The Revivalists like the Bee Gees’ classic “To Love Somebody” and have played it a few times. I heard this rendition first and ended up deciding I like it. How did I arrive at this conclusion?
I offer you my play-by-play impressions:
“To Love Somebody”. Great song. Oh, these guys. I like their songs “Wish I Knew You” and “When I’m Able”. Okay, click.
[0:06] A shirt with a collar. Nice.
[0:10] Love that steel sound.
[0:15] Drums are a bit loud. Maybe muffle a bit, or balance with other instruments, or wait altogether?
[0:20] “Truth.” Poli Sci major?
[0:36] We’re going to have horns!
[0:47] I see how his voice works with this song.
[0:54] Emotive quality already. Good sign.
[1:03] Dude! Did you just wink? Focus. You’ve got a classic song in your hands.
(Finger hovering over the X to close the window.)
[1:05] I do like that pedal steel.
[1:16] Hey, is that the bass player’s gym t-shirt?
(I should make something with those rice noodles. Pad thai? How necessary are peanuts, exactly?)
(Finger moving away from the X.)
[1:36] I love the sax. Pretty much all the time, and it’s good here too.
[1:40] Oh, yeah.
[1:55] Here we go.
[2:22] Great camera work.
[2:33] Drums are perfect now.
[2:42] Click, click, click — all the parts falling into place. What a moment when it happens.
[2:53] Drums + Vocals = Excellent balance.
[3:03] Smooth like butter.
[3:24] Oh, yeah!
[4:39] Nailed it!
[4:47] Love it.
Here are the Bee Gees performing their original song, “To Love Somebody”:
“To Love Somebody,” performed by The Revivalists.
Written by: Bee Gees.
Video posted to youtube by user Audiotreetv.
Bee Gees’ video posted to youtube by user Pia0815007.