The Beach Boys Prep 50th Anniversary Box Set Behind 'Pet Sounds'

The Beach Boys Prep 50th Anniversary Box Set Behind 'Pet Sounds'
Wouldn't it be nice if the Beach Boys ended up issuing a massive box set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their beloved, game-changing Pet Sounds? Well, fans of Brian Wilson's head-swirling pop masterpiece will be able to hold onto just that when a deluxe and expanded anniversary edition lands June 10 via Capitol/UMe.

A press release explains that the familiar sounds of "Sloop John B," "God Only Knows" and more have been remastered in both stereo and mono for the upcoming release. Spread across four CDs and a Blu-ray audio disc, the collectors package also finds the material mastered in 5.1 surround.

The first disc features Pet Sounds in stereo and mono, and also includes promo spots and a track of unused vocals. The second and third discs deliver a bevy of alternate takes, instrumental demos, backing tracks, dog barking sessions, and other assorted studio highlights.

The fourth disc, meanwhile, features a bunch of previously unreleased live versions recorded between 1966 and 1993.

Beyond the box set, Pet Sounds is also being reissued as a bonus track-trimming double CD, as separate stereo and mono vinyl releases, and digitally.

You'll find the details for the deluxe edition down below.

It's added in the press release that 2016 also marks the 50th anniversary of standalone psych-surf single "Good Vibrations." A commemorative release behind that track is also in the works.

As for songwriter Brian Wilson's present-day activities, he's currently celebrating Pet Sounds by playing it in its entirety across the globe. The 50th anniversary tour is being touted as the final time he'll be playing the material as such.

Wilson plays Ottawa and Toronto in July, with all of the date details available over here.

Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Collectors Edition):

Disc one: 

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Mono)
2. You Still Believe In Me (Mono)
3. That's Not Me (Mono)
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Mono)
5. I'm Waiting For The Day (Mono)
6. Let's Go Away For Awhile (Mono)
7. Sloop John B (Mono)
8. God Only Knows (Mono)
9.  I Know There's An Answer (Mono)
10. Here Today (Mono)
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Mono)
12. Pet Sounds (Mono)
13. Caroline No (Mono)
14. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo)
15. You Still Believe In Me (Stereo)
16. That's Not Me (Stereo)
17. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Stereo)
18. I'm Waiting For The Day (Stereo)
19. Let's Go Away For Awhile (Stereo)
20. Sloop John B (Stereo)
21. God Only Knows (Stereo)
22. I Know There's An Answer (Stereo)
23. Here Today (Stereo) 
24. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Stereo)
25. Pet Sounds (Stereo)
26. Caroline No (Stereo)
27. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #2)
28. Don't Talk. . . (Unused Background Vocals)
29. Hang On To Your Ego (Alternate Mix) 
30. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #1)

Disc two:

1. Sloop John B (Highlights from Tracking Date)
2. Sloop John B (Stereo Backing Track)
3. Trombone Dixie (Highlights from Tracking Date)
4. Trombone Dixie (Stereo Backing Track)
5. Pet Sounds (Highlights from Tracking Date)
6. Pet Sounds (Stereo Track Without Guitar Overdub)
7. Let's Go Away For Awhile (Highlights from Tracking Date)
8. Let's Go Away For Awhile (Stereo Track Without String Overdub)
9. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Highlights from Tracking Date)
10. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo Backing Track)
11. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo Track with Background Vocals)
12. You Still Believe In Me (Intro - Session)
13. You Still Believe In Me (Intro - Master Take)
14. You Still Believe In Me (Highlights from Tracking Date)
15. You Still Believe In Me (Stereo Backing Track)
16. Caroline No (Highlights from Tracking Date)
17. Caroline No (Stereo Backing Track)
18. Hang On To Your Ego (Highlights from Tracking Date)
19. Hang On To Your Ego (Stereo Backing Track)
20. I  Know There's An Answer (Vocal Session) [previously unreleased]
21. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Brian's Instrumental Demo)
22. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Stereo Backing Track)
23. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (String Overdub)
24. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Highlights from Tracking Date)
25. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Stereo Backing Track)
26. That's Not Me (Highlights from Tracking Date)
27. That's Not Me (Stereo Backing Track)

Disc three: 

1. Good Vibrations (Highlights from First Tracking Date) 
2. Good Vibrations (Stereo Backing Track) 
3. I'm Waiting For The Day (Highlights from Tracking Date)
4. I'm Waiting For The Day (Stereo Backing Track)
5. God Only Knows (Highlights from Tracking Date)
6. God Only Knows (Stereo Backing Track)
7. Here Today (Highlights from Tracking Date)
8. Here Today (Stereo Backing Track)
9. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 1)
10. You Still Believe In Me (Mono Alternate Mix)
11. I'm Waiting For The Day (Mono Alternate Mix, Mike sings lead)
12. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Carl sings first verse)
13. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, with sax solo)
14. I  Know There's An Answer (Alternate Mix) [previously unreleased]
15. Here Today (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
16. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Mono Alternate Mix)
17. Banana & Louie 
18. Caroline No (Original Speed, Stereo Mix)
19. Dog Barking Session 
20. God Only Knows (With A Cappella Tag)
21. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 2)
22. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead throughout)
23. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
24. Caroline No  (Original Speed, Mono Mix)

Disc four (Live Recordings [all previously unreleased]):

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice 
2. Sloop John B 
3. God Only Knows - Michigan State University, October 22, 1966
4. Good Vibrations 
5. God Only Knows 
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice - Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington DC, November 19, 1967
7. God Only Knows- Carnegie Hall, New York, November 23, 1972 (2nd Show)
8. God Only Knows - Jamaican World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November, 26, 1982
9. Sloop John B - Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989
10. Caroline No
11. You Still Believe In Me - Paramount Theater, New York City, November 26, 1993
12. Wouldn't It Be Nice
13. You Still Believe In Me 
14. That's Not Me 
15. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
16. I'm Waiting For The Day
17. Sloop John B
18. God Only Knows
19. I Know There's An Answer
20. Here Today 
21. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
22. Caroline No
23. Good Vibrations (Master Track with Partial Vocal) (previously unreleased)

Blu-ray:
 
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. You Still Believe In Me 
3. That's Not Me 
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
5. I'm Waiting For The Day
6. Let's Go Away For Awhile
7. Sloop John B
8. God Only Knows
9. I Know There's An Answer
10. Here Today 
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
12. Pet Sounds
13. Caroline No 
14. Unreleased Backgrounds (Unused Intro for "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)")
15. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Session Highlights)
16. Wouldn't It Be Nice (Alternative Mix without Lead Vocal)
17. God Only Knows (Session Highlights)
18. God Only Knows (Master Track Mix with A Cappella Tag) 
19. Summer Means New Love