Israel (Bee Gees song)

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"Israel"
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Official single cover for "Israel" (1972)
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Trafalgar
B-side "Dearest"
Released May 1972
(Belgium)[1]
Recorded 7 April 1971
Length 3:54
Label Polydor
Atco (United States/Canada)
Songwriter(s) Barry Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees

"Israel" is an enigmatic ballad track[2] written by Barry Gibb. It appeared on the Bee Gees' 1971 album, Trafalgar.

It was recorded on 7 April 1971 at the IBC Studios in London, along with the two Maurice Gibb compositions, "Trafalgar" and "It's Just the Way", the Robin Gibb composition "Engines, Aeroplanes", and another Barry Gibb composition, the ballad "Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself".[2]

"Israel" was released as a single in May 1972 in Belgium,[3] in the Netherlands, where it reached No. 22, and in New Zealand. "Dearest" was chosen as the B-side.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Israel / Dearest by Bee Gees (Single, Baroque Pop): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Gibb Songs : 1971". Columbia.edu. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Bee Gees - Israel / Dearest - Polydor - Belgium - 2058 235". 45cat.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.