by Nicholas James
A large number of greatest hits packages
have been released over the past few years,
and Love Songs.
However, this release is both different and
special, and it includes something new for
The Ultimate Bee Gees includes all the major
hits from New York Mining Disaster in 1967
to This Is Where I Came In in 2001. Disc 1
features the more up tempo tracks, such as
Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Tragedy and
Secret Love, where Disc 2 features slower
tracks such as How Deep Is Your Love, For
Whom The Bell Tolls, Words and Heartbreaker.
In a break with tradition, neither disc is
in chronological order, although Disc 1 at
least broadly follows the decades.
What makes the Deluxe Edition really
exciting is the bonus DVD, which includes 18
promo videos and live performances, most of
which are released for the first time. This
is a great audio visual record of the
group's remarkable career.
The reason I described this disc as special
is the fact that it has been released to
mark the Bee Gees 50th Anniversary. And at
the time of writing, surviving brothers
Barry and Robin Gibb have announced that
they will begin performing and recording
together again for the first time since
Maurice Gibb's death in 2003. For a group
that is ranked fifth best selling recording
artist of all time, this CD/DVD release is
something of a landmark in international
rock music history.
The Ultimate Bee Gees is also available in a
edition without the bonus DVD.
Why Buy The Ultimate Bee Gees?
All the major hits of one of the most
successful recording artists of all time and
bonus DVD of promo videos.