Eyes That See in the Dark (song)

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"Eyes That See in the Dark"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Eyes That See in the Dark
ReleasedAugust 1983 (UK)
April 1984 (US)
RecordedMay 1983
GenreCountry, adult contemporary
Songwriter(s)Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"Islands in the Stream"
"Eyes That See in the Dark"
"This Woman"

"Buried Treasure"

"Eyes That See in the Dark"

"Evening Star"

"Eyes That See in the Dark" is a song written by Barry and Maurice Gibb in 1982.[1] It was performed by Kenny Rogers for his 1983 album of the same name.[2] It reached #30 in the US Country Charts, #4 in the US Adult Contemporary Charts, #61 in the United Kingdom and #79 in the Billboard Hot 100.

Recording took place at Middle Ear Studios in Florida Lion Share Recording Studios and Ocean Way Recording in Los Angeles. In the RCA UK, seemed afraid of the full-out country voice of Dolly Parton as it was issued as a single with "Islands in the Stream".[3] In the US, this was the third single off the album with "Hold Me" as the B-side.[4]

The guitars were played by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Tim Renwick and George Terry .

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (1983-1984) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 79
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 30
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 4
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 61


Barry Gibb version[edit]

"Eyes That See in the Dark"
Song by Barry Gibb
from the album The Eyes That See in the Dark Demos
ReleasedOctober 10, 2006
RecordedAugust 1982
GenreCountry, soft rock, adult contemporary
Songwriter(s)Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb

"Eyes That See in the Dark" was originally performed by Barry Gibb as a guideline for Kenny Rogers. Months after Gibb recorded demos for Dionne Warwick and Warwick herself recorded Heartbreaker which was produced by Gibb.

It was recorded in August 1982. This would be the first demo for an album by Rogers, as Gibb and Rogers met later in the year and Rogers asked about some songs. Gibb's version was a power ballad. On this version, Maurice plays second guitar, bass, and a bit of synthesizer.[1]