To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

World (Bee Gees song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"World"
BeeGeesWorld.JPG
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Horizontal
B-side"Sir Geoffrey Saved the World"
ReleasedDecember 1967
Format7", 45 rpm
Recorded3, 28 October 1967
IBC Studios, London
GenrePsychedelic pop
Length3:20
LabelPolydor (United Kingdom)
Songwriter(s)Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s)Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees UK singles chronology
"Massachusetts"
(1967)
"World"
(1967)
"Words"
(1968)
Audio sample
"World"
Horizontal track listing

"World" is a song by the Bee Gees, released in 1967 as a single in the United Kingdom and Europe and then included on their album Horizontal the following year. Though it was a big hit in Europe, Atco Records did not issue it as a single in the United States, having just issued a third single from Bee Gees' 1st, "Holiday".

Composition

The song's lyrics question the singer's purpose in life.[1]

Recording

The song's first recording session was on 3 October 1967 along with "With the Sun in My Eyes" and "Words". The song's last recording session was on 28 October 1967. "World" was originally planned as having no orchestra, so was recorded on four tracks , including some mellotron or organ played by Robin. When it was decided to add an orchestra, the four tracks containing the band were mixed to one track and the orchestra was added to the other track. The stereo mix suffered since the second tape had to play as mono until the end when the orchestra comes in on one side. Barry adds: "'World' is one of those things we came up with in the studio, Everyone just having fun and saying, 'Let's just do something!' you know". Vince Melouney recalls: "I had this idea to play the melody right up in the top register of the guitar behind the chorus".[2]

Release

In 1990, Bill Inglot synched up the two tape reels and made a new stereo mix for the Tales from the Brothers Gibb box set. Two mixes of the record were played to journalists at a press conference before its release. The released version is mainly the unorchestrated version but the orchestrated version is used from 2:39.[3] The track features Robin on organ and Maurice on double-tracked piano. The vocals are mostly by Barry but Robin sings the chorus a few times prior to the fadeout.

Allmusic's Donald A. Guarisco described this song as "a thoroughly psychedelic ballad worthy of the Moody Blues' finest similar efforts".[1] The original promotional video for "World" is black and white.[4]

Personnel

Chart performance

Cover versions

References

  1. ^ a b Guarisco, Donald. "Bee Gees - World review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ Sandoval, Andrew. "Bee Gees - Horizontal". Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  3. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1967".
  4. ^ "Bee Gees - World". YouTube. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Songs Written by the Gibb Family on the International Charts - Part 1" (PDF). brothersgibb.org. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Bee Gees - World". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Bee Gees - World". ultratop.be. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Bee Gees - World". officialcharts.de. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Bee Gees - World". Dutch Charts. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Bee Gees - World". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Billboard: Hits of the World". Billboard. May 4, 1968. p. 53. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  12. ^ Swedish Singles Chart 1967-1969
  13. ^ a b "Bee Gees - World". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Bee Gees Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Declan Galbraith - World". YouTube. Retrieved 21 January 2015.

External links

This page was last edited on 10 December 2018, at 17:23
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.