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GUILTY – (song)

SONG & HIT DETAILS

Artist Name: BARBRA STREISAND AND BARRY GIBB

Top Position (Australia): 22

Song Author: Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb

Year Recorded: 1981
Record Label: CBS
Label Number: BA 222766

SONG PROFILE

“Guilty”

Producer Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson.

“Guilty” is a vocal duet between Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb, a member of the Bee Gees.

The song was written by all three Bee Gees: Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb.

Released as a single from Streisand’s 1980 album of the same name, “Guilty” peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and #5 on the adult contemporary chart.

In the UK, the song reached #34 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was certified gold by the RIAA. In addition, “Guilty” won a Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Vocal Performance, Duo or Group.

The song also appeared on the 2001 Bee Gees compilation, Their Greatest Hits: The Record.

British singer Maria Lawson revealed on her 2008 autobiography Life Starts Now that she recorded a version of the song in 1996 which was scheduled to be her debut solo single, produced by XL Records.

This version also featured British rapper, ‘Dark Man’ who at the time was signed to Polydor Records. After much delay, the track was never released. However, the song might be featured on Maria’s forthcoming 2009 album Emotional Rollercoaster.

Personnel:
Barbra Streisand Lead vocals
Barry Gibb Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, arrangement, background vocals
Richard Tee Electric piano
George Bitzer Electric piano
Harold Cowart Bass guitar
Steve Gadd Drums
Joe Lala Shaker, Kabassa
George Terry Guitar
Cornell Dupree Guitar