)
07. Good Vibrations  (with 'Humdedum' - bridge)
08. Surf's Up  (with 'H & V' - break)
09. You're Welcome  (Alt. Stereo Mix)
10. Wind Chimes  (Early Mix with 'Count-in' - interlude)
11. Heroes & Villains  ('Durrie Parks Acetate' - Vocal version)

Disc 03: Alt. Mono Album & Mono Bonus Tracks

01. Heroes & Villains Part I  (With 'Tape-Explosion' - ending)
02. Cabinessence  (Alt. Mix)
03. Wonderful  (Sped up with a cappella ending)
04. Heroes & Villains Part II  (Alt. Edit)
05. Do You Like Worms  (Alt. Version)
06. Vegetables  (Alt. Version)
07. Good Vibrations  (With longer fade)
08. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow  (With alternate Intro)
09. I Love To Say Da Da  (Alt. Version)
10. Wind Chimes  (GV Box Set Mix)
11. Surf's Up  (Alt. Version)
12. Row Your Boat!  (Alt. Edit Version)

13. Heroes & Villains  (Early Alt. Edit with shared lead vocals)
14. Do You Like Worms  (Full vocal version)
15. Vegetables  (Early Alt. Mix with different overdubs)
16. Vegetables  (Stripped down version with 'Child Is Father' - reprise)

Disc 04: Live & A Cappella Tracks

01. Heroes & Villains  (Live at Fillmore East, NY 1971)
02. Wonderful  (Live at Carnegie Hall, NY 1972 - Edit Version from better source)
03. Good Vibrations  (Live at University of Michigan, 1966 - Diff. Mix from altern. source)
04. Vegetables  (Live at Syracuse University, NY 1971)
05. Cool, Cool Water  (Live at Syracuse University, NY 1971)
06. Surf's Up  (Live at Princeton University, NJ 1971)
07. Heroes & Villains  (Live at Honolulu Int. Centre, HI 1967 - Diff. Mix)

08. Our Prayer  (Edit Rehearsal Takes)
09. Heroes & Villains Part II  (A Cappella)
10. Cabinessence  (A Cappella)
11. Vegetables  (A Cappella)
12. Do You Like Worms  (A Cappella)
13. Surf's Up  (1971 Version, A Cappella)

Disc 05: Stereo Backing Tracks

01. Heroes & Villains  ('Twofer' Version, Backing Track)
02. Cabinessence  (Edit Rehearsal Takes)
03. Wonderful  (Version 1, Slowed down backing track)
04. Child Is Father Of The Man  (Long Test Edit backing track)
05. Vegetables  (Stereo Track & Backing vocals)
06. Do You Like Worms  (Backing Track)
07. Good Vibrations  (Stereo Track with fixed ending)
08. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow  (Edit Rehearsal Takes)
09. Friday Night  (Stereo Track)
10. I Love To Say Da Da  (Stereo Backing Track)
11. Wind Chimes  (Version 2, Stereo Backing Track)
12. Holidays  (Stereo Track)
13. Look  (Stereo Track)
14. Wonderful  (Version 1, Track & Backing Vocals)

Disc 06: More Backing Tracks & Edit Rehearsal Takes

01. Heroes & Villains  (Single Version, Track & Backing Vocals)
02. Vegetables  (2012 Version, Track & Backing Vocals)
03. Wind Chimes  (2012 Version, Stereo Track)
04. Wonderful  (Version 3, Track & Backing Vocals)
05. Child Is Father Of The Man  (Experimental Version)
06. Good Vibrations  (Stereo Sections, Alt. Edit)
07. My Only Sunshine  (2012 Version, Stereo Track)
08. Tune X - I Don't Know  (Medley Version)
09. I Love To Say Da Da  (Edit Rehearsal Takes)
10. Do You Like Worms  (Edit Rehearsal Takes)
11. Holidays  (Edit Rehearsal Takes)
12. I Love To Say Da Da  (Edit '2nd Day' Takes)
13. Wonderful  (Version 2, Stereo Track)
14. Heroes & Villains  ('Durrie Parks Acetate' Reproduction)

Hope you enjoy it. Let me know if there is anything wrong with the downloads.
Peace!

Volume I - Discs 1 & 2

http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/a1v7eRmc/file.html

Volume II - Discs 3 & 4

http://www108.zippyshare.com/v/CJqxn0zW/file.html

Volume III - Discs 5 & 6

http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/1ObGSf2q/file.html


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Cabinessenceking on February 13, 2018, 10:54:50 AM
f*** me!


