Bee Gees: Classic or Dud

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in the 60s, they were twee before, uh, people thought being twee was a good idea; in the mid-70s, they had a brief fling with blue-eyed; by the late 70s, they were kings of the disco, for better or worse, with the pants and tans to prove it. my understanding is that they've also been releasing music in the 80s, 90s, and 00s. good for them!

the bee gees, then, awesome australian auteurs or treacly, trend-hopping trash? i trust that i won't be alone in considering them classic, yet i feel that i'll be made to stand in the corner by myself for suggesting that odessa is better than any beatles album you care to name.

fred "the fourth bee gee" solinger, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

with blue-eyed soul, that should read.

fred solinger, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The 'Main Course' album is fantastic! Dig that phat bass on "Nights on Broadway" and "Jive Talkin'"!

tarden, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I don't really care for the twee 60s stuff, though I usually am a fan of all things twee. They just don't seem to get it right somehow.

However, their 70's output is pretty awesome, especially the Saturday Night Fever album.

They should have retired or disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle afterwards.

I do hope that The Solinger takes the fourth bee gee title seriously and starts going to tanning booths and getting a beard. Maybe then he'd be cool. Somehow I doubt it though.

Nicole, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

O-ho, you are coming round to beards now are you?

Tom, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Well, when a face has a reason to be obscured, I'm down with beards.

But come to think of it, the Bee Gees looked cool. Bonny Prince Billy looks better furry. So why not? My hostility towards them is fading.

Nicole, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

i sorta like the '60s stuff , but the '70s stuff is mostly fantastic. "Blue eyed soul", yeah okeydoke, right, that was a genre. i recently discovered belatedly what a great song "Sarah Smile" by Hall & Oates is - who else is there tho' ? not bowie 'cause he only had 1 blue eye. Todd Rundgren? ( can i semi-hijack this thread for some blue-eyed-soul-searching?) The Bee Gees now tho', too bad they're still going 'cause I seen 'em on the teev a pile of times lately & really, they were crap.

duane zarakov, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Boz Scaggs and Robert "Numanoid" Palmer

mark s, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

of course. thanks mark.

d. zarakov, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

i think they did the twee thing marvellously. with robin taking leads, i can't imagine a wimpier sounding band. in a fight, i'd take stuart murdoch over robin, though admittedly barry is a swarthy fella and maurice thankfully had the band to keep him from a life of being a creepy guy in a trenchcoat. (maybe robin never grew a beard because he couldn't, he was far too feminine.)

actually, there were four bee gees at one point, one glance at their first best of cover will tell you that much. who he was is a question that remains unanswered for me. the brothers gibb are hanging out and then there's this other guy, like father gibb paid him to be in the band so the guys would have friends who weren't family members.

as for blue-eyed soul, yeah, hall & oates, bowie (on young americans and elsewhere), the righteous brothers, the rascals, rundgren, DUSTY!, van the man (on moondance, at least), the box tops, mitch ryder, the soul survivors, the average white band, etc.

fred solinger, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Truly dire, for all the reasons you list and more. They're not even one of those bands that I can take the "No, but their early, 60s psych stuff was good!" high road on. (eg Status Quo)

Did you really think I was going to say anything else?

masonic boom, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

*sticks a finger down throat*

*gags uncermoneously*

*leaves room to put on GOOD music, not this Bee Gees rubbish*

Sums it up nicely.

Ally, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

1970s tasteful man "The Bee gees suck!" 1980s everyone "Bee Gees suck!" 1990s ironic "The Bee Gees rule!" 2000s man lookin g back in anger "The Bee gees suck!"

-- Mike Hanley, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

"You Could Be Dancing" and "Stayin' Alive" are classics for sure but for all Fred's attempts I've not had much luck with the rest of the Bee Gees' stuff. "To Love Somebody" he's convinced me is good, but the 60s stuff....eeeh.

Tom, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I like "I Started a Joke," but I would. I do have to say that "Tragedy" is way overrated, though, the sound of someone burning out on a sound, and badly.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

CLASSIC. They blow Abba away, IMHO (and I like Abba.) I have a best- of from the 60s, but it doesn't do much for me. All those mid-to-late 70s singles are fucking incredible, though. Great melodies, good dancing groove, very unique sound (you can tell immediately when a song is the Bee Gees; which seems a clue to turn off the radio to many here.) All you haters will come around eventually.

