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Brian Wilson - Smile DVD Collection (2 Disc Set)




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"My face isn't able to smile," Brian Wilson confides to collaborator Van Dyke Parks in one of this comprehensive double-DVD set's poignant bonus interviews, "but my heart does." Using vintage clips and the frank insights of Brian's friends and colleagues, writer/producer/director David Leaf (a long-time Wilson confidant and author of the pioneering history The Beach Boys and the California Myth) charts the music legend's spectacular rise to stardom and the troubling gestation and subsequent abandonment of the 1967 album widely anticipated as Wilson's artistic coup de grace. But it's a tale with a triumphant, if 37-year-delayed third act: Smile's unlikely '04 album resurrection and subsequent London concert premiere. The second disc chronicles yet another victorious moment, the tour's glorious homecoming show at L.A.'s Disney Hall. The bonus materials (which include interviews, London clips, a rewarding sessions featurette and a trove of Wilson piano performances, some featuring musicians Carol Kaye and Darian Sahanaja) help make the set a nearly four-hour Smile-lover's dream-come-true. But it's the documentary's candour, a willingness to address Wilson's troubled psyche head-on, that imparts its unusual dramatic gravitas, making its ultimate triumphs all the richer. Wilson aficionados will find few greater joys than seeing their hero back firmly in command behind a recording console--or leading an ecstatic live ensemble through a pop masterpiece long thought lost to the ages. Track Listing: Disk 1 1. Dvd1: Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson & The Story Of Smile 2. Theatrical Trailer (Bonus Material) 3. Interview Highlights Disk 2 1. Dvd2: Smile Concert In L.A. - Our Prayer / Gee 2. Heroes & Villians 3. Roll Plymouth Rock 4. Barnyard 5. Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine 6. Cabin Essence 7. Wonderful 8. Song For Children 9. Child Is Father Of The Man 10. Surf's Up 11. I'm In Great Shape / I Wanna Be Around / Workshop 12. Vega-tables 13. On A Holiday 14. Wind Chimes 15. Mrs. O'leary's Cow 16. In Blue Hawaii 17. Good Vibrations 18. Brian Wilson Photo Gallery 19. Brian Wilson At The Piano (Outtake) 20. The Recording Of Brian Wilson Presents Smile Featurette (Outtake) 21. Heroes & Villians (Fan) (By Justin Cole) Special Features: * Photo Gallery * Heroes & Villians (By Justin Cole)
Release date Australia
April 23rd, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Length (Minutes)
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
  • Documentary
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