Bee Gees - Islands In The Stream (Demo)

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Only an audio of Islands In The Stream's Demo.
Written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb (1983).

This song ...
Only an audio of Islands In The Stream's Demo.
Written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb (1983).

This song was written by the three brothers together.
Maurice may be playing the second guitar and singing the harmonies in original.
Barry and Maurice had done country songs in 1969 and afterwards, and Conway Twitty had had a country number 1 in 1981 with Barry's "Rest Your Love on Me".

As recorded by Kenny with Dolly Parton, it sounds so authentically Nashville that people find it hard to believe it is The Bee Gees song.
When they first wrote the chorus the brothers conceived it as a rhythm and blues ballad a la Smokey Robinson, but it evolved easily into a country number.
As of this demo it was still not planned to be a duet, so it does not change key going into the second verse.
This again seems to have both Robin and Maurice on backup vocals.
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