The Beach Boys ‎– Pet Sounds

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1 Wouldn't It Be Nice
Bells – Frank CappGuitar [Guitars] – Bill Pitman, Jerry ColeLead Vocals [Bridge] – Mike*Lead Vocals [Verses] – Brian*Mandolin [Mandolins] – Barney Kessel, Ray PohlmanSaxophone [Saxophones] – Jay Migliori, Plas Johnson, Steve Douglas
2:26
2 You Still Believe In Me
Bass Clarinet – Jay MiglioriClarinet – Steve DouglasPercussion – Jerry WilliamsPercussion [Latin] – Julius WechterSaxophone [Saxophones] – Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Bill Green*
2:35
3 That's Not Me
Drums – Dennis Wilson (2)Electric Guitar [12-String] – Glen CampbellGuitar – Carl WilsonOrgan – Brian WilsonPercussion – Frank Capp?*Tambourine [Apparently Played By] – Alan JardineTambourine [Or Uncredited] – Terry Melcher
2:30
4 Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
Engineer [String Overdub] – H. Bowen DavidPercussion – Steve DouglasViola – Norman BotnickViolin [Violins] – Arnold Belnick, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp*, Tibor Zelig
2:54
5 I'm Waiting For The Day
Drums – Jim GordonEngineer – H. Bowen DavidEnglish Horn – Leonard HartmanFlute – Jay MiglioriGuitar – Ray PohlmanTimpani, Bongos – Gary ColemanViola – Harry HyamsViolin [Violins] – Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp*, William Kurasch
3:06
6 Let's Go Away For A While
Baritone Saxophone – Jay Migliori, Jim HornFlute [Flutes] – Jules Jacob, Steve DouglasVibraphone – Julius WechterViola [Violas] – Harry Hyams, Joseph DiFioreViolin [Violins] – Arnold Belnick, James Getzoff, Jerome Reisler, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp*, Tibor Zelig, William Kurasch
2:21
7 Sloop John B
Arranged By – Brian WilsonClarinet – Jay MiglioriElectric Guitar [12-String] – Billy StrangeFlute [Flutes] – Jim Horn, Steve DouglasGlockenspiel – Frank CappTambourine – Ron Swallow?*Written-By – Traditional
3:00
8 God Only Knows
Bass [Danelectro] – Ray PohlmanBells [Sleigh], Harpsichord – Brian*Cello – Jesse Erlich*Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Leonard HartmanFrench Horn – Alan RobinsonLead Vocals – Carl*Lead Vocals [Tag] – Brian*, Bruce*Percussion – Jim GordonViola – Darrel Terwilliger
2:53
9 I Know There's An Answer
Lead Vocals – Alan*, Mike*Lyrics By [Co-Wrote The Lyric] – Terry Sachen
3:11
10 Here Today
Drums – Nick MartinisEngineer [Instrumental] – Bruce BotnickGuitar [Guitars] – Al Casey (2), Mike DeasyTambourine – Terry MelcherTrombone – Gail MartinTrombone [Bass] – Ernie Tack
2:55
11 I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Bongos – Hal BlaineDouble Bass [String Bass] – Chuck BerghoferHarpsichord – Mike MelvoinPercussion [Latin] – Frank CappTheremin – Paul TannerTimpani – Frank Capp, Hal Blaine
3:16
12 Pet Sounds
Acoustic Guitar – Tommy TedescoDrums – Richie FrostElectric Guitar [Electric Guitars] – Billy Strange, Jerry ColePercussion – Plas Johnson, Richie Frost, Bill Green*Piano – Brian WilsonTenor Saxophone – Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Bill Green*
2:23
13 Caroline No
Flute [Flutes] – Jay Migliori, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Bill Green*Vocals – Brian*
2:54
