Label: Polydor - 2478 053/4 • Series: Pop History - Vol. 5 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Uruguay • Genre: Pop • Style: Vocal
Bee Gees' 1st is the third studio album by English-Australian band Bee Geesand their first international full-length recording after two albums distributed only in Australia and New Zealand. Israel - Bee Gees - Pop History Vol. 5 album sounds a lot like the Beatlesbut less rock and more soul. Reflecting the group's early style, Bee Gees' 1st was a psychedelic pop album. The album cover was designed by Klaus Voormannwho had previously done the cover for Revolver by The Beatles.
Bee Gees 1st peaked at No. InReprise Records sister label to Atco under Warner Music Group reissued the album with both stereo and mono mixes on one disc and a bonus disc of unreleased songs and alternate takes. This 2-CD set on Reprise corrected the fluttering on the lead-off stereo track "Turn of the Century".
The mono version never had this problem. Both played on the first English recorded album and became official members of the group between its completion and release. Petersen had played with the Bee Gees at St. Clair studio in on the Spicks and Specks sessions and was officially added first, accounting for some early photos with him and not Melouney, such as the one later used on the cover of Best of Bee Gees. Melouney had worked with the Gibbs in in Australia when he recorded his first solo single " Mystery Train " as the brothers provided backing vocals on the song.
He was asked to join them, with Petersen, in the studio and after this album was completed, Melouney became the fifth official member of the band. Most of the band's recording for the next five years took place at IBC Studios. IBC had a four-track recording facility, the standard in Britain at the time.
The Bee Gees also recorded at various other studios during this first year in England. Recording sessions began on 7 March, not (I Feel Like Im) On Top Of The World - Jerry Williams - Power Of Soul (Reel-To-Reel, Album) after the Gibb Brothers' return to England, with overdubbing a week later. Orchestral parts were then added to many of the songs.
Most were arranged by Bill Shepherd who for the next six years would act as the Bee Gees' arranger and conductor in the studio and on tour ; four were done by Phil Dennys. Barry Gibb commented about the recording process: "We drive the producer and technicians mad. We have nothing knocked out. We sit about and think up a subject, then write a song on the spot. We did the whole of the LP like this. It's Anita - Ti Frère* - Anita really the only way we can work, spontaneously off the cuff.
Maurice Gibb has sometimes been given writing credits for the songs "To Love Somebody" and "I Can't See Nobody" when the songs appeared on albums by other artists, but almost never on a Bee Gees album. The brothers often spoke of their hits from "Bee Gees 1st" as having been written by all three rather than what was shown on the official writing credit [ citation needed ] which only credited Maurice on three tracks see track listing below.
According to music critic Bruce Eder of Allmusic :. In one fell swoop, they became competitors with the likes of veteran rock bands such as the Hollies and the Tremeloesand this long-player, Bee Gees' 1stis more of a rock album than the group usually got credit for generating.
Parts of it do sound very much like the Beatles circa Revolverbut there was far more to their sound than that.
The three hits off of Bee Gees' 1st"To Love Somebody" "New York Mining Disaster " and "Holiday" were gorgeous but relatively Israel - Bee Gees - Pop History Vol.
5thus giving Bee Gees' 1st a melancholy cast, but much of the rest is relatively upbeat psychedelic pop. Robin Gibb's lead vocals veered toward the melodramatic and poignant, and the orchestra did dress up some of the songs a little sweetly, yet overall the group presented themselves as a proficient rock ensemble who'd filled their debut album with a full set of solid, refreshingly original songs. Recently picked up the first of these releases, 's 1st, and I was surprised Haláltusa - Omen (19) - Tiszta Szívvel Israel - Bee Gees - Pop History Vol.
5 tunefully eclectic the darn thing was. And for those who simply must have their unabashed Gibbian wimpiness, there's "One Minute Woman" which features Barry Gibb getting down on his knees for a fickle and ungrateful lass. Jim Miller at Rolling Stone said that this album, along with Horizontal and Barbies Back (Rove Dogs Remix) - Golden Bug - Barbies Back The Remixes"can be easily considered as a group.
By the end ofthe album had been a top ten hit in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Ossie had a knack of keeping quiet and letting people get on, and then he went adrift a bit and got some bands that weren't quite so good. I had a lot of time for Ossie, he was a nice chap… he didn't have much talent as a producer I have to say, but he had enough talent to see the band. He had this talent of keeping people together and making them productive.
Israel - Bee Gees - Pop History Vol. 5 colleague John Pantry agreed with Shaw's assessment:. Ossie was a nice guy. He didn't know a great deal technically and initially relied heavily on the engineers. It wasn't long before the Bee Gees knew as much as him and started doing sessions without him… he did a great trick with his glass eye, which he could pop out! After singer Adam Faith heard the songs, he asked the Gibbs to write a song for him.
The brothers came out with " Cowman, Milk Your Cow ". All tracks are written by Barry and Robin Gibb except where noted. From Wikipedia, the free Israel - Bee Gees - Pop History Vol. 5. Redirected from Bee Gees 1st. Bee Gees. Retrieved 21 July The Woombye Pub. Retrieved 7 April Retrieved 21 February Bee Gees — Tales of the Brothers Gibb.
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