THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD
570) Barry Gibb — “Peace in my Mind”
An utterly gorgeous, utterly perfect pop song by Barry from his solo album that was never to be.
“All I ask is peace in my mind” — which Barry Gibb might have longed for during the short-lived breakup of The Bee Gees. Matt Collar writes that “[t]he Bee Gees’ tempestuous personal relationships led to their 1969 breakup, and when the band members stopped working together, Barry turned to thoughts of a solo career [see #439]. He began recording an album, which was supposed to be called The Kid’s No Good, but he only got as far as releasing one single, ‘I’ll Kiss Your Memory’ (1970), before returning to work with his brothers.” (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/barry-gibb-mn0000659118/biography) Joseph Brennan believes that the brothers’ shelving of their solo albums was an aspect of their reconciliation. (http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beegees/70.html)
Tim Roxborough says that: “Barry [went] full Americana for his album The Kid’s No Good, a strong set of songs that got shelved when he reconciled with Robin and Maurice in the back half of 1970. ” (https://www.roxboroghreport.com/2020/11/why-barry-gibb-recording-a-superstar-country-duets-album-makes-perfect-sense.html) And Ludovic Hunter-Tilney writes that “[i]n 1970 [Barry] made a country-flavoured solo album, The Kid’s No Good, which was junked when he returned to the Bee Gees’ fold. ‘I love country music and I probably allowed a little more than I should have to influence me,’ he said of the unreleased project.” (https://www.ft.com/content/4b986f80-7c58-4d0f-b806-8634ef831c14)
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