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Wednesday October 10, 6:00 am Eastern Time
Press Release
SOURCE: Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group Announces Worldwide Release Of 'Bee Gees: Their Greatest Hits: The Record'
40 of Their Biggest Hits Including 19 #1's and 4 Newly Recorded Songs, 2 CDs, 5 Decades of Music and Photos Set for Release on November 20th
"In terms of bands there are 5 extraordinary catalogues that make me feel ill with envy. It doesn't have to be said, the Bee Gees are up there with the Beatles" Bono, 2001
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- They are the most successful trio in rock and roll history. I've Gotta Get A Message To You, Lonely Days and Jive Talkin'. They have sold more than 110 million records worldwide. Nights On Broadway, Stayin' Alive and Night Fever. They rank on the all-time, top-sellers list with The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. More Than A Woman, Emotion and Too Much Heaven. They have had 19 #1 singles over a career that has spanned 5 decades. Tragedy, Guilty and Heartbreaker. Their songs have been recorded by artists from Elvis Presley to Janis Joplin to Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross, as well as some of the music industry's latest luminaries like Wyclef Jean, Celine Dion, 'NSYNC and Destiny's Child.

Now, for the first time, the world will be able to celebrate the musical legacy of the Bee Gees in one definitive 2 CD, 40-track collection, when Universal Records releases ``Bee Gees: Their Greatest Hits: The Record'' on Tuesday, November 20th. The special set, which includes a 16-page booklet with 5 decades of photos, also contains 4 newly recorded Bee Gees #1's originally written for other artists including Emotion (Samantha Sang), Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick), Islands In The Stream (Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton) and Immortality (Celine Dion). The release will also include the chart topping duet of Guilty with Barbra Streisand, as well as their biggest selling singles from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and the new millennium.

The ultimate collector's package includes nearly 150 minutes of music that clearly illustrates why the Brothers Gibb have earned the distinction of being pop music's first family, whose songs have provided the soundtrack to popular culture for several generations. They have withstood the test of time by blazing musical trails, creating a legacy of standards from lush love songs to funky dance grooves, all with the unique Bee Gees vocal signature.

Additional Bee Gees accolades and accomplishments include:

7 Grammy Awards and 16 nominations
Induction into The Rock & Roll and Songwriters Halls Of Fame
Only songwriters to have 5 simultaneous Top 10 singles
Wrote and produced 6 straight #1's
7 platinum and 5 multi-platinum singles
Over 60 charted hit singles with their first #1 in 1966
Saturday Night Fever is the best selling movie soundtrack ever with 3 #1 hits
10 Lifetime Achievement Awards including a Brit Award, American Music Award and World Music Award
Only artist in history to achieve #1 in UK charts in four decades
Barry Gibb has produced 14 #1 records making him the third most successful producer of all time.


Disc 1:
1. New York Mining Disaster
2. To Love Somebody
3. Holiday
4. Massachusetts
5. World
6. Words
7. I've Gotta Get A Message To You
8. I Started A Joke
9. First Of May
10. Saved By The Bell
11. Don't Forget To Remember
12. Lonely Days
13. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
14. Run To Me
15. Jive Talkin'
16. Nights On Broadway
17. Fanny Be Tender
18. Love So Right
19. If I Can't Have You
20. Love Me
21. You Should Be Dancin'

Disc 2:
1. Stayin' Alive
2. How Deep Is Your Love
3. Night Fever
4. More Than A Woman
5. Emotions
6. Too Much Heaven
7. Tragedy
8. Love You Inside Out
9. Guilty
10. Heartbreaker
11. Islands In The Stream
12. You Win Again
13. One
14. Secret Love
15. For Whom The Bell Toos
16. Alone
17. Immortality
18. This Is Where I Came In
19. Spicks And Specks

SOURCE: Universal Music Group

November 08, 2001



The world-renowned 7 time-Grammy Award winning Bee Gees are releasing, for the first time ever, four newly recorded #1 hits Emotion, Heartbreaker, Islands In The Stream and Immortality as part of the their upcoming November 20th release, Bee Gees: Their Greatest Hits: The Record.

Originally recorded by Samantha Sang, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton and Celine Dion, Emotion, Heartbreaker, Islands In The Stream and Immortality were recently re-recorded by the Brothers Gibb in their Florida recording studio. Their new 40 track, double CD will serve to debut these new recordings which were written in 1977 (Emotion), 1982
(Heartbreaker), 1983 (Islands) and 1997 (Immortality). Emotion is Destinys Childs current hit single, which they recently performed in a tribute concert for the victims of September 11th at the "Concert For New York."

The Bee Gees are the only artists to have written and produced 6 consecutive #1 hits: How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin Alive, Night Fever, Too Much Heaven, Tragedy, and Love You Inside Out. They are the only songwriters in history to have 5 simultaneous Top 10 singles. The Bee Gees songs have been recorded by some of the music industrys most acclaimed artists, including Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Barbara Streisand and Diana Ross, as well as todays chart toppers, including NSYNC, Destinys Child and Celine Dion.

The double CD, Bee Gees: Their Greatest Hits: The Record will be released by Universal Records on Tuesday, November 20th. It will include 40 tracks, and an exclusive 16-page photo booklet that spans the Bee Gees career for the last 5 decades. This special package is for fans of all ages, with over 2-_ hours of the Bee Gees biggest selling singles from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the new millennium. Also included are such hits as Ive Gotta Get A Message To You, Lonely Days, Jive Talkin, Nights On Broadway, Stayin Alive, Night Fever,More Than A Woman, Emotion, Too Much Heaven and the smash hit duet, Guilty with Barbara Streisand.