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Subject: Bee Gees Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Part 2/4

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Bee Gees Frequently Asked Questions Part Two of Four August 25, 1998 2-01. What LPs, CDs or videos am I missing from my collection? A. This is a slightly incomplete list of items of interest (when available, catalog numbers are included for ordering convenience...) STUDIO ALBUMS: [1967] Bee Gees First (#7 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 825-220-2 [1968] Horizontal (#12 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833-659-2 [1968] Idea (#17 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833-660-2 [1969] Odessa (#20 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 825-451-2 [1969] Cucumber Castle Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833 783-2 [1971] Two Years On (#32 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833 785-2 [1971] Trafalgar (#34 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833 786-2 [1972] To Whom It May Concern (#35 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833 787-2 [1973] Life In A Tin Can Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833-788-2 [1974] Mr. Natural Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833 789-2 [1975] Main Course (#14 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833 790-2 [1976] Children of the World (#8 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 823 658-2 [1979] Spirits (Having Flown) (#1 for 6 weeks, Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 827 335-2 [1981] Living Eyes [out of print in US, available by import from Japan] Label: POLYDOR (Japan) Cat #: POCP-2244 [1987] E.S.P. [out of print in US, available by import from Europe] Label: WARNER BROTHERS Cat #: 2-25541 [1989] One [out of print in US, available by import from Europe] Label: WARNER BROTHERS Cat #: 2-25887 [1991] High Civilization [out of print in US, available by import from Europe] Label: WARNER BROTHERS Cat #: 2-26530 [1993] Size Isn't Everything Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 521 055-2 [1997] Still Waters Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 537 302-2 LIVE ALBUMS: [1977] Here At Last, Bee Gees Live (#8 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 833 791-2 GREATEST HITS COMPILATIONS: [1969] Best of Bee Gees (#9 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 831 594-2 [1973] Best of Bee Gees, Vol. 2 Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 831 960-2 [1976] Bee Gees Gold, Vol. 1 [not available on CD, only cassette] Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 823 659-4 [1980] Bee Gees Greatest (#1 Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 800 071-2 [1990] Tales of the Brothers Gibb - A History In Song [US version omits some songs from the "Hawks" soundtrack, which was never released in the US.] Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 843 911-2 [1990] The Very Best of the Bee Gees [not released in US, available as import from Europe; also said to be widely available in Canada] Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 847 339-2 SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS: [1970] Sing a Rude Song [out of print] Maurice sings in this short-lived West End musical of non-Gibb compositions LABEL: POLYDOR Cat #: 2383-018 [1970] Melody [out of print in US, available by import from Japan] Label: POLYDOR (Japan) Cat #: POCP-2007 (thanks to Robert Phan for this info!) [1975] All This and World War II [out of print in US] The Bee Gees and other artists sang Beatles covers for this soundtrack [1977] Saturday Night Fever (#1 for 24 weeks Billboard album charts) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 4228253892 [1978] Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Bee Gees and other artists sang Beatles covers for this soundtrack. Unlike "All This and World War II", however, the Bee Gees (to their later regret) actually appeared in this movie. Finally returning to the CD racks after twenty long years, you may find this one filed under "Peter Frampton" (at least I did at HMV). Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 3145570762 [1983] Stayin' Alive Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 4228132692 (Thanks to Phongsak Suppattarachai for this info!) [1986] Hawks Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 4228372642 (Thanks to Phongsak Suppattarachai for this info!) [soundtrack not released in US, but Phongsak recently obtained this through Polydor (Netherlands); movie is available on video] [1992] The Bunbury Tails [not released in US, but still available in Europe, at least through www.cdeurope.com (thanks, Phongsak Suppattarachai!)] Thanks to Imran for the following info... "This has got to be one of the best albums I've never heard of!! Until last year, I had no idea what the Bunbury Tails were about nor had I ever heard of any of the tracks and then someone got me the CD and I still can't get over how good it is! For anyone who doesn't know, "The Bunbury Tails" CD was released by Polydor in 1992 and it was based on a cute cartoon series in England which comprised of mainly bunnies playing cricket! Much of the humour would be better understood if you have an understanding of the game of cricket and its many legends over the years e.g. Viv Richards. Features the Bee Gees, Elton John, Level 42, Shakatak and many others!" Featured Bee Gees Tracks: * We're The Bunburys * Bunbury Afternoon Fight the Good Fight (Eric Clapton) and some other tunes were written/cowritten by the Brothers Gibb, and feature occasional Gibb backup vocals. The Eric Clapton track was also issued on the 1988 Summer Olympics Album, this time credited to "The Bunburys" under the title "Fight (No Matter How Long)". Title: The Bunbury Tails Artist: Various Label: POLYDOR (UK) Cat #: 515 784-2 SOLO ALBUMS - BARRY: [1985] Now Voyager Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 4228234292 (Thanks to Phongsak Suppattarachai for this info!) [out of print in US, although Phongsak recently got it through Polydor (Germany); video still available in US] SOLO ALBUMS - ROBIN: [1970] Robin's Reign [out of print in US] According to Marty Hogan, "Robin's Reign" is available on CD from SPECTRUM, a German subsidiary of Polydor. Thanks, Marty! You can write to SPECTRUM at: SPECTRUM Records Holzdamm 57-61, D-2000 Hamburg, Germany Label: SPECTRUM Cat #: 847 914-2 Robert Phan also says that KARUSSEL had the CD under the same catalog number, released in 1991 and deleted in 1992. Label: KARUSSEL Cat #: 847 914-2 [1982] How Old Are You Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 4228108862 (Thanks to Phongsak Suppattarachai for this info!) [out of print in US; available on CD in Europe (Phongsak Suppattarachai recently reported finding this through www.musicexpress.com)] [1984] Secret Agent [out of print in US] Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 821 797-2 (thanks to Robert Phan for the catalog number) [1985] Walls Have Eyes [not released on CD in US, out of print] Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 821 592-2 (thanks to Robert Phan for the catalog number) SOLO ALBUMS - ANDY: Andy's three studio albums have been digitally remastered and reissued on CD. About time! [1977] Flowing Rivers Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 31453-9921-2 [1978] Shadow Dancing Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 42284-7916-2 [1980] After Dark Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 31453-9922-2 [1980] Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits [not released on CD, out of print] [1991] Andy Gibb [Greatest Hits Collection] A recent CD release of hit singles and unreleased tracks, including his final work "Man On Fire." [Note: there is some confusion as to the actual title of this CD. The CD itself seems to either have no title, or else to be self-titled "Andy Gibb." Distributors' catalogs, on the other hand, all seem to call it "Greatest Hits Collection," "Collection