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The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations / Heroes And Villains flac album

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations / Heroes And Villains flac album
  • Performer The Beach Boys
  • Title Good Vibrations / Heroes And Villains
  • Date of release 2011
  • Style Surf
  • Other formats AC3 AIFF AA XM DTS WMA MMF
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1237 mb
  • Size FLAC 1574 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 340

Smile (stylized as SMiLE) is an unfinished album by American rock band the Beach Boys that was projected to follow their 11th studio album, Pet Sounds (1966). After bandleader and principal songwriter Brian Wilson abandoned over fifty hours of music recorded over a ten-month period with outside lyricist Van Dyke Parks, the band substituted its release with Smiley Smile (1967), an album containing stripped-down remakes of some Smile material.

To some an unfinished masterpiece, to others just unfinished, the Beach Boys' Heroes and Villains was to be the centerpiece of the abandoned Smile album. Consumed by the prospect of overtopping the success of Good Vibrations and besting the Beatles, Brian Wilson dragged the band through a grueling 20 session recording process. Wilson’s chosen lyricist, the famed Van Dyke Parks, was not popular with the other members of the band. During one studio session, Mike Love reportedly berated Parks for his cryptic lyrics, while Brian Wilson cowered in the booth. But the relatively poor showing compared to their smash Good Vibrations put the final nail in the coffin of Smile; Wilson wouldn’t release a completed version of the album until 2004. Heroes and Villains" Track Info. Written By Van Dyke Parks & Brian Wilson.

Heroes and Villains" is a song written and produced by Brian Wilson with words by Van Dyke Parks, recorded by the American rock band the Beach Boys. Envisioned as a three-minute music comedy, it was the follow-up single to the group's "Good Vibrations" (1966) and intended as the centerpiece to the unfinished album Smile. After the album was shelved, the song was rearranged and issued as a single in July 1967 with "You're Welcome" as the B-side

In several sessions between the summer of 1966 and early 1967, The Beach Boys recorded a bounty of songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to. follow the band's 1966 album, Pet Sounds. The master tapes were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys' SMiLE has never been released. Drawn from the. original masters, SMiLE Sessions presents an in-depth overview of The Beach Boys' recording sessions for the enigmatic album, which has achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world. I liked the Beach Boys 60's hits, and I already admired Brian for his songwriting and arranging skills on "Pet Sounds", "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes And Villains", but I had never delved into his long-awaited opus "Smile".

Like "Good Vibrations," "Heroes and Villains" defies the terminology of a "pop" song. It can only really be accurately called a suite, and that is exactly what it is. One of the first efforts of the legendary and ill-fated Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks songwriting symbiosis, it's a charming illustration of an old West drama - not dissimilar to Marty Robbins' classic "El Paso. Dramatic, yes, but the sense of whimsy (both musically and lyrically) is what commands the effort.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Good Vibrations
Written-By – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
B Heroes And Villains
Written-By – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks
C Good Vibrations (Early Take)
Written-By – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
D Heroes And Villains (Alternate Take)
Written-By – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, LLC
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, LLC


  • Art Direction, Design – Tom Recchion
  • Mastered By – CB*
  • Producer – Michael Murphy


Record Store Day exclusive. Individually numbered. Promoted as being limited to 5000 copies, though numbers over 5000 have been reported.

Includes a 5" x 5" insert: "SMILE Coming Soon"

℗ © 2011 Capitol Records, LLC.

Side A Originally Released 1966 Capitol Records, LLC
Side B Originally Released 1967 Capitol Records, LLC
Sides C & D Originally Released 1990 Capitol Records, LLC

New copies had a Record Store Exclusive sticker on the shrink wrap

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on the Shrink-Wrap): 5 099909 834118
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 5099909834217A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 5099909834217B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side C): 5099909834316C
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side D): 5099909834316D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): S-75565 S-09990-983411-8A "Jump In The Pig Pen" CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): S-75566 S-09990-983411-8B "Next Time I'll Take My Shoes Off" CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout, Etched): S-75567 S-09990-983411-8C "Hit The Dirt, Do Two And A Half" CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout, Etched): S-75568 S-09990-983411-8D "Next Time I'll Leave My Hat Off" CB
  • Other (Sticker code [front cover RSD sticker]): 408WM

Talk about The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations / Heroes And Villains

Silver Globol
Mind blowing. This is simply the best sounding pressings of these songs I have ever heard. You can actually hear the tape cuts where BW splices the tapes together. It's unbelievable. The outtakes (while available elsewhere) help justify changing the belt to play at 78 rpm.
Which versions are on the A & B sides? Smile or Smiley Smile?
#7074 Bristol, UK!
What a massive crock of shit. this has nothing to do with music and everything to do with "Rock's Rich Tapestry (TM)". Can anyone tell me where i can get the loudest possible version of 'Good Vibrations' to play at my disco? one that runs at a speed that can actually be PLAYED, please.
This collector 'Record store day' item is a perfect opportunity to seize the 'pocket symphony' concept for which the Beach Boys (and Van Dyke Parks) were renowned around '66/'67. Already present in various Beach Boys rarities and outtakes compilations and here finally receiving a long deserved full side treatment, the 'Alternate Take' of "Heroes And Vilains" is a truly exceptional experimental pop music masterpiece made of short segments perfectly matching together despite their differences in rhythm, mood and tone. Basically in just under 3 minutes you get a fireworks of ideas and harmonies that 99% of the pop bands of the last fifty years wouldn't put together in an entire career. Like an overview of all the key attractions from the best circus in the world summarized in charming 20 seconds sections. Stunning.(Edit : but be careful, this item for some reason is on 78RPM so one might need appropriate equipment to play it. I mean 78RPM was already over even at the time of the making of this song, so i guess this might be some record company executive's LSD comeback, which in a way is sympathetic).
Mine is stamped #5715... I wonder if this is similar to the situation that happened with U2's Wide Awake In Europe 12" that was released on Black Friday, I heard they noticed a problem with some pressing so instead of re-numbering the replacements that made (at the time of the original pressing) they just stamped some higher numbered ones (seemed fishy to me when I heard that).
Weird that my copy is stamped with #5937 since it's supposed to be limited to 5000, right?
# 2479 in Sacramento, California
Matrix numbers are not matched as listed under BOI.The disc I have is as follows:Matrix Number (Label Side A): 5-09990-984311-8A S-75565 "Jump In The Pig Pen"Matrix Number (Label Side B): 5-09990-983411-8B S-75566 "Next Time I'll Take My Shoes Off"Matrix Number (Label Side C): 5-09990-983411-8C S-75567 "Hit The Divt, Do Two And A Half"Matrix Number (Label Side D): 5-09990-983411-8D S-75568 "Next Time I'll Leave My Hat Off"
My copy has the labels on the record reversed for C/D