The Beach Boys Pet Sounds VINYL

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The Beach Boys Pet Sounds VINYL

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OK, surely every person in the known universe must now own, or at least be aware of, the masterwork known as Pet Sounds? Well, yes. But some things are worth being reminded about. Brian Wilson’s first coherent, album-length expression of pop perfection is one of those things. So bring it on… By 1965 a cheery rivalry existed between the twin paragons of top 20 glory. When Brian’s Beach Boys gave the world the Today album (severely underrated)the Beatles came back with the killer left hook of Rubber Soul. Brian was down, but by no means out. The combination of overwork and stagefright was the silver lining to this cloud. Retired from gruelling road duties, he hired Tony Asher to convert his complex emotions into words and got on with welding Phil Spector’s breadth of vision to his own mature, complex and still thrillingly tuneful vision.

While his returning brothers and band may have been slightly put out by Brian’s growth and ambitionsas a writer and producer (Mike Love famously referred to it as ‘ego music’) Pet Sounds was finally released in 1966.Though singles “Sloop John B” (included just because it was a hit), “God Only Knows” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” did make the charts, the album stiffed. Except it didn’t. Hardly anyone may have bought it, but a LOT of people were listening very hard. Paul McCartney was one, and he’s gone on record to say that without Pet Sounds there would have been no Sgt Pepper. Consistently put in the top 10 of greatest albums ever recorded.


Track Listing
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

Details
Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Pet Sounds
Genre: 1960s / Psychedelia
Release Date: 2 September 2008
Attributes: LP ~ Discs:1
Country: USA
Label: Umgd/Capitol)
Product Type: Vinyl
Catalogue: 34715
UPC: 5099923471511

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