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The Bee Gee's Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs
The Bee Gee's Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs

Album Type

Studio Album


November 1965


June 1963 to October 1965




Leedon LL 31801 Calendar R-66 241 (1966)


Bill Shepherd

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Barry Gibb and The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs is the Bee Gees LP debut (1967's Bee Gees 1st was the international debut album). It was released in November 1965 on the Australian Leedon label. The apostrophe in the album's printed title was a grammatical error.

This album is a compilation of most of their singles that had been released in Australia over the previous three years, and includes many different styles of music on it. The earlier tracks such as "Peace of Mind," "Claustrophobia", and "Could It Be" have the Merseybeat sound of 1964, while the later ones such as "Follow the Wind" and "And the Children Laughing" reflect the folk music of 1965. Track numbers 2, 3, and 4 were recorded specifically for this album.

The LP was only released in CD format as part of the box set The Festival Album Collection 1965-67, now out of print. It is extremely hard to find its original LP. All of the songs on the album, however, were released on the Brilliant From Birth compilation in 1998.

Track listing[]

Side 1

  1. "I Was a Lover, a Leader of Men" - 3:35
  2. "I Don't Think It's Funny" - 2:52
  3. "How Love Was True" - 2:12
  4. "To Be or Not to Be" - 2:10
  5. "Timber" - 1:46
  6. "Claustrophobia" -2:14
  7. "Could It Be" -2:03

Side 2

  1. "And the Children Laughing" -3:20
  2. "Wine and Women" - 2:52
  3. "Don't Say Goodbye" - 2:23
  4. "Peace Of Mind" - 2:20
  5. "Take Hold of That Star" - 2:38
  6. "You Wouldn't Know" - 2:05
  7. "Follow The Wind" - 2:07

All songs by Barry Gibb.


  • Barry Gibb - lead, harmony and backing vocals, guitar
  • Robin Gibb - lead, harmony and backing vocals, organ, melodica on "Claustrophobia" and "Could It Be"
  • Bruce Davis - guitar on "Claustrophobia" and "Could It Be"
  • Leith Ryan - guitar on "Claustrophobia" and "Could It Be"
  • Bill Swindells - bass on "Claustrophobia" and "Could It Be"
  • Laurie Wardman - drums on "Claustrophobia" and "Could It Be
  • Trevor Gordon - lead guitar on "Follow The Wind", "Wind and Women" and "Peace Of Mind"
  • Uncredited musicians - bass, drums, violin, piano on "Timber" and "Take Hold of That Star"