The Beach Boys ‎– Pet Sounds

Capitol Records ‎– ST 2458, Universal Music Group International ‎– 00602547822291
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 Gram, 50th Anniversary Edition


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 3:01
A6 Let's Go Away For Awhile 2:18
A7 Sloop John B 2:57
B1 God Only Knows 2:46
B2 I Know There's An Answer 3:10
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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50th anniversary edition, stereo mix on 180 gram vinyl.
Sticker on shrink wrap: "The Beach Boys Pet Sounds Stereo 50th Includes Download Voucher"

Rear cover, bottom:
This stereo record should be played only with a stereo cartridge and needle to avoid damage.
Stereo mix produced and mixed by Mark Linett under the supervision of Brian Wilson.
℗ © 2016 Capitol records, LLC, a division of UMG Recordings, inc. All rights reserved. Made in Holland.
Universal International Music B.V. Gerrit Van Der Veenlaan 4, 3743 DN, Baarn, Netherlands. BIEM/SDRM. LC 01846. 00602547822291.

Black Capitol Records label with rainbow ring.
Pre-order copies included a limited Pet Sounds 50th slipmat.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02547 82229 1
  • Barcode (Scan): 602547822291
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, variant 1): 16004 1A 00602547822291
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, variant 1): 16004 1B 00602547822291
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, variant 2): 16004 2A 00602547822291
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, variant 2): 16004 3B 00602547822291
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, variant 3): 16004 2A 00602547822291
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, variant 3): 16004 4B 00602547822291
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 01846

Other Versions (5 of 287) View All

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
ST 2458 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 2458 UK 1966 Sell This Version
11C 076-80673, 8E 074-80 673 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Valentim De Carvalho 11C 076-80673, 8E 074-80 673 Portugal 1971 Sell This Version
UICY-40112 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(CD, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, Pla) Capitol Records UICY-40112 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
CSJ-293 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) 中聲 CSJ-293 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version


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June 13, 2020
This is hands down the best version I have ever heard of this 1966 classic! I’ve always preferred the stereo mix, it has a much wider soundstage and the instruments sound clearer and more defined. I know Wilson cut it to be heard in mono, but he was deaf in his right ear so everything is in mono for him. The pressing is flawless, zero noise floor, rich bottom end and wondrous mids and highs. This 50th anniversary is simply the one to own. Was it sourced from the master tapes? Who knows, and to be honest I don’t really care where it was sourced from, your ears tell you if a recording is good or not. 10/10 for this one!


May 23, 2020
edited 4 months ago

Stunning flawless pressing. I previously owned only the standalone 1974 Brothers/Reprise mono version 'the way Brian cut it', but both versions have their merits. You wil hear details that are buried in the mono mix. Mark Linett did a great job in 1996.


August 20, 2019
The european version is a little off center on side a. I asked for a replacement, got one, was also off center ... and I found a youtube video with the same issue. I was annoyed at first but to be honest, I can't hear any wow ... sound quality is great otherwise.


April 26, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

Six months back, I finally opened up to the genius that is “Pet Sounds”. I knew I wanted it on vinyl, but couldn’t decide between Mono or Stereo. At first, I bought the mono version, but was unimpressed w/ the dynamics. Then I bought a stereo version & the difference was night and day! This release is almost comically lush; the details on display here expose the grandeur of this album as it was meant to be experienced.


December 26, 2018
Great-sounding and quiet, which I don't take for granted on new records.


September 30, 2018
Pretty surprised by the turnout... got this LP dirt cheap and it happens to be stellar! Pretty good pressing!


August 20, 2017

Though I don't have other versions to compare to, this version sounds really good on its own. Very spacious and rich sounding.


April 17, 2017
This version sounds fantastic on my rather average stereo set up!


November 11, 2016

Pet Sounds deserves a serious listening. It may not be meaning much to an occasional listener, for the same reason as it was a commercial failure when released aack then. But listening to it in the proper mood, maybe knowing the background and the genius behind it, makes it outbreak as the masterpiece it is. The stereo mix is absolutely the one to pick, the mono mix may be more true to the original plan, but sounds vintage and packed, while the stereo version is much more lively.


October 11, 2016
How does this one sound? One two three four five