Pet Sounds 40th Anniversary [Deluxe Ed. Bonus DVD]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound. Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound. Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record. "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me," "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times." It's often said that this is more of a Brian Wilson album than a Beach Boys recording (session musicians played most of the parts), but it should be noted that the harmonies are pure Beach Boys (and some of their best). Massively influential upon its release (although it was a relatively low seller compared to their previous LPs), it immediately vaunted the band into the top level of rock innovators among the intelligentsia, especially in Britain, where it was a much bigger hit. [The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition of Pet Sounds was a two-disc edition of the program that contained one CD and one DVD. The CD portion included both mono and stereo versions of the original program (plus the bonus track "Hang on to Your Ego"), just as an earlier CD issue had. The DVD featured both video and audio material. The video portion included a new edit of the 1997 film The Making of Pet Sounds with some new footage; interview material from Brian Wilson's 2003 DVD Pet Sounds Live in London; a segment from BBC-TV with George Martin and Wilson in the studio; original promo films for three songs (including some previously unreleased "firehouse" footage for "Good Vibrations"; and a photo gallery. The audio portion of the DVD featured the original program in both PCM Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound, as well as "Hang on to Your Ego" in PCM Mono.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094634496629
  • Catalog Number: 44966B

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wouldn't It Be Nice (2:25)
  2. 2 You Still Believe in Me (2:31)
  3. 3 That's Not Me (2:28)
  4. 4 Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (2:53)
  5. 5 I'm Waiting for the Day (3:05)
  6. 6 Let's Go Away for Awhile (2:20)
  7. 7 Sloop John B (2:58)
  8. 8 God Only Knows (2:51)
  9. 9 I Know There's an Answer (3:10)
  10. 10 Here Today (2:55)
  11. 11 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (3:14)
  12. 12 Pet Sounds (2:22)
  13. 13 Caroline No (2:53)
  14. 14 Hang on to Your Ego (3:14)
  15. 15 Wouldn't It Be Nice (2:33)
  16. 16 You Still Believe in Me (2:36)
  17. 17 That's Not Me (2:31)
  18. 18 Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (2:58)
  19. 19 I'm Waiting for the Day (3:06)
  20. 20 Let's Go Away for Awhile (2:24)
  21. 21 Sloop John B (2:59)
  22. 22 God Only Knows (2:54)
  23. 23 I Know There's an Answer (3:18)
  24. 24 Here Today (3:07)
  25. 25 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (3:21)
  26. 26 Pet Sounds (2:37)
  27. 27 Caroline No (3:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wouldn't It Be Nice
  2. 2 You Still Believe in Me
  3. 3 That's Not Me
  4. 4 Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
  5. 5 I'm Waiting for the Day
  6. 6 Let's Go Away for Awhile
  7. 7 Sloop John B
  8. 8 God Only Knows
  9. 9 I Know There's an Answer
  10. 10 Here Today
  11. 11 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
  12. 12 Pet Sounds
  13. 13 Caroline No
  14. 14 Hang on to Your Ego
  15. 15 Good Vibrations
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beach Boys Primary Artist
Steve Douglas & the Rebel Rousers Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Horn Tenor Saxophone
Brian Wilson Organ, Piano, Vocals
Frank Capp Percussion, Glockenspiel, Bells, Timpani, Vibes
Plas Johnson Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel Guitar, Mandolin
Don Randi Piano
Jerry Cole Guitar, Electric Guitar
Frank Marocco Accordion
Lyle Ritz Ukulele, Upright Bass, String Bass
Julius Wechter Percussion, Timpani, Vibes, Latin Percussion
Mike Love Vocals
Terry Melcher Tambourine
Carl Wilson Guitar
Billy Strange Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Jim Gordon Percussion, Drums
Hal Blaine Bongos, Drums, Timpani
Arnold Belnick Violin
Chuck Berghofer String Bass
Norman Botnick Viola
Roy Caton Trumpet, Saxophone
Gary Coleman Bongos, Timpani
Al DeLory Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Tack Piano
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Carl Fortina Accordion
James Getzoff Violin
Jim Horn Flute, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Hyams Viola
Jules Jacob Flute
Carol Kaye Electric Bass
Larry Knechtel Organ
Leonard Malarsky Violin
Nick Martinis Drums
Mike Melvoin Harpsichord
Jay Migliori Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
Jack Nimitz Baritone Saxophone
Bill Pitman Guitar
Ray Pohlman Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Jerome Reisler Violin
Ralph Schaeffer Violin
Sid Sharp Violin
Paul Tanner Theremin
Darrel Terwilliger Viola
Tibor Zelig Violin
Joseph DiFiore Viola
Joseph Saxon Cello
Mike Deasey Guitar
Gail Martin Trombone
Justin DiTullio Cello
Leonard Hartman Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, English Horn
Glenn Ross Campbell Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Bobby Klein Tenor Saxophone
Ritchie Frost Percussion, Drums
Dennis Wilson Quintet Drums
William Kurasch Violin
Ernie Tack Bass Trombone
Alan Robinson French Horn
Technical Credits
Brian Wilson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Author
Chuck Britz Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Remastering
Larry Levine Engineer
Mark Linett Producer, Engineer
Cheryl Pawelski Executive Producer
David Leaf Liner Notes
Tommy Steele Art Direction
George Jerman Cover Photo
Terry Sachen Composer
Ralph Balantin Engineer
Traditional Composer
Russ Wapensky Sessionography
Paul Atkinson Executive Producer
H. Bowen David Engineer
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