Firm helps client complete license deal for legendary Beach Boys SMiLE release
August 30, 2011 -- PE&G recently completed its representation of Beat-Pop artist Frank Holmes in a deal with Capitol/EMI Records for the right to use the client's original artwork in connection with a special-edition of the Beach Boys legendary SMiLE album, scheduled for release this Fall. Following the band's 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds, the Beach Boys recorded songs intended for the band's next album. Inspired by the music he heard at various studio sessions (to which he was invited by friend Van Dyke Parks, a collaborator on the SMiLE project), Frank created a series of whimsical images illustrating aspects of the album's songs. He later showed his illustrations to Brian Wilson, who was so taken with Frank's art that he insisted it become the visual centerpiece for the intended album. Called by Rolling Stone "the most famous unfinished rock and roll album in history," the master tapes for the unreleased SMiLE album were recovered, remixed and remastered with the Beach Boys' active participation and approval, with Frank's artwork taking the central role Brian Wilson and the band intended for it, over 40 years later.