Capitol/UMeA new documentary about the creation of The Beach Boys‘ influential 1966 album Pet Sounds will premiere in April on Showtime. The film, titled Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds, was made in conjunction with the recording’s 50th anniversary, and includes new interviews with surviving band members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks.
The doc also features archival footage of the group, as well as rare outtakes from the sessions. The film focuses in part on Wilson’s collaboration with Los Angeles studio musicians to create Pet Sounds‘ sonically innovative and complex compositions.
According to Billboard, Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds previously was shown on BBC television under a different name, although the version of the flick that will air on Showtime will feature extra footage that didn’t appearing in the BBC version.
Since early last year, Wilson has been commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds with a solo tour that has visited North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the Middle East. He’ll launch a final North American leg of the trek on March 27 in Orlando, Florida. Check out the full list of dates at BrianWilson.com.
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