of His Greatest Hits," or some such variation. Yet none of these words can be found on the CD itself. Some on-line record outlets now refer to this album as S/T, for "self titled"] Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 314-511585-2 WORK WITH OTHER ARTISTS: [1980] Jimmy Ruffin - Album: "Sunrise" [not released on CD, out of print] [1980] Barbra Streisand - Album: "Guilty" [now digitally remastered for CD] Label: COLUMBIA Cat #: CK-36750 [1982] Dionne Warwick - Album: "Heartbreaker" [out of print in US; available in Germany as Cat #:258719 (thanks, Phongsak Suppattarachai!)] Label: ARISTA Cat #: ARCD-8006 [1983] Kenny Rogers - Album: "Eyes That See In The Dark" Label: RCA Cat #: PCD1-4697 [1985] Diana Ross - Album: "Eaten Alive" [out of print in US] Label: RCA Cat #: PCD1-5422 [1986] Carola - Album: "The Runaway" [Sweden only; has been out of print, but appears to once again returning to CD in Europe] Label: POLYDOR(Sweden) Cat #: 829 298-2 (thanks to Robert Phan for the catalog number) BEE GEES TRIBUTE ALBUMS: [1993] Bee Gees / Songbook (The Gibb Brothers By Others) [Not released in US, available by import from UK]] performed by various artists Label: CONOISSEUR COLLECTION Cat #: VSOP CD 184 [1994] Melody Fair: Tribute to the Bee Gees performed by various artists Label: EGGBERT Cat #: 80012 [1996] Soul of the Bee Gees performed by various artists Label: THE RIGHT STUFF Cat #: 7243-8-35600-2-8 AUSTRALIAN YEARS 1963-1966: Festival records has a large library of recordings from the Bee Gees during their Australian years of 1963-1966. These are the only recordings the Bee Gees themselves have no creative control over, and Festival has used this to great advantage, licensing the rights to these songs throughout the world. Polydor had a brief license to distribute these in the three-volume "Rare, Precious and Beautiful" series back in the late 60's. Some Australian demos, such as "Top Hat" and "I'll Know What To Do", are truly rare. Other recordings, especially singles such as "Claustrophobia" and "Spicks and Specks", seem to be on every record rack in town. There are a total of sixty Bee Gees songs from the Australian era. The following list of albums provides a partial sampling of the many reissues of these classics. Rather than offer a separate track listing of each of these albums, all sixty songs are listed below, with cross-references to the various albums on which the songs appear. Please feel free to add to this list with your own findings... Available on CD: [A] Birth of Brilliance Label: FESTIVAL Cat #: D 45813/4 [B] The Magic Collection: The Bee Gees Label: ARC Cat #: MEC 949044 [C] To Be Or Not To Be Label: THUNDERBOLT Cat #: CDTB 170 Released on LP: (likely out of print) [01] THE BEE GEES SING AND PLAY 14 BARRY GIBB SONGS (Leedon, 1965) [02] SPICKS AND SPECKS (Spin, 1966) [03] TURN AROUND, LOOK AT US (Calendar, 1967) [04] RARE PRECIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL (Polydor, 1968) [05] RARE PRECIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL, volume 2 (Polydor, 1968) [06] RARE PRECIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL, volume 3 (Polydor, 1969) [07] INCEPTION / NOSTALGIA (Karussel, 1970) [08] BEE GEES (Impact, 1975) [09] BIRTH OF BRILLIANCE (Festival, 1978) [10] MONDAY'S RAIN (Pickwick, 1978) [11] TAKE HOLD OF THAT STAR (Pickwick, 1978) [12] TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME (Pickwick, 1978) [13] PEACE OF MIND (Pickwick, 1978) [14] BEE GEES BONANZA (Pickwick, 1978) The Australian Bee Gees songs: 1. All by myself [A-07-09] 2. All of my life [03-05-13-14] 3. And the children laughing [C-01-06-12] 4. Big chance [C-02-04-10-14] 5. Born a man [A-02-04-09-13-14] 6. Butterfly [A-07-08-09] 7. Cherry red [A-03-05-09-13-14] 8. Claustrophobia [A-B-C-01-05-09-11-14] 9. Coalman [A-07-08-09] 10. Could it be [A-B-C-01-05-09-11-14] 11. Daydream [07-08] 12. Don't say goodbye [01-05-13-14] 13. Every day I have to cry [A-B-C-03-05-09-11-14] 14. Exit, stage right [A-07-09] 15. Follow the wind [C-01-05-11-14] 