Barry Gibb – In The Now / Columbia Audio CD 2016 / 88985375382
The new album is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. The 12-track album was recorded in Miami with the same gathering of accomplished musicians Barry assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour.
And Barry has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley. Commenting on working with his sons, Barry said, "We've been writing together for a long long time - my eldest son Stephen and my second eldest son Ashley. So in a very spiritual way it's not my three brothers, it's my two sons. But it still works the same way. I'm a better writer if I'm writing with somebody." Barry proudly admits, "All of the feelings that I've ever had in life are all in this album." Barry Gibb has had a phenomenal career.
As a founding member of the Bee Gees, along with his brothers Robin and Maurice, Barry Gibb has sold more than 220 million albums worldwide. Between Robin, Maurice, and Andy, the Gibb brothers achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including a phenomenal 6 in a row, equaling The Beatles record. As a record producer/songwriter, Barry has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand's Guilty album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers country record Islands In The Stream also, Diana Ross Eaten Alive featuring "Chain Reaction" as well as Dionne Warwick's Heartbreaker album.
|1||In The Now|
|3||Star Crossed Lovers|
|4||Blowin' A Fuse|
|5||Home Truth Song|
|6||Meaning Of The Word|
|7||Cross To Bear|
|9||Amy In Colour|
|10||The Long Goodbye|
|12||End Of The Rainbow|
|14||Daddy's Little Girl|
- Art Direction – David Bett
- Baritone Saxophone – Ed Maina
- Bass – Julio Hernandez
- Cello – Claudio Jaffe, David Cole (8)
- Coordinator – Dick Ashby
- Drums, Percussion – Lee Levin
- Guitar – Dan Warner, Stephen Gibb
- Guitar, Vocals – Barry Gibb
- Keyboards – Ben Stivers
- Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
- Mixed By – Mick Guzauski
- Percussion – Richard Bravo
- Photography – Danny Clinch
- Producer – Barry Gibb, John Merchant
- Recorded By – John Merchant
- Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Ed Calle
- Trombone – John Kricker
- Trumpet – Doug Michels
- Viola – Anthony Parce, Chauncey Patterson, Scott O'Donnell
- Violin – Carole Cole (2), Evija Ozolins, Huifang Chen, Mark Schuppener, Monica Cheveresan, Scott Flavin, Tomas Cotik, Valentin Mansurov
- Violin, Concertmaster – Alfredo Oliva
- Written By – Ashley Gibb, Barry Gibb, Doug Emery, Stephen Gibb
About the Artist:
Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb (born 1 September 1946) is a British-American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful groups in the history of popular music. With his younger brothers, twins Robin and Maurice Gibb, he formed a songwriting partnership beginning in 1955.
Born in Douglas on the Isle of Man, Gibb was raised in Manchester, where he took part in the skiffle craze, in 1955 forming his first band, the Rattlesnakes, which evolved into the Bee Gees in 1960 after the Gibb family had moved to Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia. They returned to England where they achieved worldwide fame. Well known for his wide vocal range, Gibb's most notable vocal trait is a far-reaching high-pitched falsetto. As a songwriter, he shares with John Lennon and Paul McCartney the record for consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number ones, each having six. In total, he has written or co-written sixteen Billboard Hot 100 number ones. Guinness World Records lists Gibb as the second most successful songwriter in history, behind Paul McCartney.
Gibb's career has spanned over sixty years. In 1994, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with his brothers. In 1997, as a member of the Bee Gees, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Barry Gibb is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. In 2007, Q magazine ranked him number 38 on its list of the "100 Greatest Singers". Gibb was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2002 New Year Honours for services to music and entertainment and a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to music and charity.
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