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"Spero che saremo ricordati come tre persone che hanno reso tanta gente felice con la musica e dato loro piacevoli ricordi".
(Maurice Gibb)


Di seguito gli interventi pubblicati in questa sezione, in ordine cronologico.
 
 
(di Enzo , 06/03/2006 @ 18:40:59, in Dal web, linkato 1006 volte)

Il leggendario studio di registrazione dei Bee Gees a Miami, "Middle Ear", chiude i suoi battenti e viene consegnato ai suoi nuovi proprietati dopo oltre 25 anni di esercizio.
In questi venticinque anni i Gibb hanno registrato in questo studio tantissime delle loro canzoni di maggiore successo.
Lo studio è stato ufficialmente consegnato ai nuovi propietari, e non sarà demolito, per il momento. Rimarrà chiuso per alcuni mesi in attesa di una decisione sulla destinazione definitiva dell'immobile.
(Fonte: "Ellan Vannin")


The Bee Gees'  legendary Miami recording sudio, "Middle Ear" closed its doors and was officially taken over by the new owners. The Gibbs wrote and recorded there most of their biggest hits in 25 years activity of the studio. It seems the building will not be demolished for the moment. It will be kept closed for a few months, until the new owners decide if rent it or establish their own office there. (Source: "Ellan Vannin")

 
(di Enzo , 21/02/2006 @ 12:15:18, in Dal web, linkato 1708 volte)

Barry e Robin alla fine del concertoBarry e Robin Gibb si sono esibiti insieme per la prima volta dopo la scomparsa, avvenuta tre anni fa, del loro fratello Maurice. I due superstiti della formazione sono saliti sul palco dell'albergo Diplomat di Hollywood (South Florida) lo scorso 18 febbraio per un concerto benefico privato a favore del Diabetes Research Institute.
Il concerto, chiamato "Brothers Gibb - Fire and Ice", si è svolto all'interno dell'evento annuale di beneficenza "Love and hope".
In realtà è stata una grande sorpresa, perchè, in relazione all'evento, era stata annunciata e pubblicizzata l'esibizione del solo Barry, che avrebbe dovuto eseguire canzoni del suo repertorio di solista.
Barry e Robin hanno invece passato in rassegna molte delle canzoni più famose dei Bee Gees degli anni 60 e 70.
I momenti sicuramente più emozionanti, secondo alcuni fans presenti, sono stati il tributo a Maurice Gibb, con l'interpretazione e dedica di "Don't forget to remember" e l'abbraccio a fine concerto di Barry e Robin, che sono apparsi molto felici e rilassati.
Dai primi resoconti del concerto sembra inoltre che la qualità dell'esibizione dei Gibb sia stata eccellente.
Da segnalare che Barry e Robin si sono esibiti sotto il nome "Brothers Gibb" e non "Bee Gees", lasciando forse intendere (e sperare) che ogni eventuale futura nuova attività comune sarà svolta con questa denominazione.Ciò sarebbe coerente con le loro prime affermazioni dopo la morte di Maurice, nelle quali sia barry che Robin (seppure in tempi e modi diversi), avevano fatto capire che avrebbero lasciare il nome "Bee Gees" associato alla memoria del gruppo formato da tutti e tre i fratelli.
Ecco la lista delle canzoni eseguite nel concerto del "Love and hope":
Fire and Ice - Brothers Gibb

1. intro/Jive Talkin'
2. Stayin' Alive
3. Massachusetts
4. Words
5. Lonely Days
6. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
7. Night Fever/More Than a Woman
8. To Love Somebody
9. How Deep Is Your Love
10. I Started a Joke
11. Gotta Get a Message To You
12. Don't Forget To Remember
13. Tragedy/You Should Be Dancin'

(fonte: barrygibb.com, robingibb.com e Google News )

 
(di Enzo , 20/02/2006 @ 19:46:18, in Dal web, linkato 1022 volte)

Nuovo ingresso direttamente questa settimana al numero 5 della classifica britannica per la cover di "Woman in Love", prodotta da Robin Gibb e cantata da Liz McClarnon.
E' la cinquantesima volta che una canzone scritta dai Gibb raggiunge i primi dieci posti dei singoli più venduti nel Regno Unito.
La versione originale della canzone, scritta da Barry e Robin, raggiunse la vetta dei singoli in vari paesi (Italia inclusa) nel 1980, era cantata da Barbra Streisand. Era inclusa nell'album "Guilty", prodotto da Barry.
(Fonte: BBC Singles Chart) - Grazie a Juan Cristobal -


