THE BEACH BOYS PET SOUNDS ORIG. 66` DUOPHONIC NM IN SHRINKWRAP
THE BEACH BOYS PET SOUNDS
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). Massively influential upon its release (although it was a relatively low seller compared to their previous LPs), it immediately vaulted the band into the top level of rock innovators among the intelligentsia, especially in Britain, where it was a much bigger hit.
BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL 66` DUOPHONIC PRESSING ON CAPITOL RECORDS
COVER STILL IN TIGHT, UNTORN SHRINKWRAP WITH NO YELLOWING, SPOTTING, CREASES AND NICE CORNERS, NO WRITING OR MARKS AND THE EDGES AND REAR COVER ARE VERY WHITE.
THE DISC IS NEAR MINT TO MINT MINUS WITH NO NEEDLE SCRATCHES ( I DIDNT SEE ANY SLEEVE MARKS ON THE DISC ON EITHER SIDE) NICE AND GLOSSY WITH NO SPINDLE HOLE WEAR OR TRAILS ON THE LABELS.
THIS REALLY IS THE NICEST ORIGINAL PRESSING OF THIS TITLE, A "TOP COPY"
RIAA# 3 ON REAR
ORIGINAL CAPITOL GREEN INNERSLEEVE IS AS NICE AS THE COVER AND DISC!
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