Seattle Rock Orchestra brings the Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" to life Nov. 13 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.
Wouldn’t it be nice to hear the Beach Boys’ classic 1966 album, “Pet Sounds,” performed live in its entirety?
Brian Wilson did it 10 years ago at the Puyallup Fair. But if you missed your chance then, you’ll have another opportunity this weekend.
The Seattle Rock Orchestra will include with its presentation of “Pet Sounds” a tribute to Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” — an influence on Brian Wilson during the “Pet Sounds” sessions — including tunes by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and the Beatles.
But never mind Spector and his ickiness and his hatchet job on “Let It Be.” It’s “Pet Sounds,” with its well-known classics (“Sloop John B,” “God Only Knows,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”) and lesser-known gems (“Don’t Talk [Put Your Head on My Shoulder],” “I’m Waiting for the Day”), that’s the draw here. That, and the sight of so many musicians packed onto the Moore’s stage that they’ll look as if they might tumble into the laps of the audience.
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Guest vocalists include Ivan & Alyosha and Ian Williams of the Thoughts, who’ll do an opening set. 8 p.m. Saturday, Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $18 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts writer