A Tribute To Pet Sounds - Various Artists on 180g 2LP
Featuring Pet Sounds' Original 13 Songs Plus the 2 Bonus Songs: "Good Vibrations" & "Hang On To Your Ego"
Includes Performances by The Black Angels, Indian Jewelry, The Sheʼs, Holy Wave, Morgan Delt, The Shivas, Boogarins, Night Beats, Chris Catalena, Christian Bland & The Revelators, Cool Ghouls, Shannon & The Clams and Burnt Ones
Brian Wilson will be performing Pet Sounds at the Levitation music festival to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary. In honor of this event festival curators The Reverberation Appreciation Society commissioned Al Lover to curate and produce a tribute to Brian's career keystone.
Pet Sounds is a fountainhead from which the 15 artists on the album have all drank from as they developed their own musical roots, giving the tribute a rich and flavorful sound. The track listing consists of the original thirteen songs that appeared on the Pet Sounds album, with two bonus songs: "Good Vibrations" and "Hang On To Your Ego."
Holy Wave's interpretation of "That's Not Me" is a sunbaked, organ filled hymn that is a minute longer than the original song. Picking up where Wilson left off in 1966, Holy Wave's version is a kaleidoscope of ear pleasing notes that take the listener into an elevated listening experience of astonishing detail. Shannon & The Clams capture Wilson's feelings of alienation in "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times," taking the climactic Beach Boys song and transform it into a garage rock epic with a surf rock spine.
The album opens with The Black Angels' rendition of the masterpiece "Good Vibrations," which was started during the Pet Sounds sessions but not released on the album. The track is a joyful paradox to The Black Angels' Phosphene Dream era song "Bad Vibrations" and an offer of gratitude to Brian.