The Liz McClarnon cover version of "Woman in love" enter this week the UK  singles chart directly  at #5, making the 50th top 10 single for the brothers Gibb in the UK chart. The original version of the song, written by barry and Robin , topped the charts in many countries (Italy included) in 1980. It was sung by Barbra Streisand and was included in the "Guilty" album. (Source: BBC Singles Chart) - Thanks to Juan Cristobal -

 
(di Enzo , 15/02/2006 @ 09:21:50, in Dal web, linkato 1636 volte)

Annuncio ufficiale: l'intero catalogo dei Bee Gees, dal primo all'ultimo album, comprendendo master, inediti, demo etc, sarà gestito dalla Rhino Records, etichetta sussidiaria della Warner Bros.[//]
La Rhino è altamente specializzata in riedizioni di dischi già pubblicati, aggiungendo nella "confezione" inediti, nuove foto, booklet con descrizioni aggiuntivi etc.
I tempi della ripubblicazione dei dischi dovrebbero essere abbastanza brevi, iniziando dalla seconda metà del 2006.

Ecco l'articolo (da Billboard.com):

"Bee Gees Catalog Shifts To Rhino"
February 14, 2006, 11:30 AM ET
Chris Walsh, N.Y.

Expect new packages of vintage Bee Gees material to emerge in the near future, as Rhino Entertainment has entered an exclusive, worldwide catalog agreement with the group.

The pact includes master recordings and unreleased material from the trio's entire history, from the Gibb brothers' 1965 debut to their most recent studio album, "This Is Where I Came In," released in 2001 via Uptown/Universal. The agreement also includes the 1977 "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, which is certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies.

"The Bee Gees created a body of work that represents some of the most popular music ever recorded and their songs are literally the soundtrack of an entire generation," said Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO of U.S. Recorded Music, Lyor Cohen in announcing the agreement.

The Bee Gees -- Barry, Robin and Maurice, who died in January 2003 -- have a career that includes seven platinum albums, more than 60 singles charted, eight Grammy Awards, 16 Grammy nominations and membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Song Writers Hall of Fame.


"This Is Where I Came In" debuted at No. 16 on The Billboard 200 upon its release. In 2004, the same year the group was among the inaugural inductees into the Dance Music Hall of Fame, Universal's "Bee Gees Number Ones" rounded up the group's chart-toppers and reached No. 23 on the chart.

 
(di Enzo , 08/02/2006 @ 12:30:17, in Dal web, linkato 1072 volte)
Barry Gibb ha iniziato in questi giorni (pare il 6 febbraio) a provare la scaletta della sua prossima esibizione al concerto di beneficienza "Love and hope Ball" , che si svolgerà al Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa a Hollywood il prossimo 18 febbraio[//].
Per la prima volta dopo tanti anni non si servirà più del "Middle Ear" studio, che sarà chiuso il prossimo 2 marzo.
Le prove di Barry con la band che lo accompagnerà dal vivo ad Holliwood, e della quale pare facciano parte Ben Stivers e Tim Cansfield, avranno luogo in uno studio (il cui nome non è attualmente noto) a North Miami.
Sul contenuto della "scaletta" dello show circolano varie indiscrezioni. Tuttavia recentemente durante una chat nel suo sito, Barry aveva escluso la possibilità di inserire canzoni dei Bee Gees.

(da GSI, Bee Gees World e DiabetesResearches.org) 
 
(di Enzo , 08/02/2006 @ 09:30:21, in Dal web, linkato 1326 volte)
Uno dei concerti più attesi fra quelli che Robin terrà in luglio nel Regno unito è sicuramente quello di Edimburgo[//].
In questo articolo si parla di tutte le stars che si esibiranno quest'estate al famoso castello della capitale scozzese. Ecco l'articolo (da Scotsman.com News):

