Close Another Door

"Close Another Door" is a song written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb and recorded by the Bee Gees, initially on their 1967 album Bee Gees' 1st and later as the B-side of "To Love Somebody".[1].

"Close Another Door"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Bee Gees' 1st
A-side"To Love Somebody"
ReleasedJune 1967
Format7"
RecordedApril 1967
Ryemuse Stuidos, London
Length3:29
Songwriter(s)Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s)Robert Stigwood, Ossie Byrne
Bee Gees flipsides singles chronology
"I Can't See Nobody"
(1967)
"Close Another Door"
(1967)
"Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You"
(1967)

The lead vocal was by Robin Gibb, joined by Barry Gibb on the chorus. This track was a rock number but near the end of the song, this track gets slower and featured the orchestral arrangement of Bill Shepherd.

BackgroundEdit

Along with "To Love Somebody" this track was not dated but was recorded around April 1967. It was recorded in Ryemuse Studios, London instead of IBC Studios.[2] where the rest of the album was done.

The first verse was sung a cappella while a lengthy cadenza was sung after the last chorus.

The song concerns ageing and an old man in a nursing home.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."To Love Somebody" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb)3:02
2."Close Another Door" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb)3:29

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Bee Gees* - To Love Somebody (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  2. ^ "Gibb Songs : 1967". Columbia.edu. Retrieved 2016-09-30.