How this album was overlooked around the world and not even released in America has always amazed me. It dates from 1988 when the Bee Gees were taking a little break as a band and producing music for themselves as soloists, and other artists including Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross and Kenny Rogers.
Apparently this was destined to be Barry's second solo album, but ended up coming out as the soundtrack for a B grade movie called 'Hawks' - hence the title, and the inclusion of an excellent instrumental with some beautiful electric guitar 'Celebration De La Vie' and the Diana Ross hit 'Chain Reaction' - both Bee Gee compositions.
Barry is a great vocalist, and an even better songwriter. His range in both fields is very apparent here, and to add a further dimension its a long way from the Bee Gees style. The beautifully wistful ballads - 'Childhood Days', 'My Eternal Love', 'Not In Love At All', 'Moonlight Madness' and the superb 'Letting Go' contrast well with the more raunchy 'System of Love' and 'Where Tomorrow Is'.
If you are a Barry Gibb or Bee Gees fan, its really worth trying to seek out a copy of Barry's work.I don't think that Barry has ever written a bad song.