It’s been nearly three years since we lost Robin Gibb, one of the Bee Gees. A chapter of his career unknown to most American fans is highlighted on a new release due June 1st.
Saved by the Bell – the Collected Works of Robin Gibb: 1969-70 includes material he had discussed revisiting and releasing for over a decade. But as his health declined, he focused more on original material, including a 100th anniversary composition honoring the Titanic — and Saved by the Bell wound up on the back-burner.
Producer Andrew Sandoval was able to combine original studio tapes along with bootleg recordings provided by fans to complete Robin’s previously unreleased second solo album, Sing Slowly Sisters.
Right after The Bee Gees Odessa album, the three brothers each decided to pursue solo projects. Robin’s began with the single “Saved by the Bell,” which rose to number-two in Britain, but never hit the Top 40 in either the U.S. or Canada. That led to the album Robin’s Reign and work towards the never-completed Sing Slowly Sisters. The collection’s third disc includes BBC and live performances, along with selected demos of Gibb’s first solo period.