I'd also add "Wonderful", "Love To Say Dada", "Wind Chimes", "Caroline, No", "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On my Shoulder)" and "Child Is The Father Of The Man". Each of those songs completely blew my mind when I heard them.
If you ever get around to it, you should totally check out All Summer Long, Surf's Up, Holland and Love You. This thread is young, but if you hang around, some of that material might show up
I missed out on seeing them during their Aussie tour, but in a way I think it's for the best. It'd destroy me to see Brian the way he is now, he essentially committed suicide in the late 70's and hasn't been the same since. I'm just glad that he has a better group of people looking out for him this time
Wow, those are some of the albums I've always wanted to check out! I do have a sweet Good Vibrations: 30 Years... boxset that's a lot more comprehensive than your average "Best Of," but there's always been a bunch of tracks I've been curious about.
Yeah, it's pretty tragic about Brian. Have you read his autobiography 'Wouldn't It Be Nice?" It's a brilliant read. It's crazy how he took drugs to the point where he basically lost his mind, smoked so many cigarettes that he fucked up his glorious voice, and ended up weighing over 300 pounds and couldn't even tie his own shoelaces. But then he lost all the weight and seemed to pretty much get his shit together. But he was never quite the same, and some of the magic was gone.
I love Mike's voice, but from what Brian says in the book, he is an absolute arsehole!
Even though it was a let down after SMiLE itself wasn't delivered, I think Smiley Smile is still a brilliant album and one of my favourites. Tracks like "Little Pad" & "With Me Tonight"; oh, back in the day of sitting with the stereo cranked at night with a few candles going and smoking a few pipes (tobacco, of course!)