Mr. Natural (song)
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|Single by Bee Gees|
|from the album Mr. Natural|
|B-side||"It Doesn't Matter Much To Me"|
|Recorded||8 January 1974
Command Studios, London, England
|Genre||Glam rock, pop rock|
|Writer(s)||Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb|
|Bee Gees singles chronology|
"Mr. Natural" is a song by the Bee Gees, written by Barry and Robin Gibb. In March 1974, it was released as a single and also released on the album of the same name in 1974. It was backed with a folk rock number "It Doesn't Matter Much to Me". The group's first single which was produced by Arif Mardin.
After the band recorded "It Doesn't Matter Much to Me" and "Voices" in January 4 sessions at IBC Studios, London. The group continued to record two more songs in January 8 including this track and "Had a Lot of Love Last Night" at Command Studios also in London. It was chosen as the first single and later became the title track of the album.
The singer still remembers the burning embers all of the living things, but he don't feel it so much because he so out of touch with his heart and won't sing. The singer explains that he comes home at night and she's out of his sight, as the man was dying. On the chorus, the singer try and try and he says Mr. Natural come on baby. As the singer walks in the rain while crying, a smile on his face and he's trying as he tries to understand the love that is lost can never be found, and she can see him dance, he looks like a happy man. The song ends on a fadeout while the singer sings Still i try try try try try/Mr. Natural come on baby.
Released during a period in which The Bee Gees just had an album A Kick In The Head Is Worth Eight In The Pants rejected by their manager Robert Stigwood, "Mr. Natural" barely scraped the lower end of the Billboard Hot 100 climbing to #93 and #11 in Australia.
The promotional video for this song was filmed in black and white, and was televised at 192 TV. It was regularly performed at the Mr. Natural tour in 1974, a footage in Melbourne, Australia of this song was still exists. On 25 February 1974, the Bee Gees made their appearance at The Mike Douglas Show but only as a playback, on that performance, the backing band members are Alan Kendall, Dennis Bryon and Geoff Westley. It was also performed at The Merv Griffin Show.
- Robin Gibb — lead vocal (first verse and chorus)
- Barry Gibb — lead vocal (second verse), acoustic guitar
- Maurice Gibb — bass guitar
- Alan Kendall — electric guitar
- Dennis Bryon — drums
- Geoff Westley — piano, keyboards
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