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And the Sun Will Shine is a song written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb and recorded by the Bee Gees for their 1968 album Horizontal at various points between July and October 1967. With Robin on lead vocal, it refers to states of the weather and creation echoing the singer's feelings for his loved one. It also contains an obscure, psychedelic reference to trains walking by.

The song was only released as a single in France and only peaked at #66 there.

Former Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones released his own version as a single in March 1968. This rendition featured an all-star lineup of Jeff Beck on guitar, original Yardbirds bassist Paul Samwell-Smith, respected session man Nicky Hopkins on keyboard and the surprising inclusion of drums from Paul McCartney. This failed to chart.

The Puerto Rican guitarist/singer Jose Feliciano had more success with his cover of the song. Released as a single in the UK, it peaked at #25 one of very few non-single Bee Gees tracks to become a hit for another artist along with Sweetheart, Love Me, If I Can't Have You and Sacred Trust.

The song appeared on two Bee Gees compilations - Best of Bee Gees, Vol. 2 and the box set Tales From the Brothers Gibb as well as on the Robin disc of Mythology. A short live version appears on One Night Only.

Personnel[]

Robin Gibb — vocal

Barry Gibb — rhythm guitar

Maurice Gibb — bass, piano

Vince Melouney — lead guitar

Colin Petersen — drums

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