“Odessa” by Bee Gees - album review

TJR says

As Wikipedia tells, this was an ambitious project, originally intended as a concept album on the loss of a fictional ship in 1899. It created tension and disagreements in the band regarding the album's direction; finally, a dispute over which song to release as a single led to Robin Gibb temporarily leaving the group. The album was not well received by the public or the music press on release, and led to a decline in the group's fortunes until their disco period in the mid 1970s. Barry Gibb later dismissed it as “a confused attempt to live up to our record company's desire that we do something meaningful”. For all the negativity, many folks do regard it as their “Sgt Pepper” and a high watermark.

The Jukebox Rebel
04-Dec-2015

A1 [07:33] 4.6.png Bee Gees - Odessa (City On The Black Sea) (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Songwriter
A2 [04:16] 4.7.png Bee Gees - You’ll Never See My Face Again (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop
A3 [03:27] 3.8.png Bee Gees - Black Diamond (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop
B1 [04:26] 6.0.png Bee Gees - Marley Purt Drive (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Folk Rock / Americana
B2 [03:07] 6.3.png Bee Gees - Edison (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Cerebral Pop
B3 [03:48] 5.2.png Bee Gees - Melody Fair (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop
B4 [02:29] 4.5.png Bee Gees - Suddenly (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Folk Rock / Americana
B5 [03:24] 6.5.png Bee Gees - Whisper Whisper (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop
C1 [04:47] 3.5.png Bee Gees - Lamplight (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop Ballad
C2 [03:27] 4.5.png Bee Gees - Sound Of Love (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop Ballad
C3 [03:26] 3.1.png Bee Gees - Give Your Best (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Country
C4 [04:09] 3.5.png Bee Gees - Seven Seas Symphony (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Film Score / Incidental
C5 [01:46] 2.8.png Bee Gees - With All Nations (International Anthem) (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Film Score / Incidental
D1 [04:09] 3.6.png Bee Gees - I Laugh In Your Face (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop Ballad
D2 [03:28] 5.9.png Bee Gees - Never Say Never Again (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop
D3 [02:50] 2.7.png Bee Gees - First Of May (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Pop Ballad
D4 [03:17] 4.8.png Bee Gees - The British Opera (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Film Score / Incidental




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