Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You

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"Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You"
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Single by Bee Gees
from the album Bee Gees' 1st
A-side "Holiday"
Released September 1967 (United States)
October 1967 (Australia)
Recorded 23 March 1967
Genre Baroque pop, psychedelic pop
Length 3:38
Label Polydor (UK)
Atco (US)
Spin (Australia)
Songwriter(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Ossie Byrne
Bee Gees flipsides singles chronology
"Close Another Door"
(1967)
"Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You"
(1967)
"Barker of the UFO"
(1967)

"Close Another Door"
(1967)
"Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You"
(1967)
"Barker of the UFO"
(1967)

"Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You" is a song written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb released by the Bee Gees in 1967 on their album Bee Gees' 1st. It was released as the B-side to "Holiday" in the US, Australia and Canada.

Recording[edit]

This track was recorded on March 23, 1967 along with "Please Read Me", "In My Own Time" and the unreleased track "Life". It was also released as the B-side of "Holiday" in Australia on October 1967 and US on September 1967.[1] Though it was not released as a single anywhere, it appeared on the 1969 compilation Best of Bee Gees.

Maurice Gibb talks about the mellotron on this track: "We started off with a mellotron and we used that on "Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show", I had to repeat that on stage, but I used an organ".[2]

Musical structure[edit]

The introduction of the song features the line Oh solo dominique chanted by Robin four times - this motif also features after each chorus. The verses are sung by Barry whose electric rhythm guitar features prominently. Music critic Bruce Eder describes this track as "close in spirit to the Moody Blues of this era, opening with a Gregorian chant backed by a mellotron, before breaking into a strangely spaced-out, psychedelic main song body."[3]

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1967". 
  2. ^ Hughes, Andrew. Bee Gees - Tales Of The Brothers Gibb. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Bee Gees - Bee Gees' 1st". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Posies: A Discography". 

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