I'll see him then. However, once the public opened up the expensively packaged velvet gatefold sleeve, the contents failed to find favour. An ambitious project, originally intended as a concept album on the loss of a fictional ship in , it created tension and disagreements in the band regarding the album's direction; finally, a dispute over which song to release as a single led to Robin Gibb temporarily leaving the group.
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In undertaking a widescreen project such as this, the band tossed around possible titles for the album including 'Masterpeace', and 'The American Opera.
The Bee Gee's Odessa file
Archived from the original PHP on 2 January He talks about the backlash to Saturday Night Fever, his troubled relationships with his brothers and how drugs helped shape their distinctive sound.
You can add or edit information about Odessa at musicbrainz. Live One Night Only. Instead, it became a double LP -- largely at the behest of their manager and the record labels; oddly enough, given that the group didn't plan on doing something that ambitious, Odessa is one of perhaps three double albums of the entire decade the others being Blonde on Blonde and The Beatles that don't seem stretched, and it also served as the group's most densely orchestrated album.
Therefore, about as soon as they returned to the studio, they were with Bill Shepherd arranging and conducting orchestral tracks to complete the album. It went up and down in places, but a lot of people regard it as our Sgt. Maurice later described the album as 'heavy'.
Odessa - Bee Gees | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
The lush orchestral sweeps and grand gestures of the title song give way to the psychedelic tinged pop of 'Melody Fair', while songs like 'Marely Purt Drive,' and 'Give Your Best' show a definite country influence. To us, I don't think it was the best album we made, but the main title 'Odessa' I loved".
The group members may disagree for personal reasons, but Odessa is easily the best and most enduring of the Bee Gees ' albums of the s. Find out more about our use of this data. The split was a result of months of animosity, which concurred to the album's final mix. This later became Masterpeace and finally Odessa. An ambitious project, originally intended as a concept album on the loss of a fictional ship init created tension and disagreements in the band regarding the album's direction; finally, a dispute over which song to release as a single led to Robin Gibb temporarily leaving the group.
45 Years Ago – The Bee Gees Release ‘Odessa’
The album was reissued in as an edited single-disc album with a plain red cover on RSO Records. Feeling slighted at the time, Robin geees the group not long after the album's release.
Lasting over 70 minutes we hear demo tracks from the very first sessions cut in New York in between live dates in the USA, alternate mixes and two complete tracks that never made the final cut. Robert StigwoodBee Gees. Archived from the original on 27 May It would be nice to re-master the album once and as a bonus maybe do a live version of some of the songs. Bee Gees — Odessa " in German. Italian Albums Chart .
Retrieved 18 February This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Pepper ' air still circulating with lofty, artistic ambitions, the Bee Gees delivered what many consider to be their masterpiece. BBC Odess There's probably a great single album lurking between the filler. As things moved on, Stigwood wanted the first single from the album to be 'The First Of May,' a song which features a solo Barry Gibb vocal, while Robin Gibb voted for the haunting 'Lamplight,' convinced it would be a odesaa.
This ultimately led to Robin Gibb leaving the group in early though he would rejoin the group in August Archived from the original on 7 November Drinking Hanging Out In Love.