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Odessa: Deluxe Edition [Deluxe Edition, Box set]

Bee Gees Audio CD
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The Bee Gees were a British singing group consisting of three brothers: Barry Gibb and twins Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb. Not only were they successful in their own right, with seven Grammys to their name, their body of work has been re-interpreted by a huge variety of other artists, from Elvis and Dolly Parton to Billy Corgan and Feist. Of their 35 albums, 200 million copies have been sold, ... Read more in Amazon's Bee Gees Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Box set
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B001HZ9ABM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Odessa [City On The Black Sea] 7:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You'll Never See My Face Again 4:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Black Diamond 3:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Marley Purt Drive 4:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Edison 3:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Melody Fair 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Suddenly 2:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Whisper Whisper 3:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Lamplight 4:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sound Of Love 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Give Your Best 3:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Seven Seas Symphony 4:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. With All Nations [International Anthem] 1:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I Laugh in Your Face 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Never Say Never Again 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. First of May 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The British Opera 3:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Odessa [City On The Black Sea] [Mono Album Version] 7:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. You'll Never See My Face Again [Mono Album Version] 4:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Black Diamond [Mono Album Version] 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Marley Purt Drive [Mono Album Version] 4:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Edison [Mono Album Version] 3:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Melody Fair [Mono Album Version] 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Suddenly [Mono Album Version] 2:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Whisper Whisper [Mono Album Version] 3:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Lamplight [Mono Album Version] 4:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Sound Of Love [Mono Album Version] 3:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Give Your Best [Mono Album Version] 3:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Seven Seas Symphony [Mono Album Version] 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. With All Nations [International Anthem] [Mono Album Version] 1:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. I Laugh In Your Face [Mono Album Version] 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Never Say Never Again [Mono Album Version] 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. First Of May [Mono Album Version] 2:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. The British Opera [Mono Album Version] 3:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Odessa [City On The Black Sea] [Demo] 6:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen36. You'll Never See My Face Again [Alternate Mix] 4:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Black Diamond [Demo] 4:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Marley Purt Drive [Alternate Mix] 4:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Barbara Came To Stay 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Edison [Alternate Mix] 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Melody Fair [Demo] 3:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Melody Fair [Alternate Mix] 3:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Suddenly [Alternate Mix] 2:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Whisper Whisper - Part Two [Alternate Version] 1:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Lamplight [Demo] 4:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Lamplight [Alternate Version] 5:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Sound Of Love [Alternate Mix] 3:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Give Your Best [Alternate Mix] 3:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Seven Seas Symphony [Demo] 2:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen50. With All Nations [International Anthem] [Vocal Version] 1:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen51. I Laugh In Your Face [Alternate Mix] 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Never Say Never Again [Alternate Mix] 3:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen53. First Of May [Demo] 1:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen54. First Of May [Alternate Mix] 2:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Nobody's Someone 3:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Pity 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen57. Odessa Promotional Spot0:330.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

(2009/Rhno) 57 tracks. 3-CD deluxe edition.Medium 1
  1. Odessa (City On The Black Sea) (Stereo)
  2. You'll never see my face again (Stereo)
  3. Black diamond (Stereo)
  4. Marley purt drive (Stereo)
  5. Edison (Stereo)
  6. Melody fair (Stereo)
  7. Suddenly (Stereo)
  8. Whisper whisper (Stereo)
  9. Lamplight (Stereo)
  10. Sound of love (Stereo)
  11. Give your best (Stereo)
  12. Seven seas symphony (Stereo)
  13. With All Nations (Stereo) (International Anthem)
  14. I laugh in your face (Stereo)
  15. Never say never again (Stereo)
  16. First of May (Stereo)
  17. The british opera (Stereo)
Medium 2
  1. Odessa (City On The Black Sea) (Mono)
  2. You'll never see my face again (Mono)
  3. Black diamond (Mono)
  4. Marley purt drive (Mono)
  5. Edison (Mono)
  6. Melody fair (Mono)
  7. Suddenly (Mono)
  8. Whisper whisper (Mono)
  9. Lamplight (Mono)
  10. Sound of love (Mono)
  11. Give your best (Mono)
  12. Seven seas symphony (Mono)
  13. With All Nations (Mono) (International Anthem)
  14. I laugh in your face (Mono)
  15. Never say never again (Mono)
  16. Fisrt of May (Mono)
  17. The british opera (Mono)
  18. Odessa (City On The Black Sea) (Mono)
  19. You'll never see my face again (Mono)
  20. Black diamond (Mono)
  21. Marley purt drive (Mono)
  22. Edison (Mono)
  23. Melody fair (Mono)
  24. Suddenly (Mono)
  25. Whisper whisper (Mono)
  26. Lamplight (Mono)
  27. Sound of love (Mono)
  28. Give your best (Mono)
  29. Seven seas symphony (Mono)
  30. With All Nations (Mono) (International Anthem)
  31. I laugh in your face (Mono)
  32. Never say never again (Mono)
  33. Fisrt of May (Mono)
  34. The brit...

