The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds festeggia 50 anni!

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Pet Sounds – 50th Anniversary
Credits: Universal

Il magnifico e storico album dei Beach Boys, pubblicato nel maggio del 1966, non può che essere festeggiato con un’edizione speciale!

Pet Sounds, album simbolo della band californiana e rappresentativo di tutta la loro carriera. E’ considerato uno dei dischi fondamentali nella storia del Pop tanto da essere stato persino scelto, nel 2004, dalla Biblioteca del Congresso Americana tra i 50 album da preservare nel National Recording Registry. 

La sua genialità è chiara in molti aspetti: dalla sperimentazione di strumenti insoliti, come campanelli delle biciclette, clavicembali, l’abbaiare dei cani..a particolari armonie vocali; oltre alla complessità che già rappresentava la band, infatti, si possono sentire elaborate stratificazioni che formano da sole una sinfonia pop di assolutabeachboys33originalità. Nelle tracce del disco c’è tutto quello che la musica è diventata nei decenni successivi. Così proiettata in avanti c’era solo un’altra band: i Beatles di Sgt Pepper’s.

Così per celebrare questo capolavoro, il 10 giugno uscirà in tutto il mondo una 50th Anniversary Edition in vari formati. Il cofanetto conterrà quattro CD e un Blu-Ray – corredato da un booklet a colori con note biografiche – comprendente l’album in versione stereo, mono, strumentale e con mixaggio in 5.1 Surround in alta definizione, con in scaletta outtakes, mixaggi alternativi e registrazioni inedite dal vivo. La stessa tracklist caratterizzerà le edizioni deluxe in doppio CD e doppio vinile di 180 grammi, nel quali saranno inserite solo le versioni – ovviamente rimasterizzate – in mono e in stereo del disco originale.

Ecco, di seguito, la tracklist completa del box set:

CD 1

Pet Sounds (Mono version & Stereo version)

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 [inediti]

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

 

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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