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Summer is upon us, and Endless Summer Quarterly magazine has prepared a very special Smiley Smile collector's edition. The issue features new interviews with Brian Wilson and Mike Love, as well as archival interview content from Al Jardine and engineer Steve Desper. New articles from Peter Reum, Malcolm C. Searles and Craig Slowinski are also included.

In anticipation of The Beach Boys' Sunshine Tomorrow two-disc set and Wild Honey stereo LP, I discuss the music (and releases) with Alan Boyd, Howie Edelson and Mark Linett.

The Spring 2017 issue of ESQ features our exclusive and insightful interview with Mike Love on ways we can help save the planet, and make it a better place for future generations. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of Summer In Paradise album, Mike discusses the history and circumstances surrounding (some of) the recordings on the project; an exclusive interview with the album's artist Robert Lyn Nelson about the "Ring Of Life" painting used for the poster and cover art of the U.S. and UK releases is also included.

In the event you're new to Endless Summer Quarterly magazine, we highly recommend you take your time looking around, and visit the BUY ESQ page to view ESQ's full catalogue.

SUBSCRIBE today to be eligible for ESQ's PRIZE BOXES. Recent giveaway items have included special Pet Sounds and "Good Vibrations" items; books from Brian and Mike; and much more! Our subscriber gieveaways continue throughout 2017, and ESQ is the only Beach Boys-related outlet where you can win prizes just for being a subscriber. Follow us on our Facebook page for giveaway announcements. All winners will be contacted directly once selected, and the news will be posted on ESQ's Facebook page.

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In Music, 
David Beard



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