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Bee Gees hits album gets reissued

By M&C News Sep 5, 2007, 17:13 GMT

Bee Gees hits album gets reissued

The Bee Gees were already established hitmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. when the group became an unstoppable musical force in 1975. In four short years, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb rose to international superstardom as they recorded a string of worldwide hits, sold 180 million records worldwide and helped define an era with the Grammy-winning Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

The Brothers Gibb capped their amazing run in 1979 with the multiplatinum ‘Bee Gees Greatest’ - a double album spotlighting the group's meteoric run of R&B dance hits between 1975 and 1979.

Out-of-print for five years, and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever, Reprise will reissue the monumental collection as a two-CD deluxe edition that contains two previously unreleased tracks - "Warm Ride" and an extended version of "Stayin' Alive," originally a 12" promo vinyl - along with four contemporary dance remixes of classic Bee Gees songs by some of today's hot club DJs.

‘Bee Gees Greatest’ will be available September 18th at all physical retail outlets and www.rhino.com for a suggested price of $19.98. The album will also be available at all digital retail outlets for a suggested retail price of $14.99, and will include two extra tracks and videos.

The double-disc contains selections from three of the Bee Gees' studio albums: 1975's ‘Main Course’ (certified gold), 1976's ‘Children Of The World’ (certified platinum) and 1979's ‘Spirits Having Flown’ (certified platinum), as well as the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (1977), which has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.

The collection assembles essential listening, including "How Deep Is Your Love," "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "Too Much Heaven," "Tragedy" and "Love You Inside Out" - a  run of six consecutive #1 hits within a year and a half.

‘Bee Gees Greatest’ also features the #1 hits "You Should Be Dancing" and "Jive Talkin'" plus the Top 10 singles "Nights On Broadway" and "Love So Right."

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever, the film that launched the career of John Travolta, the dance craze of the late '70s, and the massive resurgence of the Bee Gees - one of the greatest R&B acts of the '60s and early '70s.

The arrival of the CD coincides with Paramount Home Entertainment's September 18 release of the Saturday Night Fever Special Collector's Edition DVD, which features new interviews with cast members and Barry and Robin Gibb, as well as all-new featurettes on the making of the film and its cultural impact. Reprise and Paramount Home Entertainment are planning a massive celebration to mark the anniversary of this landmark film.



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