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsurpassed 25 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
Despite or because of the creative tension between the brothers, this turned out to be, arguably, the one truly essential Bee Gees album and the only one that could convert a sceptic who previously sneered at them, dismissing them as a trivial pop act (I'm speaking from personal experience, of course). Basically it perfects the baroque-pop formula of the previous albums by taking it further out, varying the song-structures and adding more to the arrangements. And needless to say the vocals are exceptional.
The lyrics are still mixtures of the bland and the incomprehensible. And there's the little matter of the "you're only a woman" chorus of 'Melody Fair' - what DID they mean by that, bearing in mind that they've just told her to smarten herself up a bit? But elsewhere the lyrics are notable for being not irritating but actually thought-provoking. The odes to Thomas Edison and to a pet dog (`First Of May') and the Band-influenced tale of an orphanage manager (`Marley Purt Drive') manage to charm, and even born-sceptics will be intrigued to know what `Laugh In Your Face', `Whisper Whisper' (an odd tempo-shifting rocker) and `Black Diamond' are really about.
And the epic title track - the most powerful single song in the Gibb catalogue. Several songs on this album resemble early Genesis, but this one could be a `Trespass' outtake, dense with detail from its startling stereo-panning introduction through the main song body (letters never sent, from a shipwrecked sailor in danger of freezing to death) to its climactic spanish-guitar solo. It's almost worth the price of the album in its own right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bee Gees at their creative peak 4 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having purchased all the previous Bee Gees' Rhino re-issues (with bonus tracks) I was eagerly awaiting this triple CD set....and on the whole it's a great collection, as with all the Series it's superbly remastered and has a wealth of Demos and unreleased tracks...

After Bee Gee's 1st, Idea and Horizontal - Odessa sees the Bee Gees' talent with song writing in the 60's at its creative peak - I would liken their run of 60's albums to the run of albums from The Beatles from an almost identical time period - Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and their creative peak: The Beatles (White Album)...

