Greatest [Expanded]

Greatest [Expanded]

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The original double-LP version of this compilation was one of the most generous in the Bee Gees' catalog, assembling 20 of their biggest disco-era hits and most important album tracks in one place, all while the disco boom was still alive in a lot of places. The expanded Reprise double-CD edition of this collection, released in SeptemberSee more details below

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The original double-LP version of this compilation was one of the most generous in the Bee Gees' catalog, assembling 20 of their biggest disco-era hits and most important album tracks in one place, all while the disco boom was still alive in a lot of places. The expanded Reprise double-CD edition of this collection, released in September of 2007, boosts the original compilation's running time by more than 30 minutes, most of the latter made up of remixes and alternate mixes of established hits, such as a 12" promo version and a Teddybears remix of "Stayin' Alive," a Jason Bentley/Philip Steir remix of "You Should Be Dancing," a Count De Money remix of "If I Can't Have You," a Future Funk Squad remix of "Night Fever," and a Supreme Beings of Leisure remix of "How Deep Is Your Love." There's also one previously unissued track, "Warm Ride," without a word of mention about when or where it came from -- in its defense, it's as good a song as anything the Bee Gees actually released in the second half of the '70s. Its presence is a reminder of just how high the quality of their work was during this period, that they had material of such quality that they hadn't utilized, and that they could put it onto a compilation such as this without breaking up the concept or quality. The other selling point on this double-CD set is the sound quality, which runs circles around the prior CD version as well as the vinyl original, rivals the best-sounding audiophile versions of the trio's work, and more than matches the quality on the expanded reissues of their first three albums.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227996680
catalogNumber:
287740
Rank:
1640

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Jive Talkin'
  2. Night Fever
  3. Tragedy
  4. You Should Be Dancing
  5. Stayin' Alive
  6. How Deep Is Your Love
  7. Love So Right
  8. Too Much Heaven
  9. (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
  10. Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)
  11. Warm Ride
  12. Stayin' Alive

Disc 2

  1. If I Can't Have You
  2. You Stepped into My Life
  3. Love Me
  4. More Than a Woman
  5. Rest Your Love on Me
  6. Nights on Broadway
  7. Spirits (Having Flown)
  8. Love You Inside Out
  9. Wind of Change
  10. Children of the World
  11. You Should Be Dancing
  12. If I Can't Have You
  13. Night Fever
  14. How Deep Is Your Love
  15. Stayin' Alive

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bee Gees   Primary Artist
Ray Barretto   Conga
Steve Stills   Percussion
Robin Gibb   Vocals,Group Member
Barry Gibb   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Stan Webb   Horn
Peter Graves   Horn
Neal Bonsanti   Horn
Dennis Bryon   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Joe Farrell   Tenor Saxophone
Kenneth Faulk   Horn
Maurice Gibb   Bass,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Alan Kendall   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Group Member
Gene Orloff   Concert Master
George "Chocolate" Perry   Percussion
Whit Sidener   Horn
Blue Weaver   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Group Member
Bill Purse   Horn
Klas Åhlund   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards
Patrik Arve   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bee Gees   Producer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Albhy Galuten   Producer,String Conductor
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Karl Richardson   Producer
Philip Steir   Executive Producer
Blue Weaver   Composer
Glenn Ross   Art Direction
Steve Stanley   Art Direction
Tom Nikosey   Logo
Klas Åhlund   Programming
Ramin Sakurai   Remixing
Patrik Arve   Programming
Glen Nicholls   Producer,Remixing

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