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Reply #90 posted 04/20/07 4:59am

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SoulAlive said:

Cloudbuster said:



As do I, but I'm still of the opinion that they wrote some great work after that.
You need to hear the albums before labelling them bland. Sure, it's all done in an adult pop vein but still playful and all over the place.



what 80s albums do you recommend?


Well, there's only three (excluding the lame Staying Alive soundtrack,) Living Eyes (1981), E.S.P. (1987) and One (1989).
E.S.P. is the liveliest of the three but I think the other two are better.
One got very good reviews on release and is probably the most consistant of the three, but they all contain some fine work. The ballads on Living Eyes are gorgeous.

From the 90s you should investigate Size and Still Waters. Both great albums, imo.

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Reply #91 posted 04/20/07 9:32am

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Cloudbuster said:

SoulAlive said:




what 80s albums do you recommend?


Well, there's only three (excluding the lame Staying Alive soundtrack,) Living Eyes (1981), E.S.P. (1987) and One (1989).
E.S.P. is the liveliest of the three but I think the other two are better.
One got very good reviews on release and is probably the most consistant of the three, but they all contain some fine work. The ballads on Living Eyes are gorgeous.

From the 90s you should investigate Size and Still Waters. Both great albums, imo.

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Totally agreed, its funny how many artists get dismissed when they hit a certain age or had a certain amount of success early on , we almost penalize them from carrying on after success when we should just let all artists grow and do their thing.

"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #92 posted 04/21/07 5:25am

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lastdecember said:

Cloudbuster said:



Well, there's only three (excluding the lame Staying Alive soundtrack,) Living Eyes (1981), E.S.P. (1987) and One (1989).
E.S.P. is the liveliest of the three but I think the other two are better.
One got very good reviews on release and is probably the most consistant of the three, but they all contain some fine work. The ballads on Living Eyes are gorgeous.

From the 90s you should investigate Size and Still Waters. Both great albums, imo.


Totally agreed, its funny how many artists get dismissed when they hit a certain age or had a certain amount of success early on , we almost penalize them from carrying on after success when we should just let all artists grow and do their thing.



You didn't answer my question on page 3. smile
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Reply #93 posted 04/21/07 5:53am

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lastdecember said:



Totally agreed, its funny how many artists get dismissed when they hit a certain age or had a certain amount of success early on , we almost penalize them from carrying on after success when we should just let all artists grow and do their thing.



You didn't answer my question on page 3. smile


Man in the Middle (Maurice Lead)
Embrace
She Keeps on Coming
Sacred Trust
Voice in the Wilderness (very manic song,strange)

They had material saved over from these sessions and i believe stuff that they were working on at the time of Maurice's death, dont know if it will ever surface

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Reply #94 posted 04/21/07 1:28pm

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lastdecember said:

Man in the Middle (Maurice Lead)
Embrace
She Keeps on Coming
Sacred Trust
Voice in the Wilderness (very manic song,strange)

They had material saved over from these sessions and i believe stuff that they were working on at the time of Maurice's death, dont know if it will ever surface


I've heard about 30 seconds of one outtake called Sensuality. I actually liked it better than a lot of what was on the album.

She Keeps On Coming. cool
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Reply #95 posted 04/21/07 2:33pm

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Because they did the Sgt Peppers movie and that pissed a lot of pure rock fans off. If you notice, Peter Frampton lost much of his popularity after that film as well. Prince should have with Graffiti Bridge, but so goes the world..lol
All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #96 posted 04/21/07 2:43pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Because they did the Sgt Peppers movie and that pissed a lot of pure rock fans off. If you notice, Peter Frampton lost much of his popularity after that film as well. Prince should have with Graffiti Bridge, but so goes the world..lol


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Reply #97 posted 04/21/07 2:47pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Because they did the Sgt Peppers movie and that pissed a lot of pure rock fans off. If you notice, Peter Frampton lost much of his popularity after that film as well. Prince should have with Graffiti Bridge, but so goes the world..lol


Then how do you explain the success of their 'Spirits Having Flown' album? It was released several months after the 'Sgt Peppers' fiasco,and sold millions.In 1979,they had three Number One pop hits: "Tragedy","Too Much Heaven" and "Love You Inside Out".Their popularity suffered in the 80s but I don't think it's because of that awful movie lol Bad movies don't kill a pop artist's career.Just ask Madonna and Prince,lol.
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Reply #98 posted 04/21/07 3:33pm

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I'm wondering if the reason is that not many of their Saturday Night Fever/Disco era fans are even aware of their earlier material.


My memories of them goes back to their album...



...Bee Gees' 1st

Holiday
New York Mining Disaster 1941
To Love Somebody
Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You


Based on what they sounded like at the start of their career, I was rather surprised at their 70s style change.

Some might call it just a matter of survival or simply opportunistic.



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Reply #99 posted 04/21/07 5:27pm

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did you like their 70s R&B/disco phase?
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Reply #100 posted 04/21/07 6:16pm

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I think what alot of people dont realize, is that of all those groups in the "British Invasion" the Bee Gees were always leaning towards RB from day one. Their father wanted them to be the "White" Mills Brothers, he heard the Gibb Brothers harmonizing one day back when Barry was about 9 and the other 2 were about 6 and the Harmony was already there, The Bee Gees are very much a "soul" group. So to me there move in the 70's towards JIVE TALKING and You Shuld be Dancing was just a natural advancement, they were working at that point with ARIF MARDIN who honestly was the last great producer, especially in RB. I never viewed SNF as a "sell out" they had plenty of hits at that point and had been around 10+ years, they were on a roll pretty much and it was a natural thing, also remember that they werent doing these songs for FEVER the Movie, they were recording a new album and the phone rang about this movie and they gave in and let them use the songs.

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Reply #101 posted 04/23/07 3:29am

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theAudience said:

I'm wondering if the reason is that not many of their Saturday Night Fever/Disco era fans are even aware of their earlier material.


My memories of them goes back to their album...



...Bee Gees' 1st

Holiday
New York Mining Disaster 1941
To Love Somebody
Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You


Based on what they sounded like at the start of their career, I was rather surprised at their 70s style change.

Some might call it just a matter of survival or simply opportunistic.



tA

peace Tribal Disorder

http://www.soundclick.com...dID=182431


I love that album. One of my faves of theirs.
Shame you didn't highlight I Can't See Nobody, tho'. Killer track. wink
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Reply #102 posted 04/23/07 3:32am

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I think what alot of people dont realize, is that of all those groups in the "British Invasion" the Bee Gees were always leaning towards RB from day one. Their father wanted them to be the "White" Mills Brothers, he heard the Gibb Brothers harmonizing one day back when Barry was about 9 and the other 2 were about 6 and the Harmony was already there, The Bee Gees are very much a "soul" group. So to me there move in the 70's towards JIVE TALKING and You Shuld be Dancing was just a natural advancement, they were working at that point with ARIF MARDIN who honestly was the last great producer, especially in RB. I never viewed SNF as a "sell out" they had plenty of hits at that point and had been around 10+ years, they were on a roll pretty much and it was a natural thing, also remember that they werent doing these songs for FEVER the Movie, they were recording a new album and the phone rang about this movie and they gave in and let them use the songs.


The soul influence goes right back to Bee Gees First. nod
Just listen to To Love Somebody and I Can't See Nobody. It's all there.
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