The Beach Boys ‎– Pet Sounds

Analogue Productions ‎– APP 067, Capitol Records ‎– ST 2458, Universal Music Special Markets ‎– B0019909-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 200 Gram

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A1 Wouldn't It Be Nice 2:22
A2 You Still Believe In Me 2:33
A3 That's Not Me 2:27
A4 Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) 2:52
A5 I'm Waiting For The Day
Written-By – Mike Love
A6 Let's Go Away For Awhile 2:18
A7 Sloop John B
Arranged By – Brian Wilson
B1 God Only Knows 2:46
B2 I Know There's An Answer
Written-By – Terry Sachen
B3 Here Today 2:38
B4 I Just Wasn't Made For These Times 3:21
B5 Pet Sounds 2:20
B6 Caroline No 2:16

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Stereo mix produced by Mark Linett under the supervision of Brian Wilson / Mixed by Mark Linett. Pet Sounds was mixed from an assembled digital multi-track master that synced the original 4 track master instrumental with the 4 or 8 track vocal overdub master. The stereo mix was mixed to 15 ips 1/4" analog tape with SR noise reduction.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A:): ST-2458-A APP-067 (etched) KPG@CA (stamped) QRP KEVIN GRAY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B:): ST-2458-B APP-067 (etched) KPG@CA (stamped) QRP KEVIN GRAY
  • Barcode (on sticker): 753088006715

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
T 2458, T-2458 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album, Mono, Los) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2458, T-2458 US 1966 Sell This Version
T-2458 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) Capitol Records T-2458 US 2008 Sell This Version
T-72458 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album) Capitol Records T-72458 Chile 1967 Sell This Version
MFP-A 8090, SMFP-8090 The Beach Boys The Fabulous Beach Boys(LP, Album, RE, RP) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure MFP-A 8090, SMFP-8090 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2458 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 2458 UK 1966 Sell This Version


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September 12, 2020
edited 2 months ago

Owned many versions of Pet Sounds over the years, now I only own this one. Better than the originals (easily better due to the muddy vocal mix), and yes, even better than the mono. This is simply THE vinyl version to own hands down.


July 16, 2020

Absolutely blown away by this LP! The vinyl is dead quiet and the soundstage is rich and dynamic. I haven't heard the mono version, but I can't imagine how it could top this. Even if you're not a huge fan of The Beach Boys, I promise you won't regret picking this up!


June 4, 2020
Absolutely fantastic. I know most folks say the mono mix is the way to go but I can't see how this isn't the best version. In addition to having a great stereo mix, the clarity of the mix is far better than the mono


June 1, 2020
The best version of this album I’ve ever heard. Superb. A must for any serious record collector.


May 18, 2020

Fantastic vinyl !! Much better thant my original capitol mono 66 lp.
A must have:


January 3, 2020

This is definitely a reference album as far as sound goes. Incredible sounding record!


December 8, 2018

10/10!!!! this is (at this point in time) the definite pressing to own.


July 6, 2018
Definitely the best I've ever heard the album sound. Very pleased with this vinyl.


March 6, 2018
To create the stereo mix of Pet Sounds I needed to manually sync two and sometimes three original multi-track analog tapes for each song. The original recording process in 1966 was to dub from machine to machine in order to open up tracks for doing overdubs. Pet Sounds' basic tracks were all done on 1/2" four track with the band being spread out over three of those tracks with the fourth containing a rough mono mix used for monitoring the session. This fourth track was used for the first vocal pass on some of the songs. The one exception on the tracking dates was "Sloop John B" the oldest recording, which was tracked to 1/2" three track. For half of the album, Brian mixed the backing track to mono onto one track of a second four track leaving three tracks for vocals, and that tape would be mixed to mono for the finished record. On the rest of the tracks, he took the tapes to CBS studios which at the time had the only 8 track 1" machine in LA. There he dubbed the track down to mono on one track of the 8 track and used the remaining tracks for vocals. The 8 track would then be mixed to mono for the finished record.

So in order to have anything but a mono backing track for the stereo mix these different tapes needed to be manually synced to create a new multi-track master with all of the recorded elements in their original undubbed form. To do this in 1996 I used the then state of the art Sony digital multi-track machines running at 48k/ 16 bit. I began by transferring the original 3 or 4 track backing track, and then using the mono mix on the vocal tape(s) as a guide adjusted the speed of those tapes as they were transferred until I could get the two backing tracks (3 track and mono) to stay in sync for at least 30 seconds. Once I found this speed I would transfer the entire vocal multi-track and then dubbing between two digital machines further adjust the sync so that the vocals remained in sync throughout each song. The result was an 8 to 10 track master that could be used for the mix.

The mix was done analog through an API console as well as an original Universal Audio tube console that had been used for many original Beach Boys recordings. The completed stereo mix was recorded on 1/4" analog tape running at 15 ips with Dolby SR noise reduction, and it is these analog mixes that have been used for all the stereo releases of Pet Sounds.



October 16, 2017
Wow, this sounds unbelievable. The most "alive" sounding Pet Sounds I've heard. I also have the mono by Analogue Productions and, while very faithful to the original mix, it just sounds way less clear and open. I think this has to do with the bouncing of tracks that Brian used to make the original mono mix. The stereo goes back to earlier tapes (before they were bounced). Just feels way closer to being in the studio.