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

3 comments:

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.