Rate Your Music. Australian Chart Book — Australian Chart Book. Retrieved 5 May Archived from the original on 7 November Retrieved 1 May Note: user must select 'Bee Gees' from drop-down.
UK Albums Chart. Media Control. Retrieved 6 May Melody Saturday Night Fever. Here at Last Barry was looking for somebody who had a similar voice sound but also wrote". Peter Mason did audition and recorded vocals on a few of the songs to be included on the Cucumber Castle album but those were either erased or left out of the final mix. Mason is unable to verify if his voice is on "Don't Forget to Remember".
Mason believes that it was Robert Stigwood wanting to reunite the three brothers that kept him from joining the Bee Gees, in spite of the fact that Barry had welcomed him on board and even bought him a suit for performing in. Also in that month, Barry produced P.
On 9 July , Barry produced P. Also in July, the Bee Gees continued recording eight songs for the film of the same name. Filming started on 11 August Also on July, Maurice played all the instruments on the song " My Thing ", which was sung by him. The song was released as a single in Both songs were later re-recorded for what was intended to be Barry's debut solo album The Kid's No Good. In October, the Bee Gees recorded two songs, around the same time as they re-recorded " I.
On 16 October, the last album session, they recorded the unreleased track "Julia", which was sung by Maurice. Also in November, Gibb produced Tin Tin's three songs. Shortly after Petersen's departure, Barry reminded everyone, "Maurice is capable of playing about seven instruments - most of the back tracks on the records were all him, and I sang lead on four or five of the hit singles. It's very morose, but it's not even a demo really. It's sort of like writing in progress, just singing what comes into your mind.
I think it was just something that I sort of came up with and that was it. It mentions Stigwood in the lyrics to the song. In fact, I made a big mistake to be honest with you. Barry loved it, wanted to sing it, and I said, 'No, I want to sing it!
Not that I don't think I didn't sing it really spectacularly or anything, but Barry would have sang it much better. We didn't want to keep changing horses while we were doing that. We just wanted to get on with making records. There was a tremendous amount of stress there, but there was no animosity involved with Colin and Vince. It's just that we were evolving as the three brothers, as songwriters, and going forward.
That's pretty much how it started out, and that's pretty much where it ended up. Paul's Cathedral in a penthouse apartment that we rented when we first arrived in England," says Barry.
Me and my then-girlfriend, who is my wife now, we'd just fallen in love, and it was that type of mood I was in that night. It was probably written in Eaton Square or at the penthouse. A lot of the ballads in those days were written that way, like 'Words' things like that. So I think that it was certainly influenced by that. Sometimes Vince Melouney, because he was a rocker at heart, would influence us. I remember Vince on 'Idea' [doing that guitar lick].
It was wanting to do something with more aggression, with more energy. That's my greatest memory of it — looking for something that was a little more angry and that just came out in the studio. One of my favorite rock songs that Barry came up with. He was really powerful vocally. I don't know whether you've heard a droning of an engine. It's a hypnotic thing. Aurora , longdist01 , mark winstanley and 2 others like this. Location: Center of the World, OH. My older brother bought 'Odessa' as a cut-out in the early 70's.
I listened to it often and liked it quite a bit. Over the years, it would pop up in flea markets or used record stores at very cheap prices so I would buy them just because I liked the flocked cover.
I probably have around 5 or 6 of the originals. Of those, only 1 is not a cut-out. I have one or two that do not have the flocked cover.
I have 1 that is the 1LP version maybe mid to late 70s? The Elephant Man , Mar 31, Guy E and mBen like this. I bought this album many years ago red velvet vinyl and can't remember loving it the first listen. I put it back on the shelves with my other three Bee Gees albums 1st, Horizontal, Idea. One day a few months later, I put it on and was blown away by it. It all connected and at that moment I discovered a masterpiece. I must have played it all night long and couldn't get over how good it was.
I always liked the 60's Bee Gees, but on this day I became Bee Gees obsessed and not long after bought every album up until Main Course I'm not as fond of the following disco years. It is still one of my favorites and I still go into the occasional Bee Gees obsession and listen to all the albums I have. Great band and possibly their greatest achievement. I know many people like it, but the only song that doesn't fit the album is "Marley Purt Drive".
The country rock vibe disrupts the baroque pop mood. I can never decide if I like mono or stereo. I think certain songs sound better in stereo and some better in mono. It's a tough call. I will say I love the alternate fuzz guitar version of "Never Say Never Again" and think that should have made the album. Thanks for the post! Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Playful Reflection. Track Listing. Let There Be Love.Idea is the fifth album by the Bee Gees. Released in September , the album sold over a million copies worldwide. The album was issued in both mono and stereo pressings in the UK.