Pressed on 180-Gram Vinyl, THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1967 - 1968 is the definitive collection of work from the original five-piece Bee Gees line-up that rose to global fame in the late 1960s with the release of these three classic albums in a limited edition boxset.
Singing siblings Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb (the first letters of each word in Bee Gees - B & G - stand for Brothers Gibb) and Australian instrumentalists Vince Melouney and Colin Petersen launched the group's extraordinary musical output with Bee Gees' 1st, Horizontal and Idea, each now newly remastered and expanded as a double LP with rare and previously unreleased material. In all, this collectible box boasts 40 bonus tracks.
The revisiting of this trio of seminal LPs marks the beginning of the first-ever restoration of the Bee Gees diverse catalog, which will ultimately be revitalized and upgraded from start to finish. It's also the first time the Bee Gees have opened their archives to mine rarities for such an ambitious endeavor. The first disc in each double-LP title features the original album; the second is packed with bonus material, much of it previously unissued.
One of the most successful groups in popular music, the Bee Gees career spanned five decades, seven GRAMMYs - including prestigious Lifetime Achievement and Legend Awards - eight platinum albums, 60 charting singles and worldwide sales exceeding 175 million albums. The Bee Gees phenomenal success throughout the 1970s often obscures the fact that by the time the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever soundtrack transcended disco and redefined R&B dance music, the group already had more than ten albums and a string of worldwide hits under their then-sequined belts.
A listen to the Bee Gees earliest recordings on THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1967 - 1968 proves that these most harmonious of brothers possessed the musical Midas touch from the very beginning.
These historic reissues look as good as they sound. Presented in deluxe packaging with three gatefold jackets, the LP's booklets feature many beautiful photos from the era and insightful liner notes by '60s sage Andrew Sandoval-including extensive new interviews with Barry and Robin Gibb on their career and music.