A long-time dream for true Bee Gees fans, is coming true!
The ultimate Bee Gees CD-box set, Bee Gees 1974 – 1979, will be released March 24th.
Rhino, which is one of my favorite re-issuers of music, is the label to look for, and this release includes:
- (4) studio albums from the period
- a bonus disc of hits from the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, rare B-sides, the 12-inch single mix of “Stayin’ Alive” and outtakes.
Producer Arif Mardin helped guide the brothers Gibb during these years of redirecting their musical path.
The Bee Gees’ musical journey actually began a year before the album Main Course and its breakout hits “Jive Talkin'” and “Nights on Broadway.”
1974’s Mister Natural marked their first collaboration with Mardin (the arranger and un-credited producer of The Rascals classics). The soulful song “Throw a Penny” began the reinvention process.
1976’s Children of the World and 1979’s Spirits Having Flown complete the story with number-one hits such as “You Should Be Dancing,” “Too Much Heaven,” “Tragedy” and “Love You Inside Out.”
Rhino always uses the best versions/source available, which assures the highest sound quality possible. Hope they’ve remastered these with the best technology available. I am a huge fan of restoring iconic recordings to the best sound possible, and am anxious to hear if Rhino has done so.
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