Wow! From Billboard:
It’s an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love: Capitol Records is planning to release the Beach Boys’ great lost album, “Smile,” later this year.
Two longtime Beach Boys associates — engineer Mark Linett and archivist Alan Boyd — are co-producing the release, which Capitol has titled “The Smile Sessions.”
The project will be released in three versions: a two-CD set, an iTunes LP digital album and a limited-edition boxed set containing four CDs, two vinyl LPs, two vinyl singles and a 60-page hardbound book written by Beach Boys historian Dominic Priore.
There’s no release date yet, but it’s coming, with the support of the whole band (including Brian Wilson). Click the link above to read more.
Is this the big one for 2011, friends?