Pet Sounds [50th Anniversary Deluxe 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


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
Highlights From The Collectors Edition
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.
uldn't It Be Nice [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
Instrumentals
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.
Let's Go Away For A While
The Beach Boys
18.
Sloop John B
The Beach Boys
19.
God Only Knows
The Beach Boys
20.
I Know There's An Answer
The Beach Boys
21.
Here Today
The Beach Boys
22.
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
The Beach Boys
23.
Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys
24.
Caroline, No
The Beach Boys

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