Mark, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Never! Is 'Pitchfork' symbolic of the fact you are clearly in league with the Devil? And no, he doesn't have the best tunes in this case.

DG, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

just the other day, a co-worker was saying, "man, that mark is an ASSHOLE." and i leapt to this defense, saying, "oh, he is NOT." and then he asked, "why not?"

and i froze, i really had no answer for him. that is until now! mark, you singlehandedly redeem all of pitchfork. surely, the bee gees aren't greater than abba -- hardly a crime! -- even though they have more great songs. abba's best songs are better than the bee gee's best, that's all. however, if you take "world" off of the first best- of and replace it with "melody fair," you've got an album that'll give gold a run for its money.

what's funny is how it all used to be, "many are quick to judge the bee gees based on their disco work, but few are aware of the classic pop they churned out in the 60s." but now it's "that 60s stuff really isn't my thing, but the saturday night fever soundtrack is great!"

fred solinger, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Admit it, Fred, you think "The Woman in You" from 1984 or so is their best song.

And, alas, you and Mark are both wrong in my eyes, because you are making the wrong claims. You don't want the songs, you want the image, the beards, tans and gold medallions, as Nicole indicated. Admit you are both Lotharios.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

What a disturbing image that is, Ned.

Ally, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I forgot to mention the teeth.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

DAMN YOU NED.

Ally, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

THey sing like wussies.

-- Mike Hanley, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

ned, you and nicole say all of this like this isn't what i'm doing, like this isn't who i already am.

fred solinger, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I already let the cat out of the bag and told Josh what you really looked like, Fred: an indie boy.

Ally, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

All I know is that ANY discussion of the Bee Gees & their chest hair must include unabashed praise of "How Deep Is Your Love". God damn it, any of those fucking Swedes crapping out synth ballads for the next Lou Perlman Production should listen to this song and just GIVE UP.

If I could rescue that song from the disco hell that is the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, I'd be very, very, very, very happy. Two, twice, two times.

So, Fred, you're saying that someone with interest in the Gibb's frilly baroque pop period should start with Odessa?

David Raposa, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I was about to say, Fred. I've seen your sweet limpid eyes -- you're not *man* enough to be from Australia.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I see where Tom is coming from. "Massachussetts", "Words", "World" and "First of May" all make me feel sick. I like "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?" though.

Classic Bee Gees singles: "Jive Talkin'", "You Should Be Dancing", "Stayin' Alive", "Tragedy". "Night Fever" just isn't strong enough, "Spirits (Having Flown)" is just too twee, all the singles from 1987 onwards are execrable AOR.

Robin Carmody, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

david, yes. it's a concept album about love and loss at sea at the turn of the century (20th, that is). lots of strings and horns and some psychedelia and mercifully only one "joke" track (about squaredancing!). title track is probably the most ambitious thing they've ever done and it works.

robin, i have to admit that i'm a sucker for "first of may," especially in the context of odessa where it's theme of young love lost forever is amplified to the nth degree. and "night fever" is FABULOUS, the string arranging is brilliant and it's so well composed (with three distinct parts).

fred solinger, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Swedes?

-- Mike Hanley, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Oh, I like "Night Fever" *objectively*. It just doesn't do as much for me as I always feel it should.

"First of May" is such a sad whinge for Innocence Lost, though ...

Robin Carmody, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Fucking classic - because they grew up in my state's capital city, because they met my mum when she was but a wee teenage whore, and because they along with air supply make the best australian music to be lonely to.

Geoff, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

oh, and i only dress like barry gibb when i go to work. someone stands at the entrance of the floor ready to cue "staying alive" so that i may strut my way into the office. when i leave, the top four buttons get buttoned and the gold medallion hidden.

fred solinger, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

classic, they are not australian though as they were all born in the uk and all of their success came while they were in the uk. andy gibb was silly. maurice married lulu, lucky guy. barry's pants had very severe crotch cuts.

keith, Wednesday, 6 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

yeah but keith _we_ gave them their first break with Spics & Specks. (no disrespect to the hispanics on board.)