16. Forever [07] 17. Glass house [C-02-04-10-14] 18. Hallelujah, I love her so [07] 19. How love was true [A-C-01-06-09-12] 20. How many birds [A-C-02-04-09-10-14] 21. I am the world [A-B-C-03-06-09-12] 22. I don't know why I bother with myself [C-02-04-10-14] 23. I don't think it's funny [A-B-C-01-06-09-12] 24. I love you because [07] 25. I want home [A-B-C-03-06-09-12] 26. I was a lover, a leader of men [A-C-01-03-05-06-09-11-13-14] 27. I'll know what to do [07] 28. In the morning (early recording) [A-B-07-08-09] 29. Jingle jangle [02-04-13-14] 30. Like nobody else [A-07-09] 31. Lonely winter [A-07-08-09] 32. Lum-de-loo [07-08] 33. Monday's rain (album version, see note below) [C-02-04-10-14] 34. Monday's rain (single version, see note below) [A-B-09] 35. Paperback writer [07-08] 36. Peace of mind [A-01-03-06-09-13] 37. Playdown [C-02-04-10-14] 38. Second hand people [A-C-02-04-09-10-14] 39. Somewhere [07] 40. Spicks and specks [A-B-C-02-04-09-10-14] 41. Storm [A-07-08-09] 42. Take hold of that star [C-01-05-11-14] 43. Terrible way to treat your baby [A] [07] [09] 44. The battle of the blue and the grey [A-B-C-03-06-09-12] 45. The end [07] 46. The three kisses of love [A-B-C-03-05-09-11-14] 47. The twelfth of never [07] 48. Theme from "The travels of Jamie McPheeters" [A-B-C-03-05-09-11-14] 49. Ticket to ride [07-08] 50. Timber! [A-01-06-09-13] 51. Tint of blue [02-04-13-14] 52. To be or not to be [A-C-01-05-09-11-14] 53. Top hat [07] 54. Turn around, look at me [A-B-C-03-06-09-12] 55. Where are you [02-04-10-14] 56. Wine and women [A-B-C-01-03-06-09-12] 57. You won't see me [A-07-08-09] 58. You wouldn't know [B-C-01-06-12] 59. You're nobody till somebody loves you [07-08] 60. You're the reason [07-08] Note: The album and single versions of "Monday's Rain" feature two entirely different vocals on the recordings. Among the several differences, the easiest to note is that the first chorus of the album version begins "Don't let me down...", while the single version has "Don't go away...". The vocal style on the second verse is also notably different. On the single version, it is unmistakably sung by Barry. The album version, by contrast, is quite mistakable indeed... ;-) Sincere thanks to Joe Brennan for his web site, which provided track listings for the old LPs. Also, I wouldn't have known about the two "Monday's Rain" versions if he hadn't told me. Once you know about it, of course, it's easy to spot. For more info on the Bee Gees' Australian era, be sure to check Joe Brennan's web page, at: http://www.cc.columbia.edu/~brennan/beegees/ THE "of COURSE I'll pay $16 for this CD to hear the one Bee Gees track" RECORDINGS: [1978] Grease (movie soundtrack) Label: POLYDOR Cat #: 825 095-2 (thanks to Robert Phan for the catalog number) Frankie Valli sings "Grease" title track, a Barry Gibb composition. [1978] Sesame Street Fever (children's album) Robin Gibb sings "Sesame Street Fever" and "Trash" (not Gibb compositions) [1980] Times Square (movie soundtrack) "Help Me", written and performed by Robin Gibb and Marcy Levy [1988] 1988 Summer Olympics Album - One Moment In Time performed by various artists The Bee Gees perform Gibb composition "Shape of Things To Come". Another Gibb composition, "Fight (No Matter How Long)", is listed as by "The Bunburys" and features Eric Clapton's performance from "The Bunbury Tails" album. Label: ARISTA Cat #: ARCD - 8551 [1979] Chicago - Hot Streets If you've bought everything else on this list, but find that you still have money to burn, buy this one to hear falsetto Gibb backing vocals on "Little Miss Lovin'." Chicago, incidentally, returned the favor with some horn work on the "Spirits (Having Flown)" LP, if I recall correctly. And yes, I suppose somewhere there is a Chicago fan who bought "Spirits (Having Flown)" JUST to hear those horns. Go figure. [1990] Nobody's Child - Romanian Angel Appeal performed by various artists Featuring "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" from the 1989 Melbourne concert appearance Label: WARNER