The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds


Now cut at 45 RPM, double LP!

Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes

Stereo mix produced by Mark Linett under the supervision of Brian Wilson, mixed by Mark Linett

Mixed from an assembled digital multi-track master that synced the original 4-track master instrumental with the 4 or 8-track vocal overdub master. The stereo mix was mixed to 15 ips 1/4" analog tape with SR noise reduction

180-gram LPs pressed by Quality Record Pressings!

Deluxe heavyweight gatefold Stoughton Printing jackets!

"...the 2006 'Capitol Stereo LP' allowed a plausible argument that Wilson only mixed to mono because he ran out of time. It lacks the mono's dynamics and shares the 'Passions' LP's somewhat thin tonal quality. Analogue Productions' 45RPM stereo cut resolves these issues, presenting a continuous soundstage with a tonal signature similar to the label's mono version — even if the soundstage sounds quite different in stereo." — 5/5 stars, Dennis Davis, Read the whole review here.

"Produced, composed and arranged by Brian Wilson, Pet Sounds stands as the Beach Boys' pinnacle. The album is brimming with beautiful ballads, exotic instrumentation, lush five-part harmonies, and aching sentimentality. Recorded largely with session players from L.A.'s fabled Wrecking Crew, Pet Sounds was Wilson's chance to step away from songs about surfing and cars, instead crafting tender songs about adolescent love, both newfound and lost, as well as innocence and bewilderment. Analogue Productions' two-disc 45 RPM, 180-gram stereo album boasts exceptionally detailed separation and aptly showcases Pet Sounds' shimmering sonics. Mark Linett produced this stereo mix with an assembled digital multi-track master that synched the original four-track instrumental master with the four- and eight-track vocal overdub master. It was then mixed to 15 ips 1/4-inch analog tape with SR noise reduction. How good is it? Carol Kaye's picked Fender P-Bass is tight and punchy on the intro to "God Only Knows," and the clarity reveals the swelling emotion of Carl Wilson's angelic lead vocal to announce that you've entered the Church of Rock 'n' Roll. Say amen." — Music 5/5, Sonics 4.5/5, Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, December 2017

"It was Pet Sounds that blew me out of the water…I love the album so much. I've just bought my kids each a copy of it for their education in life. I figure no one is educated musically 'til they've heard that album." – Paul McCartney

"All of us, Ginger (Baker), Jack (Bruce), and I consider Pet Sounds to be one of the greatest pop LPs to ever be released. It encompasses everything that's ever knocked me out and rolled it all into one." – Eric Clapton

A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in "old school" Stoughton tip-on deluxe gatefold jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!

For the early part of the Beach Boys' career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format — they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Brian Wilson — famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger — who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965.

All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)The Beach Boys' PartyPet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys, with Brian Wilson supervising.

Pet Sounds was mixed from an assembled digital multi-track master that synced the original 4-track master instrumental with the 4 or 8-track vocal overdub master. The stereo mix was mixed to 15 ips 1/4" analog tape with SR noise reduction

Pet Sounds is famous for its use of multiple layers of unorthodox instrumentation as well as other cutting edge audio techniques for its time. It's considered 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.

Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). 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. "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me," "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times." It's often said that this is more of a Brian Wilson album than a Beach Boys recording (session musicians played most of the parts), but it should be noted that the harmonies are pure Beach Boys (and some of their best).

VH-1 named Pet Sounds as the No. 3 album in the Top 100 Albums in Rock 'n' Roll History, as judged in a poll of musicians, executives and journalists. It's been ranked No. 1 in several music magazines' lists of the greatest albums of all time, including NME, The Times and Mojo Magazine. It was ranked No. 2 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.





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

Customer Reviews (4.90 Stars) 10 person(s) rated this product.

Take the risk, it's worth it!

posted on 07/05/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jarno
So I'm not that big of a Beach Boys fan so I won't be buying any of the other titles from AP but I just couldn't leave this all time classic fly by. So I decided to pull the trigger on this one even though it's a hefty pricetag for my bank account. I finally got to take a listen to the pressing yesterday and all my worries have faded away. Just a perfect pressing in all the aspects. Now I can imagine that the Mono is where it's at, but this Stereo truly shows what your system is capable of. The music sounds like it has been dusted off and sparkles through the room. Upfront sound and wide dynamic range are what make this pressing worth the price. I can't imagine Pet Sounds sounding any better than this...

Grab your copy before it's too late! (they're almost sold out)

Worth the price

posted on 11/24/2022
5 Stars
This is without a doubt the best sound Pet Sounds there is. There’s so much going on that your ears can’t decide which parts to listen to. Buy while you can.

Hearing things I never have before

posted on 01/20/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: JLN
I just got through listening to the AP Stereo version of this and cannot believe what I heard. I have a previous mono pressing (not AP) of this that I have listened to many, many times and this new stereo version is a complete revelation. The soundstage is phenomenal, the instruments so beautifully articulated allowing me to pick out arrangements and instruments I have never appreciated. I agree with a previous reviewer that I think this is a completely unappreciated AP release, being overshadowed by the mono release. I'd urge anyone who loves this album to give this version a listen.

Excellent sound, but the photographs could have been displayed better.

posted on 08/23/2021
4 Stars
Reviewer: John Frederick
In the liner notes, Brian Wilson had stated, "I experimented with sounds that would make the listener feel loved." And loved, I did feel when listening to this record. The sound was recorded with precision, I found myself shocked at times about how defined the music was. I have no complaints as far as sound goes. 10/10

I was however a little disappointed with the quality of the photographs, specifically on the rear of the gatefold. The level of detail was a bit disappointing to say the least. Nothing too horrendous though. 7/10. The cover photo fell to a similar fault as the rear photos, but to not as high of a degree. 8/10 The inner jacket photos inside the gatefold had the most definition out of all the other photos, and the ones I found the most pleasing to look at. 9.5/10

Best STEREO Pet Sounds yet

posted on 06/03/2021
5 Stars
I've had a couple of different Stereo "Pet Sounds" re-issues and even an original. They either sounded compressed or really thin. This is the first STEREO release that sounds full and complete. It doesn't sound like an afterthought, it sounds like it was meant to be all along. By far, the best version of STEREO Pet Sounds there is.

The best I've ever heard this album sound

posted on 04/21/2019
5 Stars
I know people always say that this is an album that is best enjoyed in mono, but this stereo version is the best I've ever heard this album sound. I own this and the mono pressing put out by AP, and this is the one to get. I'm honestly surprised this pressing doesn't get more hype. This is probably the most overlooked AP title currently in print. I listen to a lot of their stuff, and this is up there with anything they or MOFI have ever done.

This pressing is a must own for any Beach Boys fans. It's absolutely outstanding!

Pet "Sounds" Amazing!

posted on 10/30/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: JCP
The best version I have ever heard hands down and it's not even close. Going to trade in my from the vault mono to the the local record shop and buy the AP mono version at 45rpm. This is till date the definitive version for me. Thank you AP!

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