Evening Star (Kenny Rogers song)

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"Evening Star"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Eyes That See in the Dark
B-side "Midsummer Nights"
Released June 1984
Format 7"
Recorded May 1983
Genre Country
Length 3:37
Label RCA
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Gibb-Galuten-Richardson
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"Eyes That See in the Dark"
(1984)
"Evening Star"
(1984)
"Crazy"
(1985)
"Evening Star"
Song by Barry Gibb from the album The Eyes That See in the Dark Demos
Released October 10, 2006
Recorded April 1983
Genre Country
Length 4:00
Writer Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
The Eyes That See in the Dark Demos track listing
"Living with You"
(5)
"Evening Star"
(6)
"Hold Me"
(7)

"Evening Star" is a song written by Barry and Maurice Gibb, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in June 1984 as the third single from the album Eyes That See in the Dark. The song reached #11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

This track, along with "Buried Treasure" have backing vocals by the Gatlin Brothers. "Evening Star" is done by a different group of musicians who could have improved the country sound of other tracks. No bass guitar is credited, and some songs have keyboard or synthesizer bass that would be George Bitzer or Albhy Galuten. But a few do have bass guitar that appears to be Maurice Gibb, judging by the match to the demos and the slap bass sound on this song.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 11
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 14

Barry Gibb version[edit]

Barry Gibb's original version of "Evening Star" was released on The Eyes That See in the Dark Demos in 2006. This song is a country singalong, with harmony vocals and Maurice Gibb contributing both a slap bass and a snappy lead guitar break. But on Kenny Rogers' version, the vocals would again be done by the Gatlin Brothers for release, and the break was eliminated.[2]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 299. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beegees/83.html