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Sweetheart (Bee Gees song)

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Released  March 1970
Length  3:09
Genre  Country
Label  Polydor (UK) Atco (US)
A-side  "I.O.I.O." (UK) "If I Only Had My Mind on Something Else" (US)
Recorded  26 September 1969 IBC Studios, London

"Sweetheart" is a song released by the Bee Gees, released as the B-side of "I.O.I.O." in March 1970. and released on the album Cucumber Castle in April 1970.

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Recording

Written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. Lead and harmony vocals by Barry Gibb, with background vocal by Maurice Gibb. The violins was featured on this song, but the musician who played on the instrument was not credited. The song was recorded on September 26, 1969, and this track was the group's last recorded in their September sessions, Cucumber Castle sessions was continued until October 1969. Barry Gibb only sings and play guitar on the song's demo.

It was one of the tracks featuring Terry Cox on drums following the departure of Bee Gees' original drummer Colin Petersen.

Personnel

  • Barry Gibb — lead and harmony vocal, acoustic guitar
  • Maurice Gibb — backing vocal, bass and acoustic guitar, piano
  • Terry Cox — drums
  • Uncredited — violins, orchestral arrangement
  • Engelbert Humperdinck version

    The song was later recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck and released as a single, and its flipside was "Born to Be Wanted" on Decca Records in UK, Germany and Belgium, on Parrot Records in US and Jugoton Recordsin Yugoslavia. The song was released on his album Sweetheart.

    Other versions

    Alan Caddy Orchestra and Singers covered "Sweetheart" in 1970 and released on 6 Top Hits and Tribute to Engelbert Humperdinck. Top of the Pops released this song for Top of the Pops, Volume 13 in September 1970 on Hallmark Records. American singer and actor Dean Martin recorded his version also in 1970 and included on For the Good Times.

    References

    Sweetheart (Bee Gees song) Wikipedia


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