Functioning as something of a replacement for the 2001 collection Their Greatest Hits: The Record, The Ultimate Bee Gees covers much of the same ground as that double-disc set, albeit in not quite so linear a fashion. The Record marched through its 40 tracks chronologically, opening with the stately baroque Beatlesque pop of the '60s and then winding through the '70s, whereas this opens with the bright, fabulous blast of "You Should Be Dancing" and remains in their late-'70s heyday for a while before fast-forwarding to such latter-day adult contemporary hits as "One."…
"Spirits Having Flown" is the fifteenth album released by the Bee Gees. It was the group's first album after their collaboration on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The album's first three tracks were released as singles and all reached No. 1 in the US, giving the Bee Gees an unbroken run of six US chart-toppers and tying a record set by The Beatles. It was the first Bee Gees album to make the UK top 40 in ten years (not counting the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever), as well as being their first and only UK No. 1 album. It has sold 20 million copies worldwide.
THE ULTIMATE BEE GEES is a double-disc career retrospective featuring the group's many hits and chart-topping singles, performances of a selection of hit songs they wrote for others, and liner notes by Tim Rice. Tim Rice's liner notes accompanying THE ULTIMATE BEE GEES puts the group's extravagant popularity into perspective. 'Within this package is a collection of performances and songs that very few practitioners of popular music of the past could match for quality, originality, and emotion. It's the singing, the harmonies, the arrangements, the sound, the rivalry, the love, the intelligence, the determination, but above all it's the songs.'
This sequel to Saturday Night Fever lacked the box office clout of the original, and the soundtrack album was likewise a disappointing seller, but it actually contains some of the better Bee Gees work of the 80s, notably the sad ballad "Someone Belonging to Someone".
The Very Best Of The Bee Gees Live, from the band's One For All tour, marks the brother's triumphant live return after a 10-years absence from the concert stage. This stunning, digitally recorded concert was lit by award-winning designer, Alen Branton, and was shot with more than 16 cameras. Recorded live at the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne, Australia, the show is a joyfulelebration of 27 multi-platinum Bee Gees hits spanning more than 20 years. Additional materials in the DVD include a Bee Gees discography and a career timeline.
One is the Bee Gees' eighteenth studio album, released in April 1989 (in the United States the release was delayed, coming out in August of the same year). After the European success of their previous album, E.S.P., the Gibb brothers began to work on the One album in early 1988. In March, their brother Andy suddenly died and the Bee Gees took a break until November when they returned to the studio to complete the album. The style of One was more melancholic than E.S.P., and heavily influenced by the loss of their brother. The first single from the album, "Ordinary Lives", dedicated to Andy, was an example of that.
Australia's most successful pop group, the Bee Geesfirst rose to fame in the 1960s, and have seen their careers continueto thrive more than 35 years after they began hitting the charts. Bee Gees: Live By Request was taped as a special for the A&E cable network, in which brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb play a handful of new songs from their 2001 album This Is Where I Came In before taking requests from a live studio audience and perform a number of their biggest and best songs. Selections include "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should Be Dancin'," "Jive Talkin'," and many more.