Bee Gees: final Words

After more than three years, seventy plus posts and a countdown of my fifty favourite tracks, I feel I’ve said most, but not quite all, of what I want to say on the Bee Gees.

I may post some stats on which albums fare best in the Top 50 but before reaching that possible pinnacle of geekiness there remain album overviews.

So we begin next Friday with Bee Gees 1st

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Apologies for absence

Hello lightspotters,

Sorry for there being nothing here in four weeks.

I’ve been in Japan (may work this into a future piece) and forgot to say so here.

Back now with the first of two posts on Peter Sarstedt

Bee Gees bubbling under

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post on several Bee Gees’ songs which I like a lot but which didn’t quite make it into my Top 50.

Taking them in no particular order, I’ll be starting tomorrow with In My Own Time.

Homeward bound

My house move is almost upon me.  I know because to write this, I’ve fought my way between towering stacks of cardboard boxes containing the first fifty odd years of my life’s belongings.  I hope they don’t split, spilling my 45s all over the road.

I’ll be posting when I can post-move but I’m anticipating no internet for at least a few days not to mention the task of just returning to some semblance of normality.

When I’m back, I’ll be rounding off this long series on the Bee Gees with a look at some of the songs which didn’t make it into the Top 50 including three big hitters – Massachussets, Words and First of May –  and album overviews.

Plus posts on other retro music and related topics too of course.

So see you once the dust has settled.

A house is not a home… but soon will be

I’m moving house in ten days so expect lightspots to be a little on the quiet side for a while the other side of that.

Even though I’m moving just a few hundred yards down the road, it doesn’t diminish the chaos involved.

Short of a disaster, I’ll have unveiled the Top 3 Bee Gees songs before I move so no keeping you on tenterhooks.

Hope you’ll bear with me during a few weeks of craziness.

For now back to the Bee Gees

A couple of changes

Bee Gees off their cloud

You won’t see the likes of Odessa or Maurice Gibb in the tag cloud anymore as Bee Gees-related tags no longer appear there.  Given the number of posts on the group, the cloud was becoming a little Gibb-heavy so I thought it would be good to show more of a range of links to others and allow Manfred Mann, Heron and Aphrodite’s Child a share of the limelight.

For the best overview of Bee Gees content, visit the Bee Gees Home Page or choose a Category heading.  I’m still working on that Bee Gees song listing grouped by album – watch this space.

A few exceptions I’ve kept in – Sing Slowly Sisters deserves cloud inclusion because of its currency following the sessions’ release earlier this year and Hudson Fallen Wind is just such an obscure odyssey of a song how can you overlook it?

The definite article

Anyone who really pays attention to detail and who is as much a pedant for these things as I am, may notice the word ‘the’ has disappeared from tags such as (The) Casuals (The) Boy from Space etc.  This means all tags beginning with ‘the’ no longer congregate together in the cloud and hopefully stand out rather more now spread out.  I think you get ‘the’ idea.

Bands and Solo Artists added

Hello lightspotters!

I’ve just added two new categories – Bands and Solo Artists.  You’ll see links to both under ‘Categories’ in the left side panel.    

You can use the links to browse posts on bands or solo artists who don’t have their own Home Page.  So Bee Gees posts won’t appear under ‘Bands’ because they have their own category and are listed fully on the Bee Gees Home Page.    

I have, though, included solo Robin Gibb posts under Solo Artists. 

The Fading Yellow and Piccadilly Sunshine compilations appear as categories in their own right so they don’t feature under Bands and Solo Artists either. 

Hope this makes life a little easier.   

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