Title: The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds …the definitive authorized story of the album
Release Date: 2016
Cast: The Beach Boys, various talking heads
Production/Label: Eagle Vision/Universal EV8335479
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS-HD MA, PCM stereo
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26710 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Subtitle: English / German / Spanish / French / Italian / Portuguese
Size: 20.59 GB
This documentary explores the beginnings of the Beach Boys and preparations for their acclaimed 11th studio album, Pet Sounds. Brian Wilson, the brains behind The Beach Boys, had quit touring about a year before in order to concentrate on writing and recording in the studio. The documentary features archive footage and exclusive interviews, looking at the relationships in the band at the time and the creative process behind what many consider to be one of the most influential albums of the ‘60s.
Brian worked in the studio while the rest of the boys were out touring, and he created multi-layered compositions with painstaking attention to details, utilizing orchestration, sound effects and unusual instruments. The band then returned from touring and added their trademarked complex vocal harmonies, with several singing falsetto. The band was highly affected by The Beatles’ Rubber Soul album (as I and others were) and this one is universally regarded as one of the finest albums from the pop world of the ‘60s and therefore merits its place in this Classic Albums series. Most of the band thought the band’s visit to the zoo with a photographer for the cover was silly.