The Bee Gees is one of the most popular groups of decade. They are founded in 1958. Main line-up of group is Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb brothers. They started as a musical group but became a popular one in 70s disco period with their disco sound albums. It’s possible to distinguish them with three tight harmonies and Robin Gibb’s voice. They worked very hard to become popular and it was their 12th single entered the Australia music lists. They sold over 220 million copies in their career. How many albums of The Bee Gees are there?
The Bee Gees recorded totally 22 studio albums. Their first album “The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs” is released in 1965. Album was a complication of group’s less known singles. Album was not an all-time hit but it took interest of producers by blues influenced hard rock sound. Trevor Gordon joined record with lead guitar.
“Spicks and Specks” is the second album of The Bee Gees and it’s a milestone on group’s history. Album gained commercial and critical success in Australia and group members decided to continue their musical travel in England. Album released an all-time hit “All of My Life” They took attention because there were a stereotype of their era and their Australian accent was very unique for England. Some people found them a bad copy of The Beatles. Leading songs of album was “Monday’s Rain” and “Spicks and Specks” .
“Bee Gees’ 1st” became the first album produced and released in UK and USA for The Bee Gees. It was a surprising sound for The Bee Gees fans because album’s main sound was psychedelic rock. Album gained commercial success and peaked to top of Billboard lists. “Holiday” and “New York Mining Disaster 1941” was the leading songs of album. Especially “New York Mining Disaster 1941” is an important song for group’s history because all people were thinking that The Bee Gees are a pseudonym of The Beatles and The Beatles were recording some “not their style” songs with this name. The Bee Gees denied all claims with this song and their unique style.
Group released two albums in 1968 as “Horizontal” and “Idea”. Album was accepting as one of the first fire starters on 70s disco era. Songs like “World” and “Massachusetts” are influenced all 70s with their musical background and lyrics. Album was the first time that problems in group have been seen. Credits on lyrics were showing Robin and Maurice Gibb but in official release it was Barry Gibb.
“Odessa” in 1969 became the top point of discussion between group members. Guitarist Vince Melouney and Robin Gibb left the group after this album. It was also a milestone for group because all members tried to direct group to another genre and product released after this struggle was a masterpiece. Songs like “You’ll Never See My Face Again” and “Suddenly” was including words from groups inside work.
“Cucumber Castle” album in 1970 is released without Robin Gibb. Album includes an all-time hit “Don’t Forget to Remember” and it also hit the lists in 1970. Record company and group didn’t make any promotion work for album’s commercial success.
“Trafalgar” album is released in 1971 and it was an album prepared for commercial success in United States. First single “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” peak the top of all USA lists in a short period. But other singles like “Don’t Wanna Live Inside Myself” couldn’t gain commercial success.
Group released popular albums like Spirits Having Flown, High Civilization and Still Waters.