The Three Kisses of Love

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"The Three Kisses of Love"
Single by Bee Gees
A-side "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey"
Released 22 March 1963
Format 7"
Recorded February 1963
Genre Swamp pop
Length 1:46
Label Leedon
Writer(s) Barry Gibb
Producer(s) Col Joye
Bee Gees flipsides chronology
The Three Kisses of Love
(1963)
"Take Hold of That Star"
(1963)

"The Three Kisses of Love" is a song composed principally by Barry Gibb[1] and recorded by the Bee Gees. It was released on 22 March 1963 as the B-side of their debut single "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey".[2]It was later included in numerous compilations.

It was performed in Bandstand to lip-sync this song and "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey" in 24 April 1963.[3]

Recording[edit]

It was recorded around February 1963 along with the song's A-side "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey".[3] Recording took place at Sydney's Festival Studios. This song was later compared to Herman's Hermits' "Silhouettes". It was also compared to the group's earlier song, "Let Me Love You" also a Barry Gibb composition written in 1959.[4] Both sides sounded with an orchestral backing, but since the arrangements are only the violin, string bass and drums with the violin (or possibly damped guitar) played pizzicato, plucking strings instead of bowing. On this case, Robert Iredale or Col Joye deserved a credit for the use of echo chamber, this was Iredale's favorite trick which was probably featured on some of the Bee Gees' next few singles too.[5]

By placing a microphone and speaker in a small room adjacent to the recording booth, Iredale could make a solitary violin sound like a more string section.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Engineered by Robert Iredale
Produced by Col Joye

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Three Kisses of Love" by Bee Gees at Allmusic
  2. ^ Bee Gees - The Three Kisses of Love at 45cat
  3. ^ a b Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1963". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1946-1962". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Andrew Hughes. "The Bee Gees - Tales of the Brothers Gibb". Retrieved 7 December 2013.