Pet Sounds [2003 DVD Audio Bonus Tracks]

Pet Sounds [2003 DVD Audio Bonus Tracks]

by The Beach Boys

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Pet Sounds is one of the best Beach Boys album, and one of the best albums of the '60s. 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." It's often said that this is more of a Brian Wilson album than a Beach Boys recording (session musicians played most of the parts), but it should be noted that the harmonies are pure Beach Boys (and some of their best). Massively influential upon its release, although it was a relatively low seller compared to their previous LPs, it immediately vaunted the band into the top level of rock innovators among the intelligentsia, especially in Britain, where it was a much bigger hit. [There is also a 2003 DVD/Audio version of the record that includes bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2003
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724347793790
catalogNumber: 77937


  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. [Untitled Track]
  15. Wouldn't It Be Nice
  16. Wouldn't It Be Nice
  17. God Only Knows
  18. God Only Knows
  19. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
  20. Summer Means New Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beach Boys   Primary Artist
Glen Campbell   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Paul Horn   Tenor Saxophone
Brian Wilson   Organ,Piano
Frank Capp   Percussion,Glockenspiel,Bells,Timpani,Vibes
Plas Johnson   Percussion,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar,Mandolin
Don Randi   Piano
Jerry Cole   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Frank Marocco   Accordion
Lyle Ritz   Ukulele,String Bass
Julius Wechter   Timpani,Latin Percussion
Mike Deasy   Guitar
Terry Melcher   Tambourine
Carl Wilson   Guitar
Billy Strange   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Bongos,Drums,Timpani
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Chuck Berghofer   String Bass
Norman Botnick   Viola
Roy Caton   Trumpet
Gary Coleman   Bongos,Timpani
DeLory   Organ,Piano,Harpsichord,Tack Piano
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
Carl Fortina   Accordion
Richard Frost   Percussion,Drums
James Getzoff   Violin
Bill Green   Flute,Percussion,Saxophone
Jim Horn   Flute,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Hyams   Viola
Carol Kaye   Bass,Electric Bass
Paul Klein   Tenor Saxophone
Larry Knechtel   Organ
William Kurash   Violin
Nick Martinis   Drums
Mike Melvoin   Harpsichord
Jay Migliori   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Pitman   Guitar
Ray Pohlman   Guitar,Mandolin,Bass Guitar
Jerome Reisler   Violin
Ralph Schaeffer   Violin
Sid Sharp   Violin
Paul Tanner   Theremin
Tommy Tedesco   Acoustic Guitar
Darrel Terwilliger   Viola
Dennis Wilson   Drums
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Joseph DiFiore   Viola
Joseph Saxon   Cello,Viola
Gail Martin   Trombone
Justin DiTullio   Cello
Leonard Hartman   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,English Horn
Casey   Guitar
Steve Douglas   Clarinet,Flute,Percussion,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Williams   Percussion
Leonard Malarasky   Violin
Ernie Tack   Bass Trombone
Alan Robinson   French Horn

Technical Credits

Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Mike Love   Composer
Mark Linett   Engineer,Liner Notes
David Leaf   Liner Notes
Terry Sachen   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Tony Asher   Composer

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