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Bee Gees Celebrate 50th Anniversary

BEE GEES CELEBRATE 50 YEARS   Reprise Honors Barry, Maurice, Robin, And Andy Gibb With MYTHOLOGY, A Four-Disc Boxed Set That Features A Disc Dedicated To Each Brother   MYTHOLOGY Features Two Previously Unreleased Maurice Gibb Tracks, And One Previously Unreleased Track By Andy Gibb   Simultaneous Release Of ULTIMATE BEE GEES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, A Double-Disc Career Retrospective; Also Available As Deluxe Edition With DVD Of Previously Unreleased Footage    Both Available From Reprise November 3 
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BEE GEES CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

Reprise Honors Barry, Maurice, Robin, And Andy Gibb With MYTHOLOGY, A Four-Disc Boxed Set That Features A
Disc Dedicated To Each Brother

MYTHOLOGY Features Two Previously Unreleased Maurice Gibb Tracks, And One Previously Unreleased Track By Andy Gibb

Simultaneous Release Of ULTIMATE BEE GEES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, A Double-Disc Career Retrospective; Also Available As Deluxe Edition With DVD Of Previously Unreleased Footage

Both Available From Reprise November 3 

As members of both The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, winners of both the Lifetime Achievement (2000) and Legend Awards (2003) from the Recording Academy, seven GrammyÒ Awards, BMI Icon Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Brit Awards, it’s hard to overstate the significance of what the Bee Gees accomplished in the 50 years since brothers Barry, Robin, and the late Maurice Gibb began calling themselves the Bee Gees. To celebrate the Bee Gees’ golden anniversary, Reprise honors the singing siblings with a pair of special releases: a four-disc boxed set and a career retrospective that includes a DVD of previously unreleased footage in the deluxe edition. MYTHOLOGY and a ULTIMATE BEE GEES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION will both be available worldwide on November 3, at all retail outlets, including www.BeeGees.com , for a suggested list price of $54.98 (CD) and $39.99 (digital) for MYTHOLOGY, and $24.98 (deluxe with DVD), $19.98 (standard CD), and $19.99 (digital) for the THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION.

Curated and produced by Barry and Robin Gibb, MYTHOLOGY contains four discs, each spotlighting a different Gibb brother, including one dedicated to Andy, who was not part of the group. The songs were chosen by Barry, Robin, Maurice’s widow Yvonne (and their children Adam & Samantha) and Andy’s daughter Peta. “These are pretty much our personal favorites,” Barry explains in the liner notes. “This is now the Bee Gees 50thAnniversary. And by the Bee Gees I mean all four brothers.” “I always see our songs as ‘just us brothers’ having a good time,” adds Robin Gibb. “When I look back now, it is more about the journey, not the arrival.” MYTHOLOGY also features a scrapbook of family photos, many never-before published, along with tributes from artists such as George Martin, Brian Wilson, Elton John, Graham Nash, and the band’s longtime manager Robert Stigwood.

Spanning the Bee Gees’ five-decade career, the set’s 81 tracks touch on several of the group’s best-known hits. But mainly, the collection digs into the Bee Gees’ vast catalog to highlight deep tracks such as the early single “Spicks And Specks” (1966); the title track from the 1969 concept album Odessa;the single B-side “Country Woman” (1971); “Spirits Having Flown” (1979), the title track from the 35 million-selling album; “Overnight” (1987) from the multi-platinum ESP; “Closer Than Close” (1997) from Still Waters; and “Man In The Middle” (2001) from the Bee Gees 20th and final studio album before Maurice’s passing in 2003. MYTHOLOGY also features the debut of a pair of previously unreleased Maurice Gibb tracks: “Angel Of Mercy” and “The Bridge.”

