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Critic's Notebook: 'The Smile Sessions' puts puzzle together
Critic's Notebook: 'The Smile Sessions' puts puzzle together

Forty-five years ago this week at United Western Recorders, near Sunset and Vine in Los Angeles, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks, along with a radio interviewer, were hanging out in a studio with a grand piano, a microphone and a work in progress called "Heroes and Villains." Wilson and the disc jockey were discussing the band's 1966 artistic breakthrough that culminated that spring in "Pet Sounds" "This is the year that was," said Wilson, then 24. "We blossomed." -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Beach Boys: A Nov. 6 Critic's Notebook about the Beach Boys' "Smile Sessions" said the deluxe box set was selling for $370....

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