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The Bee Gees

One Night Only Blu-Ray

Review by Diane Hill

The Bee Gees One Night Only starts out with "You Should Be Dancing," which is a number guaranteed to get you moving and prepare you for the music ahead. 

Robin Gibb's voice on "Alone" is better than ever. It's smooth and romantic. He's always had a unique voice that some have said has to grow on you. I disagree with the grow on you part, although I will say it is unique. I think his voice has gotten stronger over time while Barry Gibb's voice seems kind of weak on the falsettos.

"Our Love Don't Throw it all Away" was a tribute to their late brother Andy Gibb. On a large screen, Andy Gibb is singing alone. Then Robin, Barry, and Maurice join in. I couldn't get through this without crying. It's very touching. 

When it comes to "Still Waters", I think this is one of their finest songs. In my opinion they were at the top of their game during the Still Waters period. The three part harmony on "Too Much Heaven" is right on. It showcases how well the brothers’ voices blend together. They are masters at three-part harmony.

For me the highlight of the show was when Celine Dion sang “Immortality” with the Bee Gees singing harmony. Her vocals blend so well with Barry's. At certain points in the song, I can't tell which voice is Barry's and which is Dion's.

The family videos on "How Deep is Your Love" add a nice touch. The video and audio on the concert video are top notch. The interview at the end tells a lot about their lives and song writing styles. It also shows that they were more than just brothers. They were legendary icons.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2013  Volume 5 at lulu.com/strangesound.

 
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