The Beach Boys Pet Sounds Japanese Import SHM SACD (Mono)
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The Beach Boys' Landmark 1966 Album Features
"Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," And "Sloop John B!"
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 2/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Sloop John B" - Rated 276/500!
Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band the Beach
Boys. Released on May 16, 1966, it initially met a lukewarm critical and
commercial reception in the United States but received immediate success abroad,
where British publications declared it "the most progressive pop album ever." In
later years, the album garnered enormous worldwide acclaim by critics and
musicians alike, and is regarded as one of the most influential pieces in the
history of popular music.
The album was produced by Brian Wilson, who also wrote and composed almost all
of its music. Sessions were conducted several months after he had quit touring
with the Beach Boys in order to focus his attention on writing and recording.
Collaborating with lyricist Tony Asher, Wilson's symphonic arrangements wove
elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, coupled with sound effects and
unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords,
flutes, Electro-Theremin, dog whistles, trains, Hawaiian-sounding string
instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, along with the more usual
keyboards and guitars. Together, they comprised Wilson's "pet sounds," played in
music styles which incorporated elements of jazz, exotica, classical, and the
avant-garde. It was led by the singles "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows,"
and "Sloop John B."
A heralding work in the emerging psychedelic rock style, Pet Sounds signaled an
aesthetic trend within rock by transforming it from dance music into music that
was made for listening to, elevating itself to the level of art rock. It was one
of the first rock concept albums, and has been suggested to follow a lyrical
song cycle format, although Wilson has maintained that the album's real unified
theme lies within its cohesive production style. Writer Bill Martin said that
within Pet Sounds, "[The Beach Boys] brought expansions in harmony,
instrumentation (and therefore timbre), duration, rhythm, and the use of
recording technology. Of these elements, the first and last were the most
important in clearing a pathway toward the development of progressive rock."
Beyond pop and rock, Pet Sounds expanded the field of music production.
"The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here
reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering
tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic
sound...The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most
gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever
heard on a rock record." -Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes
the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further
enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed
for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency,
players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which
enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution
format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high
resolution format such as SACD. .
• Single Layer SACD
• SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,'
which minimizes diffuse reflection.
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly
converted from analog tapes.
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player
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
8. God Only Knows
9. I Know There's An Answer
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
12. Pet Sounds
13. Caroline No