Wednesday, January 10, 2007





The Beach Boys - Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 13 - Disc 1 The Alternate 'Pet Sounds' Album





Once again, I have been bested by a description provided on the interweb -


"Unsurpassed Masters, Vol. 13 (1965-1966): The Alternate "Pet Sound" Album, Vol. 1 is the first of two four-disc sets documenting instrumental and vocal recording sessions for the Beach Boys landmark long-player Pet Sounds. In comparison to Capitol Records' three-disc Pet Sounds 30th Anniversary Box Set, the two bootleg Unsurpassed Masters volumes are more complete and sound less processed than the legit package. The main trade-off being the two info-laden booklets found in the 30th Anniversary Box Set. The first disc is a compilation of the various master takes ultimately used to create a final product. These recordings are raw, un-mixed, unbalanced, and unedited. This spontaneous "fly on the wall" perspective is exactly what Beach Boys enthusiasts desire -- the real-time experience of being with Brian Wilson as he was creating his masterpiece. Hearing the rag-tag and informal feel Wilson creates among his fellow musicians is another benefit of this collection. This in no way implies that Wilson couldn't likewise be strict or demanding from his individually selected all-star instrumental assemblage. However, negativity is at a minimum as Brian Wilson is audibly brimming with confidence and pleased with what he, and you, are hearing. The sessions begin in earnest on the second disc with several instrumental pieces: "Trombone Dixie" and a track named "Run James Run" -- later renamed as the title track of the entire Pet Sounds project. "Let's Go Away for Awhile" is the final instrumental recorded for and used on the album. The remainder of this volume deals with the recording of the tracks "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "You Still Believe in Me," "Caroline, No," and both "Hang on to Your Ego" and its subsidiary composition, "I Know There's an Answer". "







Wouldn't It Be Nice [Take21/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (2:37)
Wouldn't It Be Nice [Mono Mix] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (2:25)
You Still Believe in Me [Take23/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (2:36)
You Still Believe in Me [Stereo Mix] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (2:35)
That's Not Me [Take15/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (2:53)
That's Not Me [Harmony Vocal Overdub] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (2:38)
Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) [Take Unknown/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:08)
Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) [String Overdub] Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:10)
I'm Waiting for the Day [Take14/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Mike Love The Beach Boys (3:17)
I'm Waiting for the Day (3rd Vocal Insert) ... Brian Wilson, Mike Love The Beach Boys (3:14)
Let's Go Away for Awhile [Take18/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson The Beach Boys (3:07)
God Only Knows [Take20/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:40)
God Only Knows [Alternate Mix] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (2:37)
Hang on to Your Ego [Take12/ Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:41)
I Know There's an Answer (Vocal Overdub) ... Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Terry Sachen The Beach Boys (3:27)
Here Today [Take 11/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:30)
Here Today [Vocal Overdub by the Band] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:30)
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times [Take 6/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:57)
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times [Vocal Stereo Mix] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:24)
Pet Sounds [Take 3/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson The Beach Boys (2:48)
Pet Sounds [2nd Mono Mix] ... Brian Wilson The Beach Boys (2:54)
Caroline, No [Take 17/Master Take] ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (3:05)
Caroline, No (Vocal Overdub) ... Brian Wilson, Tony Asher The Beach Boys (2:52)
Trombone Dixie [Takes 10/11] ... Brian Wilson The Beach Boys (5:12)

3 comments:

DaddyRich said...

Part 1 -

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yxxd9t


Part 2 -


http://preview.tinyurl.com/y4st4z

Toby said...

Thank you very much!!!

Please post all the Beach Boys you have:):):)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this. Any chance of you having the second disc? Actually, anything in the Unsurpassed Masters series would be great. I think there are a few Beatles discs under that title.