This Is Where I Came In

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For the title track of the album, see This Is Where I Came In (song).
This is Where I Came In
Studio album by Bee Gees
Released 24 April 2001
Recorded 1999–2000 at Middle Ear Studio in Miami Beach (except "Deja Vu", "Embrace", and "Promise the Earth" at Area 21 in London)
Genre Rock, pop, pop rock, dance-pop, Europop
Length 52:24
Label Polydor (UK)
Universal (US)
Producer Bee Gees, Peter-John Vettese
Bee Gees studio albums chronology
Still Waters
(1997)
This Is Where I Came In
(2001)

This Is Where I Came In is the 23rd and final studio album released by the English band the Bee Gees. It was released on 24 April 2001 by Polydor in the UK and Universal in the US,[1] just one year and 9 months before Maurice Gibb's death.[2]

It is the only album of all-new material released by them on the Universal Music label (which had acquired the rights to the group's releases on Polydor Records when they bought that label's parent PolyGram). The album peaked at No. 6 in the UK, while the single, "This Is Where I Came In", reached No. 18. In the US, the album peaked at No. 16. The group appeared on the A&E concert series Live by Request in April 2001 to promote the new album.

The brothers saw the album as a return to the original Bee Gees formula. The album marked the fifth decade of recording for the band. It was one of the first Bee Gees albums to be re-released on Reprise Records in 2006, when the brothers regained the rights to all of their recordings.

Background[edit]

The album features main vocals from all three of the brothers, and employs a variety of musical styles. "This Is Where I Came In" recalls the rock/indie theme more commonly found on 1960's Bee Gees songs. "She Keeps on Coming" and "Voice in the Wilderness" have strong rock themes, while "Sacred Trust", "Just in Case" and "Wedding Day" continue the Bee Gees' trend for love songs. Two of Robin's songs, "Embrace" and "Promise The Earth" are Europop dance songs, while Barry's "Technicolor Dreams" is an exception to the rule, as it is an homage to the typical 1930s Tin Pan Alley melody. Maurice Gibb provides lead vocals for two songs, "Man in the Middle" and "Walking on Air". In the United Kingdom, two bonus tracks was published, "Just in Case" and "Promise the Earth" as well as other countries issued the album with 14 tracks.[1]

Recording[edit]

One song in the album, "Sacred Trust" was recorded in early 1998 in Miami Beach.[3] Around 1999, the Bee Gees recorded "I Will Be There" but only as a demo as they sent this to Tina Turner and she recorded it for her album Twenty Four Seven that same year, Maurice Gibb is producing songs for the band Luna Park, also in 1999, three new Barry Gibb compositions "Technicolor Dreams", "Loose Talk Costs Lives" and "Voice in the Wilderness" were recorded as well as four new Maurice Gibb compositions but "Walking on Air" and "Man in the Middle" was only released, also in 1999, the new Robin Gibb composition, "Embrace" was recorded. In October that year, the group recorded "Wedding Day".[4] The next year 2000, the group recorded five more songs including the title track, "This Is Where I Came In".[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[6]
Entertainment Weekly C[7]
Jam! unfavorable[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, except where noted.

No. Title Lead vocal(s) Length
1. "This Is Where I Came In"   Robin and Barry 4:55
2. "She Keeps on Coming"   Robin 3:57
3. "Sacred Trust"   Barry 4:53
4. "Wedding Day"   Barry and Robin 4:44
5. "Man in the Middle" (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb) Maurice 4:21
6. "Deja Vu"   Robin 4:17
7. "Technicolor Dreams" (Barry Gibb) Barry 3:05
8. "Walking on Air" (Maurice Gibb) Maurice 4:05
9. "Loose Talk Costs Lives" (Barry Gibb) Barry 4:19
10. "Embrace" (Robin Gibb) Robin 4:43
11. "The Extra Mile"   Barry and Robin 4:20
12. "Voice in the Wilderness" (Barry Gibb) Barry 4:37

Personnel[edit]

Bee Gees
Additional personnel
  • Alan Kendall – lead guitar
  • Matt Bonelli – bass guitar
  • Robbie Mackintosh – guitar on track 6
  • George "Chocolate" Perry – bass guitar (tracks 1–2, 9, 11)
  • Ben Stivers – keyboards, piano on track 7, organ on track 10
  • Steve Rucker – drums
  • Peter-John Vetteseprogamming, backing vocals, production on tracks 6, 10 and 14
  • Neil Bonsanti – clarinet on track 7
  • Joe Barati – trombone
  • Tim Barnes – viola
  • Jason Carder – trumpet
  • Hui Fang Chen – violin
  • David Cole – cello
  • Gustavo Correa – violin
  • Dwayne Dixon – french horn
  • Orlando Forte – violin
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Chris Glansdorp – cello
  • Jim Hacker – piccolo trumpet
  • Jon Hutchinson – trombone
  • Eric Kerley – french horn
  • John Knicker – trombone
  • Mel Mei Luo – violin
  • Cheryl Naberhaus – french horn
  • Alfredo Olivia – violin, concert master
  • Chauncey Patterson – viola
  • Mariusz Wojtowics – violin

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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