THE BEACH BOYS
A1: WOULDN’T IT BE NICE (2:22); A2: YOU STILL BELIEVE IN ME (2:33); A3: THAT’S NOT ME (2:27); A4: DON’T TALK (PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER) (2:52); A5: I’M WAITING FOR THE DAY (3:01); A6: LET’S GO AWAY FOR AWHILE (2:18); A7: SLOOP JOHN B (2:57).
B1: GOD ONLY KNOWS (2:46); B2: I KNOW THERE’S AN ANSWER (3:10); B3: HERE TODAY (2:38); B4: I JUST WASN’T MADE FOR THESE TIMES (3:21); B5: PET SOUNDS (2:20); B6: CAROLINE NO (2:16).
CATEGORY: POP | DURATION: 35 MINUTES
The perfect pop album – the only perfect pop album – was architectured by Brian Wilson, principal song-writer with Californian surf-pop band The Beach Boys, in response to what he perceived as recent advances in rock and pop production which threatened to render his group redundant. Somehow – some say with the help of various pharmaceuticals – Wilson created a modern masterpiece, filled with matchless songs constructed with layer upon layer of esoteric instrumentation and soaring vocal harmonies, and imbued with a profound sense of soul. Pet Sounds has never been equalled in its field.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”