If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else

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"If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Cucumber Castle
B-side "Sweetheart"
Released March 1970
Format 7"
Recorded 25 September 1969[1]
Genre Country, folk, easy listening
Length 2:33
Label Polydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Don't Forget to Remember"
(1969)
"If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else"
(1970)
"I.O.I.O."
(1970)
Music sample

"If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else" is a country song recorded by the Bee Gees. It was written by Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb. It was the first track on the album Cucumber Castle. It was remastered in 1990 on Tales from the Brothers Gibb.[2]

Background[edit]

The album's second single (only in the US), but it failed to make any impact and stalled out at #91. Following this, Barry and Maurice went their separate ways, both releasing solo singles with limited success. Barry and Robin reconciled in the summer of 1970 and the Bee Gees reunited with two American top 10 singles in 1971.

"If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else" was recorded on 25 September 1969 at the IBC Studios in London, same day as "High and Windy Mountain" and "One Bad Thing". On the next day (September 26) they recorded two new songs that was intended for the album "Turning Tide" and "Sweetheart".[1]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1969". 
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Bee Gees - Tales from the Brothers Gibb". Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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