Spirits (Having Flown)

Spirits (Having Flown)

"Spirits (Having Flown)"
B-side "Wind Of Change"
Released December 1979
Format 7"
Recorded 1978
Criteria Studios, Miami
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 5:21
5:10 (7" version)
Label RSO
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
Bee Gees singles chronology

"Love You Inside Out"
"Spirits (Having Flown)"
"He's a Liar"

"Spirits (Having Flown)" is a song by The Bee Gees which was originally released on the 1979 album Spirits Having Flown. Though not issued as a single in conjunction with the parent album, it was released in the UK to promote the compilation Bee Gees Greatest, which was released in December, 1979.

The song itself is a Caribbean flavored R&B track sung by Barry in natural voice during the verses and joined by Robin and Maurice on the chorus which is sung in falsetto. The count-in (1,2,3,4) heard on the album version was omitted from the single version and on the album Bee Gees Greatest.

Chart performance (1979)

Chart Peak position
Ireland 14
United Kingdom 16
Netherlands 35