14 Hang On To Your Ego (Bonus Track)
Lead Vocals – Brian WilsonMixed By – Larry Walsh, Mark Linett
3:04
15 Wouldn't It Be Nice
Bells – Frank CappGuitar [Guitars] – Bill Pitman, Jerry ColeLead Vocals [Bridge] – Mike*Lead Vocals [Verses] – Brian*Mandolin [Mandolins] – Barney Kessel, Ray PohlmanSaxophone [Saxophones] – Jay Migliori, Plas Johnson, Steve Douglas
2:33
16 You Still Believe In Me
Bass Clarinet – Jay MiglioriClarinet – Steve DouglasPercussion – Jerry WilliamsPercussion [Latin] – Julius WechterSaxophone [Saxophones] – Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Bill Green*
2:36
17 That's Not Me
Drums – Dennis Wilson (2)Electric Guitar [12-String] – Glen CampbellGuitar – Carl WilsonOrgan – Brian WilsonPercussion – Frank Capp?*Tambourine [Apparently Played By] – Alan JardineTambourine [Or Uncredited] – Terry Melcher
2:31
18 Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
Engineer [String Overdub] – H. Bowen DavidPercussion – Steve DouglasViola – Norman BotnickViolin [Violins] – Arnold Belnick, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp*, Tibor Zelig
2:58
19 I'm Waiting For The Day
Drums – Jim GordonEngineer – H. Bowen DavidEnglish Horn – Leonard HartmanFlute – Jay MiglioriGuitar – Ray PohlmanTimpani, Bongos – Gary ColemanViola – Harry HyamsViolin [Violins] – Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp*, William Kurasch
3:07
20 Let's Go Away For A While
Baritone Saxophone – Jay Migliori, Jim HornFlute [Flutes] – Jules Jacob, Steve DouglasVibraphone – Julius WechterViola [Violas] – Harry Hyams, Joseph DiFioreViolin [Violins] – Arnold Belnick, James Getzoff, Jerome Reisler, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp*, Tibor Zelig, William Kurasch
2:25
21 Sloop John B
Arranged By – Brian WilsonClarinet – Jay MiglioriElectric Guitar [12-String] – Billy StrangeFlute [Flutes] – Jim Horn, Steve DouglasGlockenspiel – Frank CappTambourine – Ron Swallow?*Written-By – Traditional
3:00
22 God Only Knows
Bass [Danelectro] – Ray PohlmanBells [Sleigh], Harpsichord – Brian*Cello – Jesse Erlich*Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Leonard HartmanFrench Horn – Alan RobinsonLead Vocals – Carl*Lead Vocals [Tag] – Brian*, Bruce*Percussion – Jim GordonViola – Darrel Terwilliger
2:55
23 I Know There's An Answer
Lead Vocals – Alan*, Mike*Lyrics By [Co-Wrote The Lyric] – Terry Sachen
3:18
24 Here Today
Drums – Nick MartinisEngineer [Instrumental] – Bruce BotnickGuitar [Guitars] – Al Casey (2), Mike DeasyTambourine – Terry MelcherTrombone – Gail MartinTrombone [Bass] – Ernie Tack
3:07
25 I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Bongos – Hal BlaineDouble Bass [String Bass] – Chuck BerghoferHarpsichord – Mike MelvoinPercussion [Latin] – Frank CappTheremin – Paul TannerTimpani – Frank Capp, Hal Blaine
3:21
26 Pet Sounds
Acoustic Guitar – Tommy TedescoDrums – Richie FrostElectric Guitar [Electric Guitars] – Billy Strange, Jerry ColePercussion – Plas Johnson, Richie Frost, Bill Green*Piano – Brian WilsonTenor Saxophone – Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Bill Green*
2:38
27 Caroline No
Flute [Flutes] – Jay Migliori, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Bill Green*Vocals – Brian*
2:54

