Mythology (Bee Gees album)

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Mythology
BeeGeesMythology.jpg
Box set by Bee Gees and Andy Gibb
Released November 2010
Recorded July 1966 – September 2001
Genre Rock/Pop/Disco/Baroque pop
Label Reprise
Producer Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson, Robert Stigwood, Arif Mardin, Peter-John Vettese
Bee Gees and Andy Gibb chronology
The Ultimate Bee Gees
(2009)
Mythology
(2010)
2012 edition
2012 Reissue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Mythology is a box set compilation of recordings by the Gibb Brothers, mostly performed as the Bee Gees, arranged in a four disc set each highlighting a Gibb brother. Barry and Robin chose their own songs (presumably their personal favourites), with Maurice's songs selected by his widow Yvonne and Andy's songs selected by his daughter Peta.[2]

Background[edit]

All of the songs on Barry's & Robin's disc have already been released on CD, though several are receiving new remasters by Rhino/Reprise, which is true for all the songs in this set. Maurice's disc includes two unreleased tracks from 1999, "Angel of Mercy" and "The Bridge", as well as his 1984 single "Hold Her in Your Hand", which makes its CD debut. Missing from Maurice's disc is his jazzy "My Thing" from 1970 and a rare B-side, "I've Come Back" from 1970, of which the latter has never been released on CD. Andy's disc contains his previously unreleased final song from 1987, "Arrow Through the Heart", which was briefly heard on Behind the Music: Andy Gibb.[3]

Originally scheduled to be released on 3 November 2009,[4] it was subsequently pushed back to March 2010,[5] but was removed from Rhino's release schedule as that date approached. The set was eventually released on 15 November 2010. During Barry & Robin's appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in March, the set was shown complete with liner notes and pictures.

Barry says in liner notes, "They say the future is always brighter if you can let go of the past, but the Bee Gees will live forever in my heart. These are pretty much our personal favorites. When I look back now, it is more about the journey, not the arrival. Robin adds in liner notes. This is now the Bee Gees 50th anniversary. And by the Bee Gees, I mean all four brothers". Robin adds: "I always see our songs as 'just us brothers' having a good time. When I look back now, it is more about the journey, not the arrival".[6]

Mythology also features a collection of family photos, many never-before published, along with tributes from artists such as George Martin, Brian Wilson, Elton John, Graham Nash, and the band's long-time manager Robert Stigwood.[6]

Tracklisting[edit]

