Pet Sounds Sessions

Pet Sounds Sessions

by The Beach Boys
     
 

There's little arguing that Pet Sounds is one of the greatest albums in rock & roll, and its cult, if anything, has only grown in the decades since its intial release. Part of the fascination with Pet Sounds lies in its detailed, multi-layered arrangements, in which all the parts blend together into a symphonic whole. The richness of the music is one ofSee more details below

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There's little arguing that Pet Sounds is one of the greatest albums in rock & roll, and its cult, if anything, has only grown in the decades since its intial release. Part of the fascination with Pet Sounds lies in its detailed, multi-layered arrangements, in which all the parts blend together into a symphonic whole. The richness of the music is one of the reasons hardcore fans have desired a set like The Pet Sounds Sessions, a four-disc box that presents an abundance of working mixes, alternate takes, instrumental tracks, and rarities, as well as the first true stereo mix of the album. Certainly, a set this exacting is only of interest to serious fans, and even they might find the endless succession of work tracks tedious. Nevertheless, there's something fascinating about hearing the album broken down to its individual parts; after hearing horn lines, vocals, and percussion tracks out of their original context, the scope and originality of Brian Wilson's vision becomes all the more impressive. (Make no mistake about it, Pet Sounds is entirely Wilson's project, despite what Mike Love states in his self-serving liner notes.) The original mono mix of Pet Sounds (included here in a minature, cardboard record sleeve) remains the best way to appreciate Wilson's gifts, but for fans already convinced of his genius, The Pet Sounds Sessions is a fascinating, educational listen, even if it's not necessarily indispensable.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/1997
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724383766222
catalogNumber:
37662
Rank:
3823

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Wouldn't It Be Nice  -  Beach Boys
  2. You Still Believe in Me  -  Beach Boys
  3. That's Not Me  -  Beach Boys
  4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)  -  Beach Boys
  5. I'm Waiting for the Day  -  Beach Boys
  6. Let's Go Away for Awhile  -  Beach Boys
  7. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  8. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  9. I Know There's an Answer  -  Beach Boys
  10. Here Today  -  Beach Boys
  11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times  -  Beach Boys
  12. Pet Sounds  -  Beach Boys
  13. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys
  14. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  15. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  16. Trombone Dixie  -  Beach Boys
  17. Trombone Dixie  -  Beach Boys
  18. Pet Sounds  -  Beach Boys
  19. Pet Sounds  -  Beach Boys
  20. Let's Go Away for Awhile  -  Beach Boys
  21. Let's Go Away for Awhile  -  Beach Boys
  22. Wouldn't It Be Nice  -  Beach Boys
  23. Wouldn't It Be Nice  -  Beach Boys
  24. Wouldn't It Be Nice  - Brian Wilson
  25. You Still Believe in Me  -  Beach Boys
  26. You Still Believe in Me  -  Beach Boys
  27. You Still Believe in Me  -  Beach Boys
  28. You Still Believe in Me  -  Beach Boys

Disc 2

  1. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys
  2. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys
  3. Hang on to Your Ego  -  Beach Boys
  4. Hang on to Your Ego  -  Beach Boys
  5. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)  -  Beach Boys
  6. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)  -  Beach Boys
  7. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)  -  Beach Boys
  8. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times  -  Beach Boys
  9. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times  -  Beach Boys
  10. That's Not Me  -  Beach Boys
  11. That's Not Me  -  Beach Boys
  12. Good Vibrations  -  Beach Boys
  13. Good Vibrations  -  Beach Boys
  14. I'm Waiting for the Day  -  Beach Boys
  15. I'm Waiting for the Day  -  Beach Boys
  16. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  17. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  18. Here Today  -  Beach Boys
  19. Here Today  -  Beach Boys

Disc 3

  1. Wouldn't It Be Nice  -  Beach Boys
  2. You Still Believe in Me  -  Beach Boys
  3. That's Not Me  -  Beach Boys
  4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)  -  Beach Boys
  5. I'm Waiting for the Day  -  Beach Boys
  6. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  7. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  8. I Know There's an Answer  -  Beach Boys
  9. Here Today  -  Beach Boys
  10. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times  -  Beach Boys
  11. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys
  12. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys
  13. Wouldn't It Be Nice  -  Beach Boys
  14. You Still Believe in Me  -  Beach Boys
  15. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)  -  Beach Boys
  16. I'm Waiting for the Day  -  Beach Boys
  17. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  18. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  19. Hang on to Your Ego  -  Beach Boys
  20. Here Today  -  Beach Boys
  21. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times  -  Beach Boys
  22. Banana et Louie  -  Beach Boys
  23. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys
  24. Dog Barking Session  -  Beach Boys
  25. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys
  26. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  27. Wouldn't It Be Nice  -  Beach Boys
  28. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  29. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  30. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys

Disc 4

  1. Wouldn't It Be Nice  -  Beach Boys
  2. You Still Believe in Me  -  Beach Boys
  3. That's Not Me  -  Beach Boys
  4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)  -  Beach Boys
  5. I'm Waiting for the Day  -  Beach Boys
  6. Let's Go Away for Awhile  -  Beach Boys
  7. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  8. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  9. I Know There's an Answer  -  Beach Boys
  10. Here Today  -  Beach Boys
  11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times  -  Beach Boys
  12. Pet Sounds  -  Beach Boys
  13. Caroline No  -  Beach Boys

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beach Boys   Primary Artist
Glen Campbell   Guitar
Brian Wilson   Organ,Track Performer
Frank Capp   Percussion,Timbales,Bells
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Don Randi   Piano
Jerry Cole   Guitar
Frank Marocco   Accordion
Lyle Ritz   Ukulele,String Bass
Julius Wechter   Timbales,Bells,Vibes,finger cymbals,Latin Percussion
Mike Deasy   Guitar
Billy Strange   Guitar
Jim Gordon   Percussion,Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums,Temple Blocks
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Chuck Berghofer   String Bass
Norman Botnick   Viola
Roy Caton   Trumpet
Gary Coleman   Bongos,Timbales
DeLory   Piano,Harpsichord
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
Carl Fortina   Accordion
Richard Frost   Drums
James Getzoff   Flute
Bill Green   Flute,Bass Flute,Saxophone
Jim Horn   Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Harry Hyams   Viola
Carol Kaye   Bass Guitar
Larry Knechtel   Piano,Tack Piano
Leonard Malarsky   Flute,Violin
Nick Martinis   Drums
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Mike Melvoin   Harpsichord
Jay Migliori   Flute,Saxophone
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Jack Nimitz   Saxophone
Bill Pitman   Guitar
Ray Pohlman   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Jerome Reisler   Flute
Joe Saxon   Cello
Ralph Schaeffer   Violin
Sid Sharp   Violin
Paul Tanner   Theremin
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Darrel Terwilliger   Viola
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Bill Kurasch   Flute,Violin
Gail Martin   Trombone
Justin DiTullio   Cello
Casey   Guitar
Jerry Williams   Percussion
Ernie Tack   Trombone

Technical Credits

Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer
Mike Love   Composer
Michael Ruff   Composer
Carol Kaye   Contributor
Mark Linett   Engineer,Stereo Mix Producer
Paul Tanner   Contributor
Phil Sandhaus   Contributor
David Leaf   Liner Notes
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Elliot Kendall   Contributor
Devin Franchino   Contributor,Editorial Coordinator
Traditional   Composer
Tony Asher   Composer
Alan Robinson   Contributor

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