Friday, 05 May 2017 16:03
The Gibb Collective, founded in 2016, celebrates the unique voices of the children of legendary artists Barry, Robin, Andy and Maurice Gibb. The project began when Samantha, daughter of Maurice Gibb and her producer. Lazaro Rodriguez, recorded a cover of “New York Mining Disaster, 1941.” The two were so pleased with the outcome that they were inspired to build upon the idea, making it a true family affair. Even though these talented relatives are spread out all over the globe, they were able to come together to pay tribute to the impressive musical legacies of their fathers.
Each of the 10 Gibb family members featured on the album put modern, personal spins on classic Bee Gees tracks. The Gibb Collective took liberties with the songs they chose to put on their first official album, but lines to the original songs can be drawn clearly. Particularly stunning is the title track, “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights,” which features the eldest of each of the brothers’ kids working together in perfect harmony. Spencer Gibb’s take on “Don’t Fall in Love With Me,” first released by the Bee Gees in 1981, is another standout. His is a folk-inspired interpretation, but doesn’t deviate too far from the foundation of the original version.
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