Roger in Smile Documentary

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Thu Nov 4 22:07:57 CST 2004


The story of BRIAN WILSON’s ‘SMILE’ has been immortalised in the forthcoming 

The record, set to be the follow-up to the Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’, remained 
unfinished and unreleased from 1966 to 2004 due to Wilson’s 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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