Anyone listened to this?
Thirty-seven years ago, Brian Wilson, the tortured genius behind the Beach Boys’ finest music, had a visionary work in progress (“Smile”) that was supposed to rival the Beatles Sgt. Pepper opus. It was never completely realized (until this year) and Brian subsequently went into a tail spin of dark isolation and mental illness.
There was a review of this long-awaited masterwork in my local paper that was so overwhelmingly positive (flowered with words like “miracle”, “triumph” and 'transcendence") that it makes me want to rush right out and get a copy. I googled some of the national reviews and they seem to be equally enamored. Has anyone here given it a listen?
In my opinion, it is an awesome cd.