The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds [Credits] Lyrics

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1) "Wouldn't It Be Nice" 1/22/66
Recorded at Gold Star/Engineer: Larry Levine
Capitol Master #55558-Take 21 is master

Drums: Hal Blaine
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Jerry Cole, Barney Kessel, Bill Pitman, Ray Pohlman
Piano: Al de Lory
Tack piano: Larry Knechtel
Accordions: Carl Fortina, Frank Marocco
Timpani, bells: Frank Capp
Trumpet: Roy Caton
Saxophones: Steve Douglas, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori

2) "You Still Believe In Me" (AKA "In My Childhood") 1/24/66
Engineer: Chuck Britz
Capitol Master #55314-Take 23 is master
[On the same day, dubdown to take 2A was made for vocal overdubs]

Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Jerry Williams
Bicycle bell/Finger cymbals: Julius Wechter
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Glen Campbell, Barney Kessel
Piano: Al de Lory
Trumpet: Roy Caton
Tenor Sax: Steve Douglas, Plas Johnson
Alto Sax: Bill Green, Jim Horn
Baritone Sax: Jay Migliori


3) "That's Not Me" 2/15/66
Engineer: Chuck Britz
Capitol Master #55591-Take 15 is master
(Dubdown to take 1A was made for two leads and background vocals)

Drums: Hal Blaine
Organ: Brian Wilson
Guitar: Carl Wilson


4) "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)" Tracking date: 2/11/66
Capitol Master #55597-As the tracking session tape could not be found, we don't know what take is the master

Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Steve Douglas
Kettle drums: Frank Capp
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Glen Campbell, Billy Strange
Organ: Al de Lory

4/3/66 String overdub session/Master is take 1A
Engineer: H. Bowen David

Violins: Arnold Belnick, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, Tibor Zelig
Cello: Joe Saxon
Viola: Norm Botnick

5) "I'm Waiting For The Day" 3/6/66
Engineer: H. Bowen David
Capitol Master #55865-Take 14 is master

First session of the day

Drums: Jim Gordon
Timpani, Bongos: Gary Coleman
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitar: Ray Pohlman
Piano: Al de Lory
Organ: Larry Knechtel
Flutes: Bill Green, Len Hartman, Jim Horn, Jay Migliori

Second session, string overdub

Violins: Bill Kurasch, Lenny Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp
Cello: Justin DiTullio
Viola: Harry Hyams

6) "Let's Go Away For Awhile" 1/18/66
Engineer: Chuck Britz
Capitol Master #55557-Take 18 is master

Drums: Hal Blaine
Timpani, Vibes: Julius Wechter
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Al Casey, Barney Kessel
Piano: Al de Lory
Trumpet: Roy Caton
Saxophone: Steve Douglas, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori

Overdub 1/19/66

Flute: Jules Jacob
Violins: Jim Getzoff, Bill Kurasch, Lenny Malarsky, Jerry Reisler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, Tibor Zelig
Viola: Joe DiFiore, Harry Hyams
Cello: Justin DiTullio, Joe Saxon

7) "Sloop John B" 7/12/65
Engineer: Chuck Britz
Capitol Master #53999-Take 14 is master

Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Frank Capp
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Al Casey, Jerry Cole, Billy Strange
Piano: Al de Lory
Flute: Steve Douglas
Saxophone: Jim Horn, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz

Overdub on 12/29/65, 12-string guitar solo by Billy Strange and two lead vocals
Vocals recorded 12/22/65
Dubdown 1B (date unknown) to add high lead vocal and extra backgrounds

8) "God Only Knows" 3/10/66
(AFM contract indicates session began after midnight)
Capitol Master #55849-Take 20 is master with pickup edited in on same date
Engineer: Chuck Britz

Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Jim Gordon
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars:Ray Pohlman
Pianos: Don Randi
Organ: Larry Knechtel
Accordions: Carl Fortina, Frank Marocco
French Horn: Alan Robinson
Saxophones: Bill Green, Len Hartman, Jim Horn, Jay Migliori
Violins: Lenny Malarsky, Sid Sharp
Viola: Darrel Terwilliger
Cello: Jesse Ehrlich

9) "I Know There's An Answer" (AKA "Hang On To Your Ego") 2/9/66
(On AFM contract, it was titled "Let Go Of Your Ego")
Capitol Master #55596-Take 12 is master
Engineer: Chuck Britz

Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion (Tambourine): Julius Wechter
Fender Bass: Ray Pohlman
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Glen Campbell, Barney Kessel
Piano: Al de Lory
Organ: Larry Knechtel
Saxophones: Steve Douglas, Jim Horn, Jay Migliori
Bass Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

10) "Here Today" 3/11/66
Recorded at Sunset Sound
Engineer: Bruce Botnick
Capitol Master #55680
Master take is combination of take 11 (front half of track) and take 20 (from letter C out)

Drums: Nick Martinis
Percussion: Frank Capp
Fender Bass: Ray Pohlman
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Al Casey, Mike Deasy
Piano: Don Randi
Organ: Larry Knechtel
Saxophone: Steve Douglas, Bill Green, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz
Trombones: Gail Martin, Ernie Tack

11) "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
Recorded at Gold Star Studios 2/14/66
Capitol Master #55598- Take six is master
Engineer: Larry Levine

Drums, Temple Blocks: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Frank Capp
Fender Bass: Ray Pohlman
String Bass: Chuck Berghofer
Guitars: Glen Campbell, Barney Kessel
Piano: Don Randi
Harpsichord: Mike Melvoin
Saxophone: Steve Douglas, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori
Harmonica: Tommy Morgan
Theremin: Paul Tanner

12) "Pet Sounds"
(AKA "Run James Run") 11/17/65
Capitol Master #55848-Take 3 is master
Dubdown to 1A was made and bongos and two Leslie'd guitars were added

Drums: Richie Frost
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Jerry Cole, Billy Strange, Tommy Tedesco
Saxophones: Bill Green, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori
Trumpet: Roy Caton

13) "Caroline, No" 1/31/66
Master #55536-Take 17 is master
Brian overdubbed second keyboard, second bass, drums in the vamp and saxophones

Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Frank Capp
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
Guitars: Glen Campbell, Barney Kessel
Ukulele: Lyle Ritz
Harpsichord: Al de Lory
Saxophones: Steve Douglas, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori
Flute and bass flute: Bill Green

14) "Good Vibrations"
Recorded at Gold Star 2/18/66
(The session actually started at 11:30 PM on 2/17/66)
Take 28 is the master

Engineer: Cal Harris

Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Frank Capp
Fender Bass: Ray Pohlman
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Guitars: Al Casey, Billy Strange
Piano: Don Randi
Organ: Larry Knechtel
Saxophone: Steve Douglas, Bill Green, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori
Theremin: Paul Tanner

15) "Trombone Dixie" 11/1/65

Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Jerry Williams
Latin Percussion/Vibes: Julius Wechter
Fender Bass: Carol Kaye
String Bass: Lyle Ritz
Piano: Don Randi
Guitar: Jerry Cole, Barney Kessel, Billy Strange
Saxophone: Steve Douglas, Jay Migliori
Trombone: James Henderson, Lew McCreary
Trumpet: Roy Caton

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