Pet Sounds [50th Anniversary Collector's Edition] (CD)


The Beach Boys

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Amoeba Review

06/06/2016

When Pet Sounds was released May 16, 1966 its reception was mixed. The 11th album for the already popular group garnered little critical and commercial success in the States, while in England it was hailed by the music press and hit the number 2 spot on the Top 40 charts. One Mr. Paul McCartney was so impressed with it the album became the main influence on his band's next record, a little thing called Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

 

While it may be a little hard to imagine today, the radical arrangements, un-rock-like orchestrations, and wildly inventive production coupled with subject matter that was less cheery and more introspective than your average pop album of the day, was a lot to take in for some who were just looking for the next fun surf track to dance to down at the beach shack. However Pet Sounds paved the way for the idea that a rock album could be more than a mere collection of singles, but a cohesive piece of art. Brian Wilson's production on the album would open up creative possibilities we take for granted now, would influence all kinds of musical genres, and would bring the concept of production into the mainstream consciousness as an essential part of an album.

 

By now the initial poor reception of the album has been more than made up for and Pet Sounds is considered by many to be one of the best and most influential albums ever. Tracks like "God Only Knows," "Caroline, No," and "Wouldn't It Be Nice" are now hallowed classics, while songs like "You Still Believe In Me", "I Know There's an Answer," and "Here Today" particularly exhibit its creative influence on the production process.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
Mono
1.
Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Beach Boys 02:24
2.
You Still Believe In Me
The Beach Boys 02:31
3.
That's Not Me
The Beach Boys 02:28
4.
Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
The Beach Boys 02:51
5.
I'm Waiting For The Day
The Beach Boys 03:04
6.
Let's Go Away For Awhile
The Beach Boys 02:19
7.
Sloop John B
The Beach Boys 02:58
8.
God Only Knows
The Beach Boys 02:50
9.
I Know There's An Answer
The Beach Boys 03:08
10.
Here Today
The Beach Boys 02:53
11.
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
The Beach Boys 03:12
12.
Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys 02:21
13.
Caroline, No
The Beach Boys 02:54
Stereo
14.
Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Beach Boys 02:32
15.
You Still Believe In Me
The Beach Boys 02:36
16.
That's Not Me
The Beach Boys 02:30
17.
Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
The Beach Boys 02:58
18.
I'm Waiting For The Day
The Beach Boys 03:07
19.
Let's Go Away For Awhile
The Beach Boys 02:23
20.
Sloop John B
The Beach Boys 03:08
21.
God Only Knows
The Beach Boys 02:55
22.
I Know There's an Answer
The Beach Boys 03:18
23.
Here Today
The Beach Boys 03:08
24.
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
The Beach Boys 03:19
25.
Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys 02:37
26.
Caroline, No
The Beach Boys 02:53
Additional Material
27.
Caroline No [Promotional Spot #2]
The Beach Boys
28.
Don’t Talk. . . [Unused Background Vocals]
The Beach Boys
29.
Hang On To Your Ego [Alternate Mix]
The Beach Boys
30.
Caroline No [Promotional Spot #1]
The Beach Boys


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
Sessions
1.
Sloop John B [Highlights From Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
2.
Sloop John B [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
3.
Trombone Dixie [Highlights from Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
4.
Trombone Dixie [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
5.
Pet Sounds [Highlights from Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
6.
Pet Sounds [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
7.
Let’s Go Away For Awhile [Highlights from Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
8.
Let’s Go Away For Awhile [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
9.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice [Highlights from Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
10.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
11.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice [Stereo Track With Background Vocals]
The Beach Boys
12.
You Still Believe In Me [Intro - Session]
The Beach Boys
13.
You Still Believe In Me [Intro - Master Take]
The Beach Boys
14.
You Still Believe In Me [Highlights From Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
15.
You Still Believe In Me [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
16.
Caroline No [Highlights From Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
17.
Caroline No [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
18.
Hang On To Your Ego [Highlights From Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
19.
Hang On To Your Ego [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
20.
I Know There’s An Answer [Previously Unreleased Vocal Session]
The Beach Boys
21.
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) [Instrumental Demo]
The Beach Boys
22.
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
23.
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) [String Overdub]
The Beach Boys
24.
I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times [Highlights From Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
25.
I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
26.
That’s Not Me [Highlights From Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
27.
That’s Not Me [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys


