The Beach Boys – “I’m Waiting for the Day” from Pet Sounds (1966)
This gem from Brian Wilson’s masterpiece, Pet Sounds, is a perfect example of how that album set a new standard for pop songwriting. It combined an infectious melody with flawless harmonies, unique but appropriate instrumentation, and one of the greatest codas in rock history. Most of this craft was due, no doubt, to B. Wilson’s obsessive attention to detail and demand for perfection.
The record was recorded over a span of six months and each song features between 10 and 20 or more musicians. Read about the storied production of the album here.
I can’t say enough good things about Pet Sounds, if only for the tremendous work ethic and respect for the medium it exhibits. It is most certainly among the top five best albums of all time, in my view.
Posted by Jordy