Tomorrow Tomorrow (Bee Gees song)

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"Tomorrow Tomorrow"
Single by Bee Gees
B-side "Sun In My Morning"
Released 1 June 1969
Format Vinyl record 45RPM
Recorded 19–21 March 1969
IBC Studios, London
Genre Folk rock, pop rock, progressive rock
Length 4:05
Label Polydor 56381 (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States/Canada)
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees singles chronology
"First of May"
(1969)
"Tomorrow Tomorrow"
(1969)
"Don't Forget to Remember"
(1969)
Music sample
Alternative cover
Scandinavia picture sleeve

"Tomorrow Tomorrow" is a song by the Bee Gees and was originally intended for Joe Cocker.[1] It is the first Bee Gees single released after Robin Gibb had quit the group which was now down to a trio featuring Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Colin Petersen on drums.

Origin[edit]

Maurice's reaction to this track, "I don't think it's us but I quite like it". Originally, the song was written for Joe Cocker, but ended up recording themselves as this track was written in the style of Cocker's singing style, but in the end, it didn't suit the group's style as Barry would later agree that the song was a commercial failure in the Billboard Hot 100 by not reaching the Top 40, unlike the group's previous singles, "This was a mistake that Robert very rarely made". Barry rushed the track through, but it never reached Joe, who was given 'Delta Lady' by his management instead".[2]

This song was recorded in 19 and 21 March in that year, its B-side "Sun In My Morning" and the unreleased song "Ping Pong" was finished to record in 19 March.[1]

Release[edit]

Released in the United States on 1 June 1969, the single charted only reached No. 54 on Billboard, but cracked the Top 40 on Cashbox, reaching No. 32. The B-Side is the notably acclaimed, Sun in My Morning, an often mentioned song citing its melodic haunting harmonies and guitar work. Its promotional video for this song is very rare; they are in a park with Barry and Maurice playing guitar and Petersen playing the drums. The band's manager, Robert Stigwood attempted the song to be released as a single. Maurice later revealed, "We've got another one that we'll put straight out of it doesn't make it".[2]

Since both songs did not appear on the next Bee Gees' album Cucumber Castle, no stereo mixes were produced until 1990 when they appear on the Bee Gees box set Tales from the Brothers Gibb. And on that album heard at Barry says (1,2,3,4) before the song was started.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joe Brennan: Gibb Songs 1969
  2. ^ a b Hughes, Andrew. Bee Gees - Tales of the Brothers Gibb. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Songs Written by the Gibb Family on the International Charts - Part 1" (PDF). brothersgibb.org. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Bee Gees - Tomorrow Tomorrow". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Bee Gees - Tomorrow Tomorrow". ultratop.be. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bee Gees - Tomorrow Tomorrow". officialcharts.de. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Bee Gees - Tomorrow Tomorrow". Dutch Charts. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Bee Gees - Tomorrow Tomorrow". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bee Gees Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bee Gees Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles". Cashbox Magazine Archives. June 28, 1969. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Cashbox Top 100 Singles". Cashbox Magazine. July 5, 1969. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 

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