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The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (Stereo) 2LP 45rpm 200g Vinyl Analogue Productions Kevin Gray QRP USA 2017

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Pet Sounds (Stereo)
Catalog Number: APP 067-45
Label: Capitol
Reissued by: Analogue Productions
Barcode: 753088000973
Original release year: 1966
Reissue year: 2017
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 200gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 729gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: October 3, 2017
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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Unit Price: 58,04 €

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Pet Sounds is famous for its use of multiple layers of unorthodox instrumentation as well as other cutting edge audio techniques for its time. It's considered the best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound.

 

 

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rated 2/500

 

  • Limited Edition
  • 2LP cut at 45rpm for ultimate sound quality!
  • 200 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Stereo mix by Mark Linett supervised by Brian Wilson
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
  • Mastered from the Original Master Tapes (or best sources available)
  • Lacquer plating by Gary Salstrom
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings USA
  • Gatefold Cover by Stoughton Printing

 

 

Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record. "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me," "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times." It's often said that this is more of a Brian Wilson album than a Beach Boys recording (session musicians played most of the parts), but it should be noted that the harmonies are pure Beach Boys (and some of their best).

 

"It was Pet Sounds that blew me out of the water…I love the album so much. I've just bought my kids each a copy of it for their education in life. I figure no one is educated musically 'til they've heard that album." ~ Paul McCartney

"All of us, Ginger (Baker), Jack (Bruce), and I consider Pet Sounds to be one of the greatest pop LPs to ever be released. It encompasses everything that's ever knocked me out and rolled it all into one." ~ Eric Clapton

The Ultimate Pressings of the Beach Boys Discography from Analogue Productions. To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, their Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson — famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger — intended.

Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in "old school" Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!

VH-1 named Pet Sounds as the No. 3 album in the Top 100 Albums in Rock 'n' Roll History, as judged in a poll of musicians, executives and journalists. It's been ranked No. 1 in several music magazines' lists of the greatest albums of all time, including NME, The Times and Mojo Magazine. It was ranked No. 2 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

 

 

Track Listing:

01. Wouldn't It Be Nice
02. You Still Believe Me
03. That's Not Me
04. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
05. I'm Waiting For The Day
06. Let's Go Away For Awhile
07. Sloop John B
08. God Only Knows
09. I Know There's An Answer
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
12. Pet Sounds
13. Caroline No

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

 

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