Leggo My Ego

The Beach Boys

Number

Year

Format

Spank 140 / 141 / 142

1995

CD / CDR


   Special Features

Comes with a 36 page booklet and a slipcase-style box.
  
Packaging:

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Box front  

Booklet front  

Box back  

Note: The back of the booklet lists the number as Spank 140 - 141  


Disc Variations:

CD

CDR

The CDs have the same images, but the colors are different:
Disc 1 - Green;   Disc 2 - Blue;   Disc 3 - Red
 

The Booklet:

The booklet included with this title features the following information:

- Liner notes by the folks at Vigotone (reproduced below)
- Complete track notes (reproduced below)

- Derek Taylor on Brian Wilson (from October 1966) (not reproduced)
- October 1966 Hit Parader (staff writer) article on Brian Wilson (not reproduced)
- Brian Wilson (and other band members) comment on the Pet Sounds songs (not reproduced)

 

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Spank 140

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Front Cover

 

Back Cover

21 Tracks - Total Time: 61:06

Part One - The Alternate Album

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:39)
2. You Still Believe In Me   (2:35)
3. That's Not Me   (1:16)
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)   (3:04)
5. I'm Waiting For The Day   (3:02)
6. Let's Go Away For Awhile   (2:47)
7. Sloop John B   (3:14)
8. God Only Knows   (2:55)
9. Hang On To Your Ego   (3:13)
10. Here Today   (3:30)
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times   (3:14)
12. Caroline, No   (2:43)
  
Part Two - Instrumental Pet Sounds
13. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:10)
14. You Still Believe In Me   (2:23)
15. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)   (2:54)
16. I'm Waiting For The Day   (3:02)

17. Sloop John B    (3:06)

18. God Only Knows   (3:01)
19. Hang On To Your Ego   (3:22)
20. Here Today   (3:07)
21. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times   (3:49)

 

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Spank 141

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Front Cover

Back Cover

16 Tracks - Total Time: 69:72

Sessions Part One
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (4:01)
2. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:03)
3. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:43)
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:09)
5. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:44)
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:30)
7. You Still Believe In Me   (14:28)
8. You Still Believe In Me   (0:17)
9. You Still Believe In Me   (0:34)
10. You Still Believe In Me   (19:17)
11. You Still Believe In Me   (2:24)
12. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)   (4:38)
13. I'm Waiting For The Day   (3:07)
14. Let's Go Away For Awhile   (3:09)
15. Let's Go Away For Awhile   (2:38)
16. Let's Go Away For Awhile   (3:10)

 

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Spank 142

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Front Cover

Back Cover

18 Tracks - Total Time: 74:04

Sessions Part Two

1. Sloop John B   (2:15)
2. Sloop John B   (3:52)
3. Sloop John B   (3:12)
4. Sloop John B   (2:40)
5. Sloop John B   (3:22)
6. God Only Knows   (2:56)
7. God Only Knows   (3:45)
8. God Only Knows   (2:38)
9. God Only Knows   (3:19)
10. Hang On To Your Ego   (3:17)
11. Hang On To Your Ego   (3:13)
12. Here Today   (3:50)
13. Here Today   (3:28)
14. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times   (18:58)
15. Caroline, No   (1:40)
16. Caroline, No   (3:05)
17. Mr. Sandman (Ballad) / The Chipmunk Song / God Only Knows    (3:19)
Bonus Track 18. Brian raps about L.A. smog.   (5:15)

 

Box Back Text:

You are holding in your hands the ultimate collection of rehearsals, outtakes and alternates from the sessions for THE BEACH BOYS greatest album - PET SOUNDS.   For your maximum enjoyment, this set has been mastered from the best available sources and includes a 32 page booklet of informative text, and groovy photos.

 

Liner Notes:

Introduction

          Thirty years have passed since sessions commenced for what many consider to be the greatest rock album of all time - The Beach Boys'  Pet Sounds.  Now, for the first time, Spank Records has gathered together all the available outtakes / alternates / session tapes / & backing tracks from these landmark sessions into one package.  We have located improved quality tapes for much of the material that has circulated previously and, even better, we have discovered never before heard additional rarities.
          The songs have been organized so that disc one contains an almost complete alternate version* of the album followed by another alternate version of the album.  On disc one we have eliminated most count-ins and studio talk where it was present in order to create a disc that you will enjoy listening to over and over.  Where count-ins and studio talk have been eliminated (8 songs), the track has been repeated in its uncut state on disc two or three.   Also for disc one we have increased the pitch of "Caroline, No" to match the speed of the released version.  It appears at the correct pitch on disc three.   Discs two and three compile, in the same running order as the original LP, everything that is not included in its entirety on disc one.
          We hope you enjoy this package as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you.  Be looking for an updated and improved version of our out-of-print Smile set coming in the near future.

