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The greatest Album of all time!
on June 12, 2016
To be clear, this is a review of the 2016 released 50th Anniversary 5 disc box set of The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds.
Anyone interested in dropping $60+ on this set is already a fan of this amazing album. To tell the truth, even as a die hard fan of Pet Sounds and a fan of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys altogether, I really don't care about having a Mono and Stereo version, a million live, instrumental, or alternate recordings or anything like that. The real prize of this set for me so far is the Blu-Ray audio disc with the 5.1 stereo surround mixes. Oh my goodness. It's like being in the room with the band as they play. The audio quality is almost palpable even over headphones! The quality of these remastered recordings is impeccable and immaculate. It's like listening to a whole different album! This is what music is really meant to sound like. The arrangements by the brilliant Brian Wilson really come alive in these mixes. Everything else really isn't all that new, but of course is still great to listen to. The quality of the book itself is decent. There's felt on the album picture of the goat and the words "Pet Sounds" which was a cute touch, and there's lyrics and backgrounds to the songs and album production inside. The discs are in little pockets at the back of this whole book, which I thought was cool but part of me would have enjoyed something more solid and secure. Still a great set, and I recommend it to any Beach Boys or Pet Sounds fans. Heck, if you listen to music at all I recommend this album to you.