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The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" (1966)


 Label : Capitol Records


01 - Wouldn't It Be Nice (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher & Mike Love)
02 - You Still Believe In Me (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)
03 - That's Not Me (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)
04 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)
05 - I'm Waiting For The Day (Brian Wilson & Mike Love)
06 - Let's Go Away For Awhile (Brian Wilson)
07 - Sloop John B (Traditional: Arranged by Brian Wilson)
08 - God Only Knows (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)
09 - I Know There's An Answer (Brian Wilson, Terry Sachen & Mike Love)
10 - Here Today (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)
11 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)
12 - Pet Sounds (Brian Wilson)
13 - Caroline, No (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)

Bonus Track

14 - Hang On To Your Ego (Brian Wilson & Terry Sachen)


Original Recording Produced by Brian Wilson
16-bit Stereo Mixed (CD) Produced & Engineered by Mark Linett at Your Place Or Mine Recording Studios, Glendale, CA, January-February 1996 under the supervision of Brian Wilson (Originally Released November 4, 1997 on The PET SOUND SESSIONS Box Set)
Mono Bonus Track (CD) Mixed by Larry Walsh & Mark Linett at Capitol Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA, December, 1987
Remastered by Joe Gastwirt at Oceanview Digital Mastering, Los Angeles, CA, 2000


The Beach Boys :

Al Jardine
Bruce Johnston
Mike Love
Brian Wilson
Carl Wilson
Dennis Wilson


01 - Wouldn't It Be Nice

Lead vocals : Brian Wilson on the verses & Mike Love on the Bridge

Instrumental Track Recorded Jan. 22, 1965 at Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Larry Levine
Vocals Recorded March-April 1966 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Ralph Balantin

Drums : Hal Blaine
Bells, Tympani & Percussion : Frank Capp
String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Guitars : Jerry Cole & Bill Pitman
Mandolins : Barney Kessel & Ray Pohlman
Piano : Al De Lory
Organ : Larry Knechtel
Accordions : Carl Fortina & Frank Marocco
Saxophones : Steve Douglas, Plas Johnson & Jay Migliori
Trumpet : Roy Caton

02 - You Still Believe In Me

Lead vocal : Brian Wilson

Instrumental Recorded Nov. 1, 1965 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz
Instrumental Introduction Recorded Jan. 24, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Vocals Recorded Januray-February 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA

Drums : Hal Blaine
Percussion : Jerry Williams
Tympani & Latin Percussion : Julius Wechter
String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Guitars : Jerry Cole, Barney Kessel & Billy Strange 
Harpsichord : Al De Lory
Clarinet : Steve Douglas
Bass Clarinet : Jay Migliori
Saxophones : Bill Green, Jim Horn & Plas Johnson

03 - That's Not Me

Lead vocals : Mike Love on the verses (with Mike Love & Brian Wilson on the choruses)

Basic Track Recorded Feb. 15, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz
Additional Instrumentation Recorded February or March 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Vocals Recorded February or March 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA

Drums : Dennis Wilson
Guitar : Carl Wilson
Organ : Brian Wilson

Overdubbed at a later session :

String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
12-String Electric Guitar : Glen Campbell
Percussion : Frank Capp

04 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

Lead vocal : Brian Wilson

Instrumental Track & Lead vocal Recorded Febr. 11, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz
String Overdub Recorded April 3, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by H. Bowen David

Drums : Hal Blaine
Percussion : Steve Douglas
Vibraphone & Tympani : Frank Capp 
String Bass : Lyle Ritz 
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Guitars : Glen Campbell & Billy Strange 
Organ : Al De Lory 

Overdub Session :

Violins : Arnold Belnick, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp & Tibor Zelig
Viola : Norman Botnick
Cello : Joseph Saxon

05 - I'm Waiting For The Day

Lead vocal : Brian Wilson

Instrumental Track & String Overdub Recorded March 6, Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by H. Bowen David
Vocals Recorded March 1966 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Ralph Balantin

Drums : Jim Gordon 
Tympani & Bongos : Gary Coleman 
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Guitar : Ray Pohlman 
Ukulele : Lyle Ritz
Piano : Al De Lory
Organ : Larry Knechtel 
Flutes : Bill Green, Jim Horn & Jay Migliori
English Horn : Leonard Hartman

06 - Let's Go Away For Awhile

Instrumental

Recorded Jan. 18, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz
String & Flute Overdubs Recorded Jan. 19, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA

Drums : Hal Blaine
Tympani & Vibraphone : Julius Wechter
String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Guitars : Al Casey & Barney Kessel
Piano : Al De Lory
Tenor Saxophones : Jim Horn & Jay Migliori
Trumpet : Roy Caton

Overdub Session :

Violins : Arnold Belnick, James Getzoff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp & Tibor Zelig
Violas : Joseph DiFiore & Harry Hyams
Celli : Justin DiTullio & Joseph Saxon
Flutes : Steve Douglas & Jules Jacob