BROS. Cat #: 26280-2 [1993] Jose Y Durval - Todo Por Amor Something was mentioned on the mailing list previously about a Brazilian pop duo, Chitaozinho e Xororo, recording a cover of "Words" in Miami with guest vocals by the Bee Gees. Now Joe Brennan has been sent some info on yet another latin cover of "Words" with the Bee Gees by Jose y Durval, and Xororo listed as guitarist. Both albums are titled "Todo Por Amo". I don't evenPRETEND to know what's going on here, but CompuServe's All-Music Guide (use GO command to GO ALLMUSIC) cheerfully coughed up the catalog number for Jose y Durval, and refused to acknowledge any info for Chitaozinho e Xororo (quite possibly due to a spelling error, I would suspect...). Catalog info for Jose y Durval is as follows: Label: PHILLIPS Cat #: 314-510464-2 [1995] Tapestry Revisited - A Tribute to Carole King performed by various artists (video also available) The Bee Gees sing Carole King composition "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" Label: Lava Records Cat #: 92604-2 [1996] Paul Anka - Amigos According to Grant Walters, "Barry sings backround vocals with Paul and Anthea Anka on the song "Yo Te Amo" (Do I Love You). It's a very light, breezy ballad, and the three voices meld quite nicely. Barry's vocals are mostly falsetto, sung very gently and breathily - but there are times we get to hear that wonderful airy regular voice of his :-) All in all well worth the purchase of the CD." Label: COLUMBIA Cat #: CK 91110 [198*] Barbra Streisand - One Voice Barry appears live and sings "Gulity" and "What Kind of Fool" with Barbra. Also available on video. Label: COLUMBIA Cat #: CK-40788 [199*] Coca-Cola Comercials Our efforts to resolve the cola mystery are finally starting to pay off. Let's follow the trail so far. In the sixties, around 1968 from what I've heard, the brothers wrote and recorded two songs for Coca-cola. It sounds as if Bill Shepherd is doing the orchestrations. I've heard them on tape, but not on any commerical (no pun intended) releases. One jingle is entitled "Another Cold and Windy Day". This tune is reminiscent of "Holiday," and features Robin seeking solace to his miserable and unceasing agony in a bottle of sugared phosphoric acid (otherwise known as Coca-Cola). If Tolstoy were to write soft drink jingles, they would sound like this. "...I turn my face into the sun, the time of winter has begun..." The other clip is "Sitting in the Meadow", which is rather similar to "Sir Geoffrey Saved the World". Robin leads on this upbeat tune, with Barry joining in on the chorus. "Sitting in the meadow, frolic in the grass / Wouldn't you be lazy, everybody asks..." and so on. I never understood the reason these were made until I took my son to see the "Turbo Rangers" movie a while back. Before the movie started, they had a little 90-second music video with some angst-ridden nineties ensemble. It was... a Coca-Cola jingle. Since I go to the movies about as often as an Amish farmer, I don't know how many others of these were made. But it seems entirely possible that the Bee Gees appeared in some such promo as this, to be played in the movie theatres. For you restless collectors out there, perhaps this is yet another thing to keep an eye peeled for. I wonder... But all this aside, the issue has been, where can you buy a CD with these commericals on it? I had heard from others that Coca-cola had (or so they heard) released this as a promotional CD. However, it was conspicuous in its absence at the official Coca-Cola boutique and souvenir-stand near Trump Tower on 5th Avenue. The road next led me to HMV at Herald Square, where I found an import CD called "Great Cola Commercials - Vol. 2" (Vox Records, UK) that had jingles from Del Shannon, Johnny Cash and a cast of dozens... but no Bee Gees. So I speculated that there MUST be a Volume One somewhere, another Holy Grail of soda jingles yet to be found. Then we heard from Douwe Dijkstra, in the Netherlands. Douwe read my earlier pleas for assistance, and provided the following: "The