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Beach Boys Releasing 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Pet Sounds’

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The Beach Boys will mark the 50th anniversary of their classic album Pet Sounds with a new five-disc set.

Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Collectors Edition) will include four CDs of various mixes, outtakes and alternate versions of the album as well as a Blu-ray audio disc featuring a 5.1 surround sound mix of the 1966 classic, often heralded as one of the greatest records ever made. The set will be released on June 10, about a month after the record celebrates 50 years.

Like 1997’s celebrated four-disc The Pet Sounds SessionsPet Sounds (50th Anniversary Collectors Edition) will include snippets from the studio as Brian Wilson pieced together his masterpiece. Backing tracks, alternate mixes and different versions (including some songs where Wilson or Mike Love sang lead on numbers that were released with other members singing) round out the collection.

You can see the track listing for the 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition below.

Most of the tracks featured on the new set — which includes a hardbound book as well as stereo and mono mixes of the original LP — appeared on The Pet Sounds Sessions, but some new material surfaces to draw in fans, including vocal sessions and alternate mixes. The fourth disc includes 11 previously unreleased live recordings that span 1966-1993.

A two-CD version of the set will also be available with the stereo and mono mixes of the album as well as highlights (including some of the concert performances) found on the Collectors Edition.

The Beach Boys, ‘Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Collectors Edition)’ Track Listing
CD 1
‘Pet Sounds’ (Mono)
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
“You Still Believe In Me”
“That’s Not Me”
“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”
“I’m Waiting For The Day”
“Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
“Sloop John B”
“God Only Knows”
“I Know There’s An Answer”
“Here Today”
“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
“Pet Sounds”
“Caroline No”

‘Pet Sounds’ (Stereo)
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
“You Still Believe In Me”
“That’s Not Me”
“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”
“I’m Waiting For The Day”
“Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
“Sloop John B”
“God Only Knows”
“I Know There’s An Answer”
“Here Today”
“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
“Pet Sounds”
“Caroline No”

Additional Material
“Caroline No” (Promotional Spot #2)
“Don’t Talk. . .” (Unused Background Vocals)
“Hang On To Your Ego” (Alternate Mix)
“Caroline No” (Promotional Spot #1)

CD 2
The Pet Sounds Sessions
“Sloop John B” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“Sloop John B” (Stereo Backing Track)
“Trombone Dixie” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“Trombone Dixie” (Stereo Backing Track)
“Pet Sounds” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“Pet Sounds” (Stereo Track Without Guitar Overdub)
“Let’s Go Away For Awhile” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“Let’s Go Away For Awhile” (Stereo Track Without String Overdub)
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Stereo Backing Track)
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Stereo Track with Background Vocals)
“You Still Believe In Me” (Intro – Session)
“You Still Believe In Me” (Intro – Master Take)
“You Still Believe In Me” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“You Still Believe In Me” (Stereo Backing Track)
“Caroline No” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“Caroline No” (Stereo Backing Track)
“Hang On To Your Ego” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“Hang On To Your Ego” (Stereo Backing Track)
“I Know There’s An Answer (Vocal Session)” [previously unreleased]
“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)” (Brian’s Instrumental Demo)
“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)” (Stereo Backing Track)
“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)” (String Overdub)
“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” (Stereo Backing Track)
“That’s Not Me” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“That’s Not Me” (Stereo Backing Track)

CD 3
The Pet Sounds Sessions (continued)
“Good Vibrations” (Highlights from First Tracking Date)
“Good Vibrations” (Stereo Backing Track)
“I’m Waiting For The Day” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“I’m Waiting For The Day” (Stereo Backing Track)
“God Only Knows” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“God Only Knows” (Stereo Backing Track)
“Here Today” (Highlights from Tracking Date)
“Here Today” (Stereo Backing Track)

Alternate Versions
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Mono Alternate Mix 1)
“You Still Believe In Me” (Mono Alternate Mix)
“I’m Waiting For The Day” (Mono Alternate Mix, Mike sings lead)
“Sloop John B” (Mono Alternate Mix, Carl sings first verse)
“God Only Knows” (Mono Alternate Mix, with sax solo)
“I Know There’s An Answer” (Alternate Mix) [previously unreleased]
“Here Today” (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” (Mono Alternate Mix)
“Banana & Louie”
“Caroline No” (Original Speed, Stereo Mix)
“Dog Barking Session”
“God Only Knows” (With A Cappella Tag)
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Mono Alternate Mix 2)
“Sloop John B” (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead throughout)
“God Only Knows” (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
“Caroline No” (Original Speed, Mono Mix)

CD 4
Live Recordings [all previously unreleased]
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
“Sloop John B”
“God Only Knows”
Michigan State University, October 22, 1966

“Good Vibrations”
“God Only Knows”
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington DC, November 19, 1967

“God Only Knows”
Carnegie Hall, New York, November 23, 1972 (2nd Show)

“God Only Knows”
Jamaican World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November, 26, 1982

“Sloop John B”
Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989

“Caroline No”
“You Still Believe In Me”
Paramount Theater, New York City, November 26, 1993

Stack-O-Vocals
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
“You Still Believe In Me”
“That’s Not Me”
“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”
“I’m Waiting For The Day”
“Sloop John B”
“God Only Knows”
“I Know There’s An Answer”
“Here Today”
“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
“Caroline No”

Bonus Track
“Good Vibrations” (Master Track with Partial Vocal) (previously unreleased)

Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc
‘Pet Sounds': 5.1 Surround Sound: 96kHz/24-bit
Mono; Stereo; Stereo Instrumental (new to hi res): 192kHz/24-bit
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
“You Still Believe In Me”
“That’s Not Me”
“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”
“I’m Waiting For The Day”
“Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
“Sloop John B”
“God Only Knows”
“I Know There’s An Answer”
“Here Today”
“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
“Pet Sounds”
“Caroline No”

Additional Material in 5.1 Surround and Stereo
“Unreleased Backgrounds (Unused Intro for “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”)”
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Session Highlights)”
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Alternative Mix without Lead Vocal)”
“God Only Knows (Session Highlights)”
“God Only Knows (Master Track Mix with A Cappella Tag)”
“Summer Means New Love”

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