Good Vibrations is, of course, one of the greatest songs ever written. Up there with Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Derek And The Domino's Layla, it's a timeless classic and almost the epitome of the perfect pop song.
This version isn't the original Beach Boys classic though - taken from the legendary 'lost album', Smile (recently re-recorded by Wilson, 37 years after it became the stuff of legend), this version is performed by Wilson and his current band - boasting a slightly different structure and adding a frankly unnecessary coda at the end, it still sounds wonderful, but it doesn't quite touch the heights that the original did. Understandable perhaps, given that Wilson is now 62 years old and his voice isn't quite what it was, but it's difficult not to feel a bit disappointed.
All in all, it's reminiscent of the old adage 'if it ain't broke, why fix it?'. This is still a wonderful song, but those people after a definitive version should still be directed to the Beach Boys original.