First off, congratulations to Darren W., Larry F., and Matt J. (check your email, Matt!), winners of our Pet Sounds Vinyl Reissue contest. You guys can peel that shrinkwrap just in time to gear up for six shows in November featuring Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and an extensive backing band performing the classic album in its entirety. What an anniversary!
And in case you haven’t been keeping up with the iTunes Pet Sounds Podcasts, the latest installment covers “God Only Knows,” the lynchpin in many of your arguments defending Brian’s masterpiece. Great sound bites in that Podcast, including praise for Carl Wilson’s gorgeous vocal lead, Paul McCartney quotes, and discussion of the scale tones Brian put in the bass (for the music geeks among you).