The Beach BoysPet Sounds

Label:Capitol Records – ST 2458, Universal Music Group International – 00602547822291
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 Gram, 50th Anniversary Edition
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock, Art Rock, Surf, Psychedelic Rock


A1Wouldn't It Be Nice2:22
A2You Still Believe In Me2:33
A3That's Not Me2:27
A4Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)2:52
A5I'm Waiting For The Day3:01
A6Let's Go Away For Awhile2:18
A7Sloop John B
Written-By [Uncredited]Bahamian Folk Song*
B1God Only Knows2:46
B2I Know There's An Answer3:10
B3Here Today2:38
B4I Just Wasn't Made For These Times3:21
B5Pet Sounds2:20
B6Caroline, No2:16

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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
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 01846
  • 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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Pet Sounds (LP, Album, Stereo, LA Pressing, Duophonic)Capitol Records, Capitol RecordsDT 2458, DT-2458US1966
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Pet Sounds (LP, Album, Mono)Capitol RecordsT 2458UK1966
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Pet Sounds (LP, Album)Capitol RecordsSTK 74 147Germany1966
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Pet Sounds (Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, 2-Track Mono, Album)Capitol RecordsTA-T 2458UK1966
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Pet Sounds (LP, Album, Mono, Los Angeles Pressing)Capitol Records, Capitol RecordsT 2458, T-2458US1966



  • museumsteve's avatar
    This is my first time listening to and owning Pet Sounds and what a great album.
    The pressing is nice but I've already decided to source an Analogue Productions release. There seems to be strange sounds between some tracks which can be a bit frustrating. Otherwise a nice soundstage, nice separation and clear vocals.
    Great for the price.
    • Vinyl-TP's avatar
      Edited 6 months ago
      Ok. I’m reviewing this for the audiophiles out there. This pressing could Definitely sound better! Comparing this to an Analogue Productions release of Any of their albums, this does Not impress me. It sounds Okay. It will likely satisfy the casual vinyl listener with a cheaper turntable/system. I’m also taking a star off for the cheap paper inner sleeve. No record should ever have this anymore! It Really exposes the record company’s lack of dedication to quality. I’m not gonna blow this up and exaggerate the sound of it, like others have done here. I’ll be honest, I’m not blown away. It’s OKAY sounding, at best. I just know it could sound better. I have Analogue Productions pressings of 4 other Beach Boys albums. So I have to compare this to those pressings. I simply have this for collector reasons. For that purpose, it’s good enough. I’ll probably replace it with a better pressing later. I just don't like this album enough to drop $60+ for an Analogue Productions version. This is good for the casual vinyl spinner. But probably not good enough for those who know how great this record can sound. I’ll leave it at that
      • joelsiegfried's avatar
        One of the best sounding records I currently have in my collection. Great dynamics and overall a very wide, clear, full and rich sound - how "Pet Sounds" should sound like! No pops or crackling in my copy. Really great reissue that you should definitely grab!
        • steviecossar's avatar
          Read some moans about this but caution wasn't an issue as it's so modestly priced and available.
          Oh my ....
          This is waaaaaaay better than it has any right to be.
          I've heard this album thousands of times but never heard it so perfectly pressed as this!
          Mind blown. Tears of joy.
          No inner groove distortion or problems with Sloop John B etc.
          Flawless strings and brass and percussion and absolutely gut-churning bottom end with a tight and symphonic feel.
          Everything these songs should be and more!!!!
          Don't even think about hesitating - take a punt! :)
          • jcnavarromontoya's avatar
            En mi copia el espectro grave satura y distorsiona ligeramente, tal vez en equipos de más calidad y mejores woofers suene bien.
            • InfectedObject's avatar
              This pressing sounds pretty good. A few tracks sound slightly distorted, so it's not the best. The end of every track has a crackly sound. It doesn't impact the listening experience too much.
              • salitrov's avatar
                Edited one year ago
                The best sounding record I have in my modest collection of 30 or so. The only issues I hear through a close listen on headphones are: some low-end rumble between tracks in the first half of Side A, some IGD on Sloop John B (last track of Side A) and a few pops here and there. Otherwise sounds rich, clear, and wonderful. I feel fortunate to have it and would comfortably recommend it.
                • Technocentral's avatar
                  Way to do a standard reissue for a great price, cost me 23 euros, great dynamics, lovely stereo seperation, bass is phenomenal, sounds as good as so called all analogue, limed releases for 50+ euros or more.
                  • tbonyai's avatar
                    Bought two copies new and both has noticeable distortion during 'Sloop John B'(surely not my turntables fault). Apart from that it's a silent and great sounding lp.
                    • iridescent-frog's avatar
                      Absolutely amazing pressing. It sounds so clear and crisp. Dynamics are incredible. Highly recommend this pressing. Absolutely no issues with it.


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