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Spirits Having Flown

11 Jan 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 May 2006
  • Release Date: 16 May 2006
  • Label: Bee Gees/Reprise
  • Copyright: 2008 Barry Gibb, The Estate of Robin Gibb and The Estate of Maurice Gibb, under exclusive license to Warner Strategic Marketing Inc., a Warner Music Group Company.
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  • Total Length: 45:30
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  • ASIN: B001F16DCC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,278 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Nov 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is the follow-up of Saturday Night Fever. And it does not disappoint!
The Bee Gees show off their wonderful talents on this album. With Barry mostly on vocals and excellent music as the accompaniment, these songs have alot to offer. This is the album that brought classics like Tragedy, Too Much Heaven and Spirits Having Flown to the music world.
Tragedy, the first track from the album, is a fast, upbeat song that the Bee Gees penned in an afternoon of experimenting- the same afternoon as Too Much Heaven, although this was released a while afterwards- with sounds. It is beautifully written, the lyrics keep pointing back to TRAGEDY! A song in which every corner you turn, tragedy will strike!
This marvellous album is a must-have for every one. If you don't like the Bee Gees- apart from being crazy- I can guarantee that you will do after sampling it!
This is an outstanding album, if, as Barry puts it, 'you can stand all the falsetto!'
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Martin A Hogan HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 Dec 2002
Format: Audio CD
In the difficult position of having to top "Saturday Night Fever", the Gibb brothers surpassed themselves and created their biggest hit studio album of their careers, including three more #1 hits, making six #1 hit songs in a row! "Tragedy", "Too Much Heaven" and "Love You Inside Out" were all top hit singles. "Spirits (Having Flown)" was a large hit single overseas. All songs are Barry dominated vocals and he is at his falsetto best. However, "Stop (Think Again)" is a tad long and a little bit tedious, but the following tracks go right back to their upbeat best! Succeeding in avoiding any dance songs (disco), the Bee Gees out-do themselves. These songs are truly funky "R & B" numbers, a solid match for any rythym and blues band. "Until", the closing solo track may not be equal to their earlier hit "Words", but Barry's voice accompanied by the electronic harpsichord makes for a delicious ending.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. W. Ladd on 18 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
When I bought this album upon its release on vinyl I thought it somewhat poor value. Now, a quarter of a century later I have had to reconsider. The tracks which formed the first side of the LP are truly brilliant. The rest are little more than fillers.
That said, the album is still good vfm. The chance to hear the title track or Love You Inside or Out in remastered form is worth the purchase price alone. Anything else that takes your fancy is a bonus!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Adam N on 4 Dec 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I recently purchased this CD from Amazon hoping to get a remastered version of this album.
I own also an older version - AAD edition manufactured by POLYDOR in Germany (Code: 827 335-2).

It turned out that this new CD was manufactured by REPRISE, not by RHINO.
It contains the same 2-page leaflet without lyrics and no information about remastering of the
original recording.

Frankly, I cannot hear a noticeable sound improvement for the REPRISE's version compared to older POLYDOR's one, so will keep looking for a genuine new remaster.

My score is:
5 stars for Bee Gees for their music.
1 star for Amazon for incorrect product information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jervis VINE VOICE on 26 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
'Spirits Having Flown' is quite probably the one Bee Gees album that divides listeners more than any other and it all comes down to whether or not one is appreciative of the Bee Gees excessive use of falsetto. Falsetto was certainly nothing new for the Bee Gees as by the year of 'Spirits Having Flown's release in 1979 they had been incorporating it into their sound for the past four years (including 'Saturday Night Fever'). With 'Spirits Having Flown', however, they take it to its furthest extreme which although effective more often than not nevertheless makes the album a little hard to swallow for some listeners.

Falsetto aside, 'Spirits Having Flown' is a fine album with a number of highlights particuarly in the first half of the album ('Tragedy','Too Much Heaven', Love You Inside Out', 'Reaching Out' and 'Spirits (Having Flown')) which really does represent the Bee Gees in their prime. If the second half isn't as successful that's not necessarily to say it isn't good. 'Search Find', 'Living Together' and 'I'm Satisfield' are still solid tracks even if they are comparatively slight and 'Until' is a rare ballad sung in Barry's natural voice. It's only on another ballad 'Stop Think Again' where Barry's falsetto begins to sound like a serious misstep and the only time in my opinion when some of the mocking impersonations seem, perhaps, slightly justified.

'Spirits Having Flown' is really more pop influenced than disco. Nevertheless it does also represent the closing of a chapter in the Bee Gees history which had opened with 'Main Course' and ran through 'Children Of The World' and the frenzied 'Saturday Night Fever'. In many ways it marked the end of the 'fever' period as a backlash was beginning to develop as Barry, Robin and Maurice began to look for other ways to express themselves which usually meant writing and arranging for other artists.

Whatever its perceived faults, 'Spirits Having Flown' remains a fine album.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Dec 2002
Format: Audio CD
This was the bee gees music which I danced to in Capetown, South Africa; and Nelson Mandella was still on robin island in 1979.
If I was to recommend just one Bee Gees CD; this is the one to buy. I've always enjoyed these tracks, but it brings back the times when I was in South Africa, Puerto Rico and Chile; rocking and rolling all around the world - while I worked on Greek ships.
A must for anyone serious about the music of the 1970s
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