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”.


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

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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