“God Only Knows” + More (Live On Jools Holland) (Video)


    It’s not every day that you get a living legend on your show, so the producers of Later with Jools Holland did the sensible thing and allowed Brian Wilson ample airtime on Friday night (May 13). Fortunately, the former Beach Boy has been playing with a tight band in recent times, who help him reworks classic tracks such as “Good Vibrations” and “God Only Knows” here. Wilson’s voice might not be able to hit the same highs as his youthful self, but there’s clearly genuine emotion at work, which is pleasing to see and hear. Apparently the singer is considering putting the Beach Boys back together for their 50th anniversary, although this performance suggests he doesn’t need to go down that route.