Back in 2004 I was a young, aspiring writer determined to ensure that Brian Wilson’s newly recorded version of his long lost album SMiLE would get some decent play in the Toronto media. I wanted to write something that would explain the significance of the album’s completion that would appeal to people who had no idea about the whole mythology about the album. I wound up flying to Burbank, California, where I interviewed Brian for an amazing 20 minutes, after which I sat in his rehearsal space as he and his wonderful band through both Pet Sounds and SMiLE. And while I figured that someday the original Beach Boys sessions would make it onto store shelves, I have to admit it was pretty surreal when the massive Smile Sessions box set arrived at my house and I was holding it in my hands. And with that, I give you our latest unboxing.
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Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. Andy's first book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King's The Stand was published by Cemetery Dance in 2018. 2021 sees the publication of The Art and Making Of The Stand (Titan Books), the official companion to the Paramount+ Limited Series. Andy is also the co-host of Boone & Burns' Top 5 Podcast alongside filmmaker Josh Boone. View all posts by Andy Burns