Video: Brian Wilson and George Martin In Studio On How “God Only Knows” Was Made

Often called one of the greatest songs ever written and as the Beach Boys’ finest record, God Only Knows from Pet Sounds and produced by Brian Wilson, is a wonder to behold. Brian enlisted about twenty session musicians who variously played drums, sleigh bells, plastic orange juice cups, clarinets, flutes, strings, French horn, accordion, guitars, upright bass, harpsichord, and a tack piano with its strings taped. In this video, he breaks down the song with Beatles’ producer George Martin.