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Issue with unique runout/matrix
The Complete Album In Stereo & Mono

Original MONO program (tracks 1-13) repeats in STEREO on tracks 15-27 (remixed from the original three-track, four-track and eight-track master tapes).
Track 14 is mono, mixed from the original four-track master tape.

Tracks 15-27 Produced & Engineered at "Your Place or Mine" Recording Studios, Glendale CA, January-February 1996, and were originally released November 4, 1997 on The Pet Sounds Sessions.
Track 14 Mixed at Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA, 1987.

Remastered at Oceanview Digital Mastering, Los Angeles, CA, 2000 using the HDCD process.

Billboard Ⓡ chart positions and debut dates courtesy of BPI Communications and Joel Whitburn’s Record Research Publications.

Text pp. 6-16 © 1990, 1996, 2000 David Leaf Productions, Inc.

Tracks 1 & 15: Instrumental track recorded Jan. 22, 1965 at Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood CA. Vocals recorded March-April 1966 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA. Released as Capitol single 5706. Originally the “B” side of the God Only Knows single.
Tracks 2 & 16: Instrumental track recorded Nov. 1, 1965 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA. Instrumental introduction recorded Jan. 24, 1966 at Western Recorders. Vocals recorded January-February 1966 at Western Recorders.
Tracks 3 & 17: Basic Track recorded Feb 15, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA. Additional instrumentation and vocals recorded February or March 1966 at Western Recorders. The AFM contract for this date lists Brian, Carl, Dennis, Alan and Bruce as having played on this track. However, on the surviving session tape, only Brian, Carl and Dennis are clearly audible on the basic track, which includes just drums, organ, one guitar and tambourine. As Brian was on the studio floor, Bruce was in the control booth, helping Chuck Britz direct the session. The tambourine apparently was played by Alan Jardine or an uncredited Terry Melcher; Brian has named the latter on at least one occasion. Overdubbed at a later session: String Bass, Electric Bass, 12-String Electric Guitar, Percussion.
Tracks 4 & 18: Instrumental track and lead vocal recorded Feb. 11, 1966 at Western Recorders. String overdub recorded April 3, 1966 at Western Recorders. Overdub session: Violins, Viola, Cello.
Tracks 5 & 19: Instrumental track and string overdub recorded March 6, 1966 at Western Recorders. Vocals recorded March 1966 at Columbia Studios. Overdub session: Violins, Viola, String Bass.
Tracks 6 & 20: Instrumental recorded Jan. 18, 1966 at Western Recorders. String and flute overdubs recorded Jan. 19, 1966 at Western Recorders. Released Oct. 10, 1966 as the B-side of Capitol single 5676 (Good Vibrations). Overdub session: Violins, Violas, Cello, Flutes.
Tracks 7 & 21: Instrumental track recorded July 12, 1965 at Western Recorders. Vocals recorded Dec. 22, 1965 at Western Recorders. New lead vocals and 12-strong electric guitar overdub recorded Dec. 29, 1965 at Western Recorders. High harmony lead and additional backing vocals recorded January 1966 at Western Recorders. Released March 21, 1966 as Capitol single 5602. Overdub session: 12-string electric guitar.
Tracks 8 & 22: Instrumental track recorded March 10, 1966 at Western Recorders. Vocals recorded March-April 1966 at Columbia Studios. Released July 18, 1966 as the B-side of Capitol single 5706 (Wouldn't It Be Nice).
Tracks 9 & 23: Instrumental track recorded Feb. 9, 1966 at Western Recorders. Vocals recorded February-March 1966 at Western Recorders. Originally titled “Hang On To Your Ego” (a version of which is Track 14). When the lyric of the chorus was changed, so was the title. Overdub session: guitar [Glen Campbell].
Tracks 10 & 24: Instrumental track recorded March 11, 1966 at Sunset Sound. Vocals recorded March 25, 1966 at Columbia Studios.
Tracks 11 & 25: Instrumental track recorded Feb. 14, 1966 at Gold Star Recording Studios. Vocals recorded March-April 1966 at Columbia Studios.
Tracks 12 & 26 Instrumental recorded Nov. 17, 1965 at Western Recorders. Originally called “Run James Run” (it was written with James Bond in mind).
Tracks 13 & 27 recorded Jan. 31, 1966 at Western Recorders. Released March 7, 1966 as Capitol single 5610, by Brian Wilson. Brian’s two dogs (Banana and Louie) can be heard on the canine coda. Overdub session: Drums (in vamp), Electric bass, Harpsichord, Tenor saxophone.
Track 14 recorded Feb. 9, 1966 at Western Recorders. Mixed at Capitol Records, December 1987. Originally released as a bonus track on the 1990 Pet Sounds CD.

Musician credits followed by “?” indicate speculative participation in session.

NOTE: The sessionography is a revised version of what appeared in The Pet Sounds Sessions box set. Since this session information was derived largely from musician’s union contracts, it is not possible to totally guarantee its accuracy (AFM session contracts are created simply to assure payment to union members). Some of the contracts for Pet Sounds included persons who didn’t play on a given session, such as engineer Chuck Britz, as well as musicians who weren’t at the session. Furthermore, while the contracts contain the session date, the hours booked and a song title, none needed to be precisely accurate, and in the case of the date, it was often changed to follow the union requirements regarding the prompt reporting of sessions.

Cover Photo: Capitol Photo Studio/San Diego Zoo
Liner Photos: Tokyo, Japan

℗© 2001 Capitol Records, Inc. Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028.
Printed in U.S.A.
Made in the U.S.A.

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  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-227131 1

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T 2458 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 2458 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2458 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 2458 UK 1966 Sell This Version
SVLP 149 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Simply Vinyl, Capitol Records SVLP 149 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SW113-2 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW113-2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
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