- Released: June 6, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Rhino
- 1.You Should Be Dancing
- 2.You Stepped into My Life
- 3.Love So Right
- 5.Can't Keep a Good Man Down
- 6.Boogie Child
- 7.Love Me
- 9.The Way It Was
- 10.Children of the World
The Bee Gees: Barry Gibb (vocals, guitar); Robin Gibb (vocals); Maurice Gibb
(bass, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Alan Kendall (guitar); Gary Brown (saxophone); Blue Weaver (keyboards, Arp & Moog synthesizers); George Perry (bass); Dennis Byron (drums); Joe Lala, Stephen Stills (percussion); The Boneroo Horns.
Producers: The Bee Gees, Abby Galuten, Karl Richardson.
Bee Gees: Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb.
Additional personnel: Stephen Stills, George "Chocolate" Perry.
CHILDREN OF THE WORLD follows the path set by MAIN COURSE, the band's first collaboration with producer Arif Mardin. The Bee Gees pursue a blend of their own unique, Beatles-influenced pop with mid-'70s R&B a la Philly International. The result was a batch of unprecedentedly funky, dance-oriented compositions ("You Should Be Dancing," "You Stepped Into My Life") that sounded as good in the living room (or bedroom, for that matter) as they did on the dance floor. The band's renowned ballad side was still in effect, but here it was bolstered by effective R&B leanings ("Love So Right"). Like MAIN COURSE, CHILDREN OF THE WORLD marks a transitional point between the pure pop of the band's earlier work and the disco superstardom that SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER would soon bring.