Brian Wilson delights with the Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ and much more in L.A. on Friday

When “Pet Sounds” turned 50 last year Beach Boy Brian Wilson headed out on the road to play his masterwork in full, a venture that proved so successful – the tour played 99 dates in 2016 – that Wilson decided to carry on into a second year.

And for good reason, as fans at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on Friday discovered when Wilson and his terrific 11-man band played the first of two sold-out shows at the venue. There simply aren’t many albums as utterly gorgeous from top to bottom – from “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” through “God Only Knows” to “Caroline No” – as the 13 tracks on “Pet Sounds.”

And if that’s all he played, well, it would have been a much shorter show but plenty of people would have been OK with that, I…

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