The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 1966 album, Pet Sounds, will make its Blu-ray Audio debut on June 16. The Capitol/UMe release presents the classic album plus six bonus tracks in high resolution (192kHz/24-bit) audio in three distinct mixes, including Brian Wilson’s original mix in PCM Mono, as well as Dolby True HD Stereo and exclusive new DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround mixes, both produced and mixed by Mark Linett under Wilson’s supervision.
The Beach Boys’ 12th studio album, Pet Sounds is of one of popular music’s most influential and universally-acclaimed albums. Nearly five decades since its original May 16, 1966 release, the masterpiece has reigned at the top of countless critic and fan polls, maintaining its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences. More than 100 domestic and international publications and journalists have lauded Pet Sounds as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. In 1995, Pet Sounds topped MOJO magazine’s special list of “The Greatest Albums of All Time” at No. 1, and in 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at No. 2 on the magazine’s oft-cited list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” The album’s “Good Vibrations,” hailed as the “Greatest Single of All Time” by MOJO and the “No. 6 Greatest Song of All Time” by Rolling Stone, is a timeless musical treasure in its own right.
This week, five classic Beach Boys albums have been reissued by Capitol/UMe on 180-gram vinyl, including 15 Big Ones (1976), M.I.U. Album (1978), L.A. (Light Album) (1979), Keepin’ The Summer Alive (1980), and The Beach Boys (1985). On May 12, the band’s 1972 album, Carl And The Passions – “So Tough,” will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl.