Robin Gibb’s final studio album, 50 St. Catherine’s Drive, will include a song about Sydney.
Sydney, which he recorded while Gibb was ill from liver and colon cancer. Gibbs wife Dwina said in a statement “Robin composed this late at night, in August 2011, at our home, The Prebenda. He used bedroom keyboards and then Garageband on an iPad.
“He missed his twin brother Maurice, who had passed away; but when he closed his eyes, the three young brothers were back in Sydney, Australia, happy together with their dreams and hopes for the future. Their future creations of course affected the world. The fragment of song is poignant, wistful, beautiful, and unfinished. It belongs on this album as one of his last works. He cried when he wrote it, and I wept when I heard it.”
’50 St. Catherine’s Drive’ is named after the address where Robin was born on the Isle of Man. The album was compiled by his widow, Dwina, and his son, RJ, from recordings made between 2006 and 2008 with the exception of Sydney.
Also on the album is a new version of the Bee Gees song I Am the World which was the original b-side of the trio’s 1967 single Spicks and Specks. The original recording set the Bee Gees careers in motion in a number of countries including Germany, where it reached number 27, the Netherlands, where it went to 3 and New Zealand where it topped the charts. It was also their first top ten hit in Australia.
Day of Wine & Roses
Alan Freeman Days
Wherever You Go
I Am The World (New Version)
Don’t Cry Alone
One Way Love
All We Have Is Now
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