- Marty Hogan's Review
Brothers Gibb first international album is a masterpiece of songwriting,
singing and production. Squeezed in the time zone of British Pop Groups
ala the Beatles, they had small chance of doing well, considering they
had the same vocal harmonies that the Beatles had (although they started
them earlier than the Beatles in Manchester, England). Other than that,
this set contains classic, everlasting songs that continue to be covered
by other artists. Nearly EVERY song has been sung by another artist and
To Love Somebody has been covered more than 250 times, according to
Rolling Stone. Not a small achievement, by any mean, by three teenagers!
Hats off to the three teen brothers who took the current technology of
the time and survived, despite the georgeous Beatles, Sgt. Peppers
Lonely Hearts Club Band of 1967. What a start!
Footnote: 1980s Bee Gees
technical engineer, Scott Glasel mentioned to me in 1986, that whenever
he feels a need for inspiration, he puts on Bee Gees First.