by Nicholas James
This is a brand new remastered edition of the
classic greatest hits package from the
late 1970s, including several bonus
Before going any further with this review I
must point out to those who are not familiar
with this album that it is not a definitive
greatest hits package of Bee Gees songs.
(This role is still best played by
Greatest Hits: The Record). This album was never intended to
be a full greatest hits package; it was
a collection of their biggest hits from the
late 1970s disco era, when they sang in
falsetto voices and completely ruled the
All the big, iconic falsetto hits are here.
This time they are all presented in crisp
sound quality, which is good because this is
an era when the sound quality of the
original recordings was high (in later
years, when recording albums at their own
Miami studios, the sound quality of Bee Gees
There are other reasons to buy this album.
Perhaps the biggest is that, for the first
time ever, their recording of 'Warm Ride' is
included. This was, of course, eventually
recorded by Andy Gibb on his album
Warm Ride is a pleasant, gentle song and is
a very welcome release.
The remainder of the bonus tracks are all
remixes of songs featured elsewhere on the
album. They have little to distinguish them,
but do make the album more of an event.
However, as the definitive record of the Bee
Gees most successful period, this album
deserves the five star rating I have given
Why Buy Greatest: Special Edition?
Crisp sound, one previously unreleased
recording, and several remixes.