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Monday, January 25, 2016

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Brian Wilson announces Pet Sounds 50th anniversary tour

Founding Beach Boy Brian Wilson has announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. With more than 70 dates being confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former Beach Boy Al Jardine.

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Audio: Beach Boys' stripped-down Beatles cover

An upcoming, expanded edition of the Beach Boys' 1965 album Beach Boys' Party! will present the group's original unplugged, raw recordings of the album's songs without the original LP's canned audience cheering. The band's cover of the Beatles' song Tell Me Why, as it was recorded, is now streaming online.

Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, November 12, 2015

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50 Years Ago, Rubber Soul first true album in pop history

When Brian Wilson heard Rubber Soul for the first time, he knew something in pop had changed. "I listened to Rubber Soul, and I said, 'How could they possibly make an album where the songs all sound like they come from the same place?'" Wilson said in 2008. It inspired him to write his masterpiece Pet Sounds, which in turn inspired the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's.

Source: Mic Music
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Beatles were the greatest boy-band ever, actually

Today Rolling Stone published a list of the 50 greatest songs by boy bands. The rankings span from the Monkees to One Direction while highlighting underrated boy-band fare (the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night" and Musical Youth's "Pass the Dutchie"), but there was one glaring omission: the Beatles. (Fine, two: the Beach Boys.)

Source: Vulture
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Capitol rereleases Imagine and Pet Sounds on vinyl

Capitol's "From The Capitol Vaults" vinyl campaign continues on September 30 with the limited edition release of John Lennon's Imagine. Last week, the first 13 titles in the series included Beach Boys masterpiece Pet Sounds. All "From The Capitol Vaults" titles feature carefully replicated artwork and packaging.

Source: Beatles News

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