Geoff, Thursday, 7 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

There's a heap o'way cool moms connected to this forum. (And Clarke's Dad, also...)

(Geoff, you're not actually hinting you're a Bee Gee by Blood, are you?)

mark s, Thursday, 7 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

not unless the beegees were two alcoholic depressed pseudo catholics living in Toowoowmba for all of their lives. Dad did have a really bad beard from 1976-89 though.

Geoff, Thursday, 7 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Please check out Trafalger (spelling?), Bee Gees First, Cucumber Castle, etc... They are all amazing. The pre-disco Bee Gees is the best parts of Bowie, Walker, Lennon/McCartney, and early Elton John. They were total pop gods. That stuff even gets you into liking the disco stuff as you see where it came from.

Mark, Sunday, 30 September 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

two years pass...
what was I saying upthread all that time ago??? "World" is extraordinary!

robin carmody (robin carmody), Saturday, 15 November 2003 03:22 (seventeen years ago) link

and I was way too hard on "Spirits (Having Flown)"

robin carmody (robin carmody), Saturday, 15 November 2003 03:22 (seventeen years ago) link

the song, that is, not the LP (which I haven't heard in full)

robin carmody (robin carmody), Saturday, 15 November 2003 03:23 (seventeen years ago) link

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a song being "twee". "Twee" is a sign of quality.

Geirvald Hongfjeld jr., Saturday, 15 November 2003 03:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Classic from 1967 until roughly 1970. Dud in the early 70s. Classic around "Main Course". Dud around "Saturday Night Fever". Neither after that.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 15 November 2003 03:47 (seventeen years ago) link

And, no, I doubt Sigvald Grøsfjeld would have said that. He probably hasn't even heard the term..

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 15 November 2003 03:52 (seventeen years ago) link

five months pass...
A student has just thoughtfully burned me disc 2 of Their Greatest Hits - The Record. Surely I cannot be convinced that "More Than A Woman" is not the best song ever written (or at least under that title. Sorry A, we'll always have "Can I Come Over") (actually I REALLY blame this on Neil and Rachel's Comic Relief dance). My parents had the SNF sndtrk and Abba Greatest Hits Vol. 2 on vinyl, but sadly Pearl Jam never covered either and they grew dust.

Wait, I had a question... *rummages around in bag* Should I buy albums or just stick with singles comps?

Dave M. (rotten03), Monday, 26 April 2004 05:27 (sixteen years ago) link

My first reaction on seeing this thread was GOD NO! But I had the misfortune to be a teenager when they were at their height and they stood for everything I hated about the 70s. I suppose they are serviceable pop. but I just can't shake them out if their cultural context as hedonistic coke-disco-culture icons.

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 26 April 2004 05:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I thought so as well, but I was totally and ecstatically wrong. The route through is as follows: Luomo => Frankie Knuckles mix sets off deephousepage => Donna Summer: On The Radio => Bee Gees => open collared shirts / hedonistic coke disco EXCELSIOR

Dave M. (rotten03), Monday, 26 April 2004 05:33 (sixteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Bad style, sure, but so, so classic. Serious props to "(Our Love) Don't Give It All Away" — just a gorgeous chorus. Among the better known songs, "Too Much Heaven" was a #1, I believe, but what a remarkable homage to The Delfonics it is...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Monday, 25 April 2005 13:32 (fifteen years ago) link

I heard "One" the other day at Wal-Mart. I'd forgotten what a good song it is – and what great production.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Monday, 25 April 2005 15:32 (fifteen years ago) link

I came across this last week and thought it was pretty interesting.

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 25 April 2005 15:36 (fifteen years ago) link

per wikipedia it was about a year (mid-1969 to mid-1970)

na (NA), Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:02 (one month ago) link

According to David Meyer's biography, all of the above is true, plus Robin's amphetamine use contributing to both megalomania and a copious number of solo songs. If you listen to Robin's Reign and Cucumber Castle, you can see the different directions they were going.

