Follow the Wind

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"Follow the Wind"
Single by Bee Gees
A-side "Wine and Women"
Released September 1965
Format 7"
Recorded August 1965
Genre Folk rock, psychedelic folk
Length 2:07
Label Leedon
Writer(s) Barry Gibb
Producer(s) Bill Shepherd
Bee Gees B-side singles chronology
"You Wouldn't Know"
Follow the Wind
"And the Children Laughing"

"Follow the Wind" is a song by the Bee Gees. Written by Barry Gibb, produced by Bill Shepherd, released as the B-side of "Wine and Women" which was charted in Australia. It was later included on The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs (1965). It was one of the folk rock songs on the album the others are "I Don't Think It's Funny", "And the Children Laughing" and "I Was a Lover, A Leader of Men".

Song development[edit]

The song is a folk rock ballad and sounded like The Beatles' "I'll Follow the Sun" (1964), "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (1965) and "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (1965).[1] This track is a folk-pop ballad, with Barry and Robin Gibb singing the lead while Maurice Gibb and Trevor Gordon playing lead guitar. It was recorded in August 1965 in Festival Studio during the same time as "Wine and Women" While Robin playing organ with Barry on acoustic guitar.[2] Folk group The Flanagans recorded this song and released as a single with "Land of Beyond" as the B-side,[3] on His Master's Voice Records.[4] The Flanagans version sounded like The Seekers' Judith Durham.[5]