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5.0 out of 5 stars After the Beatles and Elvis come the Bee Gees
The collection of number one hits by the Beatles was later followed by an equivalent collection by Elvis Presley. Both those collections limited themselves to British and American number ones. If the same rule had been applied to the Bee Gees, there would have been too much empty space on the CD, so the net was cast wider. They trawled the charts of Germany (World, words,...
Published on 4 Nov 2004 by Peter Durward Harris

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1.0 out of 5 stars Unfit for purpose
This CD contains great music but is rendered unfit for purpose because Reprise appears to have doctored the cd format so that it won't play on a PC. This should be unlawful. Some people only have a PC cd player and base their music system around it. Paranoid idiocy from record companies such as Reprise results in a product unfit for purpose, and anyone who finds they have...
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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After the Beatles and Elvis come the Bee Gees, 4 Nov 2004
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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The collection of number one hits by the Beatles was later followed by an equivalent collection by Elvis Presley. Both those collections limited themselves to British and American number ones. If the same rule had been applied to the Bee Gees, there would have been too much empty space on the CD, so the net was cast wider. They trawled the charts of Germany (World, words, More than a woman), New Zealand (I started a joke, Don't forget to remember) and Brazil (Immortality - some other Brazilian number ones have been omitted) as well as Britain and America. They had other number one hits in the Netherlands, Japan and Hong Kong but declined to use those, presumably because they had enough songs.
One song that wasn't a hit for them is Islands in the stream, the song they wrote for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, who took it to the top of the American pop charts. On that basis, their most successful song is Woman in love - it appears to have been number one in more countries around the world than any other Bee Gees song, whoever performed by. It seems that they have not recorded their own version of the song despite there being several possibilities for gender-adapted lyrics. Of course, they couldn't compete with Barbra's version but it would be interesting to hear their version.
In the end, this compilation represents all aspects of their career although some great songs are missing from their folk-pop phase of the sixties and early seventies, First of May, To love somebody and Run to me are all omitted, along with Robin's solo Saved by the bell. However, seven tracks is a fair representation of this period on a single CD encompassing their whole career. Two of the seven (Massachusetts, I've gotta get a message to you) made number one in the UK while How can you mend a broken heart made number one in America.
Their disco period is represented by nine tracks including How deep is your love, Staying alive, Night fever, Too much heaven and their final American number one, Love you inside out. The next track (You win again) was a surprise UK number one hit in 1987 - it was to be their last.
The collection is completed by Man in the middle (a tribute to Maurice), their version of Islands in the stream and Immortality.
If you just want a single CD of their music spanning most of their career, this will suit you. Nevertheless, you might prefer the earlier double CD, The record, especially if you like some of the classic songs that were omitted from this collection.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Collection Of Songs!, 16 Dec 2004
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco, CA. (Hercules)) - See all my reviews
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Not to be excluded from the list of other artists that have released compilations containing only #1 songs, the Bee Gees have no problems. Although some of the hits didn't actually make #1 in the UK, some may have been #1 in several other countries, prompting it to be thankfully included here.
The song "Man in the Middle" is included as a tribute to the late Maurice Gibb. "Number Ones" features 20-tracks, adding cuts such as "More Than a Woman" and "Islands in the Stream," a 1983 No. 1 hit for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. If you buy this early, you'll get the limited-edition CD/DVD combo which includes rare footage of the Bee Gees performing "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," "How Deep Is Your Love," "Jive Talkin'," "Massachusetts" and "I Started a Joke" (from the U.K. TV show "An Audience With").
In this version, "More Than A Woman" replaces the USA versions "Lonely Days" and adds the tracks, "Immortality" and "Islands In The Stream", which are the same versions that are on "The Record".
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfit for purpose, 6 Jan 2012
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This CD contains great music but is rendered unfit for purpose because Reprise appears to have doctored the cd format so that it won't play on a PC. This should be unlawful. Some people only have a PC cd player and base their music system around it. Paranoid idiocy from record companies such as Reprise results in a product unfit for purpose, and anyone who finds they have bought such a cd should return it and demand a full refund. Unbelievable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bee Gees at their best., 22 Jun 2012
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Great CD. Very good service from seller. The price and delivery first class. Would certainly buy from this seller again. Being house bound, I have to rely on purchasing on line, and I have found doing this through Amazon is so helpful. Thanks
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just The Big Hits!, 12 Oct 2004
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco, CA. (Hercules)) - See all my reviews
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Not to be excluded from the list of other artists that have released compilations containing only #1 songs, the Bee Gees have no problems. Although some of the hits didn't actually make #1 in the UK, some may have been #1 in several other countries, prompting it to be thankfully included here. The last song is 2001's "Man in the Middle," included as a tribute to the late Maurice Gibb. "Number Ones" features 20-tracks, adding cuts such as "More Than a Woman" and "Islands in the Stream," a 1983 No. 1 hit for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. If you buy this early, you'll get the limited-edition CD/DVD combo which includes rare footage of the Bee Gees performing "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," "How Deep Is Your Love," "Jive Talkin'," "Massachusetts" and "I Started a Joke" (from the U.K. TV show "An Audience With").
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bee Gees Number Ones, 3 Dec 2008
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A great album but let down by the fact that Islands in the stream is a re-recorded version. This is not clear on the album. I bought the cd because I wanted the original song having already purchased their greatest hits to find that too has the re-recorded version of the song. It seems that the song is now unavailable which is a shame. Maybe somebody can tell me where the original is available for buying?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted, 20 April 2012
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My wife's recent "big" birthday called for music from 60s/70s/80s and I realised the one omission from my many CDs was the BeeGees. So I purchased this and it was exactly what I required. Excellent list and quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My wife Loves it, 3 Jun 2011
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My wife watched the recent BBC documentary about the BeeGees and I downloaded this for her she thinks it's great.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what you'd expect from the title!, 26 Jan 2005
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Really good, no surprises there seeing as the songs are old faithfuls. The only issue I have is with the song order, but that's just a minor niggle, and probably everyone else would disagree anyway. Buy it!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Collection Of Songs!, 1 Dec 2004
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco, CA. (Hercules)) - See all my reviews
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Not to be excluded from the list of other artists that have released compilations containing only #1 songs, the Bee Gees have no problems. Although some of the hits didn't actually make #1 in the UK, some may have been #1 in several other countries, prompting it to be thankfully included here.
The song "Man in the Middle" is included as a tribute to the late Maurice Gibb. "Number Ones" features 20-tracks, adding cuts such as "More Than a Woman" and "Islands in the Stream," a 1983 No. 1 hit for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. If you buy this early, you'll get the limited-edition CD/DVD combo which includes rare footage of the Bee Gees performing "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," "How Deep Is Your Love," "Jive Talkin'," "Massachusetts" and "I Started a Joke" (from the U.K. TV show "An Audience With").
In this version, "More Than A Woman" replaces the USA versions "Lonely Days" and adds the tracks, "Immortality" and "Islands In The Stream", which are the same versions that are on "The Record".
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