Repost from 2010, because it has some interesting quotes, and it might shed a light on why Van's participation on the upcoming 'SMiLE Sessions box' is low key / or maybe publicity is kept low key at his request?
Also don't count on hearing any songs from "Smile."
"I spent a lifetime of condemnation in the shadow of its incompletion," Parks said.
He calls the finished album (BWPS 2004) "adequate" but bemoans the absence of artist Frank Holmes' original cover art (which inspired the songwriting process, Parks said).
Other than calling him in to finish a few lyrics, Parks said, Wilson's camp didn't consult him on any decisions regarding the finished "Smile."
January 30, 2010 Peter Ames Carlin
Brian’s Hidden Beauties CLIX: Ride The Wild Surf - In our 158 “hidden beauties”, we have only covered one of the songs that Brian co-wrote with Jan Berry, and which only appear on Jan And Dean albums. That ...
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