SMiLE Track-By-Track XI: I’m In Great Shape / I Wanna Be Around / Workshop

The fragmentary nature of SMiLE is nowhere more noticeable than here – in less than two minutes, we have three distinct and completely separate sections– a brief new song, an old standard and then the sound of workshop instruments. We are now in the final section of SMiLE, which can be described as the “elements” and while these sections don’t seem to directly follow that theme, we get a taste of healthy living (possibly linked to the “earth” element, a broken heart and then that heart being fixed. As I have blogged before, the sound of the workshop can be quite therapeutic -just think of it as your heart being repaired.

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