Friday, December 15, 2006

Who Knows?
So I thought I'd mix it up a bit today and focus on a song, a great song, perhaps one of the greatest songs ever written, "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys. One of the most recognizable songs ever, it has a delicacy and a simple and tentative romanticism that is, to me, irresistible. This first is a rehearsal version that I first heard on the wonderful
Fluxblog some time ago and I'm not sure (Thom Campbell will will tell me,) but I think that it is Brian Wilson singing lead as opposed to Carl Wilson who is on the finished track. The second is a cover by Jonatha Brooke that I find quite enchanting. She will be SOD tomorrow and I will tell you all about her then.

God Only Knows (Rehearsal Version)

God Only Knows

"God Only Knows" (Live Melbourne 1978)

Jonatha Brooke's MySpace


Craig said...

Thanks. Love the look at one particular song, you should consider making it a regular feature.

Memememe said...

Any idea where we can find her cover version of "Eye in the Sky?" She's something else.

fb said...

This is a great album, so you should get the whole thing. "Eye in the Sky" gets posted fairly regularly on blogs that like covers. You should check the Hype Machine.