Always kind of liked this version of SMiLE, the chances the guy took. I like that Brian & piano break in the middle, the looseness. Some janky edits to be sure, maybe a little heavy handed on the effects. But I’m always into hearing a SMiLE edit I haven’t heard before. Anything is better than that terrible 2004 SMiLE. Talk about an endless bummer.
The joy in SMiLE for me is that it’s unfinished. It’s totally modular, and we were left with the pieces to build it ourselves.