"Esplanade back in business as big-name gigs revealed"
(BRIAN FERGUSON)
FORMER Bee Gees star Robin Gibb, Irish boy band Westlife and operatic chart-toppers Il Divo will all play outdoor shows at Edinburgh Castle this summer.
Promoters today unveiled details of the first three open-air shows lined up for the Esplanade at the world-famous attraction.
Gigs at the Castle are being revived after last year's 11th-hour postponement of a string of concerts, expected to have been performed by rock legends such as Bob Dylan, Meat Loaf and Sting.
They were shelved after talks broke down between Regular Music, promoters of the Castle Concerts, and Historic Scotland, which is responsible for running and maintaining the Castle.
The Evening News revealed in December that health and safety fears harboured by some Historic Scotland officials had been resolved and the concerts were set to return.
A total of six concerts are expected to be held at the Esplanade over two weekends in July this year, with most of the fans due to be accommodated in the giant stands erected for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
If they sell out, the shows could generate upwards of £9 million for the Capital's economy. Barry Wright, promoter of the Castle Concerts series, said: "We're delighted to announce the return of the summer concerts to Edinburgh Castle and an impressive line-up for 2006.
Over two weekends in July, some of the finest performers in the world will take to the stage at this legendary venue to perform in front of an estimated audience of 8000 people each evening." City council leader Donald Anderson said: "I'm delighted that these great artists have chosen to come to Edinburgh.
The stunning and iconic setting of the Castle makes concerts there a special event for both performer and audience and will give everyone a night to remember.
"On a personal level, I'm particularly looking forward to Il Divo.
" Westlife, who will be appearing on July 21, will be returning to the venue two years after they played there in a show which set a new record as the fastest sell-out to date at the Esplanade.
The superstar band have sold more than £34m worth of albums and have notched up an amazing 12 number one hits.
Il Divo, the pop-classical quartet assembled by impresario Simon Cowell famously knocked Robbie Williams off the top of the UK album charts with their debut, which went on to enjoy chart-topping success in another 25 countries around the world.
Earlier this month Il Divo saw their latest album enter the US album charts at number one and the band's 2006 world tour will see them visit 58 cities in 18 countries. The four members of the group, due to appear in Edinburgh on July 20, are French, American, Swiss and Spanish.
Robin Gibb, one of two surviving members of the Bee Gees, will bring a full live band and classical orchestra to the Esplanade on July 16.
Fans of the Bee Gees - whose hits have been covered by musicians such as Boyzone, George Michael and Take That - can expect performances of classic hits like Stayin' Alive, Jive Talking, Night Fever and How Deep Is Your Love?

Moby, Runrig, Del Amitri, Paul Simon, Wet Wet Wet, Mike Oldfield, Elton John, The Beach Boys, Status Quo and Van Morrison are among the acts to have appeared at the Esplanade.
• Tickets, priced £35 and £40, are due to go on sale on Friday from Ripping Records, on South Bridge, Tickets Scotland on Rose Street, the Castle Concerts ticket hotline on 0870 903 3444 or via www.ticketweb.co.uk.
 
(di Enzo , 08/02/2006 @ 09:23:57, in Dal web, linkato 1084 volte)
Barry Gibb è nuovamente nonno. Il 6 febbraio è nato un bimbo, figlio di Steve Gibb[//].
Ecco il testo (da barrygibb.com):
Congratulations to Steve and Gloria who gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing in at a little over 10lbs, no name yet but we will update you shortly with further details.
 
(di Enzo , 07/02/2006 @ 09:20:39, in Dal web, linkato 1216 volte)

La Rhino Records, casa discografica americana specializzata nelle "reissues" (ripubblicazioni di dischi ) sta per annunciare un nuovo contratto che riguarda la ri-pubblicazione dell'intero catalogo discografico dei Bee Gees ed, udite udite, per eventuali pubblicazioni di materiale inedito[//]... : - P
Ecco l'articolo (da www.calendarlive.com) :

'Fever' pitch for Bee Gees
By Geoff Boucher

This week the Bee Gees and Warner Music Group will make it clear that, with the looming 30th anniversary of "Saturday Night Fever," they expect the group's classic disco hits will be staying very alive in the pop consciousness. Warner's Rhino Entertainment plans to announce that it has a new worldwide deal in place to revisit the original master recordings and unreleased material from the music library of the Bee Gees, who were the Brothers Gibb: Barry, Robin and the late Maurice. The Bee Gees' original studio recordings spanned from 1965 through 2001, but really, the Bee Gees are defined (be it good or bad) by their mad success in the second half of the 1970s, when they gave a falsetto voice and an irresistible beat to the disco phenomenon.

