Roger in Smile Documentary
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Thu Nov 4 22:07:57 CST 2004
The story of BRIAN WILSONs SMILE has been immortalised in the forthcoming
film 'BEAUTIFUL DREAMER'.
The record, set to be the follow-up to the Beach Boys Pet Sounds, remained
unfinished and unreleased from 1966 to 2004 due to Wilsons declining mental
The film features eyewitness accounts from co-writer Van Dyke Parks, Beatles
producer George Martin, Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, Elvis
Costello, Roger Daltrey and Burt Bacharach as well as rare behind-the-scenes
footage from the early production.
Director David Leaf started recording in 2003, and chronicled the studio
completion of the album, the first vocal rehearsals and the first
performance of the album in London.
The film gets its UK premiere on December 10 at the London ICA cinema.
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