The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ incl. ‘God Only Knows’

The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ incl. ‘God Only Knows’ is their eleventh studio album released on May 16, 1966 by Capitol.

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Track Listing : 1.Wouldn’T It Be Nice (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher, Mike Love) – 02:25 . 2.You Still Believe In Me (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 02:31 . 3.That’S Not Me (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 02:28 . 4.Don’T Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 02:53 . 5.I’M Waiting For The Day (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 03:05 . 6.Let’S Go Away For Awhile (Brian Wilson) – 02:18 . 7.Sloop John B (Trad.,Brian Wilson, Al Jardine) – 02:58 . 8.God Only Knows (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 02:51 . 9.I Know There’S An Answer (Brian Wilson, Terry Sachen, Mike Love) – 03:09 . 10.Here Today (Brian Wilson) – 02:54 . 11.I Just Wasn’T Made For These Times (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 03:12 . 12.Pet Sounds (Brian Wilson) – 02:22 . 13.Caroline, No (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 02:51

Musicians : The Beach Boys – Band . Al Jardine – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals, Tambourine . Bruce Johnston – Harmony And Backing Vocals . Mike Love – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals . Brian Wilson – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals, Organ, Piano, Dog Whistle, Train Whistle, Sound Effects Incl. Barking Dogs . Carl Wilson – Lead, Harmony And Backing Vocals, Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar . Dennis Wilson – Harmony And Backing Vocals, Drums . Jerry Cole – Guitar . Kyle Burkett – Guitar . Glen Campbell – Guitar, Twelve String Guitar . Al Casey – Guitar . Mike Deasy – Guitar . Ray Pohlman – Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Six String Bass . Billy Strange – Guitar, Twelve-String Electric Guitar . Tommy Tedesco – Guitar . Barney Kessel – Mandolin, Guitar . Carol Kaye – Electric Bass . Chuck Berghofer – Upright Bass . Andrew Maxson – Bass . Lyle Ritz – Upright Bass, Ukulele . Hal Blaine – Drums, Percussion, Bongos, Tympani, Temple Blocks . Frank Capp – Percussion, Bells, Vibraphone, Timpani . Gary Coleman – Percussion, Bongos . Ritchie Frost – Drums, Percussion, Coca-Cola Cans . Jim Gordon – Drums, Percussion . Nick Martinis – Drums . Ron Swallow – Tambourine . Terry Melcher – Tambourine . Julius Wechter – Percussion . Jerry Williams – Percussion . Ray Caton – Trumpet . Steve Douglas – Saxophones, Clarinet, Percussion, Flute . Bill Green – Saxophone, Flute, Percussion . Leonard Hartman – English Horn, Clarinets . Jim Horn – Saxophones, Flute . Paul Horn – Saxophone . Jules Jacob – Flute . Plas Johnson – Saxophones, Percussion . Bobby Klein – Saxophone . Gail Martin – Trombone . Jack Nimitz – Saxophone . Jay Migliori – Saxophones, Clarinets, Flute . Ernie Tack – Trombone . Alan Robinson – French Horn . Al De Lory – Piano, Harpsichord, Organ, Tack Piano . Larry Knechtel – Hammond Organ . Carl Fortina – Accordion . Frank Marocco – Accordion . Mike Melvoin – Harpsichord . Tommy Morgan – Harmonica . Paul Tanner – Electro-Theremin . Don Randi – Piano . Leon Russell – Piano . Norman Botnick – Viola . Joseph Difiore – Viola . Harry Hyams – Viola . William Kurasch – Violin . Joseph Saxon – Cello . Darrel Terwilliger – Viola . Tibor Zelig – Violin . Ralph Schaffer – Violin . Sid Sharp – Violin . Leonard Malarsky – Violin . Arnold Belnick – Violin . James Getzoff – Violin . Justin Ditullio – Cello . Jesse Erlich – Cello . Jerome Reisler – Violin

Production : Produced By Brian Wilson . Larry Levine – Engineer . Ralph Balantin – Engineer . Bruce Botnick – Engineer . Chuck Britz – Engineer . H. Bowen David – Engineer

Package : Tommy Steele – Art Direction . David Leaf – Liner Notes . George Jerman – Photography . Brad Elliott – Liner Notes

Recorded On July 12, 1965; November 1, 1965 – April 13, 1966 At Western, Gold Star & Sunset Sound Studios, California.

ReleasedOn May 16, 1966 By Capitol.

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Beach Boys Fan Club
Wouldn’t It Be Nice expresses “the need to have the freedom to live with somebody,” according to Brian. “The idea is, the more we talk about it, the more we want it, but let’s talk about it anyway.” […]

Rolling Stone
The Beatles made a point of echoing them on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – an acknowledgment that Pet Sounds was the inspiration for the Beatles’ masterpiece. […]

RateYourMusic
Back when my adolescent music snobbery was developing and I was schooling my junior high classmates on the importance of the fab four on modern music, I never thought I would put a fun-in-the-sun Beach Boys album above any of my cherished Beatles music, much less all of them. […]

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