The if-not-the-best-ever-then-definitely-top-five album Pet Sounds celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and Capitol is celebrating with a special release out tomorrow.
The deluxe, limited-edition suede-feel CD/DVD digipak features the classic album in Mono, Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Res 96kHz/24-bit PCM Stereo mixes, rare and previously unreleased promotional and documentary film footage, and a photo gallery of classic band images from the era. A deluxe, double colored vinyl package, limited to 10,000 numbered copies worldwide, presents Mono and Stereo mixes of Pet Sounds in a gatefold sleeve.
The main difference between this Pet Sounds reissue celebration and all the previous ones is … awesome podcasts! The 15-episode series features all-new interviews with the Beach Boys about EVERY track on the album.
Here are the links for the first two tracks. They’re not uploaded to iTunes Pet Sounds Podcasts yet, so you get first listen!
Pet Sounds Podcast – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (MP3)
Pet Sounds Podcast – “You Still Believe In Me” (MP3)
I could go on and on about how I love this album, how groundbreaking it was, Brian Wilson’s firefighter helmet (though that was SMiLE wasn’t it…) — but I’ll let you do that in the comments.