BeeGees - 1st (1967)

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Bee Gees' 1st is the debut album for the Polydor (USA: ATCO) label by The Bee Gees, released in July 1967 (see 1967 in music). Reflecting the group's early style, Bee Gees' 1st was a psychedelic rock album. The album cover was designed by Klaus Voormann who had previously done the cover for Revolver by the Beatles.

"Red Chair Fade Away" was covered by The Cyrkle as a B-side (Columbia 4-44491). "Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You" was covered by Jeordie White's LA based band Goon Moon on their second release, Licker's Last Leg. This song has also been covered by The Flaming Lips as an intro to early live versions of "Shine On Sweet Jesus" as documented on the compilation 20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986-2006. The song New York Mining Disaster 1941 was later covered by Chumbawamba on their WYSIWYG album, by Martin Carthy on Signs of Life, and as a B-side by the Levellers. Singer and pianist Nina Simone covered three songs from the album: "To Love Somebody" and "I Can't See Nobody" on 1969 album To Love Somebody and "Please Read Me" on 1968 Nuff Said.

In 2006, Reprise Records reissued Bee Gees 1st with both stereo and mono mixes on one disc and a bonus disc of unreleased songs and alternate takes.

Bee Gees 1st peaked at #7 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart
disc 1
1. Turn Of The Century
2. Holiday
3. Red Chair, Fade Away
4. One Minute Woman
5. In My Own Time
6. Every Chistian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
7. Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy Of The Arts
8. New York Mining Disaster 1941
9. Cucumber Castle
10. To Love Somebody
11. I Close My Eyes
12. I Can't See Nobody
13. Please Read Me
14. Close Another Door
Tracks 1 til 14 stereo
Tracks 15 til 28 mono mixes)
Disc 2
1. Turn Of The Century (early version)
2. One Minute Woman (early version)
3. Gilbert Green
4. New York Mining Disaster 1941 (version one)
5. House Of Lords
6. Cucumber Castle (early version)
7. Harry Braff (early alternate version)
8. I Close My Eyes (early version)
9. I've Got To Learn
10. I Can't See Nobody (alternate take)
11. All Around My Clock
12. Mr. Wallor's Wailing Wall
13. Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy Of The Arts (alternate take)
14. New York Mining Disaster 1941 (version two)

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