Bee Gees Mythology: The 50th Anniversary Collection (4-CD)

Mythology: The 50th Anniversary Collection (4-CD)
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  • Number of Discs: 4
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  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Reprise / WEA

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Curated and produced by Barry and Robin Gibb, MYTHOLOGY contains four discs, each spotlighting a different Gibb brother, including one dedicated to Andy, who was not part of the group. The songs were chosen by Barry, Robin, Maurice's widow Yvonne and Andy's daughter Peta. "These are pretty much our personal favorites," Barry explains in the liner notes, which were written by the family. "This is now the Bee Gees 50th Anniversary. And by the Bee Gees I mean all four brothers." "I always see our songs as 'just us three brothers' having a good time," adds Robin Gibb. "When I look back now, it is more about the journey, not the arrival." MYTHOLOGY also features a scrapbook of family photos, many never-before published, along with tributes from artists such as George Martin, Brian Wilson, Elton John, Graham Nash and the band's longtime manager Robert Stigwood.

Entertainment Reviews:

Spin - p.90
"From orchestral psychedelic pop and blue-eyed soul to falsetto disco and high-'80s synth confection, the brothers Gibb did it all..."
Uncut (magazine) - p.79
3 stars out of 5 -- "[It] succeeds in revealing the group from new angles. Robin's baroque pop, and Barry's falsetto dominance of the disco years, are well and good..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Spirits (Having Flown)
  • 2.You Win Again
  • 3.Jive Talkin'
  • 4.To Love Somebody
  • 5.Tragedy
  • 6.Too Much Heaven
  • 7.First Of May
  • 8.More Than A Woman
  • 9.Love So Right
  • 10.Night Fever
  • 11.Words
  • 12.Don't Forget To Remember
  • 13.If I Can't Have You
  • 14.Alone
  • 15.Heartbreaker
  • 16.How Deep Is Your Love
  • 17.Love You Inside And Out
  • 18.Stayin' Alive
  • 19.Barker Of The UFO
  • 20.Swan Song
  • 21.Spicks And Specks

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.I Am The World
  • 2.New York Mining Disaster
  • 3.I Can't See Nobody
  • 4.Holiday
  • 5.Massachusetts
  • 6.Sir Geoffrey Saved The World
  • 7.And The Sun Will Shine
  • 8.The Singer Sang His Song
  • 9.I've Gotta Get A Message To You
  • 10.I Started A Joke
  • 11.Odessa
  • 12.Saved By The Bell
  • 13.My World
  • 14.Run To Me
  • 15.Love Me
  • 16.Juliet
  • 17.The Longest Night
  • 18.Fallen Angel
  • 19.Rings Around The Moon
  • 20.Embrace
  • 21.Islands In The Stream

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Man In The Middle
  • 2.Closer Than Close
  • 3.Dimensions
  • 4.House Of Shame
  • 5.Suddenly
  • 6.Railroad
  • 7.Overnight
  • 8.It's Just The Way
  • 9.Lay It On Me
  • 10.Trafalgar
  • 11.Omega Man
  • 12.Walking On Air
  • 13.Country Woman
  • 14.Angel Of Mercy
  • 15.Above And Beyond
  • 16.Hold Her In Your Hand
  • 17.You Know It's For You
  • 18.Wildflower
  • 19.On Time
  • 20.The Bridge

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Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Andrew Sandoval.
Liner Note Author: David English.
Photographers: Lynn Goldsmith; Bob Sherman; Michael Putland; Walter McBride; Neal Preston; Glenn A. Baker; Andrea Csillas; Tony Korody; Judi Lesta; Bobby Furst.
Released in 2010 to commemorate 50 years of the Bee Gees -- a date picked from their formation, not from when they started to hit the charts -- this four-disc box set celebrates the legacy of the Brothers Gibb, devoting a disc each to songs sung by a particular sibling. This includes their brother Andy, who never was a Bee Gee but certainly was closely tied to his older brothers, who did write several of his big hits including "Shadow Dancing," "I Just Want to Be Your Everything," "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water," "An Everlasting Love," and "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away," songs that appear on the fourth disc of Mythology, fitting neatly alongside the Bee Gees tunes on the first three discs. Each of the songs was chosen by a Gibb -- Barry and Robin picked their respective discs, Maurice's widow chose his, Andy's daughter Peta curated his disc -- and they never failed to include the group's biggest hits, along with well-chosen selections scattered throughout their catalog. A few hits may be absent -- "Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)" and "Lonely Days" are notably missing -- but that isn't as problematic as the sequencing skipping through the decades on each disc, a tactic that, while designed to increase appreciation for the different eras, winds up preventing any momentum from catching hold. Nevertheless, the conceit of devoting a disc to each brother pays off splendidly, increasing appreciation for what each Gibb accomplished, and that, combined with the great majority of the Bee Gees' signature hits, makes Mythology a fitting anniversary celebration. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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