On May 16, 1966.

Pet Sounds

On May 16, 1966, “Capitol” label released “Pet Sounds”, the eleventh Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded July 12, 1965 – April 13, 1966, at “United Western Recorders”, “Gold Star Studios”, “CBS Columbia Square”, and “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson. The album is regarded as one of the most important and influential albums in the music history. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Pet Sounds” at number two on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

The Beach Boys

  • Al Jardine– lead, harmony and backing vocals, tambourine
  • Bruce Johnston– harmony and backing vocals
  • Mike Love– lead, harmony and backing vocals
  • Brian Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals, dog whistles, organ, piano, sound effects
  • Carl Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals, guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Dennis Wilson– harmony and backing vocals, drums
  • Tony Asher– plucked piano strings
  • Arnold Belnick– violin
  • Chuck Berghofer– string bass
  • Hal Blaine– bongos, drums, tympani
  • Norman Botnick– viola
  • Glen Campbell– guitar, twelve-string electric guitar
  • Frank Capp– bells, glockenspiel, latin percussion, percussion, tympani, vibraphone
  • Al Casey– guitar
  • Roy Caton– trumpet
  • Jerry Cole– electric guitar, guitar, mandolin
  • Gary Coleman – bongos, tympani
  • Mike Deasy– guitar
  • Al De Lory– harpsichord, organ, piano, tack piano
  • Joseph DiFiore– viola
  • Justin DiTullio– cello
  • Steve Douglas– clarinet, flute, percussion, tenor saxophone, saxophone
  • Jesse Erlich– cello
  • Carl Fortina– accordion
  • Ritchie Frost– drums, empty Coca-Cola cans, percussion
  • James Getzoff– violin
  • Jim Gordon– drums, percussion
  • Bill Green– flute, percussion, saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Leonard Hartman– bass clarinet, clarinet, english horn
  • Jim Horn– baritone saxophone, flute, tenor saxophone, saxophone
  • Paul Horn– tenor saxophone
  • Harry Hyams– viola
  • Jules Jacob– flute
  • Plas Johnson– flute, percussion, saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Carole Kaye– electric bass
  • Barney Kessel– guitar, mandolin
  • Bobby Klein– tenor saxophone
  • Larry Knechtel– organ
  • William Kurasch– violin
  • Leonard Malarsky– violin
  • Frank Marocco– accordion
  • Gail Martin– trombone
  • Nick Martinis– drums
  • Terry Melcher– tambourine
  • Mike Melvoin– harpsichord
  • Jay Migliori– baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, saxophone
  • Tommy Morgan– harmonica
  • Jack Nimitz– baritone saxophone
  • Bill Pittman– guitar
  • Ray Pohlman– Danelectro bass, electric bass, mandolin, guitar
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Alan Robinson – french horn
  • Jerome Reisler– violin
  • Lyle Ritz– string bass, ukulele
  • Joseph Saxon– cello
  • Ralph Schaeffer– violin
  • Sid Sharp– violin
  • Billy Strange– electric guitar, guitar, twelve-string electric guitar
  • Ron Swallow– tambourine
  • Ernie Tack– bass trombone
  • Paul Tanner– theremin
  • Tommy Tedesco– acoustic guitar
  • Darrel Terwilliger– viola
  • “Tony” – sleigh bell
  • Jerry Williams– percussion
  • Julius Wechter– tympani, latin percussion, percussion, vibraphone
  • Tibor Zelig– violin

Track listing

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher except where noted.

  1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  2. You Still Believe in Me
  3. That’s Not Me
  4. Don’t Talk
  5. I’m Waiting for the Day – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  6. Let’s Go Away for Awhile – Brian Wilson
  7. Sloop John B – trad. arr. Brian Wilson
  8. God Only Knows
  9. I Know There’s an Answer – Brian Wilson, Terry Sachen, Mike Love
  10. Here Today
  11. I Just Wasnt Made for These Times
  12. Pet Sounds – Brian Wilson
  13. Caroline, No
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