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Released in 1966 to tepid sales (and hence causing no small amount of grumbling among the notoriously fractious band members), Brian Wilson's Rubber Soul-inspired album of "spiritual love" eventually became one of pop music's most celebrated artistic accomplishments. Paul McCartney would later claim that Pet Sounds in turn inspired the Beatles' magnum opus, Sgt. Pepper.

This four-disc box set offers an unprecedented deconstruction of Wilson's masterpiece, taking fans, armchair scholars, and musicians on a compelling creative journey. Leading off with what once was heresy--a complete true-stereo mix of the album cleverly conjured from the existing session tapes by engineer and project co-producer Mark Linett--the set proceeds through edited audio collages that document the evolution of each song's backing track.

Along the way, listeners are treated to a playful, unreleased gem ("Trombone Dixie") and the very genesis of Wilson's other great period masterpiece, "Good Vibrations."

Disc 2 presents all the songs' glorious harmonies, sans instrumental backing tracks, then 19 more tracks that highlight alternate working versions (including the original take on "I Know There's an Answer," the pointedly titled "Hang On to Your Ego"), session snippets, and radio promotional spots.

Disc 3 contains a newly remastered version of the album's original mono mix.

CD 1 - Pet Sounds (Stereo)
CD 2 - Session Highlights
CD 3 - A Capella’s and miscellaneous tracks.
CD 4 - Pet Sounds (Original Mono)

Originally released in 1996 ~ Please note this is a re-release that has not been available for many years. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Dunedin, Otago, NZ

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