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: wjcrerar on February 13, 2018, 10:59:29 AM
mother of god


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: rab2591 on February 13, 2018, 11:20:17 AM
*hopes mods conveniently ignore this post until everyone has had an opportunity to download this* - edit; actually, does this even count as a boot? I've forgotten that so many have posted their Smile mixes like this and it wasn't an issue. Carry on :D

Well my day is now shot. Thanks sydsutcliffe! The titles of these tracks are making me giddy - it had been too long since someone did a great SMiLE mix and this looks like you've knocked it out of the friggin park!

Speaking of Parks, how did you do the 'Heroes and Villains Durrie Parks Acetate Reproduction'? Was there a description of this acetate floating around?

Thanks so much again, this looks like it was a labor of love, can't wait to dive in!


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Jeff on February 13, 2018, 11:29:26 AM
This looks amazing.  But -- and maybe I'm just an idiot -- I can't figure out a way to download any of this without also adding crapware like "EasyMovies Search."  Does anyone know how to download just the music?


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: rab2591 on February 13, 2018, 11:32:52 AM
This looks amazing.  But -- and maybe I'm just an idiot -- I can't figure out a way to download any of this without also adding crapware like "EasyMovies Search."  Does anyone know how to download just the music?

I'm on a Mac and didn't get any of that, I think I have an ad blocker installed on my machine though. Perhaps install an ad blocker and try again?


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Gabo on February 13, 2018, 12:08:26 PM
You really should use a platform like Google Drive or Dropbox to share your files. Much safer for users.



Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Jeff on February 13, 2018, 02:06:53 PM
sydsutcliffe, I really hope that you do use Google Drive, Dropbox or something similar.  It looks like you have some great stuff, but sites like Zippy Share are aggressively toxic.  Just the fact that they try to trick you into downloading things other than the file you want (by giving you at least three different download buttons) is bad news.


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Jay on February 13, 2018, 03:00:09 PM
I clicked on all the download buttons and each took me to an ad, or a site to download software.


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: rab2591 on February 13, 2018, 03:14:17 PM
Dang, I just saw one download button. Pretty sure it’s an ad block thing, and I highly recommend anyone here who doesn’t have one definitely get one. Makes browsing the web a hassle-free experience. That being said, I do recommend OP use Dropbox next time.

@OP, man everything sounds so crisp and clear and beautiful. That sped up ‘Wonderful’ sounds so perfect! And given Brian sped up ‘Caroline No’ and was experimenting with sped up instrumentals at that time it is pretty plausible that he could’ve gone with this speed originally. Thinking about Murry recommending that Brian speed up ‘Caroline No’ got me thinking: did Murry ever visit the studio during the Smile sessions?

I swear ‘Good Vibrations’ has some really great moment where a vocal of Carl’s is drawn out in the background and flows seemlessly into his next line. Also the Heroes and Villains mix on the first disc is perfect! I couldn’t really get into the flown-in vocals in ‘Child’ but perhaps it’ll grow on me.

If it’s no trouble could you detail how you made this mix?

I haven’t listened to the entire thing but will keep listening over the next


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Zargo on February 13, 2018, 04:02:30 PM
I clicked on all the download buttons and each took me to an ad, or a site to download software.

Click the rectangular "download now" 3 times. First two times an ad will pop-up, just ignore those (Well, that's how it worked for me :) )


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Jeff on February 13, 2018, 05:28:17 PM
That worked!


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on February 14, 2018, 12:49:06 AM
*hopes mods conveniently ignore this post until everyone has had an opportunity to download this* - edit; actually, does this even count as a boot? I've forgotten that so many have posted their Smile mixes like this and it wasn't an issue. Carry on :D

Well my day is now shot. Thanks sydsutcliffe! The titles of these tracks are making me giddy - it had been too long since someone did a great SMiLE mix and this looks like you've knocked it out of the friggin park!

Speaking of Parks, how did you do the 'Heroes and Villains Durrie Parks Acetate Reproduction'? Was there a description of this acetate floating around?

Thanks so much again, this looks like it was a labor of love, can't wait to dive in!

Kind of a gray area really. Gotta think this through. I may take my time though...


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: obscurereference on February 14, 2018, 01:59:22 AM
Looks great! Are you able to tell us which tracks are your own mixes and edits (helpful if I want to focus on stuff I haven't heard before)


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: sydsutcliffe on February 14, 2018, 11:25:12 AM
Basically these are all my own edits & remixes - I excluded everything that has been released before. Of course there are a couple of tracks I didn't do too much with, apart from editing and eq-ing - but the one and only track I didn't work on was the mono 'GV Box Set' version of 'Wind Chimes' (and I thought about excluding this one also, but since it's an integral part of the alternate mono album I left it in). My own private version of this compilation set has some more tracks but I didn't want to include the stuff that every serious collector already has - also I didn't want to exactly double the stereo and mono tunes, which I could have done. For the most tracks I chose stereo over mono because I think that's what most people are looking for.

