Good Vibrations

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Monday morning, the theremin calls, and you’re swept into one of the most innovative and influential popular rock songs of the 60s.

Carl Wilson on lead vocals. The song was produced by the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson from countless short pieces of tape, and many session musicians were used as well.

There’s an excellent description of the song’s history, as well as a musical deconstruction, and how the song changed the history of the pop single, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Vibrations

Thanks to YouTuber tabouriefilms

God Only Knows

 

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Monday morning, giving thanks: Brian Wilson’s beautiful song.

Covered by the Austrian MonaLisa Twins, who really are; with Dad, Rudolph Wagner, on bass.

More MonaLisa Twins at MonaLisa Twins

 

God Only Knows

Paul McCartney once called Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows” the most beautiful love song ever written. I found the version above to be very intriguing. The performers are from several different genres and generations of music. I kept watching this over and over to identify all the performers, to catch all the visual detail in the imaginative creation, and to re-live the beauty of the song.

Performers:

Martin James Bartlett – celeste

Pharrell Williams

Emeli Sandé

Elton John

Lorde

Chris Martin

Brian Wilson

Florence Welch

Kylie Minogue

Stevie Wonder – vocals, harmonica

Eliza Carthy

Nicola Benedetti – violin

Jools Holland – piano

Brian May – electric guitar

Jake Bugg

Katie Derham – violin

Tees Valley Youth Choir

Alison Balsom – piccolo trumpet

One Direction

Jaz Dhami

Paloma Faith

Chrissie Hynde

Jamie Cullum

Baaba Maal

Danielle de Niese

Dave Grohl

Sam Smith