BBC Music is delighted to share with you this extraordinary version of the Beach Boys’ masterpiece, God Only Knows, to celebrate their love of music.
With the 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra at its heart and 27 ridiculously talented musicians from a wide range of genres, this “impossible orchestra” represents the talent, diversity and musical passion found every single day throughout the BBC.
God Only Knows features the song’s original writer and creator, Brian Wilson, alongside 26 award-winning musicians including popular music stars Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith and Florence Welch; rock musicians Chrissie Hynde, Brian May and Dave Grohl; classical musicians Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese and Nicola Benedetti; folk performer Eliza Carthy; Senegalese singer Baaba Maal; jazz performer Jamie Cullum; British Asian Music star Jaz Dhami; the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland; with the youthful vocals of the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra at its heart.
Director: Francois Rousselet (Riff Raf) Producer: Joanna Yeldham
Creative Directors: Sam Walker and Joe De Souza
Directors of Photography: Ed Wild, Denzil Armour-Brown, Phillip Blaubach, Richard Mott, Micheal Pescasio
Production Coordinator: Brendan Barrey Production Coordinator: Rachel Anderson
Production Coordinator: Victoria O. Oshodin Production Coordinator: Irma Page
Colour: The Mill Agency: Karmarama
Production Company: Red Bee Media Client: BBC