I'll Kiss Your Memory

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"I'll Kiss Your Memory"
Single by Barry Gibb
B-side "This Time"
Released May 1970 (Europe)
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded 15, 20 February 1970
IBC Studios, London
Length 4:26
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Barry Gibb
Producer(s) Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb singles chronology
I'll Kiss Your Memory
(1970)
"The Day Your Eyes Meet Mine"
(1970)

"I'll Kiss Your Memory" is the first solo single written, performed and produced by Barry Gibb, released in May 1970.[1] It peaked at number 16 in the Netherlands.[2][3] The song was intended for Giibb's unreleased debut album The Kid's No Good.[4]

Recording[edit]

The song features an echo vocal with an arrangement of orchestra by Bill Shepherd. This song was recorded in IBC Studios in February 15 and finished in February 20 with "The Victim", "Moonlight" and "Summer Ends".[5] "It's not the same orchestra as we used with the Bee Gees", Gibb explained, "But Bill Shepherd is the only arranger I'll ever work with. On the single ['I'll Kiss Your Memory'] I double-tracked my voice seven times, because I knew exactly how I wanted everything done."[6]

Release[edit]

The single was released in the U.K. and the U.S, but did not chart.[5] The CD version of the song was available in the compilation Tales from the Brothers Gibb. This track's stereo mix was released in 1974 on I've Gotta Get a Message to You (1974).[7]

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Netherlands Dutch Top 40[3] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barry Gibb - I'll Kiss Your Memory / This Time". Discogs. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Songs Written by the Gibb Family on the International Charts - Brothersgibb.org
  3. ^ a b "Barry Gibb - I'll Kiss Your Memory". Dutch Charts. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Barry Gibb - The Kid's No Good". Discogs. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1970". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Andrew Hughes. The Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1974". Retrieved 8 March 2013.