The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (40th Anniversary Set) Contains both Mono & Stereo digital remasters and a bonus DVD - £5.45 delivered @ Zavvi - HotUKDeals
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Cheapest I've seen this set (ie with the bonus DVD - which is well worth having)

Ok, ok - surely every person in the known universe must now own, or at least be aware of, the masterwork known as Pet Sounds? Well, yes. But some things are worth being reminded about. Brian Wilson's first coherent, album-length expression of pop perfection is one of those things. So bring it on...

By 1965 a cheery rivalry existed between the twin paragons of top 20 glory. When Brian's Beach Boys gave the world the Today album (severely underrated)the Beatles came back with the killer left hook of Rubber Soul. Brian was down, but by no means out. The combination of overwork and stagefright was the silver lining to this cloud. Retired from gruelling road duties, he hired Tony Asher to convert his complex emotions into words and got on with welding Phil Spector's breadth of vision to his own mature, complex and still thrillingly tuneful vision.

While his returning brothers and band may have been slightly put out by Brian's growth and ambitionsas a writer and producer (Mike Love famously referred to it as 'ego music') Pet Sounds was finally released in 1966.Though singles "Sloop John B" (included just because it was a hit), "God Only Knows" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice" did make the charts, the album stiffed.

Except it didn't. Hardly anyone may have bought it, but a LOT of people were listening very hard. Paul McCartney was one, and he's gone on record to say that without Pet Sounds there would have been no Sgt Pepper. Consistently put in the top 10 of greatest albums ever recorded. Wilson's mini-masterpiece is now turning 40, hence this reissue with mono and stereo mixes,bonus DVD (with promo videos) and notes by the man who created it. Every home should have one.

Disc: 1
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
2. You Still Believe In Me (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
3. That's Not Me (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
5. I'm Waiting For The Day (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
6. Let's Go Away For Awhile (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
7. Sloop John B (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
8. God Only Knows (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
9. I Know There's An Answer (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
10. Here Today (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
12. Pet Sounds (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
13. Caroline, No (Mono) (2006 Digital Remaster)
14. Hang On To Your Ego
15. Wouldn't It Be Nice (The Stereo Mix) (2000 Digital Remaster)
16. You Still Believe In Me (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
17. That's Not Me (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
18. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
19. I'm Waiting For The Day (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
20. Let's Go Away For Awhile (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
21. Sloop John B (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
22. God Only Knows (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
23. I Know There's An Answer (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
24. Here Today (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
25. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
26. Pet Sounds (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)
27. Caroline, No (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)

Disc: 2 DVD
1. The Making Of Pet Sounds
2. Pet Stories
3. Rhythm Of Life: Sir George Martin & Brian Wilson In The Studio
4. Good Vibrations
5. Sloop John B (Promotional Video) (2006 Digital Remaster)
6. Pet Sounds (Promo Film) (DVD Video 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1) (2006 Digital Remaster)
7. God Only Knows (DVD Video 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1)
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suspended#1
great album
#2
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" was never a single from the album in this country it was a "B" side. Only 3 singles were taken from the album. Sloop John B...God Only Knows & Caroline, No was released as a solo by Brian Wilson.
#3
Well worth getting hot for me ;)
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I know it's hugely popular among the music pundits, and not a bad album, but why on earth would I want both a stereo and mono recording? When I put on a CD, I want it to play at the best quality available, not have to skip to track 15 every time I play it.
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spock1958
I know it's hugely popular among the music pundits, and not a bad album, but why on earth would I want both a stereo and mono recording? When I put on a CD, I want it to play at the best quality available, not have to skip to track 15 every time I play it.


Often the mono mix is different to the Stereo mix.
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spock1958
I know it's hugely popular among the music pundits, and not a bad album, but why on earth would I want both a stereo and mono recording? When I put on a CD, I want it to play at the best quality available, not have to skip to track 15 every time I play it.


As Brian Wilson was almost deaf is 1 ear most of his recordings were done in Mono. As Pet Sounds was only recorded in Mono, this is how Brian wanted it to be heard. It was only later that it was made in to stereo. This is why both recordings are on 1 CD. Pet Sounds was really Brian Wilsons' first solo album. The other members played little part in the actual album as most of the tracks were with Brian Wilson on lead vocal.
#7
coming soon the smile album
[mod]#8
Back at this price again

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