Disc 3 Titles
Artist
Length
Sessions Continued
1.
Good Vibrations [Highlights From Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
2.
Good Vibrations [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
3.
I’m Waiting For The Day [Highlights From Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
4.
I’m Waiting For The Day [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
5.
God Only Knows [Highlights from Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
6.
God Only Knows [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
7.
Here Today [Highlights from Tracking Date]
The Beach Boys
8.
Here Today [Stereo Backing Track]
The Beach Boys
9.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice [Mono Alternate Mix 1]
The Beach Boys
10.
You Still Believe In Me [Mono Alternate Mix]
The Beach Boys
11.
I’m Waiting For The Day [Mono Alternate Mix Mike Love Lead Vocal]
The Beach Boys
12.
Sloop John B [Mono Alternate Mix Carl Wilson First Verse]
The Beach Boys
13.
God Only Knows [Mono Alternate Mix With Sax Solo]
The Beach Boys
14.
I Know There’s An Answer [Alternate Mix]
The Beach Boys
15.
Here Today [Mono Alternate Mix Brian Wilson Lead Vocal]
The Beach Boys
16.
I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times [Mono Alternate Mix]
The Beach Boys
17.
Banana & Louie
The Beach Boys
18.
Caroline No [Original Speed Stereo Mix]
The Beach Boys
19.
Dog Barking Session
The Beach Boys
20.
God Only Knows [With A Cappella Tag]
The Beach Boys
21.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice [Mono Alternate Mix 2]
The Beach Boys
22.
Sloop John B [Mono Alternate Mix Brian Wilson Lead Vocal]
The Beach Boys
23.
God Only Knows [Mono Alternate Mix Brian Wilson Lead Vocal]
The Beach Boys
24.
Caroline No [Original Speed Mono Mix]
The Beach Boys


Disc 4 Titles
Artist
Length
Live Recordings
1.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
The Beach Boys
2.
Sloop John B
The Beach Boys
3.
God Only Knows [Michigan State University, October 22, 1966]
The Beach Boys
4.
Good Vibrations
The Beach Boys
5.
God Only Knows
The Beach Boys
6.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice [Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington DC, November 19, 1967]
The Beach Boys
7.
God Only Knows [Carnegie Hall, New York, November 23, 1972 (2nd Show)]
The Beach Boys
8.
God Only Knows [Jamaican World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November, 26, 1982]
The Beach Boys
9.
Sloop John B [Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989]
The Beach Boys
10.
Caroline No
The Beach Boys
11.
You Still Believe In Me [Paramount Theater, New York City, November 26, 1993]
The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds A Capella
12.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
The Beach Boys
13.
You Still Believe In Me
The Beach Boys
14.
That’s Not Me
The Beach Boys
15.
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
The Beach Boys
16.
I’m Waiting For The Day
The Beach Boys
17.
Sloop John B
The Beach Boys
18.
God Only Knows
The Beach Boys
19.
I Know There’s An Answer
The Beach Boys
20.
Here Today
The Beach Boys
21.
I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
The Beach Boys
22.
Caroline No
The Beach Boys
23.
Good Vibrations [Previously Unreleased Master Track With Partial Vocal]
The Beach Boys


Disc 5 Titles
Artist
Length
Blu-ray Audio
1.
Pet Sounds In 5.1(96k/24) / Mono / Stereo / Stereo Instrumental (192k/24) Hi Resolution
The Beach Boys
2.
Unreleased Backgrounds (Unused Intro for Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
The Beach Boys
3.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice [Session Highlights]
The Beach Boys
4.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice [Alternate Mix Without Lead Vocal]
The Beach Boys
5.
God Only Knows [Session Highlights]
The Beach Boys
6.
God Only Knows [Master Track Mix With A Cappella Tag]
The Beach Boys
7.
Summer Means New Love
The Beach Boys

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