Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beach Boys to celebrate Pet Sounds' 50th with numerous reissues



The Beach Boys' masterpiece, Pet Sounds, celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer and Capitol Records is marking the occasion with several reissue packages, including:


You can pre-order any of the releases from Amazon by clicking the links above.

Here's the track list for the big box:

CD 1
Pet Sounds (Mono)
  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
Pet Sounds (Stereo)
  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
Additional Material
  1. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #2)
  2. Don’t Talk. . . (Unused Background Vocals)
  3. Hang On To Your Ego (Alternate Mix)
  4. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #1)
CD 2: The Pet Sounds Sessions
  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)
CD 3: The Pet Sounds Sessions (continued)
  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)
Alternate Versions
  1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 1)
  2. You Still Believe In Me (Mono Alternate Mix)
  3. I’m Waiting For The Day (Mono Alternate Mix, Mike sings lead)
  4. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Carl sings first verse)
  5. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, with sax solo)
  6. I Know There’s An Answer (Alternate Mix) [previously unreleased]
  7. Here Today (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
  8. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (Mono Alternate Mix)
  9. Banana & Louie
  10. Caroline No (Original Speed, Stereo Mix)
  11. Dog Barking Session
  12. God Only Knows (With A Cappella Tag)
  13. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 2)
  14. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead throughout)
  15. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)
  16. Caroline No (Original Speed, Mono Mix)
CD 4: Live Recordings [all previously unreleased]
Michigan State University, October 22, 1966
  1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  2. Sloop John B
  3. God Only Knows
Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington DC, November 19, 1967
  1. Good Vibrations
  2. God Only Knows
  3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Carnegie Hall, New York, November 23, 1972 (2nd Show)
  1. God Only Knows
Jamaican World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November, 26, 1982
  1. God Only Knows
Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989
  1. Sloop John B
Paramount Theater, New York City, November 26, 1993
  1. Caroline No
  2. You Still Believe In Me
Stack-O-Vocals
  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. Sloop John B
  7. God Only Knows
  8. I Know There’s An Answer
  9. Here Today
  10. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
  11. Caroline No
Bonus Track
  1. Good Vibrations (Master Track with Partial Vocal) (previously unreleased)
Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc
Pet Sounds:
5.1 Surround Sound: 96kHz/24-bit
Mono; Stereo; Stereo Instrumental (new to hi-res): 192kHz/24-bit
  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
Additional Material in 5.1 Surround and Stereo:
  1. Unreleased Backgrounds (Unused Intro for “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”)
  2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Session Highlights)
  3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Alternative Mix without Lead Vocal)
  4. God Only Knows (Session Highlights)
  5. God Only Knows (Master Track Mix with A Cappella Tag)
  6. Summer Means New Love 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Pics: Jungle Book voice cast pose with their CGI counterparts

Not sure how Christopher Walken got cast as King Louie, but these are fun pics.

Giancarlo Esposito as Akela.

Ben Kingsley as Bagheera.

Scarlett Johansson as Kaa.

Christopher Walken as King Louie.

Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha.

Idras Elba as Shere Khan.