Musicians : The Beach Boys – . Al Jardine – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals, Electric Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar . Bruce Johnston – Harmony And Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar, Hammond Organ . Mike Love – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals . Brian Wilson – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar, Hammond Organ, Upright Piano . Carl Wilson – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion . Dennis Wilson – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals, Drums, Hammond Organ . Chuck Bergofer – Upright Bass . Hal Blaine – Drums, Percussion . Jimmy Bond – Upright Bass . Glen Campbell – Guitar . Al De Lory – Tack Piano . Mike Deasy Sr. – Guitar . Jesse Ehrlich – Cello . Jim Gordon – Drums . Carol Kaye – Bass Guitar . Larry Knechtel – Hammond Organ . Tommy Morgan – Harmonica . Ray Pohlman – Bass Guitar . Don Randi – Harpsichord . Lyle Ritz – Upright Bass . Diane Rovell – Backing Vocals . Paul Tanner – Electro-Theremin . Marilyn Wilson – Backing Vocals . Paul Mccartney – Sound Effects .
Production Produced by The Beach Boys . Stephen Desper – Engineer . Jim Lockert – Engineer .
Recorded May 24, 1966 – July 14, 1967, Sunset, Western, Wally Heider, Columbia, & Brian Wilson‘s home studio, California .
Released on September 18, 1967 by Brother/Capitol.
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