Remastered HDCD! Includes Both Mono & Stereo Mixes!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 2/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Sloop John B" - Rated 278/500!
As part of the Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary celebration, classic albums from their historic catalog are now remastered and packaged in soft packs. Each title includes both Mono and Stereo Mixes (with the exception of Sunflower and Surf's Up albums which include stereo mix only).
These releases mark the stereo debut of Smiley Smile and Beach Boys Party!, while The Beach Boys Today! and Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) are being released in stereo for the first time in their entirety.
The remastered releases include the first-ever stereo mixes of several key Beach Boys classics, including "Good Vibrations", "Help Me Rhonda", "I Get Around", and "409", among others.
The Beach Boys' landmark 1966 Pet Sounds album is one of the most acclaimed and influential albums in pop music history. Considered by many to be Brian Wilson's great masterpiece, Pet Sounds combined some of the richness and depth of Phil Spector's most ambitious productions with radical arrangement ideas that influenced The Beatles and many other late-'60s trailblazers. It's one of the most influential albums of that decade.
The original Pet Sounds entered the Billboard chart in May 1966, and remained there for 39 weeks, peaking at No. 10. It spawned four top 40 hits: Wouldn't It Be Nice (No. 8), Sloop John B. (No. 3), God Only Knows (No. 39) and Caroline, No (No. 32).
"Barking dogs Wilson's dog Banana among them, in fact are prominent among the found sounds on the album. 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." - www.rollingstone.com
"Wilson got turned onto the Bahamian folk song 'The Wreck of the John B.' by Al Jardine. For the Boys' version [Sloop John B], Wilson added elaborate vocals and Billy Strange's 12-string-guitar part. He also changed 'This is the worst trip since Ive been born' to '...Ive ever been on' a wink to acid culture." - Rolling Stone
Includes Stereo and Mono Mixes
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
14. Wouldn't It Be Nice
15. You Still Believe In Me
16. That's Not Me
17. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
18. I'm Waiting For The Day
19. Let's Go Away For Awhile
20. Sloop John B
21. God Only Knows
22. I Know There's An Answer
23. Here Today
24. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
25. Pet Sounds
26. Caroline No