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The Ultimate Bee Gees (Deluxe Edition) - Bee Gees (2009)
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by Nicholas James

A large number of greatest hits packages have been released over the past few years, including The Record, Number Ones and Love Songs. However, this release is both different and special, and it includes something new for the fans.

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 standard 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.