I wouldn't actually recommend the Meyer book; I don't need to be told that Robin "looked like the world's biggest dork" on one of their TV appearances.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 17 December 2020 15:22 (one month ago) link

Listening to some Time Crisis podcasts where they would go through the top 5 for a random week in the '70s, it was crazy how often the top few songs would either be performed or written by a Gibbs. It really changed how I think about them, especially since in the '90s they were only referenced as a punch line.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 17 December 2020 15:27 (one month ago) link

and that continued on into the '80s. i had no idea that they wrote islands in the stream. which means two members of the fugees had solo tracks that interpolated songs written by the gibbs bros.

na (NA), Thursday, 17 December 2020 15:33 (one month ago) link

Oh wow, I did not know that either

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 17 December 2020 15:36 (one month ago) link

I was thinking about "Grease" (not mentioned in the film) and how odd it is that a song written by a singer who recently discovered his falsetto voice, for a singer known for falsetto, contains no falsetto at all.

Also, no mention of the Sgt. Pepper film, but that's not particularly surprising.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 17 December 2020 15:42 (one month ago) link

Good points all.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:07 (one month ago) link

Like, even this Barbara Streisand song is pretty tight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVyeNZCENZA

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:11 (one month ago) link

The Streisand/Gibb record got 5 stars ("indispensable") in The New Rolling Stone Record Guide (1983) and I remember thinking, "...really?" But hearing "Guilty" and "Woman In Love" recently I thought, ok, maybe I should check out the rest of the album.

And "Bernard Lupe" is credited as the drummer on three of its songs!

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:25 (one month ago) link

Woman in Love could almost fit on the moody AOR thread.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:31 (one month ago) link

I was thinking about "Grease" (not mentioned in the film) and how odd it is that a song written by a singer who recently discovered his falsetto voice, for a singer known for falsetto, contains no falsetto at all.

― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:42 AM (one hour ago)

Also the incongruity of a contemporary disco song in a retro film about the 50s.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:55 (one month ago) link

Sure, but you're gonna have a Stigwood-produced, Travolta-starring film in 1978 without a disco song?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 17 December 2020 17:02 (one month ago) link

There was already a similar time warp thing with "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)"

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 17:04 (one month ago) link

It's kind of a disco song too, isn't it

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 17:08 (one month ago) link

Really good points about "Grease." Here you have a guy known for his falsetto ... singing *not* in falsetto, just after the Bee Gees made it fashionable (for white people), and for that matter singing an incongruous if denuded disco song on the soundtrack to a movie about the '50s ... right at peak disco, written by one of disco's prime engines. As Travolta would say, that's like, so weird.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 December 2020 18:27 (one month ago) link

Okay, the fact that it wasn't sung falsetto really is kind of bizarre. It's barely even sung, some Rex Harrison stuff.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 18:29 (one month ago) link

I think the major issue with "Grease" (song) is that we live a life of illusion, wrapped up in trouble laced with confusion...

What are we doing here?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 17 December 2020 18:36 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbeNpqE0Ys4

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:01 (one month ago) link

Okay, always thought it was weird that the title song of Grease was not a doo-wop song and seemed so fixated on the actual word “grease.”

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:14 (one month ago) link

There's a story somewhere of Robert Stigwood telling Barry Gibb he needed to write a new theme song for his upcoming film Grease.

"'Grease'? How the hell do I write a song called 'Grease'?"

"Oh Barry, you know... Grease di di di, Grease da da da..."

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:18 (one month ago) link

Okay, the fact that it wasn't sung falsetto really is kind of bizarre. It's barely even sung, some Rex Harrison stuff.


Did Valli lose his falsetto by then? What was the last record he sang falsetto on before “Grease,” anyway?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:38 (one month ago) link

Some of that stuff (xpost) is covered in the interview I linked to.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:42 (one month ago) link

Are you excited to have people hear this demo?

No, not particularly.

lmao

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 17 December 2020 20:18 (one month ago) link

I guess it's similar in approach to a George Clinton song about The Funk.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 20:42 (one month ago) link

Most of all we need The Grease.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 20:42 (one month ago) link

https://theaudiophileman.com/true-falsetto-talking-frankie-valli/

Intriguingly, however, Valli generally only uses the falsetto when singing with the Four Seasons. For most of his solo hits, it’s nowhere to be found, “Falsetto is a great tool to have, if it’s not overdone.”

