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Barry Gibb at Rod Laver Arena photo by Ros O'Gorman

Barry Gibb at Rod Laver Arena photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sir Barry Gibb And Friends Re-Record Bee Gees Songbook

by Paul Cashmere on November 6, 2020

in News

Sir Barry Gibb has gathered his famous friends to revisit his Bee Gees songbook for ‘Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol 1’.

The album features collaborations with Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, David Rawlings, Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Jay Buchanan, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Olivia Newton-John, Sheryl Crow and Tommy Emmanuel. 

The first single is the Jason Isbell collaboration ‘Words of a Fool’.

In a statement Barry Gibb said, “From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”

Jason Isbell adds, “Barry Gibb is one of the greatest songwriters and singers in popular music history, and I’m happy to say he still has that beautiful voice and that magical sense of melody. Working with him on this project has been one of the great honors of my career. He’s a prince.”

‘GREENFIELDS: THE GIBB BROTHERS SONGBOOK, VOL. 1’ TRACKLIST

1. ‘I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You’ with Keith Urban
   2. ‘Words of a Fool’ with Jason Isbell
   3. ‘Run to Me’ with Brandi Carlile
   4. ‘Too Much Heaven’ with Alison Krauss
   5. ‘Lonely Days’ with Little Big Town
   6. ‘Words’ with Dolly Parton
   7. ‘Jive Talkin’’ with Miranda Lambert, Jay Buchanan
   8. ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ with Tommy Emanuel, Little Big Town
   9. ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ with Sheryl Crow
   10. ‘To Love Somebody’ with Jay Buchanan
   11. ‘Rest Your Love On Me’ with Olivia Newton-John
   12. ‘Butterfly’ with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings

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