CD that I have is called 'Coca-Cola Comercials.' This is the official title. "Furthermore in the inlay it says: '65 sensational tracks' and 'things go better with Coke.' "The only Bee Gees performed track is #37 being the one starting with "Sitting in the Meadow" "In my view there is no "Great Cola Commercials vol 1", but #2 is just called #2 because the above mentioned Coca Cola did already exist. "You can order both CD's from "Offshore Echoes Magazine" to be found on http://www.guernseyweb.co.uk/cdjing.html" So, there you have it. Case closed. Thanks, Douwe!! Now, what's this about Dentyne commercials? ;-) * Guilty Pleasures: The Songs You Hate To Love" performed by various artists The most disturbing cover art I've ever seen, bar none. Aside from this, the album is noteworthy for its inclusion of rare Gibb composition "Gilbert Green" as performed by Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers. LABEL: SONY MUSIC SPECIAL PRODUCTS Cat #: AK-53923 * Roy Orbison - Rare Orbison Vol. 2 Barry Gibb/Larry Gatlin composition "Indian Summer" originally came out on the Gatlin Brothers "Smile" album in 1985. It features vocals by Barry, Larry Gatlin, and Roy Orbison. It is also available on the "Legendary Roy Orbison" box set. (Thanks to Jill Thompson and Imran for this info!) Label: MONUMENT Cat #: AK-45404 Also available on: Label: COLUMBIA SPECIAL PRODUCTS Cat #: 45404 SINGLES WORTH FINDING: [1989] One / Wing and A Prayer This is the only US release of the song "Wing and a Prayer", a track included on the European "One" CD. Label: WARNER [1993] Paying the Price of Love / Decadence The song "Decadence" was included on the European "Size Isn't Everything" CD, but in the US could only be found on the single. It is a remix of "You Should Be Dancing", among other things. The US single also includes three (!) remixes of "Paying the Price of Love". Maybe I'm just not into remixes, but I can't help but wonder what inspired the hyper-marketing of so many of these, ESPECIALLY when the perfectly listenable songs "855-7019" and "My Destiny" were languishing in storage. Label: POLYDOR (US) [1993] Paying the Price of Love/Paying the Price of Love (KC Mix)/My Destiny/Paying the Price of Love (The Ocean Drive Mix) Label: POLYDOR (UK) Cat #: 859 471-2 [1993] How To Fall in Love, Part 1 (edit)/855-7019/Fallen Angel (remix) Label: POLYDOR (UK) Cat #: 855 647-2 Much thanks to Marty for solving the above mysteries! [1997] Alone / Closer than Close / Rings Around the Moon This UK single has rare b-side "Rings Around the Moon". This song also recently became available on a US maxi-CD single of "Alone," with "Decadence" and "Stayin' Alive [live version]" thrown in for good measure. Label: POLYDOR (UK) Cat #: 573 527-2 [1997] I Could Not Love You More/Love Never Dies/Brits Medley This second single from the UK release of "Still Waters" has the rare b-side "Love Never Dies." The single faded quickly on the charts, so if you're looking for it, better look now! Label: POLYDOR (UK) Cat #: 571 223-2 THE "Let's Parody the Bee Gees and MAKE MONEY FA$T" RECORDINGS: [1981] Hee Bee Gee Bees - "The Original Hee Bee Gee Bees' 439 Golden Greats" According to Joe Brennan, this is the work of Phillip Pope, Mike Stevens and Angus Deayton. This parody album includes tracks "Meaningless Songs" and "Posing in the Moonlight." In the interests of justice, let me just mention here that, years later, the brothers Gibb were given a chance to detonate the Hee Bee Gee Bees live at a charity telethon in the UK. Ahh, revenge... [out of print] LABEL: Hee Bee Gee Bees [RCA] (UK) * Additionally, the Bee Gees parody THEMSELVES on the Howard Stern New Years' Eve video show. See video info, below. BEE GEES APPEARANCES ON VIDEO: [1978] Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band VHS: MCA Catalog # 55013 $29.95 LASERDISC: MCA Catalog # 17004 [198*] Barbra Streisand - One Voice Barry appears in concert with Barbra and sings two duets with her: "Guilty" and "What Kind of Fool" [1985] Barry Gibb - Now Voyager VHS: MCA Catalog # 80187 $19.95 Movies Unlimited Cata log # 071294 $14.99 Call Movies Unlimited at (800) 523-0823 [1990] The Bee Gees One For All Tour - Live (2 vols.) VHS: Volume I MPI Catalog # 1935 Volume II MPI Catalog # 1936 LASERDISC: Volumes I & II Combined MPI Catalog # 9802 $29.98 Call MPI Home Entertainment at (800) 323-0442 [1994] Howard Stern New Year's Rotten Eve Pay-Per-View (is this the exact title?) The video of Howard Stern's Pay Per View event features the Bee Gees singing a parody of "To Love Somebody" in a gag promo for John Wayne Bobbitt. I've seen this at Palmer Video, may be available for rental elsewhere as well. If you're unable to find a copy, posting to the alt.fan.howard-stern newsgroup may be of some benefit. (Warning: video contains adult content -- indeed, aside from the appearance by the brothers Gibb, the video is pretty much nothing else BUT adult content...) [1995] Tapestry Revisited - A Tribute to Carole King The Bee Gees sang on "Tapestry Revisited," the Carole King tribute album. This video features songs and interviews with several of the artists who worked on this album, including the Bee Gees. [1997] Keppel Road - The Life and Music of the Bee Gees A recent documentary on the Bee Gees, which also features the song-in-progress "Just In Case" Laserdisc version also available, at least in Japan, maybe elsewhere besides... VHS: Polygram Video Catalog #440 054 881-3 $19.95 * The Bee Gees - Music Biography (import from Japan) "21 songs, clips and live performances, plus rare material from the early days in Australia." 54 min. VHS: Music Video Distributors Catalog # R 2310 $69.95 LASERDISC: Music Video Distributors Catalog # LR 2310 Call Music Video Distributors at (800) 888-0486 * The Return of Bruno An HBO production featuring Bruce Willis in a fictional documentary along the lines of "Spinal Tap." Cameo appearances by Ringo Starr, Dick Clark, the Bee Gees and others. BEE GEES SONGS IN THE MOVIES (AND ON VIDEO, MAYBE): [1970] Melody [1971] Bloomfield (UK), The Hero (US) ("The Loner" by Maurice, performed by The Bloomfields [which Joe Brennan notes..."sounds like a pseudonym for somebody but I don't know who"]) [1975] All This and World War II (Bee Gees and other artists perform Beatles songs) [1977] Saturday Night Fever [1978] Grease (title song was written by the Barry Gibb and performed by Frankie Valli) [1980] Times Square ("Help Me", written and performed by Robin Gibb and Marcy Levy) [1983] Stayin Alive * A Breed Apart (score by Maurice, and main title "Hold her in your hand" written by Barry and Maurice, sung by Maurice) (thanks, Joe!) [1988] Hawks Featuring songs from Barry's unreleased solo album "Moonlight Madness". The movie is also based on a story (unpublished?) by Barry Gibb and David English. BEE GEES LASER DISCS AND CD-ROMS: * Bee Gees - Interactive CD-ROM (is this even CLOSE to the title?) I had heard there was a Bee Gees interactive CD-ROM in Europe a while back, but I have no info on this at all. If anyone knows about it, I'm looking forward to hearing from you! * Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LASERDISC: MCA Catalog # 17004 * The Bee Gees One For All Tour - Live (2 vols.) LASERDISC: Volumes I & II Combined MPI Catalog # 9802 $29.98 Call MPI Home Entertainment at (800) 323-0442 * The Bee Gees - Music Biography (import from Japan) Described in the catalog as "21 songs, clips and live performances, plus rare material from the early days in Australia." 