I mention this because as with the White Album, Odessa can be a little confusing and simplistic on first listen, with only the title track and several well known singles of initial interest....then, over time, the album as a whole grows to be a fully fledged musical classic with real depth and contrast....listen to it late at night with headphones and enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece! 16 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
Yes, this was the Bee Gees 'white' album, only this doubled LP had a red velvet cover and a 'Titanic'-like illustration in the gatefold. Now available on a single CD, it marks the end of the sixties period for the Bee Gees.
The music? This was an important time for the Gibbs' who were maturing (at ages 19 and 21) and already millionaires. The music was conceptual and starting with the title track, it delivers with powerful orchestration and emotional, lyrical simplicity. It is a skewed look at a fabled seafarer lost at sea and emotionally destitute. At least, that's what the project started out to be.
Somewhere during the recordings, egos flared and tempers snapped, so what you ended up with is a collection of half Bee Gees conceptual songs and half individual Gibb contributions. It is still a remarkable recording!
Stand-out cuts are "Marley Purt Drive" that could have been recorded by "The Band" and "Melody Fair", a single in some countries and a well covered track.
Most of the other tracks deal with period issues like, drugs, sex, rock 'n roll, psychodelia and why not? Producer Stigwood unwittingly fueled the tensions by choosing "First Of May" as the A-Side single instead of B-Side "Lamplight", which was just as strong.
Regardless, the final outcome is a conceptual album filled with an orchestrally sweeping moodiness aligned with perfect harmonies and lyrics envied by everyone. This is one of the few albums of the period with orchestral solos with the Gibbs providing the chorus. It is monumental.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An unsung Masterpeace 16 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
Originally released in February 1969, and criminally ignored when compilers and critics list their `must buy' albums from the decade, this double album foray into `concept' territory is the next instalment in the Brothers Gibb reissue campaign, expanded to cover three CDs. What, a double album on a trio of compact discs? How can that be? As with their first three albums, `Odessa' (it was going to be called 'Masterpeace' or 'The American Opera') includes both stereo and mono versions with the third disc comprising of no less than 20 previously unissued demos, outtakes, and alternate mixes, along with two songs left off the original release and not heard until now. This might be a long review, but I'm sure you'll want to know about all the tracks on this third CD.

`Odessa' has a spoken intro from Barry with a few lyrical changes and is missing the "ba ba black sheep" bit but isn't that different other in the delivery and the length. Missing the orchestra and double tracking, `You'll Never See My Face Again' certainly benefits from what was added later whilst 'Black Diamond' is a piano and cello led early run through without the wordless backing vocals. As for `Marley Purt Drive', only Bee Gees die-hards would notice the minor differences between this alternate mix and the original (it's in the coda). `Barbara Came to Stay' was reworked with a different title and lyrics morphing into `Edison', which gets an outing in an alternate mix, complete with a couple of dreadful edits at the start of Barry's "oh, oh" vocal. The `Melody Fair' demo is taken at a faster pace than the finished article and knowing it was going to be filled with something, the Gibbs simply chant the title for the last minute or so. The second appearance of this song doesn't have the strings.
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3.0 out of 5 stars odessa
did not receive the cd have requested another one this is not good enough as I have payed and not received the goods
Published 14 days ago by G. REID
4.0 out of 5 stars good old stuff
i had this album on vinyl years ago and thought i would like to hear it again.i wasnt disappointed and its a good quality cd.
Published 7 months ago by ecky
5.0 out of 5 stars bee gees
excellent album from start to finish some great classic Bee Gees music not sure if its worth paying the extra money to get the other albums tho
Published 13 months ago by kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the best
Just the best
The old one are still some the best music ever recorded, as I borought this as and LP it's great to hear it again after all this time
Published 15 months ago by Trevor Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars classic bee gees
tried to find this album years ago but to no avail
i seen it on amazon and bought it
great early bee gees album
well worth a listen to all you b/g ees fans
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Published 15 months ago by STEPHEN ROURKE
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album
Brilliant Album from the Bee Gees. I have the LP, which I bought in the 70's, but the sound quality of the CD's is much superior.
Published on 22 Sep 2010 by Carterclan
4.0 out of 5 stars Not really lightfooted
First Off, I'm not a Bee Gees fan. As a matter of fact, my wife bought this CD and I listen along occasionally.

And when doing that my ears hear a "songcycle". Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2010 by Koen Lesage
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic era Bee Gees
Indispensible album for fans of 'Classic Era' Bee Gees.Listed as 'experimental' in its day ,it contains the powerful melody, harmony and songwriting we associate with the brothers... Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2010 by nick
5.0 out of 5 stars My Personal Favourite Of All-Time by The Great Gibbs
I waited for this release for so long and was so pleased with the resulting package. Odessa was my favourite album from the time I first played my vinyl copy in the Sixties. Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2010 by Ms. Shirley J. Whitby
Some 30 years after its original release, the Bee Gees exceptional album "Odessa" sparkles as freshly as it did on release. Read more
Published on 2 Jun 2009 by Maurice R. West
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