The album produced by Dave Cobb was recorded at the legendary RCA Studios in Nashville, where Elvis Presley recorded many of his biggest hits after signing with the label.
“From the first day we entered RCA Studios in Nashville (where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic), the album had a life. own, ”said Gibb in a statement. “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who came over. They are both extremely generous with their time and talents. They inspire me more than words can express. I deeply feel that Maurice and Robin will love this album for different reasons. I wish we could all be together to do it… but I think we did ”.
The project started with “Words of a Fool”; by Gibb and Jason Isbell, a previously unreleased song written by Gibb for a solo album. “Barry Gibb is one of the greatest musicians and singers in the history of popular music and I’m happy to say that he still has that great voice and that magical sense of melody,” Isbell said in An announcement. “Working with him on this project has been one of the greatest honors of my career. He’s a prince. “
Much of the remainder of the album is the hit hits of the trio, spanning 50 years of their careers, including “Words,” “Too Much Heaven”, “Jive Talkin” and “Lonely Days”. The album also includes some hilarious reunions: Bee Gees wrote “Islands in the Stream” in 1983 by Parton and Kenny Rogers, which Gibb also co-produced, while Newton-John succeeded in 1976 with the session “Come On Over”. “
The Bee Gees: How you can heal a broken heart, a documentary about the band, aired on HBO on December 12.
GREENFIELDS: THE GIBB BROTHERS SONGBOOK, VOL. first WATCHLIST
1. “I got a message for you” with Keith Urban
2. “Words of a Fool” with Jason Isbell
3. “Run to Me” with Brandi Carlile
4. “Too Many Heaven” with Alison Krauss
5. “Lonely Days” with Little Big Town
6. “Words” to Dolly Parton
7. “Jive Talkin” with Miranda Lambert, Jay Buchanan
8. “How Deep Is Your Love” with Tommy Emanuel, Little Big Town
9. “How can you mend a broken heart” with Sheryl Crow
10. “To Love Somebody” with Jay Buchanan
11. “Rest Your Love On Me” with Olivia Newton-John
12. “Butterfly” with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings