Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" in stereo

Let me tell you, I was prepared to poo poo this reissue (yet again, oh no...), but due to Mark Linnett's superb job as the Boys' archivist and engineer on this go-round, under Brian's watchful supervision, I was pretty much taken aback at the improvement of sound quality. On Let's Go Away For Awhile, for instance, the mix was so tight and taut that it reminded me of a basketball slammed into a hardwood floor! The bloom that track always possessed was left intact, with no digital artifacts, and was truly worth the price of admission.

If the rest of this series is this good, I'll expect to peel off some more bucks in exchange for some more sonic thrills.

Highly recommended.

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