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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Collection!
This CD was released approximately the same time as the four disc box set, but only in Europe. It covers the years of 1967 to 1979 with only the major hits. It's a nice greatest hits CD if you don't want to be bothered with the extraneous minor hits and album cuts of the Box Set. Nicely remixed as well. If you check out the USA Amazon.com, you will find the newly...
Published on 25 Feb 2003 by Martin A Hogan

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3.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Bee Gees does exactly what it says on the label.
My personal opinion of the Bee Gees took a massive up-swing when one of the brothers finally stood up to Clive Anderson on National TV. Whatever it is: the sweet harmonies or canny knack of always being just ahead of the game, these Mmanchester bandoliers are always just too good for the critics. Whenever the chattering classes think they've finally nailed them into a...
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Collection!, 25 Feb 2003
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco, CA. (Hercules)) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Very Best of the Bee Gees (Audio CD)
This CD was released approximately the same time as the four disc box set, but only in Europe. It covers the years of 1967 to 1979 with only the major hits. It's a nice greatest hits CD if you don't want to be bothered with the extraneous minor hits and album cuts of the Box Set. Nicely remixed as well. If you check out the USA Amazon.com, you will find the newly remastered version which is simply unbelievable!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poor Man's Box Set, 16 Dec 2002
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco, CA. (Hercules)) - See all my reviews
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This CD was released approximately the same time as the four disc box set, but only in Europe. It covers the years of 1967 to 1979 with only the major hits. It's a nice greatest hits CD if you don't want to be bothered with the extraneous minor hits and album cuts of the Box Set. Nicely remixed as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Recording Remastered!, 7 July 2005
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco, CA. (Hercules)) - See all my reviews
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This CD was released approximately the same time as the four disc box set, but only in Europe. It covers the years of 1967 to 1979 with only the major hits. It's a nice greatest hits CD if you don't want to be bothered with the extraneous minor hits and album cuts of the Box Set. It was already well mixed at the first printing - but this remastered version is amazing!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a true disco classic, 16 Nov 1999
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For anyone who enjoyed Saturday Night Fever, this is an absolute must have cd. This is another cd that if you are looking at, you (hopefully) already know what you are getting into. If you are having doubts about buying it, wondering if any of the songs will really be familiar to other than Staying Alive, wondering how you can possibly bring this cd home to be laughed at - BUY IT!!! You will not regret owning this cd for an instant. This is one of the rare cd's that virtually anyone can relate to - be it from parties they went to as a youth or from theme parties they attended long after the disco years had ended. More than likely, virtually everyone still falls into the latter category. This cd is absolutely excellent and if you are looking at these reviews that means you are tempted to buy... Just do it!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Bee Gees does exactly what it says on the label., 24 Feb 2001
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My personal opinion of the Bee Gees took a massive up-swing when one of the brothers finally stood up to Clive Anderson on National TV. Whatever it is: the sweet harmonies or canny knack of always being just ahead of the game, these Mmanchester bandoliers are always just too good for the critics. Whenever the chattering classes think they've finally nailed them into a corner, and that it's finally been proved beyond all reasonable doubt that the Bee Gees are naff, then they come back with one more reinvention that captures the time and the Nation's heart. While the rest of pop officialdom was going hippy on us, these boys were still shopping at Woolworths. When all around you were losing their heads......keep writing songs like New York Mining Disaster and Massachusetts. Inimitable classic ballads about.....er......industrial accidents and somewhere difficult to pronounce in America. Then when you're career's going down the tubes you make a concious effort to go back to your r&b roots in a completely revoloutionary way. Result; Some of the most hypnotic dance tracks ever produced like Night Fever, Stayin' Alive and Tragedy. The Bee Gees are more than a phenomenon, they are a testament to the very human qualities of self belief and persevering hard work, because when it comes down to it there is a market for impressively crafted harmonies and the human soap opera their lives sometimes resemble. The Very Best of.....showcases the two sides of the Band, the moody melodies and the foot tapping seventies disco classics. It also shows why Clive Anderson was so wrong......there is real public affection for the Salford songsmiths for the very real quality of their output and their equally admirable quality of overcoming personal hearttbeak and adversity to carry on delivering great music to us, the great British public.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic On Vinyl., 24 Aug 2013
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Largy64 (Cheltenham UK) - See all my reviews
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I have had this on CD for years, now got it on vinyl, sounds even better, there is a warmth on this album that only vinyl can do...Nothing else to say..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 15 Dec 2009
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I have the LP of this but you cannot play those in the car, with the CD I can belt out the Bee Gees to all and sundry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mostly the sixties and seventies, 25 May 2005
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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The Bee Gees began in the sixties and continued making music into the new millennium. Along the way, they had many hits of their own but also (as songwriters) provided plenty of hits for others. This set chronicles their own hits from the sixties to the nineties. It cannot be as comprehensive as the more recent double-CD (Record - Their greatest hits) but it is different from the even more recent compilation of number ones.

The first ten tracks cover their folk-pop period of the sixties and early seventies. Their impact on the American charts in this period was somewhat patchy, but most of these reached the UK top ten, while Massachusetts and I've gotta get a message to you both topped the British charts. My favorites from this period are Don't forget to remember and First of May. Saved by the bell was a Robin Gibb solo. To love somebody was a huge UK hit for Nina Simone as well as being a minor UK hit for the Bee Gees. In some other countries, the Bee Gee Gees had a much bigger hit with their own version of the song. Apparently, they originally offered the song to Otis Redding but he chose not to record it.
The public lost interest in the Bee Gees after a few years, so they got into disco music and this made them bigger UK stars than they had been before, while making them huge stars in America. My favorite tracks from this period (represented by the next nine tracks) are How deep is your love and Too much heaven, while Staying alive, Night fever and Tragedy were also major international hits.
Only two other tracks are included here. The first, You win again, gave them a UK number one hit in 1987. And yes, it is an original song, not to be confused with the similarly titled Hank Williams classic. The final track, Ordinary lives, became a minor UK hit in 1989, a few months before this compilation was originally released. Maybe the record label thought the Bee Gees were finished but they had four UK top five hits during the nineties - not spectacular but better than they achieved during the eighties even though they have (so far) never had another UK number one.
This is an excellent collection of Bee Gees music that will particularly appeal to those who like their early folk-pop music. There are some omissions, but all the essentials of the sixties and seventies (from a UK perspective) are here. Buy the double-CD if you want a more comprehensive collection, otherwise this provides a wonderful introduction to the music of the Bee Gees.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 22 Jun 2014
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Great CD bought for Father's day present for my OH. Brings back many memories of time when the track was in the top 40!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, 16 Jun 2014
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really enjoyed this CD, went to a tribute concert in Lincoln recently, and playing this CD before and after helped bring back good memories.
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