To everybody: if there really is SERIOUS trouble with blankety-blank zippyshare, I'll load it up somewhere else. It's strange, I never had any problems with that site (maybe they changed something??) and I chose it because it's free and very fast (I suffer from a very shitty internet-connection).
What is the best FREE file-sharing host? Where else can you just drag & drop the files in without signing up and/or paying?


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: wjcrerar on February 14, 2018, 11:31:54 AM
Google Drive's pretty good for stuff like this, but there really aren't any problems with zippyshare. You just gotta click off the first ad that comes up whenever you try and download and then click download again.

Also great job on these mixes!


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: brother john on February 22, 2018, 12:51:21 AM
Wow! An outstanding effort! Thank you so much for all your hard work and for sharing. And for all the notes you've included with disc 1.

I haven't listened to the whole yet, but dipping in, I think what you did with Child Is Father  (With Fly-Ins & A Cappella Outro) is very clever, though I'm personally not sure about the water fly-ins, they may grow on me, and how you got the a capella version of Surf's Up I can't imagine (though I did hear some of Brian's falsetto from the piano demo - nice!).

Brilliant stuff! And the sound is also amazing throughout!







Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: JCarson on February 26, 2018, 08:16:34 AM
Hey Syd many many thanks for sharing this. The download worked fine for me (quickly got past the slightly annoying ads). It will take me a while to familiarize myself with your work but first impressions are great - I really enjoy these experimental though "disciplined" reimaginings of Smile.

I think your edition could join those of Odeon, soniclovenoize, SMiLE A.D., and Jacob Borshard in the inner courts of my own Temple of music (the hypothetical BW-finished 1967 version sitting before the Holy of Holies of course).

Despite the official releases of 2011 (7 years ago - sheesh!), Smile is the gift which keeps on giving!

Thanks again,

JCarson / Simon (UK)


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: thorgil on February 27, 2018, 09:26:31 AM
If you use Firefox, just install the Adblock Plus extension, matter of seconds. Then the Ziggy site, as Rab said, will show you just one download button, the good one.
Thanks a lot, Syd!!!


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: JCarson on February 28, 2018, 10:31:18 AM
Really digging your new version of Child Is Father. I wasn't sure about the Fly-Ins at first - especially the Water Chant vocals - but now I love it! Really fleshes out the track. I also love the bonus track - Row Your Boat. Excellent work. Really in keeping with the spirit of the sessions.


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: mikeddonn on March 01, 2018, 03:06:16 AM
I managed to download something.  However, it comes up as RAR files.  Anyone have any ideas where I'm going wrong or what I need to do with the files? Thanks.


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Hickory Violet Part IV on March 01, 2018, 08:20:09 AM
Download and install winrar. It's free and safe


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: mikeddonn on March 01, 2018, 12:18:09 PM
Thank you Hickory, it worked a treat!

Thank you Syd for sharing this with us!  ;D


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: Shady on March 03, 2018, 03:31:05 PM
I truly appreciate this, thank you so much.


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: obscurereference on March 09, 2018, 03:48:29 PM
The notes included for disc 1, where you go through it track by track, are really informative. Do you have any notes on any of the other tracks?


Title: Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix)
Post by: sydsutcliffe on March 12, 2018, 11:49:03 AM
No, I'm sorry - no more liner notes. I thought about doing this, but I was too exhausted to do ANY more work. Maybe I'll do it later...but I really need a break. I worked for so long and so hard on this that I'm totally burned out (I can really relate to Brian's state of mind in late 1967 now....'Smile' really sucks you dry....and I only edited the stuff!).

Since several people mentioned "Child is Father": I knew that there would be controversy about the fly-ins, that's why I also included the unaltered stereo mix. Generally I'm not a big fan of fly-ins either but I wanted to experiment a bit with "Child" - just to see what I could do with it. The fly-ins worked surprisingly well and I really liked the result. It just makes the song sound a bit more finished but I understand everybody who is a little 'bewildered' by them - it takes time to get adjusted to this. Some may find it sacrillegious and they have a point as well! I just wanted to present mixes and edits that haven't been done before - as I believe people who are still interested in 'Smile' already own every official release and have their own collection of bootlegs. So in addition to the stuff that's already out there I compiled this set. I think with this and the previously released material you can really put your own perfect 'Smile' together.

Thank you all and God bless Brian!