Let There Be Love (Bee Gees song)

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"Let There Be Love"
Song by Bee Gees from the album Idea
Released September 1968
Format 7", 45rpm single
Recorded 12 June or 21 June 1968
IBC Studios, London
Genre Baroque pop
Length 3:28 (mono)
3:32 (stereo)
Label Polydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Writer Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Idea track listing

"Let There Be Love" is a ballad performed by the Bee Gees, It was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb and released as the opening track on the 1968 album Idea. It was as a single in 1970 only in the Netherlands. It reached #16 in Netherlands.[1] The group performs this song at 192 TV in 1968.[2]

Background[edit]

Barry Gibb recalls:

"'Let There Be Love'" was written next to St. Paul's Cathedral in a penthouse apartment that we rented when we first arrived in England," says Barry. 'That song was written in that penthouse 'round about midnight. Me and my then-girlfriend, who is my wife now, we'd just fallen in love, and it was that type of mood I was in that night."[3]

This track has dual rhythm guitars serving as percussion, but there is quite a bit of additional recording compared to other songs on the album. The soft and high voices, the trebly sound of the guitars and piano, and Bill Shepherd's arrangement with harps and violins made it sound a little more precious than usual, and as the opening track it set a tone for Idea that was quite a bit more lightweight than Horizontal.[4] On The Studio Albums 1967 - 1968 has a mono mix of an earlier state of the recording, with different lead vocal sung entirely by Barry and some instrumental differences and faded at 3:34.

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Site Dutch Charts
  2. ^ http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/thread/9037/192-tv-rare-clips
  3. ^ Sandoval, Andrew. "Bee Gees - Idea at Album Liner Notes". Album Liner Notes. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1968". Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tom Jones - Tom". Discogs. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 

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