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Pet Sounds
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The Beach Boys
Released May 16, 1966
Recorded July 12, 1965; November 1, 1965 – April 13, 1966 at Western Studios, Gold Star Studios and Sunset Sound Studios
Length 35:58
Label Capitol
Produced by Brian Wilson


Pet Sounds is an album by The Beach Boys released on May 16, 1966. In 2003, it was ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

AboutEdit

Pet Sounds was made because Brian Wilson liked The Beatles' album Rubber Soul so much, and wanted to make an album even better. Pet Sounds inspired The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Track ListingEdit

Side OneEdit

  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

Side TwoEdit

  1. God Only Knows
  2. I Know There's an Answer
  3. Here Today
  4. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
  5. Pet Sounds
  6. Caroline No

CreditsEdit

Band members
Session musicians

  • Jesse Erlich - cello
  • Ritchie Frost - drums, percussion
  • Carl Fortina - accordion
  • James Getzoff - violin
  • Jim Gordon - drums, percussion
  • Bill Green - saxophone, flute, percussion
  • Leonard Hartman - English horn, clarinets
  • Jim Horn - saxophones, flute
  • Paul Horn - saxophone
  • Harry Hyams - viola
  • Jules Jacob - flute
  • Plas Johnson - saxophones, percussion
  • Carol Kaye - electric bass
  • Barney Kessel - mandolin, guitar
  • Bobby Klein - 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 - saxophones, clarinets, flute
  • Tommy Morgan - harmonica
  • Jack Nimitz - saxophone

Other staff
  • Ralph Balantin - Engineer
  • Bruce Botnick - Engineer
  • Chuck Britz - Engineer
  • H. Bowen David - Engineer
  • Larry Levine - Engineer
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