For rather obvious reasons, not least of which was the incredible impact of the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack album, most music fans associate the Bee Gees with their falsetto-based disco period. If that era covers most people’s extent of familiarity with this band, then these same people will probably find this box set to be somewhat perplexing.
“Bee Gees – The Studio Albums 1967-1968” compiles the first three studio albums released by this band, and these disks have precious little in common with the music they released one decade later. In my own humble opinion, I feel that the early Bee Gees records eclipse their disco phase by a long shot, so I attempt to prove this point during the course of this program. Combining the best elements of psychedelic, romantic and orchestral pop, the Bee Gees covered territory that few other bands ever attempted.
I figure that it’s easier to make my point if you can actually hear a few choice cuts, so today’s show focuses on a few high points from this collection. I hope you enjoy it!
Here’s a list of songs from today’s show;
Red Chair, Fade Away
Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You
To Love Somebody
I Can’t See Nobody
With the Sun in My Eyes
Lemons Never Forget
Down to Earth
I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You
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