54 min. LASERDISC: Music Video Distributors Catalog # LR 2310 Call Music Video Distributors at (800) 888-0486 * Keppel Road In Japan, the "Keppel Road" video is now available on Laser Disc too. Also, Singapore, the busiest transit stop in the world, does seem to have some nice laser discs available... * Greatest Bee Gees Karaoke As Karen Liew writes, "I haven't seen it, but I think that there's footage of the Bee Gees in it. I make this assumption because there's this teeny tiny itsy bitsy thanking the Bee Gees for their co-operation and video footage... The LD is red all over, with a landscape photo of the brothers smack in the centre (I think). All I can remember is that Robin was in the centre and he had long hair with sunglasses on... I remember seeing Massachussetts, and the New York Mining Disaster, but not much else. ...I went to a couple of stores in Far East, and most of them are priced at S$89 (around US$60). At Supreme Records, I found a copy selling at S$89, but at the store next door, it was selling for S$82. I found the Video CDversion of this, (also at Far East Plaza) but it came in two parts, each sold separately (S$39)." Supreme Compact Disc Far East Plaza 14 Scotts Road #03-14 Tel.: (65) 7325432 * One Another find from Karen Liew, who writes: "- The description on the back said that it covers the brothers' comeback album. ...The LD kind of looks like the "One" album; white with black and white photographs. It definitely looks less garish than the karaoke LD... This LD is selling for S$45 (around US$30) and can only be found (so far) in the LD store right smack next to Supreme Records. (I forget the name, sorry)" INTERVIEW CLIPS AND TELEVISION APPEARANCES: Thanks to Antonette Daniar for providing us with the following info... The AG*BG Video Exchange Club is the only ALL Video club (with permission) in North America that offers only Bee Gees/Andy Gibb video material. Here are some of the video clips available from Judy Gogarty and the AG*BG Video Exchange Club of Edmonton, Canada: * VH-1 Bee Gees Weekend (1989 Promo Story) * Bee Gees Spotlight (Canadian video) videos '60's to '90s * Rock of Europe 1989 * Fighting Back (England - 1992) interview with Maurice about his alcohol problem There is no e-mail address and no web page. Snail mail address is as follows: Judy Gogarty AG*BG Video Exchange Club 12717 - 116th Street Edmonton, Alberta Canada. T5E 5H1 Letters are sent to her and she will send a membership sheet to be filled out and signed. It is sent back to her and she sends you the order form with the complete list of all the video clips that she has available. There are hundreds to choice from, Poor to Excellent quality. Clips are to be checked off to fit a 2 hour tape. The cost to Canadian customers is $19.00 (in Canadian funds), which includes insured postage. New US prices: $16.00 US funds for each T120 includes regular postage. Overseas fans can write for details and for reduced transfer costs. No cheques accepted only money orders made out to JUDY GOGARTY. Orders take 3 weeks from the time it is received. Keep in mind that there may be delays. Holidays there is an additional delay of one week. She stresses to be patient. The price of transfer tapes from Europe are listed on the order form beside each tape. These tapes are sold as is and will not be changed or edited. Always check off an extra 15 minutes of clips in case one is not available. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Responses to FAQ: Send responses and comments to David Garcia at garc@compuserve.com or post to the mailing lists if you are a subscriber. Special thanks to the following for their kind assistance in producing this FAQ: Renee Schreiber, Joe Brennan, Chris Mathis, Bette Hanson, Lynn Lyda, Antonette Daniar, Jill Thompson, "Imran C.", Joey Spain, Ed Vlasov, Melody Ishiwata, "Kevin M.", Doug "Doug in MO" Shannon, Jimmy Wade, Goran Gustafsson, Juan Perea, Grant Walters, "Tony", "Mike", Lucas Broer, Joel K. Ashby, "Di", Marty Hogan, Rhonda J. Platania, Anne Simpson, Al Collum III, Elliott A. Jacobowitz, Sue Thompson, Kathy Gray and her friend in France, Ruth Burcaw, "BG Pixie" CBolitiski, Ann M. Richardson, Marcel Troost, Daniel Navarro, Doug "Doug in TX" Wilson, Phongsak Suppattarachai, "Marion from (today's climate here) Germany", Colin Harris, Greg Luther, Helio Takahashi, Douwe Dijkstra, Diane Weidenkopf, Robert Phan, Karen Liew, Ron Ramirez, Jay Siekierski, Alan Dail, Joan Furilla, Jan Carnell, "Amy on AOL", Udo Muellner, Park Duk-Hyeon, Joseph Yellin, Tom Fini, Martha Irvin and many others (to whom I apologize for their accidental omission)