Friday, September 4, 2009

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Kaikkeni teen

Now something for the first time in Finnpicks - a cover of a Bee Gees' song. For some reason they were seldomly covered in Finland, but here's a rare example. Petri & Pettersson Brass (see earlier entry) recorded "Kaikkeni teen" (I'll do my everything) in 1972 on their first album. The original was a smash hit for Bee Gees called "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" and it was jointly written by Gibb brothers Barry and Robin and included it on their 1971 album, Trafalgar. This was the first album following a period of break-up, and Robin going solo. The song became the Bee Gees' first US number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here's the pair:

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