BRIAN WILSON celebrates Pet Sounds

Beach Boys

Special guests: Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin

On May 16th, 1966, The Beach Boys released Pet Sounds and the face of Pop, already under full reconstruction, was changed forever. Their eleventh album is more than a collection of standards like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” or “God Only Knows”. It was a milestone, and because of its homogeneity, its fine orchestrations and its divine harmonies, it established Pop music as a genre both classic and modern. The man who composed, arranged and produced the album was Brian Wilson. Back then, he is a gifted 23-year-old with the voice of a melancholy angel, battered by the world and saved by music. Pet Sounds is his diary, raised to the rank of a universal masterpiece. Half a century later, accompanied by two other pillars of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson will treat us by playing Pet Sounds in full on stage, in addition to other wonders such as “Good Vibrations”, “I Get Around” or “Surfin’ USA”, as fresh as the morning dew. At the age of 23, Wilson sang: "I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times." He was right: his music was made for all times.

Press review: "He is a 23-year-old genius with the voice of a melancholy angel, battered by the world and saved by music." Pet Sounds is his diary.

Credits: DR