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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

27 Artists come together to launch BBC Music - and it's AWESOME!

The Impossible Orchestra (Credit: © Steve Brown/BBC/PA)
You get big, then you get BEEEG! No less than 27 of the hottest names in the music industry came together to record a song for the much anticipated launch of BBC Music. Dubbed The Impossible Orchestra, the group united to perform a reworking of the Beach Boys' 1966 classic 'God Only Knows'. Digital Spy reports that Beach Boys star Brian Wilson, who composed and produced the track, heads the group, and is joined by: popular music stars Sir Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, 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; and the youthful vocals of the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Speaking about the project, Brian said: "I just feel so incredibly humbled that the BBC would choose 'God Only Knows' to promote their new music initiative. All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can't thank them enough. I'm just honoured that 'God Only Knows' was chosen. 'God Only Knows' is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I've ever written." All proceeds of the downloading of the song will be in aid of BBC Children In Need.

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