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Written by: Brian Wilson/Tony Asher
Produced by: Brian Wilson
Recording date: 31 January 1966
Take Number: 17
Master Number: #55536
Lead Vocal by: Brian
Originally appeared on: Pet Sounds
Subsequently appeared on: Made in USA, The Best of the Beach Boys, Good Vibrations (box set)
Recorded at Western Studios
Hal Blaine played an upside-down and empty Sparkletts water bottle to acheive the percussive effects that open the song
Tony Asher originally had the lyric as "Carol I Know", which Brian heard as "Caroline, No"
This "Pet Sounds" closer can be seen as a "loss of innocence" for Brian, or maybe the world around him. The closing effects of a train and Brian's dogs (Banana and Louie) provide an eerie and possibly symbolic close to "Pet Sounds."
An astonishing song -virtually has me in tears even though I've heard it hundreds of times
Single release was under the name "Brian Wilson"
Brian revived this song for the "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" album
A-side with: "Summer Means New Love"
Released on: March 7 1966
Charted on: March 26 1966
Live at the Roxy version
Pet Sounds Live version
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