Wouldn t it Be Nice Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys Pet Sounds This illuminating book offers unique insight into the making of the seminal album Pet Sounds revealing the intimate processes that went into its creation and featuring brand new interviews with key p

  • Title: Wouldn't it Be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
  • Author: Charles L. Granata Tony Asher
  • ISBN: 9781556525070
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
  • This illuminating book offers unique insight into the making of the seminal album Pet Sounds, revealing the intimate processes that went into its creation and featuring brand new interviews with key players From conception and composition to arrangement and production, the ways in which Pet Sounds changed the face of American popular music are chronicled While Pet SoundsThis illuminating book offers unique insight into the making of the seminal album Pet Sounds, revealing the intimate processes that went into its creation and featuring brand new interviews with key players From conception and composition to arrangement and production, the ways in which Pet Sounds changed the face of American popular music are chronicled While Pet Sounds carries the tag of being a Beach Boys record, this lively expos reveals just how little input the rest of the band had in its recording Illustrating Brian Wilson s prodigious talent, the book chronicles his ability to turn his back on the protest songs and folk rock of his contemporaries, and even on the bright surf sound of his own creation, in order to reach deep within himself to make music that struck an emotional chord and touched people s souls Wilson s ability to embrace the rapidly advancing recording technology of the 1960s and to expertly blend rock n roll, rhythm and blues, and jazz sounds with velvety harmonies and sensitive melodies to create a brand new studio sound are discussed An intimate portrait of Wilson s family, breakdown, and drug use is included.PBRBAbout the Author BBRBCharles L Granata B is a record producer, music historian, and the author of the award winning ISessions with Sinatra Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording I He lives in Livingston, New Jersey BTony Asher B is a lyricist who collaborated with Brian Wilson on IPet Sounds I He lives in Los Angeles.

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    1. Any information you can glean about Wilson and Pet Sounds is a good thing, but I feel like an album with such obsessive attention to detail deserves a book that shares the same quality. That said, that doesn't really seem to be what the author was going for. You get some of the stuff that pleases obsessive geeks like myself like the details of the composing and recording dates, but just not enough to really feel satisfied. It's more of a primer-type thing for someone with a passing interest in t [...]

    2. If you know Pet Sounds well, and/or you are willing to listen to certain album tracks while reading, you'll really enjoy this book. It's written for an audience who knows some music theory and has interest in technical production of one of the greatest albums of all time.

    3. If you love Pet Sounds like I do this book is for you. It gives one a deeper understanding of the process that produced this beautiful record. More on this later.

    4. A fun read while listening to the songs. An in-depth look at the creation of music with insight into the influence Brian Wilson’s album had on other artists. Most of the musical references were beyond me, who never played an instrument, but the book was enjoyable just the same.

    5. Though a bit hagiographic at times (no doubt precisely how I sound when speaking of Babylon 5), this was a very engaging story of the making of perhaps the best rock album of all time. Mr. Granata gives us a modicum of historical background prior to the album, with a smattering of post-Pet Sounds knowledge, mainly relating to Smile and Brian's miraculous return to the land of "emotional stability" as Brian calls it; none of which is wholly new but all of it is presented well and concisely. For m [...]

    6. When I was younger I couldn't get enough of The Beatles, particularly the work of McCarthy/Lennon. However, I find myself appreciating Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys more as I get older. Wilson was one of the greatest geniuses in the history of music and Pet Sounds is one of the greatest albums of all time.While there is some great information here in Wouldn't it Be Nice, I suppose I was looking for other types of information than what was provided.Definitely worth giving a read though if you a [...]

    7. I love this series and wish it hadn't been cancelled. Learning the history behind some of my favorite albums is a guilty pleasure.

    8. I generally have mixed feelings about reading books that are about music. Generally speaking, I'd rather listen to the band or album, instead of reading about the details of the recording techniques. What I do enjoy, however, is reading about what's going on in the band or songwriter's thought process while writing or creating the music. It's interesting to read about inspirations--philosophically, politically, romantically, experientially, existentially, religiously, etc. In this book, Granata [...]

    9. There is much good material to be had here, lots of interviews and insight into the book, and the author is quite obviously a very happy fan. All fans or interested fans of this amazing album must read this and will find all kinds of nuggets, especially if you have a musical background. It feels unabashedly like a fan writing it for his idol to read often, thus the sometimes clunky writing did not get elevated to a place I could rate higher. I really know that the Beatles and Beach Boys inspired [...]

    10. until I heard pet sounds earlier on in the year I had been dismissive of the beach boyst sounds changed that is a album that deserves the hype being a complete and realised piece of work.The book is interesting in that it follows the creation and execution of the albumever I suspect I would have got more from this if I was an obsessive in regard to the album as some of the tech detail didn't really add much to my appreciation and held for me minimal interest

    11. Brian: Hey Chuck, it is possible we can bring a horse in here if we don't screw anything up?Britz: I beg your pardon?Brian: I want to get a picture of the horse in front of the microphone. Honest to god, the horse is tame and everything.Britz: Just bring his trainer along behind him.Carl: Brian, my horse would be so bitchin' in here.

    12. This book was recommended to me by Carol Kaye, legendary bass guitarist with the so-called "Wrecking Crew." I absolutely LOVED this book but do agree that you must be extremely familiar/obsessed with Pet Sounds to enjoy the detailed information here about the making of the greatest album of all time, IMHO.

    13. This account of the making of Pet Sounds is enthralling. Granata's descriptions of Brian's sessions with Asher and the studio sessions wrap you up and make you feel like you're right there. A great companion to one of the most timeless achievements of modern music.

    14. The perfect companion for the Pet Sounds Box Set.Well written and researched, gives an insight on what was on Brian's head at the time, what led to the creation and the sounds of the album and its legacy.A whole book on Pet Sounds, what else do you need to be happy?

    15. Now I'm really pumped to see Love and Mercy!Book is definitely for Brian Wilson; very detailed and well researched. Listen to Pet Sounds while you read about each number and you'll understand why it's so important in rock history.

    16. Thorough, insightful, poignant and fascinating book about the making of a sublime album. All the interviewees really opened up . The level of detail is just right and the insights of the recording process are catnip for a serious music fanatic. Recommended.

    17. I'm not a fan of the Beach Boys, but I love Pet Sounds. The book puts the Beach Boys and the LP in historical context. The part about the songs being recorded was a bit less you-are-there and a bit more technical than I would have desired, but hey.

    18. Endless welcome details on Pet Sounds's inspiration, crafting, and appreciation.Thanks, Vinyl Frontier.

    19. Great piece of history about the making of the pop's Kind of Blue. Interesting notes from the artists who made the music, as well as from the man who wrote the beautifully compelling album.

    20. Decent enough as a basic primer, but I wanted much more detail than you'll get here. Also, the author writes like he's fourteen.

    21. I enjoyed this book, but I'm only giving it 3 stars because its not for everyone. I am a huge fan of the Pet Sounds album, but if you are not, this book is not for you!

    22. This book gives you facts, and takes you through the creative process of Pet Sounds. You get a true sense of Brian's geniuswildly intriguing.

    23. I used to be a big Brian Wilson and a Beach Boys nut. If you're a geek you're going to love this track by track run down how of it was made.

    24. Good insight into the creation of Pet Sounds. Would have loved more info on the recording sessions themselves, but a good read anyway.

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