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 20:48 (one month ago) link

Valli was going all in on disco at that point, he also recorded the first version of "Native New Yorker" at about that time

Josefa, Thursday, 17 December 2020 20:58 (one month ago) link

He was also having some kind of hearing problems at the time, which is one of the reasons the drummer in the (new) Four Seasons was singing so many of the their material - including their singles.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 December 2020 21:05 (one month ago) link

Here we are:

Valli began suffering from otosclerosis in 1967, forcing him to "sing from memory" in the latter part of the 1970s. Surgery performed by Los Angeles ear specialist Victor Goodhill restored most of his hearing by 1980.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 December 2020 21:07 (one month ago) link

“Falsetto is a great tool to have, if it’s not overdone.”_


Who the hell does he think he is, Frankie Valli or some kind of big shot?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 17 December 2020 21:13 (one month ago) link

Is that a quote from The Sopranos?

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 December 2020 21:19 (one month ago) link

Goodfellas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPYDZsXBvw

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 17 December 2020 21:31 (one month ago) link

and that continued on into the '80s. i had no idea that they wrote islands in the stream. which means two members of the fugees had solo tracks that interpolated songs written by the gibbs bros.

As much as I love Dolly, The Bee Gees’ demo of Islands In the Stream is just incredible. The ethereal chorus when the brothers come in just slays me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXUq7lVNoIA

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 18 December 2020 05:08 (one month ago) link

wow, that's great, thanks. ethereal, yeah. would have slotted in beautifully next to late yacht stuff, and also "Cruisin'." hard for me to not hear it as a duet after all these years with Dolly and Kenny though!

i note a small instrumental lift from "S.O.S." (the "when you're gone" part) about 2/3 of the way through...

Doctor Casino, Friday, 18 December 2020 13:10 (one month ago) link

My favorite Gibb brothers tune written for another artist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KBfkDaOxEk

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 December 2020 13:12 (one month ago) link

Which I had forgotten about until the doc, and then the second I heard the second of it included in the movie I started humming along.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 18 December 2020 14:08 (one month ago) link

Another great Barry demo of that one, tho I think I still prefer the final version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPnbs3YHkXg

This is another one he did for the Kenny Rogers album he wrote, I love the chorus on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiCnUqjAueY

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 19 December 2020 15:54 (one month ago) link

saw two Bee Gees threads bumped back to back and was afraid Barry died. phew.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Saturday, 19 December 2020 15:57 (one month ago) link

The doc should have been a series, like the Grateful Dead one on Amazon. Also, a lot of the vintage interview clips, etc, seemed to have been sped up, perhaps to fit enough material in the timeframe?

Change Display Name: (stevie), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 07:28 (one month ago) link

Maybe they were just changing the pitch to make it sound more like they were speaking in falsetto.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 13:29 (one month ago) link

so the Barry Gibb talkshow was real?

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 13:46 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Barry’s new country duets album Greenfields is great, have been listening to it a lot

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:14 (two weeks ago) link

Barry sounds great and Little Big Town guesting for "How Deep Is Your Love" is every bit as smooth as one would hope.

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:22 (two weeks ago) link

if they do more of these I would KILL for a countryfied "Mr. Natural"

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:23 (two weeks ago) link

yeah agree!

i could listen to Butterfly on repeat, it sounds so good, the way his voice blends w Gillian Welch is lovely

and the Keith Urban opener, Got To Get A Message To You really knocked my socks off

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:27 (two weeks ago) link

the one w/ miranda is great... sounded like something that could've been on one of her records

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:28 (two weeks ago) link

it took me a couple of listens to get into that one - it was weird hearing it slowed down like that, i wasnt sure if i liked it! but i agree now that they really nailed it

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:33 (two weeks ago) link

miranda manages the impossible, making "Jive Talkin" sound like it's about something

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:44 (two weeks ago) link

otm

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:07 (two weeks ago) link


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