Released in May 1966, Pet Sounds was the album that saw The Beach Boys graduate from perfectly crafted lightweight pop like 'Surfin’ USA' into a vehicle for the mature compositional genius of Brian Wilson. It also inspired The Beatles to make Sgt Pepper.
Kingsley Abbott draws on hours of new interviewers to tell the full story of the album; from its composition and recording, through to its long-term legacy, as the greatest album popular music has yet produced.
Brian Wilson tours the US in Fall 2001, performing Pet Sounds in its entirety with a full orchestra.
About the Author:
Kingsley Abbott is a freelance music writer who regularly contributes to Record Collector, Mojo and other publications. He is also an acclaimed author of several other music books.