Some are calling it insane, to others it’s mesmerizing, and some just don’t get it at all. But the fact that, over the course of the last year, Producer Ethan-John managed to pull off this project is beyond impressive. Imagine the idea, a cover version of one of the Beach Boys’ greatest hits, featuring a mix of current pop stars and pop legends, performing “God Only Knows” over a whimsical backdrop of tigers, trapezes, bubbles and hot air ballons.
And it’s all been done to benefit the Children in Need Charity.
While there’s been much shallow critisicm of the project (mostly about who is and who isn’t in it) you have to look at the completed project as whole. Brian May (who conributes a trademark Queen guitar bit) summed it up best, “It’s a priviledge to be able to go in (the studio) with people who know what they are doing and work on a great song—it doesn’t get any better than that.” This was no doubt a monumental undertaking that required boundless creativity, teamwork, and pushing the envelope in every way possible. In the end, (IMHO) we are presented one of the greatest pop songs of all-time performed by incomparable musicians and vocalists, with imagery that is beyond brilliant.
Here it is – along with a video on how they did it…