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
  • 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

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Pet Sounds (LP, Album, 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
  • 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 8 months 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.
                • theponchoguy's avatar
                  Like being in the room with the Boys while they play Pet Sounds live. Spacious, rich warm sound is all you hear, (and coming from both sides on this stereo mix!) sounds great compared to my mono Carl and the Passions/Pet Sounds vinyl.
                  • D.Whale's avatar
                    My copy has the label of the A side on both sides.
                    • KilburnKicks's avatar
                      Edited one year ago
                      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 original 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!



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