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Finally Barry Gibb - A Masterpiece
on 10 November 2016
Finally after a wait of 32 years from the previous "Now Voyager" of 1984, unfortunately gone unnoticed, the great Barry Gibb, "The most famous falsetto pop" he is back to excite us.
At a distance of 15 from the last of the Bee Gees album ( "This is where I came in"), Barry broke the ice after suffering the loss of two brothers Maurice and Robin.
"In the Now" suffered the first listen sounds familiar and not only to have it written together with his two sons Ashley and Steve. It sounds familiar to the sound that resembles that for half a century made famous by The Bee Gees.
"In the Now", the title track is a nice organ and percussion groove, an opening with the plan and that falsetto: a song "pop classic" revisited to try to be "in the present!
And then as the songs take shape there is a fine of nostalgia hit. In "Blowin' in fuse" and "Home truth song," Barry Gibb performs his famous vibrato on a base of acoustic and electric guitars, while "Shadows" turns out to be a delicate ballad with strings and horns with Spanish, "The last goodbye" is just as delicate and dedicated to the brothers like the beautiful “End of the Rainbow”.
“Star Crossed Lovers” a delicate ballad to fall in love with him songs and words.
In the Deluxe version appears two delicious songs, “Daddy's Little Girl” and “Soldier's Son”, two masterpieces.
Barry Gibb has been a song-writing machine and successful recording artist for decades and this album proves that he has probably reached his peak with twelve songs that cover all the emotional and musical bases. This album is a keeper.