Hits such as "Stayin' Alive," "You Should Be Dancing," "Night Fever," "Tragedy" and "Jive Talkin' " either made you dance or wince, but they were inescapable. In the U.S., the Australian-bred group was so closely identified with that moment in music that they found it virtually impossible to connect with new hits after the 1970s. The polyester-era hits have been repackaged again and again, but Rhino Entertainment's Scott Pascucci says this time around the approach will be a deeper examination of the group's history and its 1960s work, overlooked in the glare of the disco ball.

"When you have a truly great group, which the Bee Gees are," Pascucci said, "you want to give a full context from the beginning of their career to the present, and I don't think that has been done with the Bee Gees."

Barry Gibb last year released a duets album with Barbra Streisand, and Robin Gibb has toured as a solo act, but the pair had said after their brother's death that they would not go on as the Bee Gees. Barry, though, has hinted on websites that a tribute album to his late sibling may be coming.

Pascucci said there was a meeting scheduled that would begin shaping the Bee Gees' legacy revival. And what about that anniversary of "Saturday Night Fever," the 1977 soundtrack that was nothing short of cultural juggernaut? "Yes, we will be talking about that."

 
(di Enzo , 06/02/2006 @ 15:15:37, in Dal web, linkato 1104 volte)

Incredibile ma vero: Kenny Rogers odiava una delle sue canzoni di maggior successo, Islands in the Stream, scritta per lui dai Bee Gees e prodotta da Barry Gibb[//]. S - (
Ecco l'articolo (da: www.cmt.com , citato anche nella mailing list "Words") :  

It's hard to imagine now, but "Islands in the Stream" was originally intended as a solo single for Kenny Rogers -- and he certainly wasn't happy about recording the song.

"I hated that song," Rogers recently told CMT.com. "I had been doing it for three days. And it was Barry Gibb producing it with the Bee Gees, and I sounded like one of the Bee Gees. I just said, 'Barry, I don't even like this song anymore.' He said, 'You know what we need? We need Dolly Parton.'"

Rogers had recently met Parton while he was a guest on her television variety show, but he did not know her well at the time. However, his manager had her phone number, and after a phone call, she showed up at the studio within an hour, Rogers remembers.

"From the moment she walked in the room, it was a totally different song," Rogers says. "It just had a lilt to it. It had fun. It had energy. It was playful -- all of the things it wasn't when I did it by myself.

"When she came in, it had a different purpose. It was people singing together. It was like communication, as opposed to me just singing about something. And it was immediate -- the minute she came in and sang her verse."

The single ultimately climbed to No. 1 on both the pop and country charts in 1983, making it a perfect fit for Rogers' latest album, 21 Number Ones. The collection also includes "The Gambler," "Through the Years," "Lady," "Lucille" and "Coward of the County."

 
(di Enzo , 03/02/2006 @ 12:01:32, in Dal web, linkato 2035 volte)

Nuove date per un nuovo tour di Robin e la sua orchestra.
Il tour, in svolgimento a luglio 2006, riguarda la Gran Bretagna, ed allo stato attuale queste sono le date annunciate:

01.07 - Cardiff, Coopersfield
02.07 - Woodstock, Blenheim Palace (Oxfordshire)
06.07 - Liverpool, Liverpool Pops
07.07 - Chatsworth, Chatsworth House (Derbyshire)
08.07 - Knebworth, Knebworth House (Hertfordshire)
09.07 - Maidstone, Leeds Castle (Kent)
14.07 - Blickling, Blickling Hall (Norfolk)
15.07 - Bath, The Rec
16.07 - Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle

Tutti i concerti (ad eccezione di quelli di Liverpool ed Edimburgo) fanno parte di "Summer Nights", un prestigioso circuito di eventi e concerti che ogni anno in Gran Bretagna prevede le esibizioni (all'aperto) di grandi nomi della musica in castelli ed altre amene località.
Quest'anno, oltre a Robin, si esibiranno, tra gli altri, artisti del calibro di Bryan Adams, James Blunt, i Westlife e Pavarotti. L'anno scorso partciparono, tra gli altri a Ronan Keating ed Anastasia.
- Per ulteriori informazioni: Summer Nights 2006 e robingibb.com
- Per i biglietti (già disponibili per i concerti "Summer nights 2006): Ticketmaster UK

Tra pochi giorni verranno forniti ulteriori informazioni (e notizie per l'acquisto dei biglietti) dei concerti di Liverpool ed Edimburgo, che attualmente non sono disponibili.

 
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