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:
20343

Tracks

Disc 1

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

Disc 2

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

Disc 3

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

Disc 4

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

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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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