Barry Gibb will kick off the year 2021 with a new album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. first, launched on January 8 via the Capitol.
To accompany the announcement, Bee Gee dropped “Words of a Fool”, a soulful duet with Jason Isbell. The song is on a solo album of the same name in 1986 that Gibb never released. Isbell took on the vocal lead, while Gibb participated in the following vocal part. “How cruel by human nature,” they sang in the chorus. “But all hope disappears if you don’t listen to a fool’s words.”
Green fields after Gibb’s 2016 solo LP At present. Produced by Dave Cobb, the album features re-recording of Bee Gees classics starring a predominantly country group of musicians, including “Words” with Dolly Parton, “Run to Me ”with Brandi Carlile and“ How Can You Mend a Broken Heart ”with Sheryl Crow. Jay Buchanan, singer of rock band Rival Sons, appeared on two tracks: “Jive Talkin”; with Miranda Lambert, and “To Love Somebody.”
“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 ”.
“Barry Gibb is one of the greatest musicians and singers in the history of popular music, and I’m glad to say that he still has that great voice and that magical sense of melody,” said Isbell. . “Working with him on this project has been one of the greatest honors of my career. He’s a prince. “
Cobb added: “It’s a real honor to be working with one of my heroes. Bee Gees’s first album has always been an important factor to me and it’s surreal to see Barry Gibb’s genius in the studio.
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