Pet Sounds (Original Mono & Stereo Mix Versions)

The Beach BoysMay 16, 1966
'60s Pop℗ 2001 Capitol Records Inc.
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Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on May 16, 1966. It initially met with a lukewarm critical and commercial response in the United States, peaking at number 10 in the Billboard 200, a somewhat lower placement than the band's preceding albums. In the United Kingdom, the album was hailed by the music press and was an immediate commercial success, peaking at number 2 in the UK Top 40 Albums Chart and remaining among the top ten positions for six months. Promoted as "the most progressive pop album ever", Pet Sounds attracted recognition for its ambitious recording and uniquely sophisticated music, and is widely considered to be among the most influential albums in the history of music.
The album was produced, arranged, and almost entirely composed by Brian Wilson. Most of the recording sessions were conducted between January and April 1966, a year after Wilson had quit touring with the Beach Boys to focus on writing and recording. For Pet Sounds, Wilson's goal was to create "the greatest rock album ever made"—a personalized work with no filler tracks.

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Wouldn't It Be Nice2:25
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You Still Believe In Me (Remastered)2:34
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That's Not Me (Remastered)2:30
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Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Remastered)2:54
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I'm Waiting For The Day (Remastered)3:06
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Let's Go Away For A While (Remastered)2:21
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Sloop John B (Remastered)3:00
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God Only Knows (Remastered)2:53
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I Know There's An Answer (Remastered)3:11
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Here Today (Remastered)2:55
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I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Remastered)3:15
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Pet Sounds (Remastered)2:23
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Caroline, No (Remastered)2:53
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Hang On To Your Ego3:03
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Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo Mix)2:33
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You Still Believe In Me (Remastered)2:36
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That's Not Me (Remastered)2:31
18
Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Remastered)2:58
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I'm Waiting For The Day (Remastered)3:06
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Let's Go Away For Awhile (Remastered)2:24
21
Sloop John B (Remastered)2:59
22
God Only Knows (Remastered)2:54
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I Know There's An Answer (Remastered)3:18
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Here Today (Remastered)3:07
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I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Remastered)3:21
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Pet Sounds (Remastered)2:37
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Caroline, No (Remastered)2:51
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Total length
1:16:38
Tracks
27
Released
January 1, 2001
Label
℗ 2001 Capitol Records Inc.
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
Paul McCartney’s exuberant count-in to ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ Is the perfect opening to the album legacy of The Beatles. You feel the excitement of a group making their first LP; turning a dream into reality. As Ringo Starr reflected: ‘You’d sell your soul to get on a record. A piece of plastic was like gold.’

Two singles had been recorded in 1962. While ‘Please Please Me’ - the follow-up to their debut ‘Love Me Do’ - was rising to number one, The Beatles made their fifth visit to EMI’s studios in North London. Their task on 11 February 1963 was to record all ten extra tracks required to complete an album. By this time, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison had been playing together for five years. Hundreds of gigs at The Cavern in Liverpool and all-night sessions in the clubs of Hamburg had honed their talent. The hard-working group was able to rise to the challenge.

Alongside the Lennon/McCartney songs already released, four more originals were recorded. ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’, when covered by Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas, soon became another number one for the composers. George takes the lead on The Beatles’ version. Six songs learnt from recent American rhythm and blues records were also selected. None had been a British Top 40 hit. The last track to be recorded on the productive day was The Beatles’ rocking reinvention of the Isley Brothers’ hit ‘Twist And Shout’. It became as well-known as any of their 1963 hit singles.

Please Please Me was released on 22 March 1963, when the pop music market was still in its infancy. For young pop fans, the exciting action was on singles not albums. The Beatles’ immediate and unprecedented success on Long Players vividly demonstrated the artistic and commercial potential of an album aimed at young record buyers. Paul’s count-in to ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ was not only an exciting start to The Beatles’ first LP, it launched a musical revolution that still reverberates to this day.
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