The Ultimate Bee Gees

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Functioning as something of a replacement for the 2001 collection Their Greatest Hits: The Record, The Ultimate Bee Gees covers much of the same ground as that double-disc set, albeit in not quite so linear a fashion. The Record marched through its 40 tracks chronologically, opening with the stately baroque Beatlesque pop of the '60s and then winding through the '70s, whereas this opens with the bright, fabulous blast of "You Should Be Dancing" and remains in their late-'70s heyday for a while before fast-forwarding to such latter-day adult contemporary hits as "One." We don't get to "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" and "I Started a Joke" until halfway through ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Functioning as something of a replacement for the 2001 collection Their Greatest Hits: The Record, The Ultimate Bee Gees covers much of the same ground as that double-disc set, albeit in not quite so linear a fashion. The Record marched through its 40 tracks chronologically, opening with the stately baroque Beatlesque pop of the '60s and then winding through the '70s, whereas this opens with the bright, fabulous blast of "You Should Be Dancing" and remains in their late-'70s heyday for a while before fast-forwarding to such latter-day adult contemporary hits as "One." We don't get to "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" and "I Started a Joke" until halfway through the second disc, and this jumbled, almost haphazard sequencing is a little disconcerting since it appears to follow no true rhyme or reason. Nevertheless, scattershot is still plenty entertaining when the music is as good as this, and this does have all the Bee Gees' big hits, plus live versions of songs they gave to others, so it's a good, swift way to get all this stuff at once -- at least for those who don't already have The Record or some other Bee Gees hits collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227984786
  • Catalog Number: 521352
  • Sales rank: 2,656

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Should Be Dancing (4:16)
  2. 2 Stayin' Alive (4:43)
  3. 3 Jive Talkin' (3:44)
  4. 4 Nights on Broadway (4:33)
  5. 5 Tragedy (5:02)
  6. 6 Night Fever (3:32)
  7. 7 More Than a Woman (3:17)
  8. 8 Fanny (Be Tender With My Love) (4:04)
  9. 9 Spirits (Having Flown) (5:11)
  10. 10 If I Can't Have You (3:19)
  11. 11 Boogie Child (4:11)
  12. 12 Love You Inside Out (4:10)
  13. 13 You Win Again (4:00)
  14. 14 One (4:52)
  15. 15 Secret Love (3:32)
  16. 16 Alone (4:49)
  17. 17 Still Waters (Run Deep) (4:08)
  18. 18 This is Where I Came In (4:52)
  19. 19 Spicks and Specks (2:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 How Deep is Your Love (4:02)
  2. 2 To Love Somebody (3:00)
  3. 3 Words (3:17)
  4. 4 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? (3:58)
  5. 5 Too Much Heaven (4:55)
  6. 6 Emotion (3:39)
  7. 7 Lonely Days (3:47)
  8. 8 Run to Me (3:12)
  9. 9 Love So Right (3:37)
  10. 10 For Whom the Bell Tolls (3:58)
  11. 11 I've Gotta Get a Message to You (3:03)
  12. 12 New York Mining Disaster 1941 (2:10)
  13. 13 Massachusetts (2:21)
  14. 14 I Started a Joke (3:08)
  15. 15 World (3:17)
  16. 16 First of May (2:49)
  17. 17 Holiday (2:55)
  18. 18 Don't Forget to Remember (3:31)
  19. 19 Islands in the Stream (3:46)
  20. 20 Heartbreaker (1:05)
  21. 21 Guilty (2:23)
  22. 22 [Untitled Hidden Track] (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bee Gees Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Bee Gees Producer
Robin Gibb Composer, Producer
Barry Gibb Composer, Producer
Ossie Byrne Producer
Maurice Gibb Composer, Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Arif Mardin Producer
Hugh Padgham Producer
Karl Richardson Producer
Robert Stigwood Producer
Brian Tench Producer
Russ Titelman Producer
Bill Shepherd Arranger
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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    This glorious album found its home right in the middle of my so


    This glorious album found its home right in the middle of my soul!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ultimate Bee Gees Collection

    If you have:

    1. The Best of Bee Gees
    2. The Best of Bee Gees Vol. 2
    3. Bee Gees Greatest
    4. Tales from the Brother Gibb: A History in Song 1967-1990
    5. The Very Best of Bee Gees
    6. Bee Gees: Their Greatest Hits - The Record
    7. Number Ones
    8. Love Songs

    Then, you gonna love the Ultimate Bee Gees to your greatest hits or Best of compilation albums to your collection. MYTHOLOGY is next on the Bee Gees list.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    It's all here!

    Awesome mix of all the great songs by the Bee Gees!

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