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November 3, 2011 2:00 PM ET
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Beach Boys' 'Smile Sessions' Box Set

Rolling Stone critic David Fricke refers to the Beach Boys' 'Smile' as "the best rock album never finished." The 'Smile Sessions' box set captures five discs worth of original recording sessions, including multiple takes, banter between Brian Wilson and his bandmates, vocal rehearsals and more. Hear highlights from these legendary sessions for yourself by entering for a chance to win a copy of this set in our Rolling Stone sweepstakes. See official rules here.

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