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4.0 out of 5 stars Skegness Soul, 17 Nov 2009
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Mulwharchar (Hereford, UK) - See all my reviews
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60s duo The Marbles are usually compared to their friends and mentors The Bee Gees, who supplied the bulk of their material, but they were actually more in the mould of the Tom Jones/Chris Farlowe/Joe Cocker school of UK soul belters. Graham Bonnet's blue-eyed soul roar was used to memorable effect on their one big hit 'Only One Woman', but they also turned in near-definitive versions of the Gibbs' 'To Love Somebody' and soul evergreens 'Stay With Me Baby' and 'Storybook Children'. If you've ever wondered what Sam & Dave might have sounded like if they'd come from Skegness (and who hasn't ?), here's your answer !
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Great Historic Album!, 16 May 2004
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews
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In 1968, Trevor Gordon and Graham Bonnet, friends of the Bee Gees, were signed with Robert Stigwood. Possessing bold voices, the duo only released one album before going their separate ways. But it is a grand album. Only three of the thirteen songs were written by the duo, with six being written by the Bee Gees. The first two singles were Gibb songs and were fairly large hits in 1968 and 1969 with “Only One Woman” becoming a classic. Even corny ballads like, “A House Is Not A Home” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” are given new life with Graham Bonnet’s soaring vocals. But it’s the Gibb songs that bring out the vocal magic of this duo. “By The Light Of The Burning Candle” is pure Gibb confection and “To Love Somebody” will stand high among the other 250 cover versions of this composition. This collection is an important mark in time from these two talented guys.
This version contains five extra Gibb compositions (including the very early "Love You") repeated in Mono. It really doesn’t add much to the set other than historical perspective.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Marbles Shine !, 1 Jun 2009
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Mr. A. Craddock "T.C." (Middleton Manchester u.k.) - See all my reviews
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The Marbles arrived in the late sixties and although they were short lived they made some decent tracks. Stable mates of the Bee Gees a lot of their songs were written by the Brothers Gibb with chart placings for Only One Woman & The Walls Fell Down, Only One Woman smashing into the top five. Anyone looking for sixties music will not be disappointed by this offering it is a good album and features Graham Bonnet`s early work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Melodic pop songs!, 6 May 2013
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Ivan rubini? (Island Hvar,Croatia) - See all my reviews
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The Marbles consisted of vocalists Graham Bonnett and Trevor Gordon.They were cousins and childhood friends who had grown up together.Barry Gibb produced all the duo's singles and album tracks.Their album included six Bee Gees songs.The music is beautiful,with orchestration,vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar.Original LP issued for Polydor 1970 and this CD is from Repertoire in a digipack edition plus six bonuses.Recommended.
P.S.After The Marbles,Bonnett became vocalist with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 12 Jun 2013
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Great CD,, a classic, I had forgotten all about this group, such a powerful voice, takes me back to when people really could sing
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