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The Beach Boys' pet sounds : the greatest album of the 20th century

Author: Kingsley Abbott
Publisher: London : Helter Skelter, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Kingsley Abbot - editor of the acclaimed Back to the Beach - draws on hours of new interviews with Beach Boys Al Jardine and Bruce Johnstone, lyricist Tony Asher, musicians, engineers and others who took part in the recording. Abbott tells the full story of the album's background, its composition and recording, its contemporary reception and its long-term legacy to produce a compelling case for Pet Sounds as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kingsley Abbott
ISBN: 1900924307 9781900924306
OCLC Number: 46693521
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Home, Family and Friends 17 --
Chapter 2 It's Been Building Up Inside Of Me: The Musical Journey Towards Pet Sounds 23 --
Chapter 3 The Unbridled Roar Of Enthusiasm: The Writing Of Pet Sounds 37 --
Chapter 4 "Hey Chuck, Could We Bring A Horse In Here?": Recording the Concept 49 --
Chapter 5 Now That Everything's Been Done: The Finished Album 77 --
Chapter 6 The Album Arrives 89 --
Interlude 105 --
Chapter 7 Everything I Know: Trials And Tribulations 111 --
Chapter 8 Gradually Re-emerging: Brian in the Nineties 119 --
Chapter 9 The Sum Of The Parts: The Pet Sounds Sessions Box Set 123 --
Chapter 10 We Still Believe In You: The Pet Sounds Tour 129.
Responsibility: by Kingsley Abbot.

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"Kingsley Abbot - editor of the acclaimed Back to the Beach - draws on hours of new interviews with Beach Boys Al Jardine and Bruce Johnstone, lyricist Tony Asher, musicians, engineers and others who took part in the recording. Abbott tells the full story of the album's background, its composition and recording, its contemporary reception and its long-term legacy to produce a compelling case for Pet Sounds as the greatest album of the 20th Century."--Jacket.

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