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The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds 

A look at the creation of the Beach Boys' classic album "Pet Sounds", including conversations with Brian Wilson and group members, lyricist Tony Asher, and members of the studio supergroup The Wrecking Crew.

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Nick De Grunwald (created by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Wilson ... Himself, The Beach Boys
David Wild ... Himself, rock music journalist
David Marks David Marks ... Himself, The Beach Boys
Mike Love ... Himself, The Beach Boys
Bruce Johnston ... Himself, The Beach Boys
Four Freshmen ... Themselves (archive footage)
Karl Engemann Karl Engemann ... Himself, A&R division, Capitol Records
Helen Shapiro ... Herself
Keith Altham ... Himself, rock music journalist and PR person
Al Jardine ... Himself, The Beach Boys
Lucy O'Brien Lucy O'Brien ... Herself, music journalist
Hal Blaine ... Himself, session drummer, The Wrecking Crew
Mark Linett Mark Linett ... Himself, record producer and audio engineer
Don Randi Don Randi ... Himself, session keyboardist, The Wrecking Crew
Tony Asher Tony Asher ... Himself, lyricist
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A look at the creation of the Beach Boys' classic album "Pet Sounds", including conversations with Brian Wilson and group members, lyricist Tony Asher, and members of the studio supergroup The Wrecking Crew.

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Official Sites:

BBC Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Klassiska rockalbum: Pet Sounds See more »

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Daniel Television See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Dissecting an album.
25 May 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Some time ago, I was thrilled to have seen "Love & Mercy"--the biopic about the Beachboys' leader, Brian Wilson and his struggle with mental illness and addiction. It's an amazingly well made movie...one of the best I've seen in some time. However, as I watched the film, I noticed that they talked a lot about Wilson's work on "Pet Sounds"....a critically applauded album that was apparently one of the best of the 1960s. However, try as I might I had little idea WHY the album was so important. So, when I saw this documentary just about the album and how it was made, I thought I should give it a look.

Essentially, the film discusses the background to the album, how it was made and, specifically, how each of the tracks was written and created. Along the way, lots of experts talk about how and why it's such a great album. Fascinating and worth your time. Oddly, however, the film never talked about Wilson's mental illness (such as depression and OCD)...especially as these qualities no doubt affected his work on the album.


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