|Children of the World
|Studio album by Bee Gees
||January 19 – May 6, 1976 at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec
||Disco, pop, funk, R&B, soul
||Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
|Bee Gees albums chronology
|Singles from Children of the World
- "You Should Be Dancing"
Released: June 1976 (UK), July 1976 (US)
- "Love So Right"
Released: September 1976
- "Boogie Child"
Released: January 1977
- "Children of the World"
Released: February 1977
Children of the World is the album released by the Bee Gees, released in September 1976. The first single, "You Should Be Dancing", went to number one in the US and Canada, and was a top ten hit in numerous other territories. The album has sold over 2.5 million copies. It was the group's fourteenth album (twelfth internationally). The album was re-issued by Reprise and Rhino Records.
Recording and release 
Because their manager Robert Stigwood had ended his U.S. distribution arrangement with Atlantic Records, Atlantic producer Arif Mardin, who had produced the Bee Gees' prior two albums, was no longer permitted to work with the group. In an effort to retain the same sound, the Bee Gees recorded at the same studios (Criteria Studios in Miami), used the same engineer (Karl Richardson) and co-produced the album themselves with Richardson and his friend, session musician Albhy Galuten. The album was recorded from January 19 to March 30, when they recorded "You Should Be Dancing", "Love So Right", "Subway", "Love Me", "You Stepped Into My Life", "The Way It Was", "Walk Before You Run" (unreleased), "The Feel" (unreleased) and "Lovers". All of the songs were finished in Quebec, except to the two unreleased songs, "Walk Before You Run" was written by Barry Gibb with Stephen Stills. From April 2 to May 26, the group recorded songs in Le Studio, Quebec. The unreleased songs "Boogie Summer" and "Tomorrow Night" recorded in April in Quebec were originally included on the album but replaced by the songs "Can't Keep a Good Man Down" and "Boogie Child" recorded on May 6. "Rest Your Love on Me" (recorded May 2) was not included on the album but it was used as the B-side of "Too Much Heaven" in 1978.
Bruce Eder at Allmusic describes this album as the group's second R&B album and described "Love So Right" as a "beautiful soul ballad".
The effort succeeded, as the new album produced three hit singles, including a No. 1 in the U.S., just like its predecessor Main Course. It also featured the hit singles "Love So Right" and "Boogie Child" which peaked at No. 3 and No. 12 respectively in the U.S. "Love Me" was made a hit by Yvonne Elliman and "You Stepped Into My Life" was recorded by Wayne Newton in 1979.
Track listing 
All tracks written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb, except where noted.
Chart positions 
- Bee Gees
- Bee Gees Band
- Additional personnel
- Karl Richardson — engineer, producer
- John Blanche — engineer
- Ed Marshal — engineer
- Nick Balgona — additional engineering
- Albhy Galuten — producer