Massive Bee Gees Box Due in March

 

One disc apiece
dedicated to each of the four Gibb brothers.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

On March 9 the Bee Gees will serve up “50 years of
memories” with a musical and visual scrapbook box set titled Mythology (Rhino). It will contain four
discs, each spotlighting a different Gibb brother, including one dedicated to
Andy.

 

The songs were chosen by Barry, Robin, Maurice’s widow
Yvonne (and their children Adam and Samantha), and Andy’s daughter Peta. “These
are pretty much our personal favorites,” Barry explains in the liner notes.
“This is now the Bee Gees 50th anniversary. And by the Bee Gees, I mean all
four brothers.” “I always see our songs as ‘just us brothers’ having a good
time,” adds Robin. “When I look back now, it is more about the journey, not the
arrival.” The box also features a collection of family photos, many
never-before published, along with tributes from artists such as George Martin,
Brian Wilson, Elton John, Graham Nash, and the band’s longtime manager Robert
Stigwood.

 

Spanning the Bee Gees’ five-decade career, the set’s 81 tracks touch on several
of the group’s best-known hits. But mainly, the collection digs into the Bee
Gees’ vast catalog to highlight deep tracks such as the early single “Spicks
And Specks” (1966); the title track from the 1969 concept album Odessa; the
single B-side “Country Woman” (1971); “Spirits (Having Flown)” (1979), the
title track from the 35 million-selling album; “The Longest Night” (1987) from
the multiplatinum E·S·P; “Closer Than Close” (1997) from Still Waters;
and “Man In The Middle” (2001) from the Bee Gees’ 20th and final studio album
before Maurice’s passing in 2003. It also features the debut of a pair
of previously unreleased Maurice Gibb tracks: “Angel Of Mercy” and “The
Bridge.”

 

The final disc spotlights Andy Gibb who worked with his brothers throughout his
career before his death in 1988 at the age of 30. Notably, Andy’s first 3
singles all went to #1 in the U.S.,
a feat that had never been accomplished before. The compilation opens with the
#1 smash hit “Shadow Dancing” (1978) from Andy’s second album. Nearly all of
the songs from his 1977 debut Flowing Rivers are featured, including the
back-to-back #1 singles: “I Just Want To Be Your Everything” and “(Love Is)
Thicker Than Water.” The set contains “I Can’t Help It,” his duet with Olivia Newton-John, as well as
several tracks from his final studio album After Dark (1980). It
also marks the debut of “Arrow Through The Heart,” a song Andy recorded shortly
before his death that was intended for a comeback album.

 

Track Listing

Disc 1 – Barry

  1. “Spirits (Having Flown)”
  2. “You Win Again”
  3. “Jive Talkin'”
  4. “To Love Somebody”
  5. “Tragedy”
  6. “Too Much Heaven”
  7. “First Of May”
  8. “More Than A Woman”
  9. “Love So Right”
  10. “Night Fever”
  11. “Words”
  12. “Don’t Forget To Remember”
  13. “If I Can’t Have You”
  14. “Alone”
  15. “Heartbreaker”
  16. “How Deep Is Your Love”
  17. “Love You Inside And Out”
  18. “Stayin’ Alive”
  19. “Barker Of The UFO”
  20. “Swan Song”
  21. “Spicks And Specks”

 

Disc 2
– Robin

  1. “I Am The World”
  2. “New York
    Mining Disaster 1941”
  3. “I Can’t See Nobody”
  4. “Holiday”
  5. “Massachusetts”
  6. “Sir Geoffrey Saved The World”
  7. “And The Sun Will Shine”
  8. “The Singer Sang His Song”
  9. “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You”
  10. “I Started A Joke”
  11. “Odessa”
  12. “Saved By The Bell”
  13. “My World”
  14. “Run To Me”
  15. “Love Me”
  16. “Juliet”
  17. “The Longest Night”
  18. “Fallen Angel”
  19. “Rings Around The Moon”
  20. “Embrace”
  21. “Islands In The
    Stream”

 

Disc 3
– Maurice

  1. “Man In The Middle”
  2. “Closer Than Close”
  3. “Dimensions”
  4. “House Of Shame”
  5. “Suddenly”
  6. “Railroad”
  7. “Overnight”
  8. “It’s Just The Way”
  9. “Lay It On Me”
  10. “Trafalgar”
  11. “Omega Man”
  12. “Walking On Air”
  13. “Country Woman”
  14. “Angel Of Mercy”
  15. “Above And Beyond”
  16. “Hold Her In Your Hand”
  17. “You Know It’s For You”
  18. “Wildflower”
  19. “On Time”
  20. “The Bridge”

 

Disc 4
– Andy

  1. “Shadow Dancing”
  2. “I Just Want To Be Your Everything”
  3. “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water”
  4. “An Everlasting Love”
  5. “Desire”
  6. “(Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away”
  7. “Flowing Rivers”
  8. “Words And Music”
  9. “I Can’t Help It” – With Olivia Newton-John
  10. “Time Is Time”
  11. “Me (Without You)”
  12. “After Dark”
  13. “Warm Ride”
  14. “Too Many Looks In Your Eyes”
  15. “Man On Fire”
  16. “Arrow Through The Heart”
  17. “Starlight”
  18. “Dance To The Light Of The Morning”
  19. “In The End”

 

 

 

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