Flowing Rivers

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Flowing Rivers
Studio album by Andy Gibb
Released September 1977 (1977)
Recorded October 1976
Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre Disco, pop, rock, funk, country
Length 38:36
Label RSO
Polydor (1998 re-issue)
Producer Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson, Barry Gibb
Andy Gibb chronology
Flowing Rivers
(1977)
Shadow Dancing
(1978)
Singles from Flowing Rivers
  1. "I Just Want To Be Your Everything"
    Released: May 1977
  2. "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water"
    Released: September 1977
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Flowing Rivers is the first album by English singer Andy Gibb. It was released in 1977. Although the album is not currently in print, it was released to iTunes along with the other two Andy Gibb albums in 2011.

The first Andy Gibb album was finally issued almost a year after it was recorded, carefully spaced between the Bee Gees releases. Andy wrote eight of the ten songs and Barry contributed to two. Andy was very suddenly very big in America, where both of the singles hit number 1. Unfortunately the ill effects of what Barry calls "first fame" had already claimed him by now.

Andy recorded an album of songs at Criteria around October 1976. He came to Miami in September and the sessions at Criteria are known to have coincided with the Eagles recording Hotel California, which they completed in October. Eagles member Joe Walsh plays on two tracks and Andy said that listening to some of the Eagles' songs influenced the sound he wanted on his album. The sessions were produced by Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson, and with Barry on two songs, Albhy chose the experienced musicians who play on the album. The core group was Joey Murcia and Tim Renwick on guitar, Paul Harris and Albhy himself on piano and keyboards and Harold Cowart and Ron Ziegler on bass and drums. For some songs, they were joined by other top session players. Barry was very impressed with the polished sound of the session players. Barry was present to record only two songs ("I Just Want to Be Your Everything" and "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water") the two that he wrote for Andy, and although Andy said it was almost entirely Barry's work, it does sound a little closer to Andy's style.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks written and composed by Andy Gibb, except where noted.
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" (Barry Gibb) 3:45
2. "Words and Music"   4:38
3. "Dance to the Light of the Morning" (Andy Gibb, Albhy Galuten) 3:19
4. "Too Many Looks in Your Eyes" (Andy Gibb, Albhy Galuten) 4:10
5. "Starlight"   3:32
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" (Barry Gibb, Andy Gibb) 4:15
2. "Flowing Rivers"   3:37
3. "Come Home for the Winter"   4:05
4. "Let It Be Me"   3:30
5. "In the End"   3:16

Personnel[edit]

Sound engineers
  • Karl Richardson
  • Steve Gersky

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