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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/1999
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724352124121
  • Catalog Number: 21241

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beach Boys Primary Artist
Glen Campbell 12-string Guitar
Steve Douglas & the Rebel Rousers Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Horn Tenor Saxophone
Brian Wilson Organ, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background 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, String Bass
Julius Wechter Percussion, Timpani, Vibes, Latin Percussion
Mike Deasy Sr. Guitar
Bruce Johnston Vocals
Mike Love Vocals, Background Vocals
Terry Melcher Tambourine, Vocals
Carl Wilson Guitar, Vocals
Billy Strange Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Jim Gordon Percussion, Drums
Hal Blaine Percussion, Bongos, Drums, Timpani
Arnold Belnick Violin
Chuck Berghofer String Bass
Bruce Botnick Viola
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
Al Jardine Vocals
Carol Kaye Bass, Electric Bass
Larry Knechtel Organ
William Kurash Violin
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
Tommy Tedesco Acoustic Guitar
Darrel Terwilliger Viola
Dennis Wilson Drums, Vocals
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
Al Casey Guitar
Jay Migilori Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Steve Douglas Saxophone
Jerry Williams Percussion
Ritchie Frost Percussion, Drums
William Kurasch Violin
Ernie Tack Bass Trombone
Alan Robinson French Horn
Technical Credits
Brian Wilson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Author
Bruce Botnick Engineer
Chuck Britz Engineer
Dennis Diken Contributor
Ron Furmanek Contributor
Joe Gastwirt Remastering
Larry Levine Engineer
Mark Linett Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Stereo Mix Producer, Track Mix
Ron McMaster Remixing
Cheryl Pawelski Executive Producer, Reissue Producer
Brad Benedict Contributor
Larry Walsh Track Mix
David Leaf Liner Notes
Tommy Steele Art Direction
George Jerman Cover Photo
Lisa Reddick Producer
Jim Elliott Producer
Ralph Balantin Engineer
Brad Elliott Liner Notes
Michael Etchart Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
Russ Wapensky Sessionography
Tony Asher Composer
Paul Atkinson Executive Producer
H. Bowen David Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    'AMAZING SOUNDS'

    This is the album that help the Beach Boys go from surf music to mainstream. The heavenly aura of this album is magnetic to the ears. This album had the high admiration of THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES to name a few. What Brian Wilson created here has yet to be duplicated. This version features the classic mono and the modern stereo versions. 2 great treats in one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Immeasurable Historical Significance...

    ...simply put, this album marks the turning point altering the course of modern pop music, lifting the level of the craft to a high not yet surpassed over 30 years later... ...B. Wilson (Pet Sounds) inspires J. Lennon/P. McCartney (Sgt. Pepper) thereby further inspiring everything else that follows... ...as beautiful and relevant today as it was in the mid 60's... ...where does Brian Wilson get his inspiration?... God Only Knows...

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