The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
This edition of PET SOUNDS contains both the original mono version of
the album as well as a stereo version and bonus track.
The Beach Boys: Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine.
personnel: Glen Campbell, Tommy Tedesco, Jerry Cole, Billy Strange,
Barney Kessel (guitar); The Sid Sharpe Strings (strings); Tommy Morgan
(harmonica); Carl Fortina, Frank Marocco (accordion); Steve Douglas, Jay
Migliori, Roy Caton, Lou Backburn (horns); Leon Russell, Al De Lory,
Don Randi (piano); Ray Pohlman, Carole Kaye, Lyle Ritz, Julius Wechter,
Bill Pitman (bass); Hal Blaine (drums); Gene Estes, Frank Capp, Jim
Producer: Brian Wilson.
Reissue producer: Cheryl Pawelski.
Engineers include: Larry Levine, Chuck Britz, Bruce Botnick.
at Gold Star Recording Studios, Western Recorders, Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, California in 1965 & 1966. Includes liner notes by Brad
Elliot and Brian Wilson.
This is more than just an album by a great
American band; it's THE great American pop album, an ambitious foray
into the intricacies of harmony and melody. Masterminded by Brian
Wilson, it changed the rules of rock & roll.
brought record-making to a new level. He perfected Phil Spector's
wall-of-sound into a more complex, stunning approach. He was inspired by
the Beatles' RUBBER SOUL, and PET SOUNDS was, in turn, an inspiration
for SGT. PEPPER.
The devoutly romantic "God Only Knows" and the
hopeful "Wouldn't It Be Nice" reflect an innocent time of yearning
post-adolescence. From the complex upward progressions of "You Still
Believe In Me" to the heartbeat bass of "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My
Shoulder)," Wilson paid attention to every nanosecond of sound.
traditional folk song "Sloop John B," with its thickly interwoven
vocals, was a major hit for the band, but PET SOUNDS' astonishing power
comes from its less familiar songs. The shifting moods and devious
instrumentation of "I'm Waiting For The Day" and the revealing "I Just
Wasn't Made For These Times" are further testaments to Wilson's tortured
genius. Wilson has said that angels were overseeing the production of
PET SOUNDS; there is no doubt about it.