Disc 1 – Barry
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Spirits (Having Flown)
Spirits having flown"  
Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb 5:21
2. "You Win Again
E.S.P."  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:01
3. "Jive Talkin'
Main Course"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:44
4. "To Love Somebody
Bee Gees' 1st"  
B Gibb, R Gibb 3:02
5. "Tragedy
Spirits having flown"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 5:03
6. "Too Much Heaven
Spirits having flown"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:58
7. "First of May
Odessa"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 2:49
8. "More Than a Woman
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:15
9. "Love So Right
Children of the World"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:34
10. "Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:31
11. "Words
Horizontal"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:13
12. "Don't Forget to Remember
Cucumber Castle"  
B Gibb, M Gibb 3:28
13. "If I Can't Have You
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:25
14. "Alone
Still Waters"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:49
15. "Heartbreaker
Heartbreaker"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:10
16. "How Deep Is Your Love
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:06
17. "Love You Inside Out
Spirits having flown"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:12
18. "Stayin' Alive
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:45
19. "Barker of the UFO
Horizontal"  
B Gibb 1:48
20. "Swan Song
Idea"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 2:55
21. "Spicks and Specks
Spicks and Specks"  
B Gibb 2:52
Total length:
79:01
Disc 2 – Robin
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Am the World
Rare, Precious and Beautiful, Vol. 3"  
R Gibb 2:35
2. "New York Mining Disaster 1941
Bee Gees' 1st"  
B Gibb, R Gibb 2:09
3. "I Can't See Nobody
Bee Gees' 1st"  
B Gibb, R Gibb 3:45
4. "Holiday
Bee Gees' 1st"  
B Gibb, R Gibb 2:52
5. "Massachusetts
Horizontal"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 2:22
6. "Sir Geoffrey Saved the World
Horizontal"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 2:14
7. "And the Sun Will Shine
Horizontal"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:26
8. "The Singer Sang his Song
Idea"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:07
9. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You
Idea"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 2:59
10. "I Started a Joke
Idea"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:05
11. "Odessa (City on the Black Sea)
Odessa"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 7:33
12. "Saved by the Bell
Robin's Reign Solo Robin Gibb"  
R Gibb 3:20
13. "My World
Best of Bee Gees, Volume 2"  
B Gibb, R Gibb 4:20
14. "Run to Me
To Whom It May Concern"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:11
15. "Love Me
Children of the World"  
B Gibb, R Gibb 4:01
16. "Juliet
How Old Are You? Solo Robin Gibb"  
R Gibb, M Gibb 3:46
17. "The Longest Night
E.S.P."  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 5:46
18. "Fallen Angel
Size Isn't Everything"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:30
19. "Rings Around the Moon
Still Waters"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:30
20. "Embrace
This is Where I Came In"  
R Gibb 4:43
21. "Islands in the Stream
One Night Only"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb, Praskazrel Michel 4:15
Total length:
78:29
Disc 3 – Maurice
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Man in the Middle
This Is Where I Came In"  
M Gibb, B Gibb 4:21
2. "Closer Than Close
Still Waters"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:34
3. "Dimensions
High Civilization"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 5:25
4. "House of Shame
One"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:51
5. "Suddenly
Odessa"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 2:29
6. "Railroad
Railroad Single Solo Maurice Gibb"  
M Gibb, William Lawrie 3:37
7. "Overnight
E.S.P. "  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:20
8. "It's Just the Way
Trafalgar"  
M Gibb 2:34
9. "Lay It on Me
2 Years On"  
M Gibb 2:07
10. "Trafalgar
Trafalgar"  
M Gibb 3:53
11. "Omega Man
Size Isn't everything"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:59
12. "Walking on Air
This Is Where I Came in"  
M Gibb 4:05
13. "Country Woman
Tales From The Brothers Gibb - A History In Song 1967-1990"  
M Gibb 2:48
14. "Angel of Mercy" (Previously unreleased duet with Samantha Gibb) B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:59
15. "Above and Beyond
Size Isn't everything"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:27
16. "Hold Her in Your Hand
Hold Her in Your Hand Single"  
B Gibb, M Gibb 4:23
17. "You Know It's For You
To Whom It May Concern"  
M Gibb 2:56
18. "Wildflower
Living Eyes "  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:23
19. "On Time
Tales from the Brothers Gibb"  
M Gibb 3:00
20. "The Bridge" (Previously unreleased duet with Adam Gibb and Samantha Gibb) M Gibb, Adam Gibb, Samantha Gibb 4:29
Total length:
77:40
Disc 4 – Andy
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shadow Dancing
Shadow Dancing"  
Andy, Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb 4:34
2. "I Just Want to Be Your Everything
Flowing Rivers"  
B Gibb 4:15
3. "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water
Flowing Rivers"  
B Gibb, A Gibb 4:15
4. "An Everlasting Love
Shadow Dancing"  
B Gibb 4:06
5. "Desire
After Dark"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 4:24
6. "(Our Love) Don't Throw it All Away
Shadow Dancing"  
B Gibb, Blue Weaver 4:07
7. "Flowing Rivers
Flowing Rivers"  
A Gibb 3:37
8. "Words and Music
Words and Music Single"  
A Gibb 3:35
9. "I Can't Help It
After Dark" (duet with Olivia Newton-John)
B Gibb 4:07
10. "Time Is Time
Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits"  
A Gibb, B Gibb 3:59
11. "Me (Without You)
Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits"  
A Gibb 3:41
12. "After Dark
After Dark "  
B Gibb 4:17
13. "Warm Ride
Bee Gees Greatest"  
B Gibb, R Gibb, M Gibb 3:30
14. "Too Many Looks in Your Eyes
Flowing Rivers"  
A Gibb 4:10
15. "Man on Fire" (Demo) B Gibb, A Gibb, M Gibb 5:24
16. "Arrow Through the Heart" (Previously unreleased demo) B Gibb, A Gibb, M Gibb 3:43
17. "Starlight
Flowing Rivers"  
A Gibb 3:32
18. "Dance to the Light of the Morning
Flowing Rivers"  
A Gibb 3:19
19. "In The End
Flowing Rivers"  
A Gibb 3:16
Total length:
75:51

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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