Delhi 2 Dublin in 2012
The Beach Boys performing "I Get Around" on The Ed Sullivan Show in September 1964, four months before Wilson's resignation from touring
A view of Los Angeles as seen from Beverly Hills, where Wilson took residence in October 1965 and wrote Pet Sounds
Phil Spector (center) at Gold Star Studios, where he developed his Wall of Sound methods, 1965
Asher and Wilson had the craftsmanship of Tin Pan Alley writers in mind when composing the songs on Pet Sounds (pictured: Rodgers and Hammerstein with Irving Berlin)
The songs on Pet Sounds are distinguished for their key ambiguity. Pictured is a visual representation of the harmonic structures present in the verse and chorus of "God Only Knows".
Entrance of Western Studio on Sunset Boulevard, 2019
A Scully four-track 280 tape deck, identical to the model used for Pet Sounds
Mike Love (pictured 1966) is often accused of disliking the album, but he rejected such claims.
Wilson said he may have subconsciously based "Let's Go Away for Awhile" on the work of Burt Bacharach (pictured).
"Sloop John B" is a traditional folk song about a boat from Nassau (pictured circa 1900)
The Owl, otherwise known as the train heard after "Caroline, No"
Brian Wilson posing with a goat at the San Diego Zoo
Advertisement for the UK release. Public demand had led to Pet Sounds being issued several months earlier than scheduled.
The Beach Boys accepting a gold record sales certification for "Good Vibrations" at the Capitol Tower, late 1966.
The Beatles in 1967. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison each championed Pet Sounds when it was released.
Wilson performing Pet Sounds as a solo artist at Byron Bay Bluesfest, 2016

Pet Sounds (Capitol, 1966)

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