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The Bee Gees Their Greatest Hits: The Record

2 Ratings: 3.5
2001 2 disc CD release

Don't look for a richly illustrated, critical essay-packed hagiography with this 40-track, double-disc overview of the Bee Gees recording career. In typical, telling fashion, the Brothers Gibb have eschewed such exercises in ego inflation and simply … see full wiki

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Look no further...this is definitely the collection you want!

  • Dec 20, 2008
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 If you grew up in the 1970's you probably bought a lot of Bee Gees records.  Just about everyone did.  In fact, I could be wrong but as far as I can tell their string of 6 consecutive #1 hits in the late 70's is unprecedented.  Elvis never did it.  Neither did the Beatles, Elton John, Springsteen, Michael Jackson or for that matter Frank Sinatra.  It was truly a remarkable run.  If you grew up in the 1960's you also probably bought a lot of Bee Gees records.  In those days they were a phenonenon on both sides of the Atlantic and in Australia as well.  They have left us an incredible body of work.  And without a doubt the finest collection of the Bee Gees is "The Record".

Released by Universal in 2001, this 2 CD collection contains 40 of the groups biggest hits from their debut 1966 Australian single "Spicks and Specks" to the groups very final single release in 2001.  Of course you will also find each and every one of the groups major chart hits including memorable tunes like "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", "Night Fever", "Nights on Broadway" and oh so many more.  Aside from their obvious vocal skills, Barry Robin and Maurice Gibb were also very gifted and prolific songwriters.  In fact, for all practical purposes the group only sang songs they themselves wrote.  In fact, as far as I can tell the Gibbs penned every one of the tunes on these discs. Amazing!   I would also like to recommend a few of my personal favorites including "I Started A Joke", "Fanny (Be Tender WIth My Love)" and the groups last Top Ten Hit "One" from 1989.

"The Record" comes complete with a nicely done 12 page booklet recalling the glory days of this remarkable group.  Sadly, we lost Maurice Gibb altogether too soon in 2003 at the age of 53.  But "The Record" will allow us to celebrate rhe music of the Bee Gees for many years to come.  Highly recommended!
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April 14, 2009
I have this, love it and play it over and over. It truly is fabulous. Thanks for the review!
 
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