The final disc spotlights Andy Gibb, who was not a member of Bee Gees, but worked with his brothers throughout his career before his death in 1988 at the age of 30. Notably, Andy’s first 3 singles all went to #1 in the US, a feat that had never been previously accomplished. `The compilation opens with “Shadow Dancing” (1978), a #1 smash cowritten by all four brothers that appeared on Andy’s second album. Nearly all of the songs from his 1977 debut Flowing Rivers are featured, including the back-to-back #1 singles: “I Just Want To Be Your Everything” and “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water.” The set contains “I Can’t Help It,” a duet with Olivia Newton-John that cracked the Top 20 and several tracks from his final studio album After Dark (1980), including the Top 10 single “Desire.” MYTHOLOGY also marks the debut of “Arrow Through The Heart,” a song Andy recorded shortly before his death that was intended for a comeback album.
ULTIMATE BEE GEES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is the second release celebrating the Bee Gees’ 50-year anniversary. The two-disc set features the many hits and chart-topping singles, plus their performances of a selection of hit songs they wrote for others. The DVD, available in the deluxe edition, offers a treasury of unreleased videos, spanning the Bee Gees’ entire career with previously unreleased television appearances, live performances, and promo videos.

MYTHOLOGY
Disc One (Barry)1. “Spirits (Having Flown)”2. “You Win Again”3. “Jive Talkin’”4. “To Love Somebody”5. “Tragedy”6. “Too Much Heaven”7. “First Of May”8. “More Than A Woman”9. “Love So Right”10. “Night Fever”11. “Words”12. “Don’t Forget To Remember”13. “If I Can’t Have You”14. “Alone”15. “Heartbreaker”16. “How Deep Is Your Love”17. “Love You Inside And Out”18. “Stayin’ Alive”19. “Barker Of The UFO”20. “Swan Song”21. “Spicks And Specks” Disc Three (Maurice)1. “Man In The Middle”2. “Closer Than Close”3. “Dimensions”4. “House Of Shame”5. “Suddenly”6. “Railroad” – Maurice Gibb7. “Overnight”8 “It’s Just The Way” 9. “Lay It On Me”10. “Trafalgar”11. “Omega Man”12. “Walking On Air”13. “Country Woman”14. “Angel Of Mercy”15. “Above And Beyond”16. “Hold Her In Your Hand” – Maurice Gibb17. “You Know It’s For You”18. “Wildflower”19. “On Time”20. “The Bridge” Disc Two (Robin)1. “I Am The World”2. “New York Mining Disaster”3. “I Can’t See Nobody”4. “Holiday”5. “Massachusetts”6. “Sir Geoffrey Saved The World”7. “And The Sun Will Shine”8. “The Singer Sang His Song”9. “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You”10. “I Started A Joke”11. “Odessa”12. “Saved By The Bell” – Robin Gibb13. “My World”14. “Run To Me”15. “Love Me”16. “Juliet” – Robin Gibb17. “The Longest Night”18. “Fallen Angel”19. “Rings Around The Moon”20. “Embrace”
21. “Islands In The Stream” Disc Four (Andy)1. “Shadow Dancing”2. “I Just Want To Be Your Everything”3. “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water”4. “An Everlasting Love”5. “Desire”6. “(Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away”7. “Flowing Rivers”8. “Words And Music”9. “I Can’t Help It” – With Olivia Newton-John10. “Time Is Time”11. “Me (Without You)”12. “After Dark”13. “Warm Ride”14. “Too Many Looks In Your Eyes”15. “Man On Fire”16. “Arrow Through The Heart”17. “Starlight”18. “Dance To The Light Of The Morning”19. “In The End”

ULTIMATE BEE GEES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

Disc One – “A Night Out”1. “You Should Be Dancing”2. “Stayin’ Alive”3. “Jive Talkin’”4. “Night Fever”5. “Nights On Broadway”6. “More Than A Woman”7. “Tragedy”8. “Love You Inside & Out”9. “You Win Again”10. “Boogie Child”11. “One”12. “Secret Love”13. “Alone”14. “This Is Where I Came In”15. “Spirits Having Flown”16. “Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)”17. “Still Waters (Run Deep)”18. “If I Can’t Have You”19. “Spicks & Specks” Disc Two – “A Night In”1. “How Deep Is Your Love”2. “Emotion”3. “Too Much Heaven”4. “New York Mining Disaster 1941”5. “To Love Somebody”6. “Holiday”7. “Massachusetts”8. “Words”9. “World”10. “For Whom The Bell Tolls”11. “First Of May”12. “I Started A Joke”13. “Love So Right”14. “Lonely Days”15. “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”16. “Run To Me”17. “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You”18. “The Singer Sang His Song”19. “Don’t Forget To Remember”20. Medleya.“Islands In The Stream”b.“Heartbreaker”c.“Guilty”d.“Immortality e.“Grease”