Apr 28, 2015

The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)

In the midst of May 2012, Robin Gibb was fighting for his life.  By the end of the month, we mourned his loss.

I got the unfortunate news of Robin Gibb’s death via text message that night. I got out of the subway to read he died.

I bore the bad news to some DJ friends of mine and one remembered I am a Bee Gees fan.  

Lamplight is one of the most gorgeous songs The Bee Gees ever recorded but from my perspective was too operatic for radio.

The creativity and talent put into the album managed to undo the group.  Odessa was too grandiose for the time and suffered the fate of being The Bee Gees’ and rock music history’s overlooked masterpiece.

My rejuvenated interest in their music for the last year or so makes Robin Gibb’s death all the sadder.

I learned the Brothers Gibb broke up temporarily after the release of Odessa. They reunited two years later.  That album should make for an interesting, future post.

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