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on 5 July 2017
A truly superb album, especially on their having to live up to the reputation they built up in the light of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Unashamedly commercial with instantly hummable tunes. Check out 'Too Much Heaven', 'Living Together' and 'Stop (Think Again). One of their very best releases.
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on 4 December 2011
I recently purchased this CD from Amazon hoping to get a remastered version of this album.
I own also an older version - AAD edition manufactured by POLYDOR in Germany (Code: 827 335-2).

It turned out that this new CD was manufactured by REPRISE, not by RHINO.
It contains the same 2-page leaflet without lyrics and no information about remastering of the
original recording.

Frankly, I cannot hear a noticeable sound improvement for the REPRISE's version compared to older POLYDOR's one, so will keep looking for a genuine new remaster.

My score is:
5 stars for Bee Gees for their music.
1 star for Amazon for incorrect product information.
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on 20 August 2017
Catch up on the past Bee Gees music CD's.
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on 1 June 2017
A fantastic cd. Love the Bee Gees
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on 20 May 2017
Bought as a replacement for my LP.
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on 27 July 2017
My love for the Bee Gees is unending and this album has many timeless tracks. Top class again.
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on 20 June 2017
Brilliant album
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on 18 October 2004
When I bought this album upon its release on vinyl I thought it somewhat poor value. Now, a quarter of a century later I have had to reconsider. The tracks which formed the first side of the LP are truly brilliant. The rest are little more than fillers.
That said, the album is still good vfm. The chance to hear the title track or Love You Inside or Out in remastered form is worth the purchase price alone. Anything else that takes your fancy is a bonus!
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VINE VOICEon 26 March 2007
'Spirits Having Flown' is quite probably the one Bee Gees album that divides listeners more than any other and it all comes down to whether or not one is appreciative of the Bee Gees excessive use of falsetto. Falsetto was certainly nothing new for the Bee Gees as by the year of 'Spirits Having Flown's release in 1979 they had been incorporating it into their sound for the past four years (including 'Saturday Night Fever'). With 'Spirits Having Flown', however, they take it to its furthest extreme which although effective more often than not nevertheless makes the album a little hard to swallow for some listeners.

Falsetto aside, 'Spirits Having Flown' is a fine album with a number of highlights particuarly in the first half of the album ('Tragedy','Too Much Heaven', Love You Inside Out', 'Reaching Out' and 'Spirits (Having Flown')) which really does represent the Bee Gees in their prime. If the second half isn't as successful that's not necessarily to say it isn't good. 'Search Find', 'Living Together' and 'I'm Satisfield' are still solid tracks even if they are comparatively slight and 'Until' is a rare ballad sung in Barry's natural voice. It's only on another ballad 'Stop Think Again' where Barry's falsetto begins to sound like a serious misstep and the only time in my opinion when some of the mocking impersonations seem, perhaps, slightly justified.

'Spirits Having Flown' is really more pop influenced than disco. Nevertheless it does also represent the closing of a chapter in the Bee Gees history which had opened with 'Main Course' and ran through 'Children Of The World' and the frenzied 'Saturday Night Fever'. In many ways it marked the end of the 'fever' period as a backlash was beginning to develop as Barry, Robin and Maurice began to look for other ways to express themselves which usually meant writing and arranging for other artists.

Whatever its perceived faults, 'Spirits Having Flown' remains a fine album.
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VINE VOICEon 9 July 2010
I never understand why artists place all of their singles on one side of an album. However good the album may be; the opposing side will always appear inevitably 'weaker' as a result. However; despite The Bee Gees having fallen into this trap in this case, it doesn't really make that much difference - but then again; that might have something to do with the fact that they were 'masters' of their trade!

This was the number one album from the boys, after hitting the charts massively a couple of years earlier with the Soundtrack 'Saturday Night Fever'. The Picture might have been [], but the music was definitely great! This album followed on like a storm, featuring hits like; 'Tragedy', 'Love You Inside Out', and 'Too Much Heaven'.

A great album that you'll want to play over and over again!

Great stuff!
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