Dr's. Vigotone

* no alternate version of the song "Pet Sounds" has yet surfaced

 

Track Notes:

CD #1 (Spank 140)

Part One - The Alternate Album

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:39) - stereo - left channel backing track - right channel vocals
2. You Still Believe In Me   (2:35) - stereo/mono - stereo intro - remainder same as c/v but in better fidelity

3. That's Not Me   (1:16) - mono fragment - solo vocal - missing backing vocals

4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)  (3:04) - mono - same as c/v but in better fidelity
5. I'm Waiting For The Day   (3:02) - mono first 2 mins. same as c/v but in better fidelity - 2 mins. to 2.36 mins. alternate vocals
6. Let's Go Away For Awhile   (2:47) - stereo mix
7. Sloop John B   (3:14) - stereo mix without a cappella break
8. God Only Knows   (2:55) - mono /stereo - same as c/v but in better fidelity - with bonus a cappella tag in stereo
9. Hang On To Your Ego   (3:13) - mono - alternate version to the alternate version on Pet Sounds CD - different vocals with additional backing vocals
10. Here Today   (3:30) - stereo - left channel backing track - right channel alternate single tracked vocal with different lyrics
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times   (3:14) - mono - lacking some backing vocals
12. Caroline, No   (2:43) - stereo - single tracked vocal - extended ending - speed matched to released version
  
Part Two - Instrumental Pet Sounds
13. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:10) - stereo - backing track
14. You Still Believe In Me   (2:23) - stereo - take 8
15. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)   (2:54) - mono - take 1
16. I'm Waiting For The Day   (3:02) - mono - alternate mix

17. Sloop John B    (3:06) - stereo - alternate mix

18. God Only Knows   (3:01) - stereo - alternate version
19. Hang On To Your Ego   (3:22) - stereo - alternate version
20. Here Today   (3:07) - stereo - alternate mix
21. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times   (3:49) - stereo - alternate mix
  
  

CD #2 (Spank 141)

Sessions Part One
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (4:01) - mono /stereo - edited backing track session - takes 4, 8 & 9
2. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:03) - stereo - backing track session - takes 18, 19 & 20
3. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:43) - mono - alternate vocal mix (a) onto take 21
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:09) - mono - alternate vocal mix (b) onto take 21
5. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:44) - mono - alternate vocal mix (c) onto take 21
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice   (2:30) - mono - alternate vocal mix (d) onto take 21
7. You Still Believe In Me   (14:28)  - mono - piano experiment (a) with Brian performing "You've Lost That Loving Feeling"
8. You Still Believe In Me   (0:17) - stereo - piano experiment (b)
9. You Still Believe In Me   (0:34) - mono - backing track session - take 1
10. You Still Believe In Me   (19:17) - stereo - backing track session - takes 7 - 16 & 19 - 23
11. You Still Believe In Me   (2:24) - mono - alternate vocal mix (b)
12. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)   (4:38) - mono - backing track session - take 1
13. I'm Waiting For The Day   (3:07) - mono - backing track with intro
14. Let's Go Away For Awhile   (3:09) - stereo - edited backing track session - takes 1 - 2, 4, 6 & 8 - 9
15. Let's Go Away For Awhile   (2:38) - stereo - edited backing track session - takes 12 - 13 & 15 - 18
16. Let's Go Away For Awhile   (3:10) - stereo mix
   
   

Disk #3 (Spank 142)

Sessions Part Two

1. Sloop John B   (2:15) - stereo - edited backing track session - takes 3, 6 & 8
2. Sloop John B   (3:52) - stereo - backing track - take 8
3. Sloop John B   (3:12) - stereo - alternate vocal (a) onto take 14
4. Sloop John B   (2:40) - stereo - alternate vocal (b) onto take 14
5. Sloop John B   (3:22) - stereo - alternate vocal (c) onto take 14
6. God Only Knows   (2:56) - stereo - backing track session
7. God Only Knows   (3:45) - stereo - backing track with studio talk
8. God Only Knows   (2:38) - stereo - backing track
9. God Only Knows   (3:19) - mono - alternate vocal mix onto take 20 with an extended ending
10. Hang On To Your Ego   (3:17) - stereo - backing track session - take 2
11. Hang On To Your Ego   (3:13) - mono -alternate vocal mix
12. Here Today   (3:50) - stereo - edited backing track session - take 6, then take 4, 5, 11, then renumbered and called "Letter C" take 1, 3 - 4, 14 -15 & 17
13. Here Today   (3:28) - mono - backing track - edit of take 11 & 20
14. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times   (18:58) - stereo - backing track session - takes 1 - 6
15. Caroline, No   (1:40) - stereo - edited backing track session - take 2
16. Caroline, No   (3:05) - stereo - single tracked vocal with extended ending with studio talk - correct pitch
17. Mr. Sandman (Ballad) / The Chipmunk Song / God Only Knows    (3:19) - stereo - edited backing track session - take 2
Bonus Track 18. Brian raps about L.A. smog.   (5:15) - mono
  

Producer's note: Frustration is what you will feel when you hear the edited backing tracks on this set.  Please be aware that these edits are not ours and that we are presenting this material just as we received it.

      

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