Barry Gibb is digging deep into the Bee Gees catalogue to give fans a total retrospective show dating back to the early days of the Bee Gees on his Australian tour.
At the first show in Sydney last night, Gibb performed ‘Playdown’ from the brothers 1966 ‘Spicks and Specks’, recorded in Australia before they relocated to the UK.
He also dug into the 60s catalogue with ‘With The Sun In My Eyes’ from the 1968 ‘Horizontal’ album and ‘Kilburn Towers’ from 1968’s ‘Idea’.
Barry paid tribute to his late brother Maurice, performing his 1984 solo song ‘On Time’ and song he wrote for Ronnie Burns, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton as well as the hits.
The hits included ‘Jive Talking’, ‘You Should Be Dancing’, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, ‘I Started A Joke’, ‘I’ve Got To Get A Message To You’ and ‘Lonely Days’.
The Barry Gibb setlist for Sydney, February 8, 2013 was:
Jive Talking (from Main Course, 1975)
Lonely Days (from 2 Years On, 1970)
You Should Be Dancing (from Children of the World, 1976)
First of May (from Odessa, 1969)
To Love Somebody (from The Bee Gees 1st, 1967)
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (from Trafalgar, 1971)
Fever (Little Willie John cover)
How Deep Is Your Love (from Saturday Night Fever, 1977)
On Time (from Maurice Gibb, A Breed Apart, 1984)
The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles cover)
I’ve Got To Get A Message To You (single, 1968)
Kilburn Towers (from Idea, 1968)
Playdown (from Spicks and Specks, 1966)
Spicks and Specks (from Spicks and Specks, 1966)
With The Sun In My Eyes (from Horizontal, 1968)
In The Morning (written for Ronnie Burns, 1966)
Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You (from The Bee Gees 1st, 1967)
I Started A Joke (from Idea, 1968)
Islands In The Stream (written for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, 1983)
Guilty (written for Barbra Streisand, Guilty, 1980)
Words (single, 1967)
If I Can’t Have You/Night Fever/More Than A Woman (from Saturday Night Fever, 1977)
Ordinary Lives (from One, 1989)
Immortality (written for Celine Dion, 1998)
Stayin’ Alive (from Saturday Night Fever, 1977)
February 12, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
February 16 and 19, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
February 27, Sydney, Entertainment Centre