01. New York Mining Disaster 1941 by
02. Don't Fall In Love With Me by Spencer
03. Morning of My Life by Samantha & Adam
04. On Time by Stephen Gibb
05. Angel of Mercy by Adam & Samantha Gibb
06. Please Don't Turn Out The Lights by
Spencer, Stephen, Adam, Peta, & Samantha
07. I Just Gotta Get A Message To You Travis
Gibb remix feat. Samantha Gibb
08. Fool For A Night by Peta Gibb
09. I Can't See Nobody by Berry Gibb Rhoades
10. I Started A Joke by Robin John Gibb
by Nicholas James
Now this is a really fantastic tribute to
the talents of all four Gibb Brothers
(Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of the Bee
Gees and solo singer Andy Gibb), for so many
reasons. Firstly, and probably foremostly,
this album has been created by the sons and
daughters of the four brothers, along with
Berry Gibb-Rhoades, the granddaughter of the
brothers' sister, Lesley. This gives the
album a real personal touch, which adds
significantly to its impact, especially as
the Gibb Collective all appear to be
talented musicians in their own right.
brings a completely fresh interpretation to
a small selection of the brothers' best
songs, which is a perfect way to pay tribute
to these great and talented artists.
- and this is a very personal reason for me
- the Gibb Collective has selected some
really deep cuts, rather than the usual
collection of the most famous Bee Gees hits.
Yes, some big hits are there (I've Gotta Get
A Message To You, New York Mining Disaster
1941), but the Collective has selected some
of the greatest songs the brothers wrote,
regardless of whether they were hits. I can
only thank them for that!
Highlights of this album are 'New York
Mining Disaster' by Samantha Gibb (Maurice's
daughter), which is a haunting
interpretation of the Bee Gees first UK hit,
and is the perfect opening song. 'Don't Fall
In Love With Me' by Spencer Gibb (Robin's
son) is lovely to hear as this is one of the
Gibb Brothers' most beautiful songs and his
interpretation entirely does it justice,
helped no end by his emotional vibrato
vocals. Stephen Gibb's (Barry's son)
interpretation of Maurice Gibb's 'On Time'
is a superb, electric guitar-led, country
rock song, which takes what was probably
Maurice's finest composition and gives it a
contemporary sound. It is hard not to fall
in love with 'Angel of Mercy', an unused Bee
Gees composition from the 1990s, which pulls
you into its search for a love lost - many
listeners won't know this song, but go with
it and you will be captivated. And
Robin-John Gibb needs to be congratulated
for his version of 'I Started A Joke', which
shows that he has been lucky enough to
inherit his father's vocal talents.
Probably the stand-out song from this
collection is the title track, 'Please Don't
Turn Out The Lights', sung by the entire
Gibb Collective. And whilst I don't believe
the lights will ever be turned out on these
incredibly successful and gifted brothers, you can't help
but be moved by this track.
I hope these talented members of the extended
Gibb family will get together again in the
future and give us some more superb
interpretations of great Bee Gees
compositions. I, for one, will be very
Why Buy Please Don't Turn Out The Lights?
Because the Gibb Brothers' children are a
talented bunch, who have produced some
fantastic interpretations of a well-chosen
set of songs from this massive
back-catalogue. It has heart, it has soul. Recommended.
UPDATE 19th October 2017:
Part 8 of the Q&A is now available.
UPDATE 18th October 2017:
Spencer and Sam were able to put a video
together for UNICEF yesterday, being the
International Eradication of Poverty Day.
Here is a link to the video.
UPDATE 17th October 2017:
Parts 6 and 7 of the Q&A are now available.
UPDATE 16th October 2017:
Part 5 of the Q&A is now available.
UPDATE 12th October 2017:
Parts 2 to 4 of the Q&A are now available.
UPDATE 9th October 2017:
Part one of a 14 part Q & A series with
the Gibb Collective is now available! Part 2
is tomorrow and Part 3 will be on Wednesday,
so check back here.
UPDATE 7th October 2017:
Here is a video tease of “New York Mining
Disaster 1941”, announcing that the Gibb
Collective are celebrating the whole month
of October, which is the anniversary of the
original release date of the title track
from the new tribute album 'Please Don't
Turn Out The Lights'. The song was
originally released by the Bee Gees in
October of 1972.
UPDATE 6th October 2017:
Today we are happy to announce that Please
Don’t Turn Out The Lights Tribute Album will
be released in stores in Germany by the end
of this month!!! Stay tuned for the release
UPDATE 1st October 2017:
Here is the video for the 36 year
anniversary of the song "Don't Fall In Love
With Me", released this Sunday, 1st October