Transcript by Anne Marie
The Bee Gees have decided NOT to release ‘Odessa’ as their new
single – it will, instead be the title track of their next album, to be
issued by Polydor on February 14 … … The two part ‘Odessa’ with
music by Maurice Gibb and lyrics by Barry Gibb was to have been the Bee
Gees next single, for January 17 release. But it has now been decided to
include it in the groups’ new album. A single is still planned for late
January issue, although titles have not been decided.
(In the next column)
… But here are full details of Gees LP
The complete list of tracks on the new Bee Gees album is: “Odessa
(City On The Black Sea)”, “You’ll Never See My Face Again”, “Black
Diamond”, “Manley Purt Drive”, “Edison”, “Melody Fair”, “Suddenly”,
“Whisper, Whisper”, “Lamplight”, “Sound Of Love”, “Give Your
Best”, “Seven Seas Symphony”, “With All Nations (International
Anthem)”, “I Laugh In Your Face”, “Never Say Never Again”, “First
Of May” and “The British Opera”. All the songs were penned by the
Gibb Brothers – although “First Of May” was written by Maurice
alone, after he and Lulu had split temporarily early last year.
During a week of exciting events for the Bee Gees, Maurice fell ill
with a throat infection on Tuesday, three days after announcing his
engagement to Lulu – and an £8,000 theft took place in Barry’s hotel
suite in Sydney, when jewellery and cameras were stolen.
The group are together again on January 19 to film its guest spot in
the Tom Jones TV series for which Barry and Colin Petersen are returning
from Australia, while Robin Gibb flies back from his Swiss honeymoon.