Beach Boys: Pet Sounds SACD-SACD/HYBRID Mobile Fidelity Limited Edition 2012

Limited 24KT Gold SACD audiophile pressing from the Mobile Fidelity label. Pet Sounds is a landmark Pop statement universally acclaimed as one of five best and most influential albums ever made. This pressing boasts reference-quality sonics: mastered from original stereo mixes created by Brian Wilson.

You won't hear a better version! Awash in oceans of sound: production as legendary as the incredible music, laden with unorthodox instrumentation and layers upon layers of sound. Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson's paean to innocence, hope, love, and loneliness a majestic, gorgeous, timeless affair.. Named by Rolling Stone as the #2 greatest record of all time

Track Listing

  Track # Title
1 Wouldn't It Be Nice
2 You Still Believe in Me
3 That's Not Me
4 Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
5 I'M Waiting for the Day
6 Let's Go Away for Awhile
7 Sloop John B
8 God Only Knows
9 I Know There's an Answer
10 Here Today
11 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
12 Pet Sounds
13 Caroline No

Product Reviews

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. 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). Massively influential upon its release (although it was a relatively low seller compared to their previous LPs), it immediately vaulted the band into the top level of rock innovators among the intelligentsia, especially in Britain, where it was a much bigger hit. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi


Beach Boys
Pet Sounds
17 April 2012
Mobile Fidelity ( MOB )
E: Super Audio CD


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