Bee Gees’ ‘Odessa’

Bee Gees’ ‘Odessa’ is their sixth studio album released as a double vinyl on March 30, 1969 by Polydor.

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Track Listing : 1.Odessa (City On The Black Sea) (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 07:33 . 2.You’Ll Never See My Face Again (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 04:16 . 3.Black Diamond (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 03:27 . 4.Marley Purt Drive (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 04:26 . 5.Edison (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 03:07 . 6.Melody Fair (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 03:48 . 7.Suddenly (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 02:29 . 8.Whisper Whisper (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 03:24 . 9.Lamplight (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 04:47 . 10.Sound Of Love (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 03:27 . 11.Give Your Best (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 03:26 . 12.Seven Seas Symphony (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 04:09 . 13.With All Nations (International Anthem) (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 01:46 . 14.I Laugh In Your Face (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 04:09 . 15.Never Say Never Again (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 03:28 . 16.First Of May (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 02:50 . 17.The British Opera (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 03:17

Musicians : Bee Gees – Band . Barry Gibb – Vocals, Lead On (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 10 – 11 – 14 – 15 – 16), Rhythm Guitar . Robin Gibb – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 5 – 9 – 14), Organ, Piano, Mellotron . Maurice Gibb – Vocals, Lead On (6 – 7), Rhythm And Bass Guitars, Piano, Mellotron . Vince Melouney – Lead Guitar On (8 – 10 – 11 – 14 – 5) . Colin Petersen – Drums . Bill Keith – Banjo On (4 – 11) . Tex Logan – Fiddle On (11) . Paul Buckmaster – Cello On (1)

Production : Produced By Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees . Adrian Barber – Engineer

Recorded July – December 1968 At Ibc Studios, London; Atlantic Studios, New York; Trident Studios, London.

Released On March 30, 1969 By Polydor / Atco Records / Rso Records.

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Pop Dose
But there is no concept at work among the 17 tracks. In fact, Barry Gibb announced to an expectant press at the time, “It won’t have an overall format … there won’t be any sound effects, just ballads with an emotional message.” […]

Uncut
Like sonic landmarks with similar histories – Pet Sounds, Forever Changes – Odessa finds its authors amid personal crisis, yet working at the absolute peak of their powers. […]

PopMatters
The Bee Gees classify as nothing if not discriminating craftsman—one can appreciate this in both the psychedelic miniatures of their past and the club-bound anthems delivered at the height of their popularity—and so we can therefore appreciate that Odessa is a moment where the group simply made too much of a good thing. […]

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Bee Gees’ ‘Odessa’

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