07 - Sloop John B

Lead vocals : Brian Wilson & Mike Love

Instrumental Track Recorded July 12, 1965 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz
Vocals Recorded Dec. 22, 1965 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
New Lead vocals & 12-String Electric Guitar Overdub Recorded Dec. 29, 1965 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
High Harmony Lead & Additional Backing vocals Recorded January 1966 at Western Recorded, Hollywood, CA

Drums : Hal Blaine
Tambourine : Ron Swallow
String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Guitars : Al Casey, Jerry Cole & Billy Strange
Organ : Al De Lory
Glockenspiel : Frank Capp
Clarinet : Jay Migliori
Flutes : Steve Douglas & Jim Horn
Baritone Saxophone : Jack Nimitz

Overdub Session :

12-String Electric Guitar : Billy Strange

08 - God Only Knows

Lead vocal : Carl Wilson (with Brian Wilson & Bruce Johnston on the tag)

Instrumental Track Recorded March 10, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz
Vocals Recorded March-April 1966 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Ralph Balantin

Drums : Hal Blaine
Percussion : Jim Gordon
String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Danelectro Bass : Ray Pohlman
Piano : Don Randi
Organ : Larry Knechtel
Accordions : Carl Fortina & Frank Marocco
Clarinet & Bass Clarinet : Leonard Hartman
Flutes : Bill Green & Jim Horn
French Horn : Alan Robinson
Baritone Saxophone : Jay Migliori
Violins : Leonard Malarsky & Sid Sharp
Viola : Darrel Terwilliger
Cello : Jesse Erlich

09 - I Know There's An Answer

Lead vocals : Mike Love & Al Jardine (with Brian Wilson on the choruses)

Instrumental Track Recorded Feb. 9, 1966, at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz
Vocals Recorded February-March 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA

Drums : Hal Blaine
Percussion : Julius Wechter
String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Ray Pohlman
Guitars : Glen Campbell & Barney Kessel
Tack Piano : Al De Lory
Organ : Larry Knechtel
Harmonica : Tommy Morgan
Tenor Saxophones : Steve Douglas, Jim Horn, Paul Horn & Bobby Klein
Baritone Saxophone : Jay Migliori

Overdub Session :

Guitar : Glen Campbell 

10 - Here Today

Lead vocal : Mike Love

Instrumental Track Recorded March 11, 1966 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Bruce Botnick 
Vocals Recorded March 25, 1966 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Ralph Balantin

Drums : Nick Martinis
Percussion : Frank Capp
Tambourine : Terry Melcher
String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Guitars : Al Casey & Mike Deasy
Piano : Don Randi
Organ : Larry Knechtel
Baritone Saxophones : Jay Migliori & Jack Nimitz
Trombone : Gail Martin
Bass Trombone : Ernie Tack

11 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

Lead vocal : Brian Wilson

Instrumental Track Recorded Feb. 14, 1966 at Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Larry Levine
Vocals Recorded March-April 1966 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Ralph Balantin

Drums, Tympani & Bongos : Hal Blaine
Tympani & Latin Percussion : Frank Capp
String Bass : Chuck Berghofer
Electric Bass : Ray Pohlman
Guitars : Glen Campbell & Barney Kessell
Piano : Don Randi
Harpsichord : Mike Melvoin
Theremin : Paul Tanner
Harmonica : Tommy Morgan
Tenor Saxophones : Steve Douglas, Plas Johnson & Bobby Klein
Baritone Saxophone : Jay Migliori

12 - Pet Sounds

Instrumental

Recorded Nov. 17, 1965 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz

Drums : Ritchie Frost
Percussion : Ritchie Frost, Bill Green & Plas Johnson
String Bass : Lyle Ritz
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Acoustic Guitar : Tommy Tedesco
Electric Guitars : Jerry Cole & Billy Strange
Piano : Brian Wilson
Tenor Saxophones : Bill Green, Jim Horn & Plas Johnson
Baritone Saxophone : Jay Migliori
Trumpet : Roy Caton

13 - Caroline, No

Lead vocal : Brian Wilson

Recorded Jan. 31, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz 

Drums : Hal Blaine
Vibraphone : Frank Capp
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye 
Guitars : Glen Campbell & Barney Kessel
Ukulele : Lyle Ritz
Harpsichord : Al De Lory
Flutes : Bill Green, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson & Jay Migliori

Overdub Session :

Drums (In Vamp) : Hal Blaine
Electric Bass : Carol Kaye
Harpsichord : Al De Lory
Tenor Saxophone : Steve Douglas 

14 - Hang On To Your Ego

Lead vocal : Brian Wilson

Recorded Feb. 9, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Chuck Britz
Mixed From The Original Four-Track Master Tape by Larry Walsh & Mark Linett at Capitol Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA, December, 1987