The Beach Boys

Pet Sounds - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound. Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record. "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me," "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."

TRACK LISTING

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. Wouldn't It Be Nice
15. You Still Believe In Me
16. That's Not Me
17. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
18. I'm Waiting For The Day
19. Let's Go Away For Awhile
20. Sloop John B
21. God Only Knows
22. I Know There's An Answer
23. Here Today
24. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
25. Pet Sounds
26. Caroline, No
27. Caroline, No (Promotional Spot #2)
28. Hang On To Your Ego
29. Hang On To Your Ego
30. Caroline, No (Promotional Spot #1)

Disc: 2
1. Sloop John B (Highlights From Tracking Date)
2. Sloop John B (Stereo Backing Track)
3. Trombone Dixie (Highlights From Tracking Date)
4. Trombone Dixie (Stereo Backing Track)
5. Pet Sounds (Highlights From Tracking Date)
6. Pet Sounds (Stereo Track Without Guitar Overdub)
7. Let's Go Away For Awhile (Highlights From Tracking Date)
8. Let's Go Away For Awhile (Stereo Track Without String Overdub)
9. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Highlights From Tracking Date)
10. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo Backing Track)
11. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo Track With Background Vocals)
12. You Still Believe In Me (Intro - Session)
13. You Still Believe In Me (Intro - Master Take)
14. You Still Believe In Me (Highlights From Tracking Date)
15. You Still Believe In Me (Stereo Backing Track)
16. Caroline, No (Highlights From Tracking Date)
17. Caroline, No (Stereo Backing Track)
18. Hang On To Your Ego (Highlights From Tracking Date)
19. Hang On To Your Ego (Stereo Backing Track)
20. I Know There's An Answer (Vocal Session)
21. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) [Brian's Instrumental Demo]
22. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) [stereo Backing Track]
23. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) [string Overdub]
24. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Highlights From Tracking Date)
25. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Stereo Backing Track)
26. That's Not Me (Highlights From Tracking Date)
27. That's Not Me (Stereo Backing Track)

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

Disc: 4
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. Sloop John B
3. God Only Knows
4. Good Vibrations (Michigan State University, October 22, 1966)
5. God Only Knows (Michigan State University, October 22, 1966)
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Michigan State University, October 22, 1966)
7. God Only Knows (Daughters Of The American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington DC, November 19, 1967)
8. God Only Knows (Carnegie Hall, New York, November 23, 1972 (2nd Show))
9. Sloop John B (Jamaican World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November, 26, 1982)
10. Caroline, No (Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989)
11. You Still Believe In Me (Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989)
12. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stack-o-vocals)
13. You Still Believe In Me (Stack-o-vocals)
14. That's Not Me (Stack-o-vocals)
15. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulders)
16. I'm Waiting For The Day (Stack-o-vocals)
17. Sloop John B (Stack-o-vocals)
18. God Only Knows (Stack-o-vocals)
19. I Know There's An Answer (Stack-o-vocals)
20. Here Today (Stack-o-vocals)
21. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Stack-o-vocals)
22. Caroline, No (Stack-o-vocals)
23. Good Vibrations (Master Track With Partial Vocal)

Disc: 5
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. Unreleased Backgrounds
15. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Session Highlights)
16. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Alternative Mix Without Lead Vocal)
17. God Only Knows (Session Highlights)
18. God Only Knows (Master Track Mix With A Cappella Tag)
19. Summer Means New Love

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