THE BEACH BOYS’ ‘PET SOUNDS’ TURNS 50

 

The Beach Boys and Capitol/UMe Celebrate Iconic Album’s Golden Anniversary

with Special Commemorative Editions and Exclusive Merchandise

New 4CD/Blu-ray Audio Collectors Edition Presents Remastered Album in Stereo, Mono, Instrumental, Hi Res & 5.1 Surround Mixes, Plus Additional Studio and Live Recordings

50th Anniversary of The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” Single to be Celebrated with Commemorative Release This Fall

 

The Beach Boys’ iconic 1966 album, Pet Sounds, is universally hailed as one of popular music’s most important recordings of all time. May 16, 2016 marks the acclaimed album’s 50th anniversary, and to commemorate the milestone, The Beach Boys and Capitol/UMe will release special expanded editions of the recorded masterpiece, as well as a range of exclusive Pet Sounds merchandise. Available now for preorder, Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Edition) will be released worldwide on June 10 in several configurations, including a 4CD/Blu-ray Audio collectors edition presented in a hardbound book, featuring the remastered original album in stereo and mono, plus hi res stereo, mono, instrumental, and 5.1 surround mixes, session outtakes, alternate mixes, and previously unreleased live recordings; a 2CD and digital deluxe edition pairing the remastered album in stereo and mono with highlights from the collectors edition’s additional tracks; and remastered, 180-gram LP editions of the album in mono and stereo with faithfully replicated original artwork.

The Beach Boys’ 11th studio album, Pet Sounds has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences. More than 100 domestic and international publications and journalists have lauded Pet Sounds as one of the greatest albums ever recorded, and it entered the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame in 1998. Platinum-certified, Pet Sounds tops MOJO magazine’s “Greatest Albums of All Time” at No. 1, while Rolling Stone ranked Pet Sounds at No. 2 in the magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of one of popular music’s most iconic singles of all time, The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations.” The Beach Boys and Capitol/UMe will celebrate “Good Vibrations” with a global commemorative release this fall. 

Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Collectors Edition) [4CD/Blu-ray Audio]

CD 1

Pet Sounds (Mono)

  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

Pet Sounds (Stereo)

  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

Additional Material

  1. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #2)
  2. Don’t Talk. . . (Unused Background Vocals)
  3. Hang On To Your Ego (Alternate Mix)
  4. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #1)

 

CD 2

The Pet Sounds Sessions

  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) [previously unreleased]
  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)

 

CD 3

The Pet Sounds Sessions (continued)

  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)

Alternate Versions

  1. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 1)
  2. You Still Believe In Me (Mono Alternate Mix)
  3. I'm Waiting For The Day (Mono Alternate Mix, Mike sings lead)
  4. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Carl sings first verse)
  5. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, with sax solo)
  6. I  Know There's An Answer (Alternate Mix) [previously unreleased]
  7. Here Today (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
  8. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Mono Alternate Mix)
  9. Banana & Louie
  10. Caroline No (Original Speed, Stereo Mix)
  11. Dog Barking Session
  12. God Only Knows (With A Cappella Tag)
  13. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 2)
  14. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead throughout)
  15. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
  16. Caroline No  (Original Speed, Mono Mix)

 

CD 4

Live Recordings [all previously unreleased]

1.  Wouldn’t It Be Nice

2.  Sloop John B

3.  God Only Knows

Michigan State University, October 22, 1966

4.  Good Vibrations

5.  God Only Knows

6.  Wouldn’t It Be Nice

Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington DC, November 19, 1967

7.  God Only Knows

Carnegie Hall, New York, November 23, 1972 (2nd Show)

8.  God Only Knows

Jamaican World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November, 26, 1982

9.  Sloop John B

Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989

10.  Caroline No

11.  You Still Believe In Me

Paramount Theater, New York City, November 26, 1993

Stack-O-Vocals

12.  Wouldn’t It Be Nice

13.  You Still Believe In Me

14.  That’s Not Me

15.  Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

16.  I’m Waiting For The Day

17.  Sloop John B

18.  God Only Knows

19.  I Know There’s An Answer

20.  Here Today

21.  I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

22.  Caroline No

Bonus Track

23.  Good Vibrations (Master Track with Partial Vocal) (previously unreleased)

 

Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc 

Pet Sounds:

5.1 Surround Sound: 96kHz/24-bit

Mono; Stereo; Stereo Instrumental (new to hi res): 192kHz/24-bit

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

Additional Material in 5.1 Surround and Stereo

14.  Unreleased Backgrounds (Unused Intro for “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”)

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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