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on 17 September 2000
This is the first Bee Gees album I have bought and I certainly was not disappointed.
The song of the album title, ESP, is a good song but maybe with a weak chorus compared to the rest of the song. You Win Again is one of the Bee Gees' best tracks and was a worldwide number 1 so that says it all. Live or Die is the Bee Gees at their harmonic best with a slow, chamring melody with their associated 'high voices.' The other songs are worth mention as well but for me the track 'This is Your Life' is a unique one. The lyrics are to be marvelled at as Barry Gibb uses the song titles and lyrics from earlier hits to create a song version of the TV show 'This is Your Life' charting the Bee Gees success through the years. My personal favourite track on this is 'Overnight' although it is quite hard to make a definitive choice since they're all good songs. If only they had released more tracks from this album into the singles chart then we would definitely be seeing the all time #1 song writer, Barry Gibb. But unfortunately, to my knowledge, they only released the first 2 tracks.
Whereas modern artists today tend to have albums where each song sounds the same, this is a refreshing change to have. It proves once and for all that the Bee Gees are one of the best groups of all time. Buy this now and you will certainly not regret it..... If you love the Bee Gees, you will love this. If you love the 80s, you'll love this. And if you love great songs, then this is for you. A winner all the way.