Sept 20, 2011 I just talked with Beach Boys’ engineer Mark Linett for my Icon Fetch show. He mentioned that the LP version will have an entire album side of rarities exclusive to the vinyl. And, from what I understand, the 45 included in the deluxe edition will be unique as well.
I asked him if the deluxe edition was essentially everything – he said that they started with roughly seven CDs worth of material and whittled it down to five. He also touches on several myths – including whether Paul McCartney was actually at the “Vega-Tables” session, and whether Brian Wilson actually destroyed the session tapes for the “Fire” sequence.
We’ll be posted the Mark Linett interview is a week or so…stay tuned.
ONE MORE THING – Mark agreed to come back on the show once the SMiLE sessions box is actually in stores to answer any other questions people might have. You can leave those on my website, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pass them along to him. –Tony