Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated box sets in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, The Beach Boys just unveiled a quick animated trailer of their forthcoming SMiLE Sessions collection, giving fans an overall look on what to expect. According to their official site, and as seen in the clip, the box set will feature five CDs, two LPs, two 7″s, a 60 pg book, and one “three-dimensional shadowbox lid.” You can check out the full tracklist over at Brian Wilson’s site.
Also, lucky fans who purchase the box set on The Beach Boys’ official site will have a chance to grab various incarnations with special goodies, ranging from limited-edition t-shirts to an autographed light-up SMiLE shop window lid to an autographed, custom-designed surfboard. There’s also a contest to create videos for “Heroes and Villains” and “Good Vibrations”, which you can read about here. Still in disbelief?
Don’t worry, it’s really happening, and it all goes down November 1st and October 31st internationally (via Capitol/EMI). Excited? Pre-order your box set on Amazon.com. If you’re finding it hard to stomach that cost ($180), slimmer sets will also be available on CD, LP, digital, and iTunes LP.
Until November, we’ll keep spinning Smiley Smile.