Main Course - (Import CD)
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- Bee Gees
- Arif Mardin
- Main Course
The Bee Gees: Maurice Gibb (vocals, guitar, bass); Barry Gibb (vocals, guitar); Robin Gibb (vocals).
Additional personnel: Arif Mardin (arranger); Alan Kendall (guitar, steel guitar); Donny Brooks (harmonica); Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone); Dennis Bryon (drums, percussion); Ray Baretto (congas).
Recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida; Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, New York.
Personnel: Maurice Gibb (vocals, electric guitar); Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb (vocals); Alan Kendall (electric guitar, steel guitar); Arif Mardin (strings, horns); Blue Weaver (keyboards, synthesizer); Dennis Bryon (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Atlantic Recording Studios, NY,NY; Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL.
Photographer: Ed Caraeff.
MAIN COURSE marked an important development in the Bee Gees' career. Under the wing of producer Arif Mardin, the Gibbs turned their sound toward a funky pop/R&B amalgam not far removed from the concurrent Philly International soul sound. The album contained a few major hits; the groove-oriented "Jive Talkin'" and "Nights on Broadway" and the wistful ballad "Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)." The semi-disco beats and synthesizer hooks that marked this album's production didn't crowd out the winsome love songs that had always been the band's stock in trade though, as shown by "Songbird" and the aforementioned "Fanny." MAIN COURSE paved the way for the phenomenal success the Bee Gees would achieve with their Saturday Night Fever-era work.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Nights on Broadway
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Jive Talkin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Wind of Change
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Songbird
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] All This Making Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Country Lanes
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Come on Over
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Edge of the Universe
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Baby as You Turn Away
- 41m 20s
- Video Disabled
- Lew Hahn; Karl Richardson
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