I Want Home

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"I Want Home"
Single by Bee Gees
B-side "Cherry Red"
Released March 1966 (Australia)
Format 7"
Recorded February 1966
Festival Studio, Sydney
Genre Psychedelic rock, garage rock, beat
Length 2:24
Label Leedon
Writer(s) Barry Gibb
Producer(s) Joe Halford
Bee Gees singles chronology
"I Was A Lover, A Leader Of Men"
(1965)
"I Want Home"
(1966)
"Monday's Rain"
(1966)

"I Want Home" is a song by the English rock band Bee Gees, written by Barry Gibb and released as a single in Australia in early 1966, backed with "Cherry Red".[1] Their last single on Leedon was not a hit, so the credit "Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees" used on the last several discs now reverted to simply "Bee Gees".[2] Neither song appeared on any Bee Gees album until the 1967 compilation album, Turn Around, Look At Us, but both were featured on Brilliant From Birth the 1998 anthology of the group's Australian recordings.

With these two songs the Bee Gees inaugurated Festival's new four-track recording equipment, If the multitrack tapes still existed stereo mixes would have been possible but only the mono mixdowns survived. Promotional material for this single asks radio to play both sides, but "I Want Home" is listed first as it has the lower number matrix number, usually indicating the A-side, The lead guitar is played by Maurice, Colin Petersen thinks he played drums on these two songs with "Cherry Red".

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  1. ^ "Australian days". Beegees.dk. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Gibb Songs : 1966". Columbia.edu. 1966-11-25. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 

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