Bee Gees sign back catalog deal with Capitol !

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Boxy, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Boxy

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  2. rstamberg

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    Here we go again.
     
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  3. anthontherun

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    I can't wait to see what they'll include on the 2-disc greatest hits album that will be the only thing to come out of this deal!
     
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  4. Zack

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    Too bad only one Bee Gee will be signing. :shake: What other group ever had a hit single with a title as grim as New York Mining Disaster 1941? I'm a fan of their Jive Talkin'-Tragedy apex, but have trouble with the other stuff, such as Odessa which though critically acclaimed never moved me.
     
  5. John Rhett Thomas

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    I'm optimistic based on some things I've heard.
     
  6. kwadguy

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    Boy, that WEA deal was a total bust in the end. It started well, with the deluxe versions of the first three albums and Odessa.

    And then...mostly compilations and boring straight reissues (and not of the whole catalog).

    The only other particularly interesting thing to come out was the Robin Gibb compilation.
     
  7. Boxy

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    As fans we have nothing to lose, the Warner released material wasn't that much over that ten year period...

    if there is no more releases of unreleased material that fans know do exist, o

    Even just the full set of original albums back in circulation on CD, download and vinyl, and not just greatest hits after greatest hits, would be a win...

    The way things were going with Warners , the music was at risk of being forgotten by the general public.
     
  8. c-eling

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    As fans we probably already have what Bee Gees we want
    As fans we can lose by them remastering them to the depths of hell.
    You can grab most of their catalog on DL sites such as 7 Digital
    Bee Gees Albums | High quality music downloads | 7digital United States »
    Do Spotify and the like carry Bee Gees?
    Hopefully this catalog is respectively done. Universal can really muck things up given the chance
     
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  9. Man at C&A

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    Hopefully this will see albums like Trafalgar and Two Years On back in the shops, as well as some nice vinyl reissues.
     
  10. Man at C&A

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    So true, many people only know a handful of the big hits.
     
  11. jupiter8

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    I would hope some more oddities would come out- since Barry released full demo LPs of stuff he wrote for Barbra Streisand etc as downloads
     
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  12. jupiter8

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    "...the agreement includes the rights to numerous compilation albums, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects."

    please please this one...

     
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  13. pbuzby

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    Yes.
     
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  14. Castle in the air

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    Perhaps this sheds light on some of Barrys comments of late regarding unreleased songs in the "vault".
     
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  15. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy efficient!

    So basically they are back at Universal, but have signed to the Capitol imprint to save face for both parties, right?
     
  16. c-eling

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    Thanks, so the Bee Gees aren't and haven't been lost to the newer generation :cheers:
     
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  17. Boxy

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    Barry himself released those on iTunes some years ago, so the tapes still exist...
     
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  18. Futurecity

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    Can we finally expect a LIVING EYES CD in the U.S. now or not so fast?
     
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  19. feinstei9415

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    Main Course Deluxe box set please?
     
  20. enfield

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    I would buy a complete back-catalogue box-set (if the mastering was top quality)
     
  21. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy efficient!

    I find it interesting given that Barry recently released a solo album on Columbia (Sony).
     
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  22. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    The first thing that the folks at UMG/CAPITOL need to do, is fire the idiot who decided to re-vamp their old horrible '70's era giant "C" logo, replacing the classic Capitol script logo, with the rainbow!

    Capitol Records C Logo T-Shirt »

    As for the Bee Gees ... I have been having loads of fun lately just spinning their old original RSO LP pressings. The other day, just for silly fun and for the fact that I knew that I had my wife's ear in the next room, I pulled the classic old "Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits" LP on RSO and gave "side one" a spin. We both really enjoyed it, as those five songs truly are his "classics", perfectly programmed, one right after another!

    https://www.discogs.com/Andy-Gibb-Andy-Gibbs-Greatest-Hits/release/8010683
     
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  23. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    I totally agree ..., he must not be happy with that albums sales?
     
  24. Man at C&A

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    That 70s logo is truly horrible. Capitol also used some vile label colours throughout the 70s.
     
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  25. mbrownp1

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    Gordon Lightfoot called. He wants a recount.
     

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