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Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds documentary coming to Showtime

Featuring archival footage, studio outtakes, and exclusive interviews with the band

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    One year after The Beach BoysPet Sounds celebrated its 50th anniversary, it remains close to the forefront of the cultural conversation. Showtime has now announced a new documentary about the iconic album, titled Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds and due out in April.

    The documentary will include a series of exclusive interviews with Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson as well as with Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Bruce Johnston. David Marks, who left the band prior to the album’s recording, will also be featured.

    As Pitchfork reports, the documentary will explore “the story of the creation of the record that cemented The Beach Boys reputation as a leading force to rival The Beatles.” Fans can also expect to see archival footage and studio outtakes from the recording sessions.

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    When Pet Sounds turned 50 last year, it was treated with a deluxe reissue and a tour in which Wilson played the album in its entirety. Read our feature commemorating the album’s anniversary, The Genius of Pet Sounds: Artists Reveal Their Favorite Aspects of The Beach Boys’ Classic.

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