The Beach Boys celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘Pet Sounds’ with new reissues

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 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 pre-order, Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Edition) will be released worldwide on June 10th in several configurations, including a 4 CD/Blu-ray Audio Collector’s 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 2 CD 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.

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)
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

Additional Material
27. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #2)
28. Don’t Talk. . . (Unused Background Vocals)
29. Hang On To Your Ego (Alternate Mix)
30. 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
9.  Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 1)
10. You Still Believe In Me (Mono Alternate Mix)
11. I’m Waiting For The Day (Mono Alternate Mix, Mike sings lead)
12. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Carl sings first verse)
13. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, with sax solo)
14. I  Know There’s An Answer (Alternate Mix) [previously unreleased]
15. Here Today (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
16. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (Mono Alternate Mix)
17. Banana & Louie
18. Caroline No (Original Speed, Stereo Mix)
19. Dog Barking Session
20. God Only Knows (With A Cappella Tag)
21. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 2)
22. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead throughout)
23. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
24. 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

4 CD/Blu-ray Audio Collector’s Edition | 2 CD | 180-gram LP

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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