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Brian Wilson at the Royal Festival Hall, London

Jim Irvin, MOJO, April 2004

THE UBERFANS WITH medicated stares, the reverent fans who applaud Van Dyke Parks to his seat, the Smile scholars who have flown in from another side of the world, these are the people who will convince themselves it's the greatest show on earth, ever. They say as much in various Smile chat-rooms the next day, gushing in quasi-religious terms.

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